Your first step is figuring out what kind of performance you need for your Pony. if you're trying to transform your Mustang into an awesome handing machine that can drive circles around your average European import, then you may just want to jump right into a complete suspension package right off the bat. These total suspension overhauls will give your Mustang amazing grip, excellent cornering ability, and flawless handling that will have you slicing around the road course or autocross circuits like they're barely even there. If you're not sure where to start, or if your Mustang's handling needs are a little more mild, then we always suggest starting out with a set of aftermarket lowering springs.
Lowering springs provide excellent performance gains in a small, inexpensive, and effective performance gains. We have a ton of lowering spring options that provide everything from basic 1" drops to large 2" ride height drops to provide even better performance and a hyper-aggressive look. We generally recommend sticking with more basic Mustang lowering springs if you're unsure of your upgrade path. That way, you can keep your factory shocks and struts and still get improved handling and looks while you decide your next move.
While lowering springs may satisfy some the more base needs of your average Mustang and Mustang owner, even better suspension performance is right around the corner with a set of shocks and struts. All of Mustang aftermarket shocks and struts are designed to work with all of our lowering springs to form the backbone of a total suspension overhaul. These high-performance shocks and struts are stiffer than stock and use performance-oriented valving to provide improved handling and cornering. When picking out a set of shocks and struts, we recommend choosing shocks and struts from the same brand as your springs whenever possible, though most S197 shocks and struts should be effective with whatever springs are already on your Pony.
Once you have the core of your Mustang's suspension system handled, it's time for some fine tuning to get everything operating at its absolute best. The first step is grabbing larger sway bars for both the front and rear of your Pony. Larger and stiffer sway bars reduce body roll and suspension deflection which leads to flatter cornering and more consistent handling. A strut tower brace is another easy upgrade for your Pony and strengthens your front chassis to reduce flex. Another great fine tuning part is an adjustable panhard rod. Your stock panhard is only designed for your stock ride height and when you add a set of lowering springs, the factory panhard can cause your axle to push out and really upset your Pony's suspension alignment. An adjustable panhard bar can return your Pony's rear axle to its proper position and get you back predictable handling and awesome performance.
If your Mustang is putting down some extra horsepower and torque, then your factory rear control arms can start to let you down give your Pony wheel hop and a lack of traction that will make it hard to hook up for a hard launch at best, or could seriously damage your axle or suspension at worst. Stronger upper and lower rear control arms help solve the problem and keep your tires locked to the pavement for improved traction which leads to better power transfer. While not really all that related to rear control arms, we also have a few performance A-Arms that reduce unsprung weight and are stronger to keep deflection down to a bare minimum. Most of these aftermarket A-Arms feature polyurethane bushings and improved ball joints to give your Pony better suspension response.
Before you finish up, make sure to check out our suspension accessories that contain a ton of cool hardware that can make your Pony's suspension system work even better. Our most popular suspension accessories are our selection of caster/camber plates that allow you to adjust both camber and caster independently to really dial in your Mustang's suspension performance for your application or performance needs.