Marc Christ
Brand Manager, Modified Mustangs & Fords
January 29, 2014
Photos By: Kristian Grimsland
11. Kunda began assembling the front coilovers by applying a small bit of antiseize to the threads, followed by the jamb nut, spring seat, spring seat washer, spring, and spring cap.
12. The whole assembly then bolts into the stock location using the stock spindle-to-strut bolts.
13. As an integral part of our whole suspension system, Steeda supplied its rear upper and lower control arms, front and rear sway bars, a bumpsteer kit, and billet caster/camber plates (not shown).
14a. Steeda’s heavy-duty sway bars (PN 555-1087, $199.95, front; PN 555-1085, $249.95, rear) feature billet steel ends and are up to twice as stiff as stock sway bars.
14b. Steeda’s heavy-duty sway bars (PN 555-1087, $199.95, front; PN 555-1085, $249.95, rear) feature billet steel ends and are up to twice as stiff as stock sway bars.
15a. In the rear, we opted for Steeda’s heavy-duty double-adjustable upper control arms (PN 555-4100; $209.95) and billet Weight-Jacker lower control arms (PN 555-4410; $419.95), though we didn’t need the adjustable spring mounts.
15b. In the rear, we opted for Steeda’s heavy-duty double-adjustable upper control arms (PN 555-4100; $209.95) and billet Weight-Jacker lower control arms (PN 555-4410; $419.95), though we didn’t need the adjustable spring mounts.
16. Kunda supported the M9 rearend housing with pole jacks and installed the Steeda control arms.
17. He bolted in the assembled QA1 rear coilovers in place using the hardware supplied in the kit.
18. He then torqued the bolts to spec.
19a. Most of our suspension components are installed, so we’re going to move on to the brakes next month. We’ll tidy up the last few details of the suspension in a later story, when we install the sway bars and adjust the caster/camber plates.
19b. Most of our suspension components are installed, so we’re going to move on to the brakes next month. We’ll tidy up the last few details of the suspension in a later story, when we install the sway bars and adjust the caster/camber plates.
19c. Most of our suspension components are installed, so we’re going to move on to the brakes next month. We’ll tidy up the last few details of the suspension in a later story, when we install the sway bars and adjust the caster/camber plates.