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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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351 Screamer: Lidio Iacobelli is ready to make headlines again
Ok, admit it. At one time or another you've sat around dreaming about the ultimate Mustang you'd like to build. Heads, cam, blower, and nitrous included, of course. What seperates Mustang owners; however, is that some make their dream come true. Some owners have connections, some get sponsers, and most just spend lots of money to make it happen. Then once in a while, someone comes along that not only makes their dream happen, but helps to make ours happen as well. Lidio Iacobelli...
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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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