How To Install A Performance Rear Suspension
The Back Half Of The Maximum Motorsports' Road And Track Box Completes An Outstanding Suspension System For '79-'04 Mustangs
In our Jan. '08 issue, we showed the installation and component highlights of the front half of Maximum Motorports' Road and Track Box suspension package ("How To Install a High-Performance Suspension," p. 82). If you want to turn a '79-'04 Mustang into a car with truly world-class handling capabilities and only want to deal with one source, then Maximum Motorsports (MM) is ideal for a serious corner-carving Fox or SN-95 Mustang.
MM's one and only focus is late-model Mustang chassis and suspension components. The company's sole ambition is to make '79-'08 Mustangs handle as well as possible. Its constant R&D work, along with updating existing part designs, is a major benefit to its customers.
Having known about MM, its products, and its philosophies for several years, we were interested in paying a visit and spending a few days going over its offerings. In addition to learning as much as possible about Mustang handling, we've highlighted the company's best-selling system here and in the previous article, showing the parts being installed on a car.
Note that we previously concentrated on the front of the car. This is the follow-up article on the rear components of the Road and Track Box, which includes MM's exclusively designed Panhard bar and rear lower control arms.
While the car used here is our '92 LX 5.0 subject car, Fox-body 5.0 installation procedures and parts configurations are similar in most areas for '94-'04 SN-95s. Furthermore, MM has systems specific to all the variations in Fox and SN-95 production, including '79-'89 and '90-'93 Fox cars, as well as '94-'95 5.0s, '96-'98 4.6s, and '99-'04 4.6s. Pieces specific to convertibles are also part of the mix.