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Old 05-10-2005, 06:54 PM
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66 Mustang Front Suspension Upgrade

I looked at a neat front suspension on a 66 Mustang Fastback today and it was as impressive as pricey. He had previously installed adjustable coil overs, adjustable tubular upper and lower control arms, a serious sway bar, and Wilwood rotors and calipers. Today, he was adding a rack and pinion steering unit to make it a very promising handling package. The rack installation was interesting in that what would normally be the rod ends are solid mounted to the frame rails and a long 1.5" X 7/16" piece is affixed to the R&P barrel and the rod ends are linked to it. When the steering wheel is turned, the barrel portion of the R&P moves, thus turning the wheels. This entire set up is about $3500, but he says the handling improvement is unbelievable. He takes it to a track in the Nashville, Tenn area to stretch his suspension to the limit which is well beyond what any stock suspension can attain. If any one is interested, I'll get some pics and more details to post.

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