Tag Archives: 2005-2014 Ford Mustang

New Product: S197 Watts Link Pivot Upgrade

Center of Suspension

BMR Suspension offers a lighter, strong center pivot for its Watt’s Link kit

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of BMR Suspension

If you want the ultimate in solid-axle Mustang handling, a Watt’s Link is your jam. Because of its centralized pivot, this arrangement delivers more precise handling than a Panhard bar and installing one is usually a bolt-on affair.
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Tech: S197 LCA Relocation Bracket Install

Drop Solid

Improve your lowered S197’s braking and handling with J&M LCA brackets

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of J&M Products

The first thing anyone wants do to with a new Mustang is lower the ride height. Most often this is for aesthetic reasons, but some of us actually want improved handling too. However, if you do lower your Mustang, it will alter the suspension geometry enough to alter its driving characteristics. However, thanks to clever folks in the aftermarket, there is an easy solution to reset that geometry and improve the car’s handling, braking and traction.
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New Product: S197 LCA Brackets

Drop ’Em

Maximum Motorsports offers new lower control arm relocation brackets

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Maximum Motorsports

When you decide on a new Mustang, it’s like love at first sight. However, it doesn’t take long for you to find flaw with your new project, and one of the first things you might nitpick is the car’s factory ride height. Installing lower springs will bring your Mustang down to earth, but if yours is a 2005-2014 Mustang, lowering it can introduce some new angles in the rear suspension geometry that might not be favorable to performance.
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New Product: BMR S197 Watt’s Link

Lateral Control

BMR Suspension’s new 2005-2014 Mustang Watt’s link will corral your 8.8

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of BMR Suspension

Ford engineers were able to right a lot of engineering wrongs with a platform that was built for Mustang from the start. Rather than trying to make the most of what they could with the Fox platform, the S197 let them take some new paths. They ended up opting for a three-link rear suspension augmented by a Panhard bar.
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New Product: Maximum S197 K-member

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Maximum Motorsports’ rugged, new K-member for 2005-2014 Mustangs

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Maximum Motorsports

Most often enthusiasts swap in a tubular K-member to shed weight. Sometimes they do so to facilitate an engine swap. Well, thanks to the suspension specialists at Maximum Motorsports, you might just have a few new reasons to consider its K-member for 2005 to 2014 Mustangs.
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