Tech | Suspension UpgradeRear Torque Arm Suspension SystemClassic Fords, Mercurys, and even Lincolns are great-looking rides with exceptional styling and a huge following. They're also well documented in the power and performance department. Remember, Ford is the only domestic automaker ever to have won Le Mans, doing so three consecutive times in the '60s and trampling on Ferrari in the process. After three consecutive Le Mans wins, Ford had nothing else to prove. So if you have a classic Ford with lots of power, how do you fully exploit it? Via Total Cost Involved's '65-'70 Mustang Cougar torque arm rear suspension system. It's a good place to start.
If you're rubbing your eyes after reading the words "bolt-on," don't. This is the genuine article-a bolt-on four-link suspension system you can install in your home garage with jackstands, a floor jack, and simple handtools. You will also need a 9-inch Ford rear axle (not included) that has been properly set up for the TCI torque arm system.
Here's What You GetFrame Stiffener (also called subframe connector)Torque Arm Bar (adjustable for proper pinion angle)Reinforcement PlatesSubframe ConnectorsDriveshaft Safety LoopThree-Link DesignFrame Brackets & HardwareAdjustable Panhard BarShock BracketsAdjustable Coilover Shocks
Here's What You Can Also Get (Options)Huge 12 or 13-inch Wilwood Disc BrakesAir Spring Suspension (air bags)Complete 9-inch Ford Rear Axle AssemblyTraction-LokBillet Coilover ShocksChrome Coils