Mustang K-Member Installation
Jack up car and support with jack stand behind K-member on
If motor is still using stock mounts and motor is still in the
car, support motor with an engine hoist
Remove front wheels
Place jack under lower A-arm. Carefully remove spindle from the
Lower jack slowly. (CAUTION:
Spring will still have tension, carefully remove spring with pry bar)
Remove rack, pinion and steering shaft.
Remove motor mount nuts or bolts.
Place jack under center of K-member. Then remove the 8 bolts
that attach K-member to frame. Lower Jack.
Start installing bolts back into your AJE K-member. Start with
driver side front and passenger side front to square K-member in car. Install
all bolts in K-member before tightening.
Reinstall the rest of your front suspension in opposite order
A-Arms location have slip bushings that close the gaps on
a-arms by tightening bolts
When K-member is shipped
with control arms, control arm bolts will need to be tightened after K-member is
installed. When installation is complete grease ball joints.
AJE Racing 64-70 Mustang
Start by removing factory
Remove original A-Arm location
off of from.
(SHEET METAL FROM INSIDE AND BOTTOM OF EACH
Remove sheet metal ring out of
tower that spring sat in the shock tower.
Use the two thread holes on
bottom of frame to locate k-member. Original export brace is what the holes were
Once frame is up in
your car, center it right to left. Then drill 4½-inch holes through your frame
in the outer corners of your k-member. Remove k-member back out of your car.
Open the holes in the bottom of frame out to ¾ to insert the crush sleeve.
Can be tack welded in place then smooth welds.
Option of removing most of spring
tower. With a straight edge mark tower from top towards engine out toward inner
apron. Clean up edges.
Plate towers back
with between 16-11 gauge plate
Start installing your front
k-member. Bolt in to frame with bolts and torque to 50ft.lbs.
Install a-arms into k-member and
torque to 50ft.lbs.
Disassemble struts by removing CC
plates, spring, the cartridge out of body
Set strut on ball joint. Use
along extension to install not on ball joint then torque to
Reassemble strut cartridge and
tighten with supplied spanner wrench.
Put spring and spring hat on
Install cc plate into
Lift strut up into CC plate and
install nut through bearing onto stud also torque to 70ft.lbs.
Factory steering column has to be
modified to attach to steering shaft joint
Install rack onto k-member and
bolt into place
Install Bumpsteer kit on the rod
ends and attach to steering arm on spindle.
*Checking Bumpsteer a-arm and
tie rod should follow same arch to reduce toe changes as your suspension extends
Install steering knuckle onto
pinion of rack
Measure between joints to cut DD
shaft to tie them together.
Install your brakes and plumbing.
*Bleed brakes and make sure you have a firm pedal before moving your
93-02 CAMARO / FIREBIRD K-MEMBER
Remove front tires and wheels.
Unhook rack & pinion from steering shaft power steering pump and
spindles. Remove 2 bolts that attach rack to K-Member. Remove rack and place
Place jack under lower control arm, remove nuts on lower shock mount and nut
on lower ball joint. Using a ball joint separator knock ball joint out of
spindle.Repeat on other side.
Unhook brake lines from anti-lock control.
Place jack under center of K-member and unbolt K-member from frame. Lower
K-member down out of car.
Remove A-Arms from K-member if using, then in new K-member.
Install A-Arms to new K-member.
Place new K-member up under car and install 4 bolts supplied with K-member
in front four mounting holes. Reuse 2 bolts for back two mounting holes.
(Install all mounting bolts before tightening them.) Torque to 60 ft lbs.
Reinstall rest of front suspension.
Steering Shaft Installation
Instructions for 1979-2004 Mustang
Always use jack stands to support
Remove spring and struts from the front of the
car and set aside.
If using a stock style nonadjustable you will
need to grind off the ring around the top of strut
before installing in the
Once the struts are prepped. Coat the strut
body with poly grease and then slide the coil over sleeves onto the strut bolts
to the spindle
At this point, adjust the lock and shelf nut
to the bottom of the threaded collar (this will make installation easier and you
can adjust height when installed) install the coil spring, which is a press fit.
Then install the lower bearing retainer with poly grease in the
washer/bearing/washer seat area and finally the upper retainer.
Depending on the style of caster/camber plate
you are running determines the buffer style between the upper bearing retainer
and the bottom of the caster/camber plate. If you are running a plate that
utilizes a spherical bearing you should be supplied with a precut sleeve. If you
are running a stock plate, you will need to modify your stock onion bushing in
order to mate the coil over to the bottom of the plate.
Now place the strut up through the
caster/camber plate and tighten the locking nut, then install the lower bolts
that connect the struts to the spindle and torque accordingly
You are now ready to reassemble the front end
and set ride height to your liking
Mu-8000 Caster/Camber Plate 79-04 Mustang
Position plate over the opening in strut tower and center.
Then drill four 7/16" holes.
For all Fox applications will work as is on all
Position CC plates from the underside of the strut tower with
com bearing pointed down and closest to the firewall.
Install and tighten all 4
Then install strut shaft and spacers.
Repeat on other side.
Front Rodend has a
.625 Spacer on each side of Hi-Mis Alignment Bushings in
Back Rodend has
one 1.625 Spacer behind Hi-Mis Alignment Bushing Towards the back of the
82-02 Camaro/ Firebird Adjustable A-Arms
STRUT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Start by removing the
Then remove the strut and
Next remove the strut
cartridge from the AJE strut assembly.
Position strut housing on
balljoint and install nut thru center of housing and tighten to 65 ft. lbs.
Install cartridge, making
sure it is seated and tight.
The caster/camber plate
installs in the stock location from the underneath side.
Install strut through
Install tie-rod ends in
steering arms and align front end.
Access Door Installation Instructions
Pick desired location and position the template.
Then cut opening and deburr as desired.
Position outer ring over opening and mark the 8 holes to be
Drill 8 holes using a No.20 drill.
Install the 8 stainless
Window Net Installation Instructions
Install net on top bar assembly then install rod end.
Position upper rear mount and weld tab to cage.
Position upper front mount and drill 3/8” hole in roll cage, weld ball stud
Position the lower mount on the rocker tab and weld into place
Adjust cable to tighten the net then tighten the 1/8” cable clamp