Wayne Cook
October 1, 2008
Contributers: Huw Evans Photos By: The Manufacturers

Steeda Autosports Adjustable Suspension Systems for '05-'08 Mustangs
A long-standing player in the late-model Mustang arena, Steeda (www.steeda.com; (954) 960-0774) has multiple championship wins in many different areas of motorsport, including SCCA, NASA, and NMRA, proving that its suspension components truly work.

With the greater flexibility offered by coilover systems, Steeda has jumped into the market with a big splash. Its new coilover suspension kit for S197 Mustangs incorporates Tokico D-spec struts and shocks that feature infinite and simultaneous adjustment of compression and rebound.

The front coilover system is designed to use Steeda's exclusive upper strut mount kit, which eliminates the weak factory upper spring perch, which is prone to "popping," yet provides increased spring rates and 1 degree (plus or minus) of camber adjustment that isn't possible with the factory mount. The rear coilover system features ride height adjusters for the rear of the Mustang, which accept a coilover-style spring, and Tokico D-spec shocks.

Two complete kits are available, depending on whether you have Steeda's current strut-mount kit, which only requires replacing the upper spring cup, or the factory strut-mount, which requires Steeda's complete new upper strut-mount kit. This kit is made from billet aluminum in-house at Steeda's Pompano Beach, Florida, facility. It features anodized parts for long-lasting protection against oxidation and roller bearings to make adjustments a snap and is also fully adjustable with a wide range of spring rates available. The complete adjustable coilover kit is listed as PN 555-8127 as a complete front and rear system with upper strut mount included, along with the D-spec struts and shocks, or PN 555-8128 with upper spring cup and D-spec struts. These kits exceed O.E. build quality and feature high-strength steel strut-body and anodizing. Backed by a lifetime warranty, we found these kits listed at $1,499.95 and $1,399.95, respectively. (Springs are sold separately.)

Steeda Autosports Fusion Handling Pak
Ford's new Fusion is one of the hottest-selling sedans on the market. It has also become an increasingly popular platform for modification. Although it handles well out of the box, there is still plenty of room for improvement.

Steeda Autosports (www.steeda.com; (954) 960-0774) now offers a Fusion Handling Pak that provides a complete balanced solution, giving improved handling, control, and ride at a total price less than buying suspension components individually. Developed in conjunction with Ford Motor Company engineers through Steeda's Technology Transfer program, the Handling Pak is comprised of a set of Steeda Sport Springs, strut-tower brace, rear sway bar, and Tokico front struts and rear shocks. Designed to fit all '06-'08 Fusions, Lincoln MKZ/Zephyrs, and Mercury Milans, it's listed as PN 555-2375 and retails for $699.95.