BMR Suspension keeps cranking out new gear for the latest Mustangs
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of BMR Suspension
Since we previewed BMR Suspension’s development process for the 2015-and-newer Ford Mustang suspension gear back in April of 2015, the company has worked tirelessly to develop a complete series of upgrades for the latest Mustang. Of late BMR has cranked out a new group of gear, including a front camber-adjustment bolts, a pair of lowering spring offerings, and billet vertical links for the S550 Independent Rear Suspension.
Of course, one of the most popular handling and appearance mod for any Mustang is a set of lowering springs, and BMR worked long and hard to develop the right combination of performance and stance from its springs.
“These springs will lower your 2015 and Newer V8-equipped Mustang and feature a 300 in-lb front and 980 in-lb rear linear spring rate to give you a smooth ride and great looks. The BMR Lowering Springs (SP083) lower the center of gravity and allow the body to stay flat and level in the turns, giving you the best performance possible. BMR designed the SP083 springs for handling applications, but it also works well for the street.”
Even if you just want to lower the front of your new Mustang a bit, BMR also offers its Minimum Drop front lowering springs.
Of course, lowering your Mustang will alter its suspension geometry. BMR already offers adjustable toe links to adjust the rear alignment. Now the company has a solution for adjusting the front camber.
“Forged from high-strength steel, BMR’s Camber Bolts give you 2.5 degrees of additional camber adjustability in the front of your Mustang,” says the company. “BMR’s Camber Bolts are designed to give you unrivaled strength and precision, allowing you to correct the front camber settings when the car is lowered, or to achieve more aggressive alignment setting for autocross or road race applications.”
So you can lower your new Mustang and properly adjust the camber with this new hardware, but what if you are more inclined to run quickly in a straight line than to carve up corners? Well, BMR has also released a set of springs designed for 2015 and newer Mustangs that drag race.
“Manufactured from chrome silicon high-tensile spring wire, these springs are cold wound on a CNC coiling machine that can adjust the spring diameter in real-time to ensure that every spring is exactly the same. These springs will lower your 2015 and newer V8-equipped Mustang and feature a 150 in-lb front and 800 in-lb rear linear spring rate to give you a smooth ride, improved weight transfer, and great looks,” says the company. “The BMR Lowering Springs allow the front end to rise easily, transferring weight to the rear tires for increased traction. The rear springs are stiff enough to handle higher loads, while remaining soft enough for a comfortable ride on any road. BMR designed the SP086 springs for drag race applications, but it also works well for the street.”
If you are going to raise the rpm and launch hard, it’s going to put a shock on the rear suspension, and BMR also has another new product designed to sharpen and bolster the car’s independent rear suspension—billet vertical links. Where the factory stamped links can flex and their rubber bushings can be imprecise, these stouter links with tighten things up. Watch them in action here…
“Machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum, the construction, heavy-duty spherical bearings, and Delrin bushings eliminate vertical link and bushing deflection. These solidly link the spindle to the lower control arm helping to reduce spindle rotation,” according to BMR. “The BMR Vertical Links will stand up to the high loads of any performance environment. The TCA046s and TCA047s give you the best in strength along with all of the bind-free suspension articulation needed for great handling.”
We are certain these aren’t the last new products you’ll see for the S550 from BMR, but for the moment you are up to speed with its latest offerings.