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Steeda S550 Mustang Rear Shock Mount review

We just got a fantastic review from one of our great UK customers, Andrew.

What the review highlights is WHY Steeda go the extra mile developing parts other companies don't even imagine. Its why Steeda have a huge edge when it comes to Ford performance as we are focussed ONLY on Ford performance. When "multi marque" companies develop a few Mustang products they then move back to Audis, and Volkswagens and Chevrolets(!) and so on. Steeda use and improve our products every day, on the street and on track. We keep coming back every day, thinking "what can we do better?", or "what else can improve the car?". It's this commitment to constant improvement that shows "The Steeda Difference!"

Some of our parts dont seem very "exciting" to look at. An exhaust or an intake, or coilover suspension, everyone knows what they do, and what they offer, and yes Steeda make great examples of all of those 'mainstay' parts. But engine mounts? Shock mounts? Alignment bushes? A spherical bearing??? Huh? Why bother? Well Andrew's review shows just what such a "why bother?" part can do... read on!



"I just want to give a shout out to Steeda really, because when a company makes such a great part it really deserves note and others being informed.

As many here will know I've thoroughly gone through my car with a fine tooth comb trying to find a balance of sports car like handling, well the best one can expect for such a big heavy bruiser whilst maintaining an element of GT ride comfort.

Though dropping over 2k on KW coilovers helped a lot, the part that made one of the biggest improvements to ride quality and body control was a relatively cheap one:

Steeda Billet Rear Shock Mounts


Before anyone says anything, Steeda have not sponsored me, they did not even give me a discount on the part, but in fairness I don't think I asked either. 

Still I got this part because even with KW's over nasty roads the rear-end of the car just seemed jiggly and when I installed the KW rear shocks I noticed how even in the stock position the stock rear shock mounts are binding due to them being a rubber bushing, which made me think that can't be good.

After seeing so many people in shock and awe on the US section installing these parts for the added bling and strength only but then noticing the ride quality dramatically improved I was curious as to why.

It turns out something which Steeda have not marketed so heavily is the fact these parts have a spherical bearing instead of a rubber one. As I've upgraded a lot of parts in the rear of my car to spherical and witnessed the improvements this part made sense to try out.

I went in skeptical and have had this part on the car for over a month now, I've being so impressed I kind of forgot to post about it here in the UK section but needless to say what an improvement in ride quality, my car now has absolutely zero bounce, jiggle, float or whatever you wish to call it.

I would say those seeking a good looking setup with great handling improvement but keeping cost to a minimum should buy the following:
- Ford/Eibach Springs: £150 (still available?)
- BMR CB005: £200
- Steeda billet rear shock mounts: £200
- Eibach 15mm spacers all round or 15/25mm: £300

I think the above will give you the great looks/stance we all want from our cars along with a ride quality and handling improvement. Plus the above should be possible all in for under a grand and for those who just want the better looks and a mild handling improvement will achieve that with the above without breaking the bank and all the above is now available from UK sources. 

I seriously recommend these upper rear shock mounts, because the jiggle I found seriously annoying in this car, they all do it and it properly upset me on some of the rougher roads I drive on daily plus of course the car felt more connected by doing so.

Combine these with state of the art coilovers like KW and you will be blown away, my car is now a lot comfier and rides better than it did stock, it actually feels softer over rough roads but the moment you start throwing it around or driving it hard the whole thing just comes alive and feels about as sports car as this big girl will ever feel.

I finally got the cars suspension on a handling and ride comfort front to a point where I like it and feel confident to attack a road hard but at the same time it has superior comfort and ride quality to what it was stock."
*ENDS*

Thanks Andrew! Please everyone, keep submitting your reviews and feedback, we love it when we hear back from our customers.

Review taken from Mustang6G forum & pic courtesy of Andrew!

And to keep with our "awesome customer" theme, here is a great "install guide" video done by another great customer (another Andy!)



Created On  3 May 2017 15:16 in Products  -  Permalink
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Keep Your Fast Ford Safe! Secure Car Storage by Car Safe through Steeda UK






   Does your Ford Race Car need storing over winter?                      

Does your Ford Show Stopper need protecting?

Steeda UK know that our cars are more than just transport.

