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Owner: Doctor DeBo
Year: 1992
Model: Mustang LX
Mods: Heavy
State: GA
Type: Nice Weather
ET Range: Unknown
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Stand Tall: A how-to on tall valve covers
As we make our Mustangs go faster we make changes to the valvetrain that at some point necessitate taller than stock valve covers to fit. Some like the "racy" look of taller valve covers but to the hard core enthusiast they serve a bigger purpose. The most common reason to use tall valve covers is to be able to fit aftermarket roller rockers and valvetrain stabilizers more commonly known as stud girdles. However, before you decide to simply bolt on a set of those polished, tall, Motorsport val...
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Are Anti-lock brakes a waste of money?
Yes, they are mostly a waste of money.
Result: 75%
No, I need them to stop in time for granny.
Result: 25%

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[06/11/2001] Grip the Curves with Steeda X2 Balljoints


Steeda has just released a their new X2 Balljoing, which they claim fixes an age-old problem with the Mustang front suspension. Everyone knows that lowering a Mustang is a great way to improve it''s looks and cornering ability, but what you might not know is that lowering a Mustang alters the suspension geometry so much that it starts to negate all the gains that come from lowering the center of gravity. When the car is lowered, the front roll center changes due to the change in thrust angle through the suspension pivot points. Lower the car too much and the roll center becomes too low and actually moves side to side as the body rolls, resulting in lost grip and erratic handling. This is also why Steeda says their own race cars are only lowered 1-1/4 inches instead of 2-1/2 inches. Steeda says their new patent pending 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. This special balljoint reduces the need for oversize front swaybars and allows the use of lower front spring rates, relative to what would otherwise be required for a lowered ride height (recommended spring rates are still higher than stock), creating more grip over uneven pavement and better ride quality.

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