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Suspension Mods

After getting into autocross, I wanted to enhance the suspension on the Mustang.

I did a significant amount of research online (that's what I call surfing AFM!) and decided the best way for me to beef up my suspension was to replace some of the stock suspension parts with aftermarket ones:

  • Front swaybar/brace
  • Rear swaybar
  • Lower Control Arms (LCAs)
  • Upper Control Arm (UCA)

I installed these in a 9 hour marathon split up over two days.  I also got a few new socket sets out of the deal, since I needed deep well sockets in both metric and ASE, and in both 1/2" and 3/8" drive.  The UCA still needs to be installed, since it involves dropping the gas tank, and requires a somewhat rare Torx bit.

When I was done, I was amazed that I didn't have any squeaks or pops that indicated that I messed up the install!  I took it on a good long ride through Millheim, over Madisonburg Mountain, and Bellefonte, and the difference was very noticeable.  The ride is a little louder and rougher, but it is SO worth it!

The car feels more controllable when I'm autocrossing, and now I just have to practice more!