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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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EEC-IV Adaptive Control. Your best friend or your worst nightmare?
Welcome to the wonderful world of EEC electronics! (pronounced "EEK") This is the first in a series of articles here on The Mustang Works dealing with the EEC. We will be discussing various aspects of the EEC in a Mustang. By understanding how the EEC controls the engine, hopefully you'll get a better idea of why some changes to your engine may or may not perform as you expected. Through a series of articles, we will go through major sections of the EEC and how they work with common aftermarke...
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Which heads for a 393W
Edelbrock Vic Jr's
Result: 27%
Pro Topline 200's
Result: 7%
FMS Z304 heads (204cc's)
Result: 11%
Brodix track 1's
Result: 2%
TFS high ports
Result: 30%
Other: post it.
Result: 23%

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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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