Jim Smart
September 1, 2009

The '05-'09 Mustang's great success cannot be underestimated. Ford roared out of the stable in 2005 with much the same kind of success it enjoyed in 1964 with an exciting four-place sporty automobile. Four years later, the S197 Mustang continues to experience phenomenal success, with a 1-2-punch redesign coming for 2010.

It's right off the Flat Rock, Michigan, assembly line, and we're surprised Ford didn't incorporate a strut tower brace from the factory like classic and Fox-body Mustangs have. Nonetheless, the automotive aftermarket has been generous with these cars, bringing us all kinds of exciting accessories and performance parts thanks to incredible cooperation from Ford Motor Company. Scott Drake's new billet aluminum strut tower crossbrace, available from Stang-Aholics, is yet one example of a quick bolt-on that will stiffen up your S197 Mustang's front end in a matter of minutes without sophisticated tools.

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