Installing a host of Steeda 2015 Mustang chassis and suspension upgrades
By Steve Turner
Knowing that Steeda Autosports is constantly releasing new products for the 2015 Mustang, we asked about stopping by the companyâ€™s campus in Pompano Beach, Florida, to see some of the gear installed on the latest Mustang. As it turned out, the company was about to have a few new items rolling hot off the production line at its Valdosta, Georgia, facility, so we loaded up and headed north to see the latest gear.
It turns out that the yellow 2015 Mustang GT you see here is a true workhorse for the companyâ€™s research and development efforts. The car has seen plenty of track time, in which the company tested several iterations of its products to arrive at a product that follows through on the Steeda ethos. That is to create bolt-on parts that push the envelope of performance without degrading the driveability of the vehicle.
While in Valdosta, we worked with Steeda technician Jamie Bell. He has removed and replaced numerous parts trackside to determine which one works best, and in anticipation of our visiting he removed most of those parts again. He returned the car to nearly stock condition, save for the Sport springs (PN 555-8208; $294.95) and the yet-to-be-release caster/camber plates.
That set the stage for us to document the installation of the cold-air intake, and a host of chassis and suspension parts from the companyâ€™s ever-growing product line. Those parts included the Mustang Front and Rear Sway Bar Kit (PN 555-1017; $389.95), S550 Billet Rear Sway Bar Mounts (PN 555-8147; $89.95), S550 Billet Front Sway Bar Mounts (PN 555-8148; $99.95), S550 Mustang IRS Subframe Bushing Support System (PN 555-4437; $144.95), S550 Mustang Adjustable Rear Toe Links (PN 555-4120; $269.95), S550 Mustang Billet Aluminum Vertical Links (PN 555-4121; $279.95), Mustang Strut Tower Brace (PN 555-5731; $204.95), S550 Mustang Extreme G-Trac K-Member Brace (PN 555-5532; $164.95), S550 Mustang Bumpsteer Kit (PN 555-8133; $194.95), and S550 Mustang Rear IRS Subframe Support Brace (PN 555-5754; $194.95).
Another part of the mission for many of these parts was creating effective performance upgrades that most anyone could install in their own garage. Having witnessed the work involved, we can definitely say they have achieved that goal. With a bit of mechanical acumen and a basic set of tools, you can really improve the performance of your new Mustang.
So, follow along as we document the installation of these parts, and stay tuned to the SVTP front page as weâ€™ll bring you a little driving impression on this car in the near future.