SVE Exterior Appearance Starter Kit
If you are looking to transform the front of your 1994-98 Ford Mustang, you need this SVE Exterior Appearance Pack! This kit offers all of the popular exterior styling parts to transform the front of your Mustang. The kit includes a set of Cobra clear headlights, new sidemarkers, an SVE shorty antenna, and a set of SVE lowering springs. All of these components will give your SN-95 Mustang a fresh and clean look to keep you standing out from the crowd!
Factory style Cobra headlights
94-98 Mustang Cobras came from the factory with a very unique headlight. The outer edge is fluted just like the lights that come on the GT and V6 model Mustang, but the inner section of the headlight lacks the fluting giving it an ultra clear or clear diamond (depending on who you ask) look. This is one of the touches that set the Cobra apart from the other model Mustang of that era, long envied by GT and V6 owners.
SVE Shorty Antenna
Our SVE 8 inch shorty antenna is made from stainless steel and powder coated black for lifetime quality. It is designed to look exactly like your stock antenna, only shorter! It comes with everything you need and installs in minutes. This short antenna gives your Mustang a sleek and clean new look!
SVE Lowering Springs
These new and improved SVE Mustang Lowering Springs offer aggressive styling and wicked handling, all at an affordable price! These springs are specifically designed to fit 1979-2004 Mustangs V8 hardtops, great for both Fox Bodies & SN 95s, improve handling and give your Mustang the aggressive lowered look.The spring rates for the SVE Mustang lowering springs are 571 LB/IN Linear Rate* for the front spring and 200/251 LB/IN Progressive Rate for the rear springs. Maximum performance at the best price!
94-04 4.6/5.0L Mustang hardtop - 1.5" front/1.5" rear drop
94-98 Cobra hardtop - 1.5" front/1.5" rear drop
Watch the video and follow along as Jmac shows you how to replace and install headlights and sidemarkers on your 94-98 SN95 Mustang. Installation is the same on Mustang V6, GT and Cobra models. Replacing your faded, dingy head lamps with Latemodel Restoration quality headlights has never been easier and more affordable! LatemodelRestoration.com is committed to best prices in the industry and committed to bringing you some of the most useful Mustang install and tech info.
Here at LatemodelRestoration.com, we have several different headlight options available for your 94-98 SN95 Mustang. These range from factory style headlights, Cobra style headlights and smoked style headlights just to name a few.
All headlights sold at Latemodel Restoration are backed by our NO HASSLE WARRANTY and include free shipping.
Stop refinishing your Mustang headlights with a headlight restoration kit! Buy a new Mustang headlight kit from LatemodelRestoration.com and rest assured you are back by a no hassle warranty on your new lights. Completely transform the exterior of your Mustang with one of these kits - No more dingy faded Mustang headlamp!
JONATHAN MCDONALD: Today we've got the privilege of working on Carson's '98 chrome yellow Cobra. Whenever he picked it up it had these smoked-style headlights in it, which really looked pretty good. But they're starting to fog up on him, and one of the adjusters broke on the driver side, making his light flop all over the place. What we're going to do is swap these out with our stock style replacement '94 to '98 Cobra headlight kit. Along the way, I'm going to show you a trick or two this going to make this job a lot simpler.
Removal of your '94 to '98 Mustang headlights is going to begin with you grabbing and 11 millimeter wrench or an 11 millimeter socket and ratchet. Go ahead and remove the side marker nut. Pull the side marker away from the vehicle and unplug the side marker. Now you can move on to the headlight. Remove the upper retaining clip using a pair of needle nosed pliers.
Then grab you a 12 millimeter box end wrench. Slide it over the other two retainers, and it'll release the tabs, allowing you to pull the headlight away from the header panel. With the headlight out of the car, go ahead and unplug it and set it to the side. So after you get your headlights out, you may notice that you've got a few broken or missing pieces.
Broken headlight socket, broken park light socket, no problem. We have you covered with brand new replacement headlight pig tails, parking light pig tails, parking light bulb sockets, and new replacement bulbs. Broken side marker retainer, no, says I. We have brand new ones. Lost your head light clip? Don't worry about it, we have new ones of those, too.
Installation of your new headlights is pretty much the opposite of the removal. Go ahead and plug in your head light bulb. Line up your adjusters. And lock the headlight into the header panel. Install your upper retaining clip. Grab your old side marker, remove the park light bulb and socket, transfer it to your new side marker.
Plug the side marker in. Line up the tabs and slide it into place, and reinstall the attaching nut. Don't over tighten the attaching nut. You just want it snug. If you're over tighten, you will break your header panel.
Man, these lights fit like a glove. Don't forget to adjust them before driving at night. Check out the rest of our '94 to '98 Mustang lighting section at latemodelrestoration.com.
