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Arning Drop Template

Post #1 by 65_Stang_170 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:02 am

Howdy y'all!

I am going to be removing and replacing my front suspension parts, and would like to do the arning drop while I'm at it.

Anyone have the steel plate template I could use? I'll pay shipping.

Thanks!
Shawn
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Re: Arning Drop Template

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:24 pm

Here's is the link so you can print out your own Shelby / Arning drop template in its actual size it includes instructions too. Good luck on your chassis mods :thumbup: :nod:

Shelby / Arining Drop Instructions and Template
http://ep.yimg.com/ty/cdn/yhst-13525187779972/aarms.pdf
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Re: Arning Drop Template

Post #3 by bmbm40 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:38 pm

https://opentrackerracing.com/
This link was supplied by wsa111 and they have some pretty impressive front end components for Mustangs.
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Re: Arning Drop Template

Post #4 by bmbm40 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:44 pm

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=80082
Some comments here on benefits.
66 Bronco-1970 250, NV3550, DSII, 4 turn ps, uncut, 1" bl, 2.5" sl, front disc, twin stick D 20, 30 x 9.50
NEXT- direct mount 1.08 on D8 head, power brakes, rear limited slip, 3G, electric fan, electric upgrades, custom curved DSII, header, 31" tires

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Re: Arning Drop Template

Post #5 by 65_Stang_170 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:07 am

Thanks y'all!
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Re: Arning Drop Template

Post #6 by MustangDadDrake » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:48 am

I just did mine. I can send you the template I got from daze if you’d like.
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Re: Arning Drop Template

Post #7 by 65_Stang_170 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:02 pm

MustangDadDrake wrote:I just did mine. I can send you the template I got from daze if you’d like.


Thank you for the offer, but I just drilled the holes with the paper template that bubba posted above. I would have taken you up on that offer a week or so ago though. Take care!
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Front Spring Recommendation

Post #8 by 65_Stang_170 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:27 pm

Howdy!

I completed the arning drop (shelby drop) on my '65 Mustang, and had a question:

I bought replacement front springs from CJPP (the 6 cyl ones). They are the exact same size as the previous ones, but feel stiffer based on my scientific push down test... Is it advisable to cut the the spring 1/2 to 1 coil to get the front end around where it was before. I know that I should probably install it, set the car down, and adjust from there, but I thought I would ask the crowd to see if anyone has done something similar.

Thanks in advance!

-Shawn
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Re: Arning Drop Template

Post #9 by MustangDadDrake » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:02 pm

Hey Shawn,

I cut my springs to reach my desired ride height. The best advice I received is what you mentioned already, cut the springs in small increments (1/4 to 1/2 coil) until you find your ride height. The pain about this is that you have to install the springs and drive it for a while until they settle, then take it off and do it again if you don't like it. I prefer to deal with a spring compressor as little as possible.

I bought the 6cy springs from CJ for my 68. I had cut a coil then installed without Arning drop. When I did the Arning drop I cut an additional half coil and dropped a full inch.

You may already be aware of the following, but posting it here for anyone else.

Doing the Arning drop already will lower you anywhere between 1/4" to 5/8". Also, if you do cut the springs, do not use a torch as the heat will damage the integrity of the spring.

I don't know a lot I just got my information from this forum and Daze: https://dazecars.com/dazed/drop.html

Also, here is a video on cutting coil springs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNOmTsmABIc

Another thing I would like to add is that if you have the spring out I would check all other suspension parts, specifically your UCA, Strut Rods, and LCA. Once you do the Arning drop you need to get it aligned and if your other suspension parts aren't in good working order now is the time to change them and get the alignment done, otherwise you will need to get it realigned as you upgrade those parts and/or you have to take the spring out again.

Hope it helps!
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Re: Arning Drop Template

Post #10 by 65_Stang_170 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:09 pm

MustangDadDrake wrote:Hey Shawn,

I cut my springs to reach my desired ride height. The best advice I received is what you mentioned already, cut the springs in small increments (1/4 to 1/2 coil) until you find your ride height. The pain about this is that you have to install the springs and drive it for a while until they settle, then take it off and do it again if you don't like it. I prefer to deal with a spring compressor as little as possible.

I bought the 6cy springs from CJ for my 68. I had cut a coil then installed without Arning drop. When I did the Arning drop I cut an additional half coil and dropped a full inch.

You may already be aware of the following, but posting it here for anyone else.

Doing the Arning drop already will lower you anywhere between 1/4" to 5/8". Also, if you do cut the springs, do not use a torch as the heat will damage the integrity of the spring.

I don't know a lot I just got my information from this forum and Daze: https://dazecars.com/dazed/drop.html

Also, here is a video on cutting coil springs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNOmTsmABIc

Another thing I would like to add is that if you have the spring out I would check all other suspension parts, specifically your UCA, Strut Rods, and LCA. Once you do the Arning drop you need to get it aligned and if your other suspension parts aren't in good working order now is the time to change them and get the alignment done, otherwise you will need to get it realigned as you upgrade those parts and/or you have to take the spring out again.

Hope it helps!


Thanks for the explanation of your changes with/without the arning drop. This gives me a pretty good idea of what to expect, and thank you for the video links. I replaced all of my front suspension components in addition to the arning drop, so one alignment should be all I need.
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