How To: Install Fox Body SVE Caster Camber Plates (79-93)

Posted 8/17/2015 by Landan Durham

If you've lowered your 1979-1993 Fox Mustang, then it is time to pick up a set of these SVE Caster Camber Plates to bring your front-end back in alignment!

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SVE Caster Camber Plates

If you’ve lowered or have considered lowering your Fox Mustang, then a set of SVE 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.

SVE’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

  • Socket Set
  • Socket Wrench
  • Torque Wrench
  • Jack and Jack Stands

Installation

  1. To begin installation, support the car via a lift or jack stands and remove the wheel.
  2. Remove the nut securing the sway bar to the end link.
  3. Remove the nut and cotter pin securing the outer tie-rod to the spindle.
  4. You may have to hit this area with a sledge hammer to free it from the spindle.
  5. Use a series of open-end wrenches, breaker bar or impact to remove the two strut to spindle nuts.
  6. The bolt head is 21mm and the nut is 24mm.
  7. Before you remove the two bolts, it is extremely important you support the lower control arm with a jack or jack stand.
  8. Remove the two caliper bolts with a 17mm socket and tie the caliper up out of the way with a zip tie.
  9. You can remove the two strut to spindle bolts.
  10. Pull down and out firmly on the strut body and loosen the strut tower nut with a 24mm socket.
  11. Remove the nut, and then remove the strut from the car.
  12. Loosen the three nuts securing the plate to the strut tower, and then remove the factory caster camber plate from the car.
  13. Take this time to wipe down the strut tower.
  14. The driver side spherical bearing and plate will be assembled as shown.
  15. Thread four of the included allen head bolts and washers into the middle opening and the opening closest to the firewall on the spherical bearing.
  16. Slide the bottom plate up through the strut tower and place three of the included 8mm thick spacers over the plate studs.
  17. These will be specific to the lower plate.
  18. Place the top plate over the studs and, add three of the included washers and then loosely tighten three of the included locking nuts.
  19. Remove any strut spacers and slide a 15mm and two 8mm spacers over the strut shaft.
  20. Position the strut through the strut tower and place two of the included 2mm spacers over the strut shaft.
  21. Thread the previously removed strut tower nut and retighten to 90 ft/lbs.
  22. Repeat these steps for the other side except, the top plate will and spherical bearing will be installed differently.
  23. The longer, angled edge will be closest to the fender and the round end on the spherical bearing will face closest to the firewall.
  24. Begin reassembly, bolt on your wheels and tires and ensure all of your caster camber plate nuts and bolts are tight.
  25. Double check everything and you’re all done.

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Published on 2015-08-04
SVE’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.

If you’ve lowered or have considered lowering your Fox Mustang, then a set of SVE 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.

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