Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
Yes, the subframe has to be dropped on all year MN12s. It really isn't that bad though. You don't have to pull the subframe out completely, you just need to lower it enough to get the sway bar out, so you can leave the ball joints connected to the spindles, and just unbolt the lower shock bolt from the LCA, support the engine, disconnect the steering shaft, motor mounts, and power steering lines, and lower the subframe down a few inches, and that should give you the clearance you need to get the bar out.
-91 Cougar LS, coming soon, complete overhaul
with a 427" Windsor.
-90 XR7 5-speed black on black w/sunroof, MP2, coated rotors, double intercooler, 15%OD, ported heads, comp stage 1 cam, 85mm TB, 90MM LMAF, 80# injectors, and ported big valve heads
-98 Mark VIII LSC, Procharger P600b, TR3650 swap and 3.73s.
-90 SC Automatic rustbucket winter beater
-97 Tbird Sport 4.6 Nice weather daily driver
-"Your buddy Mike is INSANE!" -ClintD's dad