Motovicity Ticket to Ride – Ford Mustang Build Part 2


The Mustang with its live axle, has independent springs and dampers.  The KW rear damper has a stainless body and interestingly has a bump stop on the shock body.  An OEM style dust cover is used which is handy for all season durability.  It is hard to see but the compression adjuster is a star wheel in a slot above the lower spring eye. The springs have a ride height adjustable perch which is needed for adjusting corner weights.  The tender spring helps inside wheel cornering traction by pushing down and  helping the lightly loaded inside wheel keep in contact with the pavement.  On a live axle car this can help a lot.  The spring seats are hard anodized for corrosion resistance.
The KW spring pack sits in the stock spring location perfectly.
The compression adjuster is found in the lower shock eye.  It is normally covered by this plastic dust shield.
The rebound adjuster is on the top of the shaft.  The KW shock has a shorter body so the car can sit lower without losing bump travel.  On the front struts, the shock bump stops are progressive MCU types with an integrated dust cover. We love MCU bumpstops, the soft material gives a progressive limit to the end of the shock travel which is less likely to upset the balance when cornering in bumpy turns.
The shock is in place.  We find it hard to believe that Ford did not e-coat the axle housing just leaving it in rusty bare steel.  Not only is this very yucky looking, we don’t know how this could pass OEM level durability testing.
The Whiteline Anti-Squat Correction Bracket (part# KBR37) lowers the rear mount of the trailing links.  This eliminates pro squat in the rear suspension geometry and changes it to a slight amount of anti squat.  This really helps the car find traction out of the hole and on corner exit.  The Whiteline trailing arms (part# KTA140) are urethane bushed and are adjustable in length so you can set the differential’s pinion angle on a lowered car.

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