Are your headlights shining at the ditch or trees instead of the road ahead of you at night? Watch this video as Jmac walks you through how to adjust your Mustang Head lights. Adjustment procedure is on all three models of Stangs is very easy and only requires a dark sitting and a headlight adjusting tool/wrench.
The headlight adjusting wrench/tool is needed for the 87-93 lights and the 94-98 lights. On the 99-04 you only need to have a Philips Screwdriver. Use Jmac's adjusting procedure to get your headlights pointing in the idle direction.
If you need help installing new lights be sure to check out our many tech/install videos on our YouTube Channel. Also, go to LatemodelRestoration.com to pick up your replacement lights with Free Shipping and a NO HASSLE WARRANTY on all our lighting options. We have everything you need to make sure your headlamp has the correct adjustment and replacement parts.
JONATHAN MCDONALD: So you've replaced the headlights in your Mustang, and your first time out driving at night reveals that they really don't light up the road at all. It's definitely not a light transmission problem. It's all about the adjustment, or lack thereof. Just because your new headlight's bolted right in, doesn't mean you're done with the install. If you own an '87 to '93, '94 to '98, or '99 to '04 Mustang, we're going to show you how to stage your car up for the adjustment procedure, what you're going to need, where the adjusters are, and what they do.
First and foremost, what you're going to want to do is find you a place that's going to be as dark as possible, flat level ground. Move your car all the way up against that wall or door as close as you can get it without touching. Turn your headlights on.
Grab you some blue painter's tape or something equivalent. Any type of masking tape will work. Make you a horizontal tape line across each one of the light beams and make you a vertical tape line across the center of each one of the light beams. Now move your car back 25 feet.
Now a handy tool to have in your arsenal is this headlight adjusting wrench. It'll work on '87 to '98. On an '87 to '93, here's where your horizontal adjuster is and here's where your vertical adjuster is. Go ahead and use your tool to either move the adjuster in or out, depending on where the beam is pointing at. And you want that beam to land, final adjustment, where the beam is just down and to the right of where your tape lines intersect.
On a '94 to '98 Mustang, remove your radiator cover so you can have full access to your inside adjusters. Here's your horizontal adjuster and here's your vertical adjuster. Adjustment process is the same as it was on the Fox body.
On a '99 to '04 car, man, they made it a whole lot easier. It is super simple to adjust these headlights. All you need is a Phillips' head screwdriver. Here's your horizontal adjuster and here's your vertical adjuster.
Go drive your Mustang and enjoy the clarity of having properly adjusted headlights. Go on over to latemodelrestoration.com and check out more Mustang lighting solutions.
Want amazing handling and a lower stance for your Mustang? How about at an affordable price? Well you can have all of these with the SVE Mustang Lowering Springs. These lowering springs are designed to cover 1979-2004 hardtop V8 Mustangs -- that means they will fit Fox Body Mustangs (coupe or hatchback) and SN 95 Mustangs with V8 and solid rear end.
SVE Mustang lowering springs are made in the USA by a leading suspension engineering company and have been designed to our exact specifications for the best performance and appearance on the market.
If your Mustang is in need of lowering springs whether you have a 79-93 Fox Body or a 94-04 SN95, we have the answer with our SVE Mustang Lowering Springs. The spring rates for the SVE lowering springs are 200/251 lb spring rate in the front and 571 lb spring rate in the rear
This SVE Mustang Lowering Spring Kit lowers your Mustang up to 1.5 inches. See the information below for your specific Mustang model.
J-MAC: If your Mustang resembles a four-wheel drive truck more than the lean, mean street machine it actually is, you need a set of SVE lowering springs.
Don't be fooled by any that China stuff. Ours are made right here in the USA by a world-renowned suspension manufacturer to our specifications. That way, your 1979 to '04 Mustang gets the lower ride height, improved handling, all without killing your ride quality.
Let's take a little bit closer look at what makes SVEs stand out from the rest. Each set of SVE springs includes two linear rate front springs with a 571 pound spring rate, and two progressive rate rear springs that have a 200-251 pound spring rate. They're powder-coated silver, and the tops are surface ground. That way they seat perfectly in the chassis side spring cup.
Each kit also includes a new rear axle bump stop, also called a pinion snubber. These springs fit 1979 to 2004 Mustang V8 hard tops except '99 to '04 Cobra with IRS.
To grab your Mustang a set of these SVE lowering springs and all the associated components to do your spring install right the first time, check our suspension section over at latemodelrestoration.com.
Video: Mustang Lowering Spring Installation (79-04)
Published on 2013-08-07
Adding a set of lowering springs to any Mustang is a must! Not only do you get the benefits of better handling but you also get rid of that 4x4 stance that comes on all factory Mustangs. Not all lowering springs are created the same and that was the case with Tyler's Competition Orange GT. Cheap lowering springs had him avoiding every pot-hole and speed bump he saw in fears of bottoming out. Installing a set of lowering springs on your Stang can be done in your garage and will take first time spring installers less than a couple hours to complete.
