I don't know what effect it would have to shorten the rods like the after market rods do but I did notice that the stock strut rod front mounting point is in a direct line with the LCA inboard mounting point. Like I said I question everything...I just don't have the emgineering background to be able to tell what effect changing this would have on the working of the suspension.brianj5600 said:Edit: If we though Ford got it right we would not be modifying the Strut rod or the UCA mounting point. By shortening the strut rod the caster #'s move a little more through the suspension travel, but most agree that it is too little to tell.shelbyman1 said:The ad for them says they will work with all kinds of lower control arms.
The main reason for the after market parts is that they are stronger and "better" than the stock parts. Ford had to cut as much cost out as possible....although the engineering may have been right on...I don't know. Also we want to make our cars handle the horsepower of modern modified engines at the limit where Ford just wanted it to go down the road safely. If you want to track the car you need more caster and neg camber...and the after market parts allow us to make those changes...which is a nice thing. :track: