before you decide anything...take it in for an alignment measurement.. where a shop with a computerized wheel alignment machine .. DOES NOT adjust your suspension.. they measure it out and give you a print out from their machine.. including steering angles if possible.. please try to take enough bar bell weights to get close to your personal body weight.. so you can leave that on the floor board in the back seat.. or up under the front seat.. but use strong tie wraps or a cable lock through the middle to prevent them from sliding forward if you have to panic brake.. this leaves the mustang at the proper ride height for driving the car.. and will give you a TRUE alignment readout.. if you normally drive with the wife.. add some weight for her..some of the newest machines will measure all kinds of measurements.. again.. this is NOT a wheel alignment where things are going to get changed.. this is a measurement only.. so you know where you are at..on these cars... if the toe in is out of adjustment.. it will cause the tires to force the suspension UP...
I have to find one. I usually hate bringing my car to places..I dont let anyone drive it and the last time they screwed up my wheels putting the brackets on for the alignment.
do you have wheel alignment gauges??? and a set of alignment turntables???alignment gauges have really come down in price.. and don't mar wheels... some under 100 bucks.. look at the circle track suppliers also.. i have not priced turn tables lately.. harbor freight used to sell them.. but that was a long time ago.. and they not only need to rotate.. but slide in and out and forward and backward without friction.. some people have used pieces of sheet metal with some grease between them to allow friction less rotation of the front wheels while turning..last thing.. it has to be perfectly level... i had a friend who shall remain nameless. who tried to align his car.. the parking spot he used had the right rear tire 3 inches lower than the left front...i actually went over and built up some tapered pads out of plywood and wood shims.. all screwed together.. i used a laser level to start the highest pad.. got all 4 corners of that level.. then built another.. and got the 4 corners of that level with the first pad.. then did the rear two.. there are several wheel alignment articles over in car craft.. and in circle track.. both on this site..
Thanks waynep for all your help..I will look into that.I guess it cant hurt anyways putting new springs and shocks in since I already bought them,,The car has its original springs in anyways..
and a few right here in mustang monthly.http://www.mustangmonthly.com/techarticles/mump_0911_the_importance_of_front_end_alignments/index.htmlhttp://www.mustangmonthly.com/howto/mump_0610_ford_mustang_alignment/viewall.htmlalthough.. i am trying not to string you along.. http://www.circletrack.com/chassistech/ctrp_1204_determining_wheel_alignment_string_your_car/index.html