TCCoA Forums banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
1991 Mercury Cougar LS 5.0 in restoration
Joined
·
1,654 Posts
There is an easier way. Just shim the K down with 1" thick aluminum plates. There is a small effect on geometry, but ride height is not affected.
 

·
Registered
1991 Mercury Cougar LS 5.0 in restoration
Joined
·
1,654 Posts
Wouldn't lowering the K member an inch move the control arms and rack in a similar manner, making this a mute point? Or is there a reason that wouldn't be done?

And then to compensate raise the engine mounts up an inch.
 

·
Registered
1991 Mercury Cougar LS 5.0 in restoration
Joined
·
1,654 Posts
No, enerything is mounted to the K member;it just makes the body an inch higher.
The body would be an inch higher than the k member, but the height of the car is the LCA plus the shock/spring height which wouldn't change. I'm thinking this would be the preferred method.
 

·
Registered
1991 Mercury Cougar LS 5.0 in restoration
Joined
·
1,654 Posts
This looks exactly like where I'm going. Maybe I should notch/box the K-member and use shims on K-member. If it's actually a body lift will fender gap change?
Do appreciate all the input here.
Ride height will not change as the distance from the LCA to the shock mount is still the same. The K will be lower than the body, but if you think about the spindle, and how the LCA is fixed to the bottom of it, you'll see that ride height isn't changed.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Haynmerc
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top