Remove or keep LCA weights

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  1. cholmes1

    cholmes1 Charles

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    I recently had some work done to my rear suspension and the shop that did the work left the LCA suspension weight off of the passenger side but left it on the side side when they buttoned it all up. Am I safe to remove the weight that is still on the driver side or do I need to add the passenger side weight back? See picture. First is OEM and second is after the 302R LCA install

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    For what it’s worth I did not even notice that it was left off of one side until I put the car on my lift and I am uncertain as to the purpose of these “weights.”

    Thank you
     
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    gripdriver TMO Race

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    I believe they are on there to dampen vibrations felt by the driver?

    mine are still on too, and I want to remove them, but never cared enough to pull them, or do research on them...
     
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  3. Grant 302

    Grant 302 OPM Spent: $587,402 Moderator

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    Mass dampers to reduce NVH. Should be okay to remove.
     
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  4. cholmes1

    cholmes1 Charles

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    Thank you. So the weight is ‘strategically’ placed and measured by Ford to reduce noise and/or vibrations. I will try it without and worst case I will put them back on...
     
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    Mad Hatter Gotta go Faster

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    Mine were out a long time ago... never noticed any more vibrations or what not.....
     
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    11GT50 TMO Intermediate

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    Same here.
     
  7. gww52

    gww52 TMO Advanced

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    Mine have been off for 25,000 miles and I've never missed them.
     
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    JAJ TMO Race

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    My '14 GT500 never had them in the first place...
     
  9. gripdriver

    gripdriver TMO Race

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    damnit....I was under the rear end this weekend and never even thought about those damn things.

    ill pull them next time....
     
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    dabossinnne TMO Addict

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    +1. Mine have been off since almost new. Less unsprung weight w/out them and haven't noticed any difference.
     
  11. xr7

    xr7 Overdosed on TMO

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    +2, weights removed long ago and sitting in a box. My grandson can sell them in 50 years for about $5000 to a concours restoration freak.
     
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  12. TymeSlayer

    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

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    I don't recall seeing these on my '12. With all my suspension changes, I wonder if I lost them along the way. I'll have to get under there and double check.
     
  13. drano38

    drano38 Wayne

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    Agree, they are to help reduce NVH. One of mine is off due to WATTS or LCA brackets. One is still on.
    If they're in the way of a mod, take them off. Bet you won't know the difference.
     
  14. Grant 302

    Grant 302 OPM Spent: $587,402 Moderator

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    Insert 'left nut' joke. :D

    Reminds me of the veterinarian that told us he removed all three. ;)
     
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    Gab Bullitthead

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    If anyone wants to give a set of those mass dampers for the cost of shipping, let me know.
     

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