Making Progress. Expensive but fun!

Make your Cougar run faster, handle better, and jump higher... okay maybe not jump higher. If you feel the need for speed, this is the place.
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Making Progress. Expensive but fun!

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Post by CougarJoe22 » 16 Apr 2019, 14:55

This madness started out with just swapping out the stock power steering for a Borgeson unit. Added Ridetech front suspension. Can't wait for the brakes to show up!






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Post by bmwhd1 » 18 Apr 2019, 10:55

Those are going to be nice upgrades! I would be slightly concerned about the proximity of those hoses to the exhaust manifold. In the picture they look really close.
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Post by DieselD » 18 Apr 2019, 18:02

Interested in how the ridetech does up front. I’ve been looking into a couple options for coilover setups
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Post by CougarJoe22 » 19 Apr 2019, 12:35

bmwhd1 wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 10:55
Those are going to be nice upgrades! I would be slightly concerned about the proximity of those hoses to the exhaust manifold. In the picture they look really close.
Yeah,they are. I'm planning on mounting them to the shock tower to keep them as far away as possible. Hopefully that will be sufficient.
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Post by CougarJoe22 » 19 Apr 2019, 12:40

DieselD wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 18:02
Interested in how the ridetech does up front. I’ve been looking into a couple options for coilover setups
I will keep you posted. It installed very easily and looks great. The only thing I have to figure out is how to attach my one piece export brace. Ridetech told me they don't use them. Also, I haven't decided what to do with the rear yet. Probably Ridetech shocks and a beefy sway bar for now.

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Post by CougarJoe22 » 01 May 2019, 11:35


Brakes are going in!
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Post by hanver » 03 Jun 2019, 04:46

Definitely tie those hoses to the shock tower, they will rub (ask me how I know). I welded a little bracket on the tower (was easier than drilling, and my engine bay is not concours at all) and also shielded the pressure hose with a heat-shield for hoses, looks something like this:

Also the zip-ties were temporary, now both hoses are inside the metal bracket
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Post by CougarJoe22 » 03 Jun 2019, 12:13

What headers do you have there?
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Post by CougarJoe22 » 06 Jun 2019, 11:20

DieselD wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 18:02
Interested in how the ridetech does up front. I’ve been looking into a couple options for coilover setups
So far I'm loving the Ridetech front end. Works great with the Borgeson steering upgrade also. The car corners nice and flat and the ride isn't to harsh either. I'm going to put the adjustable Ridetech shocks on the back and a swaybar to hopefully get the rear under control.
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Post by hanver » 23 Jul 2019, 03:41

CougarJoe22 wrote:
03 Jun 2019, 12:13
What headers do you have there?
Sorry for the late reply, but I have hooker competition long tubes

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