Center of Suspension
BMR Suspension offers a lighter, strong center pivot for its Wattâ€™s Link kit
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of BMR Suspension
If you want the ultimate in solid-axle Mustang handling, a Wattâ€™s Link is your jam. Because of its centralized pivot, this arrangement delivers more precise handling than a Panhard bar and installing one is usually a bolt-on affair.
Those that decide to upgrade their suspensions with a Wattâ€™s link like those offered by BMR Suspension (PN WL005 and WL006) are not only seeking sharper handling, but are likely to put it to good use on a road course or autocross where maximum durability and minimum weight are both important.
â€œA Watts link locates the rearend housing and eliminates lateral axle movement by keeping the differential perfectly centered under the car through the suspensionâ€™s entire range of motion,â€ says BMR. â€œThe center pivot plays a huge part in the systems effectiveness, and if you want the ultimate in strength and durability, upgrade to BMR Suspensionâ€™s billet aluminum center pivotâ€¦â€
The company recently released this part (PN WL007; $149.95) as a bolt-on upgrade for its Wattâ€™s Link kits for the 2005-2014 Mustang, which we detailed in an installation story last year. It is said to be both lighter and stronger than the fabricated pivot standard in these kits.
â€œThe new pivot simply bolts onto your existing Watts Link with supplied hardware,â€ the company added. â€œThis pivot works with both the rod end and polyurethane configurations.â€
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