Whether it s a project you have put years into, your pride and joy just purchased, or a hardened race car honed over the years, they are all special to us. Its why we think "Speed Matters!". Sometimes the problems we have are not our cars (sometimes!!!) and our love of cars, but WHERE do we put them?

Putting off a purchase because you dont know where you will fit that project car / track car / show car?

Thinking about selling your pride and joy becuase you have run out of room? Well we have the solution...

CarSafe offers professional and secure vehicle storage solutions, operated by a passionate and experienced team of professionals.

The CarSafe team  treat every vehicle with the care and attention needed to ensure that each time an owner wants to access their vehicle, they can rest assured that it will have been looked after with consideration, care and attention every step of the way.

CarSafe's love of vehicles ensures an exclusive level of service to each and every customer, satisfying the particular needs of each vehicle and the individual preferences of all of their owners.

The highly secure, discreet storage facility has been developed to an excellent standard, offering clean, dry and dehumidified storage conditions throughout. The team is committed to delivering quality and convenience in equal measure as standard.

The facility is situated just 5 minutes from the main road network, offering excellent road access to Cambridge, East Anglia, London and the South East, the Midlands and beyond.

Car Safe offer three graded packages which we believe offer the best options for most vehicles. The package which is right for you will depend on all sorts of factors, and only you can make the decision when it comes to the preservation and maintenance of your vehicle.

Bronze, Silver & Gold Packages:

BRONZE STORAGE PACKAGE:

The Bronze Storage Package offers all of the following as standard:

  • Dehumidified, premier dedicated vehicle storage facility
  • Videographic handover procedure on receipt of vehicle*
  • Vehicle allowed to fully air-dry before admission to store
  • Showcase video of your vehicle following admission to store
  • Client login facility to access your vehicle's videos
  • Unique ID and barcode management of all vehicles, accessories & keys
  • Seat, steering wheel and floor covers fitted at all times
  • Drip tray placed below each vehicle to alert us to fluid leaks

READ MORE ABOUT CARSAFE STORAGE FOR YOUR FORD on our CARSAFE STORAGE PAGE


Created On  23 Mar 2017 19:38 in NewsProductsSteeda UK Blog  -  Permalink
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OZ Racing "Rally Racing" wheel - new for 2017

New for 2017 from our friends from OZ Racing, is this classic fan disc style rally wheel.



"The timeless and genuine racing icon is reborn. The waiting is over. Rally Racing, the wheel that made history in rally racing, is back with an even more modern and aggressive look." 


In the 90’s OZ put in the best performance at the World Rally Championships, where it fitted tires on the cars of some of the most important teams competing. One was the Toyota team led by pilot Carlos Sainz who actually won his first world title in 1990. The wheel is white with a recognizable central "disc” that sports the red OZ Racing logo written twice. The new Rally Racing wheel has the same distinguishing features, albeit updated. Using its timeless look as the starting point, the new Rally Racing wheel has been given new exclusive details such as the spoke shape which overlaps with the central disc and gives the wheel a different look, by making it seem even larger and more aggressive. The central disc is flat and features the traditional OZ Racing logo written twice."

Note lettering is not a sticker its under the lacquer, so cant come off.

Rally Racing is available in 17”, 18” and 19” and with a Race White + red lettering or Dark Graphite + Silver lettering finish starting from February 2017!



Order yours now from Steeda UK to be first to rock the Rally Racing look!

As you can see above it looks great on a Focus RS, but we would LOVE to see a set of 17" RRs on a Fiesta?

Who wants to be first? Contact us for a special lead user offer....







Created On  12 Mar 2017 16:16 in ProductsSteeda UK Blog  -  Permalink
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Wallet Friendly Mustang Handling Mods

Its easy to get a lot of bang for your buck with Steeda! Here are some tips for some starter handling mods which can be picked up for less than you think.

From lowest to low & all under £200:


Tighten up your shifts to avoid missed shifts. Easy to install, in fact you can put it in for track days & take it out again afterwards if you like!


Make sure your rear end is aligned properly. And with up to 1/2" tolerance from the factory, you know it makes sense. Pin your IRS in place for less than £50.



