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Mustang & Fords Performance Suspension Guide - MMF Tech
Modified Mustangs & Fords' Guide To Performance Suspension Systems
Rod & Custom Motorsports CoilOver Front Suspension
The Rod & Custom Motorsports (www.rcmotorsports.net; (843) 629-1273) Coilover Front Suspension is available for '65-'70 Mustangs as well as '62-'70 Fairlanes, '60-'70 Comets and Falcons, and '67-'70 Cougars. It replaces the entire front suspension of the car and eliminates the shock towers completely. This makes it a perfect choice if your plans include a larger engine.
The Rod & Custom suspension incorporates a whole new main structural crossmember and uses tubular control arms, Mustang II-type spindles and disc brakes, along with rack-and-pinion steering. The retail price for the coilover front end kit is $2,495.
New from Rod & Custom is the Triangulated 4-Bar Rear Coilover Kit. No welding is needed for installation and the kit uses a slide adjust mounting system to bolt the coilover shocks and lower links to the axle. The upper two links are adjustable for fine-tuning on pinion angle if necessary. The kit comes with all Grade 8 hardware and instructions and a coilover spanner wrench is also included. The retail price is $1,695.
RRS Three-Link Rear Suspension For '65-'73 Mustangs
Revelation Racing Supply of Australia (www.rrs-online.com; (866) 805-1878) offers a state-of-the-art three-link rear suspension to fit classic Mustangs. It's a far better arrangement than the stock leaf spring suspension from acceleration and handling standpoints, as it controls axle movement precisely in all three planes of motion. An equal-length Watt's linkage assembly locates the axle in the center of the car, firmly controlling any sideways movement. A center torque arm or traction bar attaches to the front of the differential case and prevents axle windup with its very long moment of leverage. Dual trailing arms locate the axle in the front to rear plane while coil springs installed over Koni shocks support the weight of the car. The O.E. leaf springs are eliminated entirely.
The three-link rear suspension retails for $3,500. RRS also offers a McPherson strut front suspension for classic Mustangs and other early Fords with prices ranging from $2,650 to $4,495.
Ron Morris Performance Street Force Coilover Front Suspension
Ron Morris Performance's (www.ronmorrisperformance.com; (209) 605-1590) "Street Force" Tubular Coilover Front Suspension System is available for '65-'70 Mustangs. The RMP coilover system improves the handling and ride of your Mustang over factory stock suspension.
One great aspect of the Ron Morris system is that the threaded body of the shock absorber allows for 3 to 4 inches of travel for ride-height adjustment. Because of improved suspension geometry, lighter-rate coil springs and softer shock settings can be used. The result is more suspension travel and better ride quality. The RMP front-end equipment is far stronger than the stock components and because spherical rod ends are used instead of rubber bushings, a more precise alignment is possible. The kit cost is $2,250.
Total Cost Involved Front Suspension Package for '65-'70 Mustangs
Total Cost Involved (www.totalcostinvolved.com; (800) 984-6259) offers a Front Suspension Package for '65-'70 Mustangs. It's designed to lower the stance and dramatically improve both handling and braking. The kit opens up the engine compartment area for header clearance and big-block engine installation. The weld-in kit comes with frame-reinforcing plates, inner fender panels, crossmember, upper A-arms, and shock-mounting towers. The tubular control arms are urethane-bushed and the Total Cost Involved custom spindles are controlled by power rack-and-pinion steering.
The photo shown includes the options of polished stainless A-arms, chrome spindles, chrome antiroll bar, and polished billet coilovers. Also available are custom 11-inch disc brakes with polished billet calipers and backing plates. The photo shows the available air spring suspension on one side and the coilover shock arrangement on the other. Larger brake rotor sizes will also be available. TCI offers a multi-link rear suspension package to complement its front suspension kit as well.