going to install MM TA this week..have a unusual Q - Ford Mustang Forums : Corral.net Mustang Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 07-02-2011, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
onesillynotch's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (1)
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Rockland, NY
Posts: 2,007
going to install MM TA this week..have a unusual Q

Finally going to put my MM TA into my car. my question is not how to install that as there is so much on the interwebs to answer any of my questions, i have another Q

I have UMI adjustable LCA. My motor is a 2.3T that i just put a 95 Trans/bell behind and my DS doesnt have much room left for play

Wondering if i , before welding my TA X member in could stretch my wheel base out back and inch to gain back lost room for DS..if its a horrible idea then i can get my shaft cutdown but wondering if there was any benefits for it then i would consider it
rest of setup looks like this if it helps

4cly k-member, 99 arms, 95 knuckles all cobra brakes around,

UMI LCA, MM PH, MM CO w/ bisteins , sn95 width axles out back

thanks
matt


1988 Notch...2.5T
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

5 lug cobra brakes, full MM CO, MM PH, MM TA, MM FLSFC, SN95 A-Arms.
onesillynotch is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 07-03-2011, 07:42 AM
Registered User
 
2k2GT's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Lenoir City, TN
Posts: 6,493
All signs point to "yes you can". Locate the rear end under the car where you want it, remove springs, move axle up-down-left-right(ha!, old Super-Mario cheat code) then check for clearance issues....like the spare tire well.

This is especially true if you're gonna run a girdled diff. cover.

The x-member in the MM kit basically just ends up where the end of the bushing is on the nose of the arm. Once you find that, burn the tabs in to the subconn's then bolt your MM x member up.

You will be out handling Ferrari's in no time!

2k2GT is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 07-03-2011, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
onesillynotch's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (1)
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Rockland, NY
Posts: 2,007
you know i didnt think of PH clearance..scratch this idea lol

1988 Notch...2.5T
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

5 lug cobra brakes, full MM CO, MM PH, MM TA, MM FLSFC, SN95 A-Arms.
onesillynotch is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 Old 07-03-2011, 10:41 AM
Registered User
 
huesmann's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (6)
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: DC burbs, MD side
Posts: 6,894
Will the LCAs give you 1" of additional length?
huesmann is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 07-03-2011, 12:17 PM
Registered User
 
Trader Feedback: (1)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Nowhere, Special
Posts: 574
You'd have to modify the upper shock mounts too, you said you have coilovers in the rear, the mount would need to be modified to accept the shock at the new angle. Even if you're using the stock type rubber or poly bushings, I'm sure all that weight coming in to a hole meant to mount the shock straight up would cause some issues.
MJ91GT is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 07-03-2011, 03:35 PM
Registered User
 
jw33's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (3)
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: ...and then I jizzed in my pants....
Posts: 1,068
I don't see why not, but you will probably need to move the PHB setup back too which will be a total pain in the ass. I would get the DS cut down before I went through all that trouble. It shouldn't be all that expensive.
jw33 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 07-03-2011, 03:35 PM
Registered User
 
Trader Feedback: (1)
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,430
EDIT: 'Tard moment. Posted in wrong thread

EDIT2: I had a DS made for my car. I added a T-56 and needed a shorter DS. It was $385 a few years ago, but "expensive" SoCal. 3" diameter aluminum silky smooth happiness

1993 GT 310rwhp / 351rwtq
AFR FTI EDEL Combo. MM, T-56 3.73, Brembo, 275s on 03 Cobras all around

Last edited by Stanger_Matt; 07-03-2011 at 03:55 PM.
Stanger_Matt is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 07-03-2011, 03:48 PM
Registered User
 
2k2GT's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Lenoir City, TN
Posts: 6,493
The cut down shaft seems to be the way to go.
2k2GT is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forums : Corral.net Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Evolution Performance 700 HP 2011 Mustang Whipple Kit Install and Feedback TimMcc S-197 Mustang GT (2011-2014) 26 08-15-2011 01:41 PM
Unusual Idle Surge 92Lou 5.0/5.8 Engine Tech 15 03-12-2011 12:23 PM
rear gear questions (install price, LSD, etc) vegas93gt General Mustang Tech 5 01-21-2011 02:43 PM
Feedback Black Friday Sales ALL Week Long! brothersperformance Advertiser's Showcase 0 11-24-2010 12:44 PM
Installing JBA 1 5/8 headers jeostang GT & SOHC 12 11-26-2001 12:57 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome