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How To Install Mustang Rear Shock Bracket (86-04)

Learn how to install your rear shock bracket kit for you 1986-04 Mustang! Our step-by-step article is sure to help with any install issues.

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Tools Required

  • Ratchets Set
  • Wrenches
  • Jack & Jack Stands

Installation Instructions

  1. Jack the car up and place it on jack stands. Be sure to place jack stands on the lower torque boxes.

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  3. Loosen and remove the lower shock hardware with a 15mm socket on the bolt head and 18mm box end wrench on the nut.

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  5. Before completely removing, support the axle tube on the side you are working on with a jack. Jack up on the axle tube until the shock has enough preload to easily remove the bolt.

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  7. Locate and remove the factory bracket retaining nut. Use an 18mm box end wrench and remove the nut and pull the shock out of the bracket.

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  9. Remove the old bracket from the car.

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  11. Position the new one into place and thread on the provided nut and fully tighten with an 18mm box end wrench.

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  13. Reverse the removal steps to get everything installed and repeat the process for the other side.



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1986-2004 Mustang 5.0 Resto Rear Shock Bracket - Install & Review

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Published on 2018-01-12
1986-2004 Mustang 5.0 Resto Rear Shock Brackets
Need to replace your rear shock brackets on your 1986-2004 Mustang? LMR is proud to offer these 5.0 Resto direct replacement lower shock brackets for your 8.8 rear end Mustang. They are made out of steel and are painted black to help reduce the risk of corrosion. These brackets bolt to the rear end axle housing and mount the shock with a bolt left to right instead of straight ahead as on V6 and 2.3 models. The brackets are extremely sturdy and reliable. They will bolt into the factory location with no additional modification needed. Two retaining nuts are included to make installation quick and easy. Pick up a set today and get your Mustang back on the road!

Swapping to an 8.8 rear end?
If you are swapping out your 7.5 rear end for a more durable 8.8 rear end, you will need a set of these rear shock brackets if the rear end does not already have them installed.

Application: 1986-2004 Mustang w/ 8.8 Rear End

Item # LRS-9998915K
Transcript
What’s up, everybody? Landan with LMR.com! In this video, I’ll be briefly discussing and installing this rear shock bracket kit from 5.0 Resto for the 1986 to 2004 Mustangs.

5.0 Resto developed this rear shock bracket kit with the restoration enthusiast in mind. The brackets themselves are black in color and will feature steel construction just like the factory brackets.

Included in the kit are two brackets which will work on both the driver or passenger side of the axle assembly and two new retaining nuts.

This kit will benefit anyone looking to replace a missing or damaged bracket or someone who is swapping to an 8.8 rear end. They are a direct replacement and will install with no additional modifications.

To get started, support the rear of the car.

Place the jack stands on the lower torque boxes.

This will allow the rear end to hang free.

Loosen and remove the lower shock hardware with a 15mm socket on the bolt head and 18mm box end wrench on the nut.

Before completely removing, support the axle tube on the side you are working on with a jack.

Jack up on the axle tube until the shock has enough preload to easily remove the bolt.

Locate and remove the factory bracket retaining nut.

Use an 18mm box end wrench and remove the nut.

Pull the shock out of the bracket.

Remove the old bracket from the car.

Position the new one into place and thread on the provided nut.

Fully tighten with an 18mm box end wrench.

Reposition the shock into the bracket.

Reinstall the hardware and tighten the retaining nut.

Remove the jack and do the same for the other side.

Double check your work and you're all finished.
Alright guys, from car up to car down, you’re probably looking at about an hour’s worth of your time to get these brackets installed. It is very easy to do and only a few tools are needed to get the job done.

If you’re in the market for the best in Fox and SN95 restoration, then this rear shock bracket from 5.0 Resto is for you.

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