Steeda X2 Balljoint 94-04 Mustang

SKU: STD-555-8101

Manufacturer: Steeda

Availability: In stock


Steeda X2 Balljoint 94-04 Mustang

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Steeda X2 Balljoint 94-04 Mustang

APPLICATION INFORMATION The X2 balljoint fits 94-04 Mustangs. Because of interference between the rotor and the repositioned control arm.

"Steeda bump-steer kit", is highly recommended to prevent bump-steer whenever caster-camber plates are used in combination with the X2 balljoint.

SUMMARY Steeda's X2 Balljoint improves suspension geometry on lowered Mustangs by raising the spindle relative to the balljoint pivot-point. This raises the roll center back into the correct range for optimum handling, resulting in reduced body roll, quicker steering response and improved overall front tire grip. Steeda's special balljoint reduces the need for oversize front swaybars and allows the use of lower front spring rates, creating more grip over uneven pavement and better ride quality.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS When a Mustang is lowered, the front roll center changes due to the new position of the suspension pivot points. Lower the car too much and the front roll center drops to well below ground level, and worse than that, the roll center moves side to side as the body rolls, resulting in lost grip and erratic handling. The lower roll center causes the body to roll more easily. Countering this tendency usually requires a significant increase in front spring rate to simply control the added roll due to the lowered the roll center. This higher spring rate not only hurts ride quality, but it also reduces grip on rough surfaces, as the stiffer springs cause the tire to skip over bumps instead of following the contours of the road. The X2 balljoint was designed to eliminate these problems by correcting the front roll center geometry. The X2 balljoint has a longer shaft, to raise the spindle relative to the balljoint pivot point. Spacers for the springs are included in the X2 kit to maintain the same ride height as a stock balljoint, but with a much improved roll center height. With the roll center restored to the proper height, smaller front swaybars and softer springs can be used. The result is a suspension that works for you to accommodate the small and large imperfections that are in any road or track, allowing the tires to stay planted on the ground where they belong.

CONSTRUCTION The balljoints are made in the USA to our specifications by a respected name-brand supplier to Ford, GM and Daimler Chrysler. Except for their custom length, they are the same materials and construction that has been extensively tested in Panther applications, that is, police cars and other severe duty applications, where they have demonstrated durability that exceeds current production "regular" balljoints. They meet Ford's standards for friction, wear, and durability.

IMPORTANT DETAILS Because the balljoint changes the relationship between the lower control arm and the tie-rod, bump-steer should be checked whenever the X2 balljoint is installed. With stock caster settings, offset rack bushings are often enough to keep bump-steer within acceptable range. However, when caster is increased, the rear inclination of the spindle further raises the steering arm where the tie-rod attaches. Therefore, an adjustable tie rod end, commonly called a "bump-steer kit", is highly recommended to prevent bump-steer whenever caster camber plates are used in combination with
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Customer Reviews

so good i bought 2 sets. Review by Mike
I bought a seto of these for my stock arms and a set for my tubular control arms. didn't think a small part would make this big of a difference. (Posted on 3/18/14)

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