5.0 Resto Quad Shock Bracket Kit
Alright, so I know the old-school Fox Body folks are probably thinking, “man, I threw a lot of quad shocks and brackets in the dumpster back in the day,” A few of us probably still do it.
Well, I think we all know how this works. As the cars get older, the good ones get more difficult to find; they change ownership, and so on; a lot of us want those factory-style parts, which is exactly why we wanted to offer a replacement factory-style quad shock bracket. The 5.0 Resto quad shock brackets feature steel construction and a welded 10.9 bolt to serve as the stud. They feature OEM dimensions and tolerances, so the fit and finish are exceptional. They’re coated in a black corrosion-resistant coating, and the mounting holes are precisely located in each bracket. Kit components will include two side-specific quad shock brackets and new retaining hardware for a complete installation.
As far as applications are concerned, these quad shock brackets will only work with 1984 to 1993 cars originally equipped with a V8, as well as 1984 to 1986 SVOs.
1/2" Torque Wrench
1/2" Socket Set w/ Extensions
Cleaning Supplies (Microfiber towels & all-purpose cleaner)
Jack & Jack stands
Quad Shock Bracket to Rear Frame Rail Bolts - 85 lb-ft
Quad Shock to Bracket Nut - 59 lb-ft
Quad Shock to Rear End Bolt - 66 lb-ft
- Safely lift the entire vehicle with a lift or support it with jack stands. Remove the wheels. If you’re replacing an existing quad shock bracket, you’ll need to get that out of your way first.
- Loosen and remove the bolt securing the quad shock to the rear end bracket. As you can see, the car we’re working on is a little goofy in that someone removed the welded nut for the retaining bolt.
- From the factory, all the quad shock brackets on the rear end had a welded nut on the outboard side, so you’ll only need a socket wrench and socket to remove the bolt. Removing the retaining nut at the bracket securing the quad shock.
- Lift the quad shock out of the bracket on the rear end, then slide it off the stud to remove it.
- Loosen and remove the (15mm bolts securing the quad shock bracket to the rear frame rail. Remove the bracket from the car.
- Use this opportunity to clean up the area and the threaded inserts.
- The brackets are side specific, so make sure you have the corresponding bracket for the side you’re working on. You’ll know immediately if you have the right side since the stud needs to be facing straight out. Install the provided hardware and run it down. These have a torque spec of 85 lb-ft.
- Reinstall the existing quad shock or install a new one per your application.
- Depending on tire clearance, the body side of the shock can be positioned towards the front for additional clearance.
- Also, depending on the brand of quad shock, you’ll also want to check the clearance between the body of the shock and bracket if the body side of the shock is positioned towards the rear.
- Install one of the provided bolts through the axle side of the rear end bracket.
- Place a washer over the stud on the bracket, followed by the nut. Torque the nut to 59 lb-ft and the bolt to 66 lb-ft.
- Now you can do the same for the other side.
- Run down the lug nuts and get the car on the ground. Torque the lugs nuts to spec, which is 100 lb-ft. After that, you’re good to go!
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