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Old 02-22-2009, 08:23 PM   #1
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Default Adjustable front struts for Mustang who's to run?

Fox body Mustangs 79-93 with an auto. Who has the better struts? Single adjustable or double adjustable. Is doubles worth the extra money in a 11 to 12 second stocker. Singles are about $100 each doubles are about $450 each.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: Adjustable front struts for Mustang who's to run?

When I ran my 89 in Stock I used normal 90/10's with Moroso Trick front springs. Make sure the control arm bushings fit smoothly in the K member with no bind. I would 60' in the low to mid 1.50's when it ran low 12's in N/SA or G/FIA. Going high 11's or low 12's you dont need double adjustables IMO. For the money I would buy the single adjustables from Strange Engineering. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:00 PM   #3
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I'm currently using QA1's.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: Adjustable front struts for Mustang who's to run?

Contact Calvert Racing, he was swapping struts quite a bit in testing the new CJ500. I'll bet he has a new product.
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Run the Alum. bodied single Qa1's on my Edge mustang, work fine and shed a few pounds off the nose. Joe
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Default Re: Adjustable front struts for Mustang who's to run?

in my experience, the adjustable struts only fit an 87-up. They have larger front brakes and different spindles from the 79-86. The QA1's wouldn't fit my 84 model and Strange only lists their adjustable units for 87-up.
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in my experience, the adjustable struts only fit an 87-up. They have larger front brakes and different spindles from the 79-86. The QA1's wouldn't fit my 84 model and Strange only lists their adjustable units for 87-up.
I am building my 85 using 94-95 spindles so that the 87 and up struts will fit. I have also been told those spindles will improve the handling. The spindles are a bolt in upgrade but need some minor accessories if you retain the old style struts. I believe a different tie rod emd is also used, I am at work and don't have the info at hand.
It is such a common swap that Late Model Restoration even has a kit.

http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...1&comp=LRSeven
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My car is a GT 350. I had to put a ball joint on it last spring before I left for Mooresville.
I got one for an 84 GT and it did not fit. I went back and asked for one for an 84 SVO and it fit.
My car, being a 20th anniversary model, must have a conglomeration of parts, but the adjustable struts still did not fit.
Chris Alstons chassis works also makes a double adjustable strut for the fox body cars.

I have run lakewoods on my car for 10 years.
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Santuff if you have more money than you know what to do with, or QA-1's if you want the most bang for the buck. Works on my car.

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Old 02-23-2009, 10:27 PM   #10
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Default Re: Adjustable front struts for Mustang who's to run?

Thanks everybody for the input. Still doing research don't have enough money for the Santuff or the Varistruts. The QA1 looks very good and shaves a few pounds off the front. Still have lots of work to do before the first race in May to the 90 Mustang. All ready aquired the Moroso front springs.

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