Add an awesome stance to your Fox Body, SN95 or New Edge Mustang with a set of SVE Lowering Springs. We also carry lowering springs from Eibach, Steeda, Ford Racing & BBK. Don't forget to pick up urethane spring isolators and caster camber plates to finish off your spring install.
79-93 5.0L Mustang Coupe and Hatchback (including Cobra) - 1.2" front/1.0" rear drop 94-04 4.6/5.0L Mustang hardtop - 1.5" front/1.5" rear drop 94-98 Cobra hardtop - 1.5" front/1.5" rear drop 03-04 Mach 1 hardtop - 1.1" front/1.0" rear drop 2001 Bullitt hardtop - 1.1" front/1.0" rear drop
JONATHAN MCDONALD: If you've picked up a used Mustang, more than likely it's already got a few modifications done to it. Such is the case with our '04 GT here. The previous owner installed a set of springs that did a great job of lowering the car, but it rides like crap, handling is poor, and it bottoms out if you even look at a bump. And they didn't install any caster camber plates, so the alignment's off and it's wearing the front tires.
We're going to address all of these issues with our SVE Springing Caster Camber Plate Kit. It includes a set of our '79 to '04 V8 hard-top springs, caster camber plates for either '79 to '89, '90 to '93, or '94 to '04, and a set of urethane spring isolators. This is going to greatly improve the ride quality and handling, and we'll be able to get that alignment back in spec so we're not going to be wearing out those expensive tires anymore.
You'll start by supporting your car on jack stands on all four corners and remove all four wheels.
Well, the inside of this tire was completely worn flat, it was splitting, and it's about to blow out. And this is what you want to avoid by putting caster camber plates on when you install your lowering springs. That way you can get your alignment back correct.
Remove your front sway bar end links and rotate your sway bar up out of the way. Remove your two caliper retaining bolts on one side. Slide the caliper off the rotor and remove the rotor from the hub.
Take off your ABS retaining nut, remove the retaining bolt, and slide the sensor out of the spindle. Support the lower control arm with a jack, and you can remove your strut nuts and bolts and free the spindle from the strut. Lower the jack to allow the control arm to hang, and you can remove your front spring.
Grab one of your new front springs, slide your urethane isolators leaders into place, pop your spring into the saddle, and jack up on the control arm. Remove your upper strut nut. Remove the strut from the car. With a drill, remove the rivet from the stock camber plate. And then remove the stock camber plate hardware and pull the plate off the car.
On the new SVE caster camber plates, the notch on the bolt plate goes forward. Slide the bolt plate from underneath the strut tower. Then you can slide the bearing plate on top of the strut tower. Position your slots as per the installation instructions. Install your retaining nuts.
This is a good opportunity to replace your struts if they're bad like these. If you're replacing struts, be sure to slide your rubber bumper from your old strut onto your new strut, and also transfer your dust cover. Trim the rubber on your dust cover according to the instructions if it's needed.
Install the spacer stack as per the installation instructions. Slide your strut shaft into the caster camber plate bearing and tighten the nut. Slide your spindle into the strut. Reinstall and tighten the strut hardware. Go ahead and reassemble your brakes and ABS sensor and reattach your front sway bar.
Installation of the rear springs typically only requires you to remove the lower shock bolts and allow the rear end to fully droop so you can pop out your rear springs. We took the opportunity to go ahead and install some of our SVE rear control arms. With your old springs out of the way, go ahead and pop your rear urethane isolators into place. Slide your new spring up into the spring pocket, making sure that the pigtail at the bottom of the spring is facing rearward with the face of the cut lined up in the center of the control arm. Go ahead and button up the rear, put your wheels and tires back on, and lower the car.
With just a few parts and an afternoon worth of your time, you can greatly transform the handling characteristics and ride quality of your Mustang. Keep in mind that you never know what has happened to your car before you've got a hold of it, so be prepared for anything. Also when installing one of our SVE suspension kits, it's a great time to check out our extensive suspension section at latemodelrestoration.com and pick up a new set of shocks and struts for your car.
SVE, or Special Vehicle Equipment, is your trusted source for 1979-93 Mustang Foxbody, 1994-98 Mustang SN95, 1999-04 Mustang New Edge, or 2005-present Mustang S197 performance and styling products. Buy SVE products from Latemodel Restoration Supply and receive the best value and quality, with industry-leading customer service. Whether you need Mustang wheels, Mach1 chin spoilers, control arms, subframe connectors, clutches, lowering springs, cold air intake kits, or big brake kits, SVE is the brand you should demand.
SVE and 50resto Warranty
One Year Hassle Free Replacement
SVE and 50resto products are warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. What does this warranty cover? YOU! That’s right, whether you ordered a SVE brand Mach I grille delete or a 50resto brand light kit, if your product fails within a year of your purchase we got your back! Some conditions will apply.
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