Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Severna Park, MD
No doubt in my mind, the pressure of the spring pushing opposite of the top of the shock is pretty darn great. But, I tend to think how many lifting cycles, without the the wheels being supported, would it take for the damage to take it's toll and be seen? I'm quite sure the front shocks have been rotated out any number of times, thus, would mask any impending damage by virtue of being replaced. I never once thought about the shock's top being pulled apart.
In my life time of mustang ownership, (since 1967) except for when I had an alignment, it has always been lifted using a contact style lift.
Now, when I was working on specifics of either side, I did use a tool, such as FORD recommended to trap the "A"arm.
But, maybe we all should these days since the quality of any of our parts has declined with the movement to off shore.
This is how I see it......
64 1/2 Poppy Red too!, Cvt. Resto-Mod
333 Cu.in. T5z, 3:55, Dual 40 mm DCOE Webers
Performer RPM, CI cam, TFS/TWs, Tri-Ys, Discs w/Shelby Drums
Severna Park, MD