Limits IRS differential movement while increasing traction & eliminating wheel hop
No increase in NVH unlike the competition
Easily removable, not a permanent modification, Installs in 1 hour or less
Options to suit your need. Urethane for street use or hardcore Race / Track Aluminium set up.
The "Street to Race" Pack offers both so you can swap out the bushes for track days etc



An easy & affordable way to help tie down your front end. Perfect for Convertible drivers looking for extra chassis bracing, but great for everyone.



Our patented IRS Subframe Support system has transformed a ton of Mustangs, increasing traction & is the first step towards eliminating wheel hop.




Not strictly a chassis mod, but our super popular jacking rails will give you worry free jacking when lifting your car, & also provide additional chassis stiffening. Now available in Convertible friendly version too.


Our Extreme G Trac Brace (or K brace) is our fully fledged front end brace for people who want more than our 2 point brace offers.


Radically improve your rear end! Rated by some as the best "bang for the buck" change you can make. 

Benefits:
Better handling & more stable cornering
Limits IRS sub frame movement
No permanent modifications needed


If you want to creep a little over £200 we love a Steeda Front Strut Tower Brace. It adds chassis stiffening & it looks great in your bay. Show everyone your Mustang has "The Steeda Difference".


Created On  12 Nov 2016 9:01 in ProductsSteeda UK Blog  -  Permalink
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Steeda Mondeo Sport UK Launch


Steeda Autosports, one of the premier names in Ford performance for over 30 years are proud to announce the launch of another of our SSV (Steeda Serialised Vehicle) platforms, the Steeda Mondeo Sport, to complement our Q Series range of S550 Mustangs.



The Steeda Mondeo Sport builds on the fantastic platform created by Ford with the latest Mondeo and is available for the 1.5L or 2.0L Ecoboost engine models for those who want to add Steeda’s sporting edge. The package is a simple but effective one, as Ford have got so much right with the Mondeo straight from the factory. Carefully developed Steeda suspension upgrades, combine with lightweight OZ Racing HLT Leggera wheels (available in 19” or 20” options) to dramatically sharpen up the handling and give a beautiful sporting appearance and stance to match the great lines of the Mondeo, while a catback and Steeda intake system bring more performance to the drive, with improved power, torque and sharper throttle response as well as providing a livelier soundtrack. 


                                               

The combination of parts saves around 20 KG compared to a stock car with 18” wheels, the majority of which is key "rotational weight” via the performance OZ wheels. Tyres are provided by Steeda’s European tyre partner, Michelin and are Pilot Super Sports for all weather performance.

Available from Haynes Ford of Maidstone, the Steeda Mondeo Sport shows just what "The Steeda Difference” can do for the Mondeo, and is available to order now. Steeda Mondeo Sport package including full factory warranty is priced at £5,998 above base vehicle, on the road.

Created On  6 Nov 2016 8:26 in NewsProductsSteeda UK Blog  -  Permalink
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Steeda Q Series - "Midnight Edition" Launched


Steeda's great Q500 and Q750 Mustangs are now available in a special limited edition "Midnight Edition", a trim package to complement the Q500 Enforcer & Q750 StreetFighters tremendous get up and go performance.

The Q500 Enforcer offers top of the line normally aspirated performance from Ford's tremendous Coyote V8 5.0 engine, while the Q750 StreetFighter adds a huge dollop of Whipple 2.9L Supercharged power, and both deploy a full array of Steeda's legendary handling and drivetrain upgrades, to take the Mustang's handling to a completely different level different level.

Just a dozen each of these bad boys will be made for both convertible and fastback models to bump up the sinister looks with a black-on-black exterior featuring a deep ebony exterior wrapped around a luxurious black leather interior with optional race inspired black Recaro seats.

Steeda designers added a number of elegant black-on-black styling cues including black satin painted hood accent, blacked-out headlight bezel and trim, black 20-inch Velgen VMB9 wheels with MIchelin High Performance tyres, black chrome trunk lid Steeda emblem, black windshield and fender accent graphics, black pony grille emblem, black 5.0 fender badges, Midnight Edition illuminated door sill plates, black alcantara steering wheel with black leather center stripe — to name just a few of the changes which while understated, provide a trace touch of the monster that lies beneath.

To Register your interest Contact our SSV dealer, HAYNES FORD











HIT THE LINK FOR A VIDEO :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=EkRGn3b0AFo

Created On  21 Oct 2016 19:20 in ProductsNewsSteeda UK Blog  -  Permalink
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