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wesley1313
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted January 24, 2002 04:00 PM
I have a hatchback mustang that I'm trying to find a good simple way to put pinon angle in it. I was told that I needed about 8 degrees pointing down. But I don't know a good way of getting it done with out cutting my control arms. If any of u know of a better way or what would be better as far as degree wise please let me know.

Thanks Wes

6pack
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted January 25, 2002 08:52 PM
Use an angle finder and set your pinion angle at 5 to 7 degrees(debatable, this is common but use what you want) with the upper arms disconnected at the rear end. Drill new holes in the upper arms to align with the holes in the bushings on the rear end and you should have it. Do this with car at ride height.

hughes
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted February 01, 2002 01:52 PM
Hey homeboy, I saw a post in the modified section, and they were talking 7-9 degrees. So if you can get it, you'll be alright.

willroy95
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted February 04, 2002 03:35 PM
If you weld a washer in towards the other end of the upper trailing arm (with the same hole size as upper trailing arm where it attaches to rearend)that fills half the hole and grind out remainder of hole this will give you 2 degrees, If you go a full hole this will give you 4-5 degrees and that is more than enough on Mustangs.
Hope this helps.
Art

ministock
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 31
posted February 07, 2002 07:21 PM
art are you saying weld the washer so that the edge of the hole on the washer is just touching the edge of the hole on the arm and i should get 5 deg.thanks

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