Mustang KYB Front & Rear Excel-G Shock Kit (1965-1970) Installation Instructions

Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
1. The installation of your new Mustang KYB Front and Rear Exel-G Shock Kit is easiest performed in two parts: First replacing the rear shocks, then the front shocks. To get started with the rear shocks, back your car up onto the ramps. After backing onto the ramps, undo the bottom nuts on the old shocks.
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
2. Remove the metal washer and rubber doughnut. Then, push the shock up and out of the Mustang rear shock plate.
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
3. Now, follow the same procedure for the other side.
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
4. Up in the trunk, pull back the Mustang trunk mat and liner. Lift up the tar backed sound deadening paper and prop it up with a wrench. That will allow access to the Mustang shock access rubber body plugs that cover the top shock nuts. A 9/16” deep socket works well to remove these.
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
5. Crawl back under the car and put the new steel washers and rubber doughnuts on the new KYB shocks and put them in place.
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
6. These Mustang shocks are gas charged, so they will hold themselves in place as you put on the lower doughnuts, washers and nuts. Torque to spec and add the jam nuts.
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
7. Back in the trunk, place the doughnuts, washers and nuts on the top of the shocks and tighten to spec. Replace the rubber plugs and the trunk liner. You've just completed the installation of the Mustang KYB Excel-G rear shocks.
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
8. Jack up the front of the car and place jack stands under the frame. Take the Mustang wheels off and raise the hood. Remove the bolts that hold the front shocks to the Mustang shock tower tops. Then, remove the nuts from the bottom of the shocks.
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
9. From under the hood, remove the Mustang shock tower top nuts. Lift the shock tower brace, if applicable, and remove the Mustang shocks and shock tower tops from the shock tower.
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
10. Take the tower top off of the old shock and, after cleaning and repainting, move it to the new Mustang KYB Excel-G front shock.
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
11. Place the steel washers and rubber doughnuts on the bottom shock mount, and slide the assembly into the Mustang shock tower.
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
12. Bolt on the Mustang shock tower tops. Attach the front shock to the Mustang coil spring saddle with the included doughnuts, washers and nuts. Tighten to spec.
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image
13. Repeat on the other side, then you've completed installing your new Mustang KYB Exel-G Shock Kit!
Mustang KYB Front and Rear Excel-G Shock Kit Install Image