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How To: Install Fox Body Mustang J&M Caster Camber Plates (79-93

Posted 11/11/2015 by Landan Durham

If you've lowered your 1979-1993 Fox Mustang, it's time to pick up a set of J&M Caster Camber Plates to get your front-end back into alignment!

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J&M Caster Camber Plates

If you’ve lowered or have considered lowering your Fox Mustang, then a set of J&M caster camber plates is an absolute must have! These caster camber plates offer maximum adjustments to get your suspension geometry properly corrected when lowering your car. Right out of the gate, the most common question when purchasing caster camber plates for a Fox Mustang is, why are there offerings for 79-89 and 90-93 cars? Well, the bolt spacing between the years were slightly different, there for requiring two separate caster camber plate offerings. With that being said, be sure you pick up the correct caster camber plate kit when ordering yours.

J&M’s caster camber plates are made right here in the USA, will feature a black powder coated finish for years of longevity, as well as an alloy steel support plate and are easily adjustable. Both kits will include all needed hardware and installation instructions.


Required Tools

  • Jack
  • Jack Stands
  • Socket Set
  • Open End Wrench Set
  • 3/8" Socket Wrench
  • 1/2" Socket Wrench
  • Allen Wrench Set
  • Torque Wrench
  • Zip Ties

Installation Instructions

  1. To begin installation, place the car on a lift or jack stands.
  2. Remove the wheel and then remove the two 17mm bolts securing the brake caliper to the bracket.
  3. Remove the caliper from the rotor and tie it out of the way and so that the cable isn’t in a bind.
  4. Loosen the two strut to spindle bolts with a 24mm open end wrench on the nut and a 21mm socket on the bolt.
  5. Before removing the strut to spindle hardware, secure the lower control arm with a jack.
  6. Moving to the engine bay, loosen and remove the strut shaft nut with a 24mm socket.
  7. Remove the strut to spindle hardware and then remove the strut from the car.
  8. Loosen the three nuts securing the plate to the strut tower, and then remove the factory or damaged aftermarket caster camber plate from the car.
  9. Take this time to wipe down the strut tower.
  10. Thread the four included Allen head bolts and washers into the spherical bearing plate.
  11. Do the same for the other upper plate and spherical bearing.
  12. Slide the bottom plate up through the strut tower and place three of the included 8mm thick spacers over the plate studs.
  13. These are not side specific.
  14. Place the top plate over the studs, add three of the included washers and then loosely tighten three of the included locking nuts.
  15. Fully tighten the lock nuts and make sure the lower plate studs are centered in the adjustment notches on the upper plate.
  16. Tighten the 6mm Allen bolts on the spherical bearing plate.
  17. Remove any strut spacers and slide a 15mm and two 8mm spacers over the strut shaft.
  18. Position the strut through the strut tower and place one of the included 2mm spacers over the strut shaft.
  19. Thread the previously removed strut tower nut and re-tighten to 90 ft/lbs.
  20. Reassemble your strut to spindle and reinstall your caliper.
  21. Repeat these steps for the other side.
  22. Bolt on your wheels and tires and ensure all of your caster camber plate nuts and bolts are tight.
  23. Double check everything and you’re all done.

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Published on 2015-11-09
If you’ve lowered or have considered lowering your Fox Mustang, then a set of J&M caster camber plates is an absolute must have! These caster camber plates offer maximum adjustments to get your suspension geometry properly corrected when lowering your car. Right out of the gate, the most common question when purchasing caster camber plates for a Fox Mustang is, why are there offerings for 79-89 and 90-93 cars? Well, the bolt spacing between the years were slightly different, there for requiring two separate caster camber plate offerings.

J&M’s caster camber plates are made right here in the USA, will feature a black powder coated finish for years of longevity, as well as an alloy steel support plate and are easily adjustable. Both kits will include all needed hardware and installation instructions.

Mustang Fitment: 1979 (79), 1980 (80), 1981 (81), 1982 (82), 1983 (83), 1984 (84), 1985 (85), 1986 (86), 1987 (87), 1988 (88), 1989 (89), 1990 (90), 1991 (91), 1992 (92), 1993 (93) All
Transcript
How’s it going everybody? Landan with Late Model Restoration. Today I’m going to be breaking down and installing J&M’s caster camber plates fitting your 79-93 Fox Body Mustang.

If you’ve lowered or have considered lowering your Fox Mustang, then a set of J&M caster camber plates is an absolute must have! These caster camber plates offer maximum adjustments to get your suspension geometry properly corrected when lowering your car. Right out of the gate, the most common question when purchasing caster camber plates for a Fox Mustang is, why are there offerings for 79-89 and 90-93 cars? Well, the bolt spacing between the years were slightly different, there for requiring two separate caster camber plate offerings. With that being said, be sure you pick up the correct caster camber plate kit when ordering yours.

J&M’s caster camber plates are made right here in the USA, will feature a black powder coated finish for years of longevity, as well as an alloy steel support plate and are easily adjustable. Both kits will include all needed hardware and installation instructions.

Without further ado, I’m going to start tearing into this ‘92 coupe, so follow along guys as I walk you through the simple steps on installing J&M’s caster camber plates.

To begin installation, place the car on a lift or jack stands. Remove the wheel and then remove the two 17mm bolts securing the brake caliper to the bracket. Remove the caliper from the rotor and tie it out of the way and so that the cable isn’t in a bind. Loosen the two strut to spindle bolts with a 24mm open end wrench on the nut and a 21mm socket on the bolt. Before removing the strut to spindle hardware, secure the lower control arm with a jack.

Moving to the engine bay, loosen and remove the strut shaft nut with a 24mm socket. Remove the strut to spindle hardware and then remove the strut from the car. Loosen the three nuts securing the plate to the strut tower, and then remove the factory or damaged aftermarket caster camber plate from the car. Take this time to wipe down the strut tower. Thread the four included Allen head bolts and washers into the spherical bearing plate.

Do the same for the other upper plate and spherical bearing. Slide the bottom plate up through the strut tower and place three of the included 8mm thick spacers over the plate studs. These are not side specific. Place the top plate over the studs, add three of the included washers and then loosely tighten three of the included locking nuts. Fully tighten the lock nuts and make sure the lower plate studs are centered in the adjustment notches on the upper plate.

Tighten the 6mm Allen bolts on the spherical bearing plate. Remove any strut spacers and slide a 15mm and two 8mm spacers over the strut shaft. Position the strut through the strut tower and place one of the included 2mm spacers over the strut shaft. Thread the previously removed strut tower nut and re-tighten to 90 ft/lbs. Reassemble your strut to spindle and reinstall your caliper. Now, repeat these steps for the other side. Bolt on your wheels and tires and ensure all of your caster camber plate nuts and bolts are tight. Double check everything and you’re all done.

As far as installation goes, bet on about a forty five minutes to an hour for each side. So, give-or-take an hour and half to two hours. Remember, once you get it wrapped up, drop it by your local alignment shop to get your car aligned.

If you guys want to more install videos for your Fox Mustang, then hit the subscribe button so you can receive all of the latest updates from us on our YouTube channel. While you’re at it, pick up a set of J&M caster camber plates for your Fox Body at LMR.com!