Thomas Ellis and His Steeda Equipped Mustang Take Gold

On April 6, 2015 at Homestead Miami Speedway, the Trans Am Series held two races with a total of 65 participating cars. The first ever Trans Am Muscle Car Challenge was held by the TA2 class, independent from the TA and TA3 100-mile Trans Am race.

Thomas Ellis led the class to the winner’s circle with his No.00 Steeda equipped Ford Mustang in the TA3 American Muscle Group. Following Ellis on the podium was Todd Napieralski in a Chevrolet Camaro and Christopher DeSalvo in a Ford Mustang.

Boss 302S Steeda Mustang

In the American Muscle Group, Ernie Francis started the TA and TA3 race out in front but was forced into the pits during the early laps, forfeiting any chance of victory. DeSalvo progressed to the lead but was quickly overcome by Ellis during lap four. By lap eight, Napieralski passed DeSalvo and all three maintained order until finish.

Ellis’ win showcases Steeda’s superior engineering and high-quality products being tested at the track under grueling and competitive race conditions.

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On another note, come join us at the 2015 Sebring Sensation hosted by Track Guys at Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Florida. Participants and spectators will be able to go for rides in a variety of Steeda serialized vehicles. Interested in putting your car to the test? Enter for a spot in the Steeda Hot Lap Challenge! There are limited spots open for intermediate and advanced drivers for this time-trial event, so head on over to trackguys.com to see which class your vehicle fits in and all other rules pertaining to this time-trial event!

If you haven’t registered for the Sebring Sensation on May 29-31, 2015, then go to motorsportred.com for all race information such as schedules, fees, and track information.

Hope to see you there!

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Steeda’s Focus ST Shifter Bracket Review

Finding a quality and reliable short throw shifter can be difficult and frustrating, especially when all of these “trial and error” shifters are causing damage to your ride. Well, consider your search over, focusrush.com has done an extensive review on the quality and installation of Steeda’s Focus ST shifter bracket.

If you’re wanting to throw shorter, but are uncertain about quality, reliability and overall function, then Steeda’s short throw shifters and shifter brackets are the way to go for your Ford Focus, Mustang, Fusion or Fiesta. Need a second opinion? Head on over to focusrush.com’s blog post and read for yourself.

Link to blog post: http://focusrush.com/blog/2015/04/07/steeda-shifter-bracket-installation-review/

Steeda Short Throw Shifter Bracket

You can visibly see the difference between the stock shifter and the Steeda Focus ST shifter as outlined in the image above. With Steeda’s Focus ST short throw shifter bracket you’re certain to get your money’s worth with easier, shorter throws, premium quality materials and American-made craftsmanship.

Check out the links below to go to your vehicle’s specific short-throw shifters/brackets!

Steeda Focus ST Short Throw Shifter (13-14)

Steeda Focus Short Throw Shifter (12-14)

Steeda Focus ST Short Throw Shifter Bracket (13-14)

Steeda Mustang Short Throw Shifters

Steeda Fiesta Short Throw Shifter (11-14)

Steeda Fusion Short Throw Shifter Bracket (06-09)

As always, Steeda’s sales team is available to answer any of your questions and guide you in equipping your car with the best shifting experience possible!

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Take Your 2015 Mustang’s Look To The Next Level

You’re sitting in your new 2015 Mustang thinking about all the modifications you want to start so that your pony will be the best on the street. And while we’re hard at work designing new parts, we’ve also been on the prowl for the best dress-up and body kits that will make your ride look as good as it sounds.

We’ve manufactured our own parts such as the 2015 hood strut kit, front splitter and pedal kits which give you superior functionality in addition to upgraded style. As always, our parts are manufactured right here in the USA, so you know you’re getting the highest-grade materials.

2015 Steeda S550 Front Splitter
Above, Steeda’s 2015 S550 Front Splitter – Street (2015 GT w/PP chin) click here.

We’ve also added some new companies to our site, and their parts are definitely worth checking out! Add race inspired front splitters from APR Performance to your Mustang GT or EcoBoost for a sleek design and increased traction.

It’s all in the tiny details when taking your 2015 Mustang from looking great to just downright jaw-dropping. You can successfully enhance these tiny details such as fuel doors, louvers and upper rear spoilers from DefenderWorx. Sticking to a track-inspired style, DefenderWorx has manufactured dress-up parts that step up your vehicle’s overall look while simultaneously being headache-free in the installation process.

DefenderWorx Mustang Pony Yellow Logo Fuel Door
Above, DefenderWorx Mustang Pony Yellow Logo Fuel Door – Black (2015 All) click here.

Have a convertible? Check out Classic Design Concepts new lightbar for the 2015 Mustang! You get that race-ready style everyone loves as well as some extra features that add to safety and chassis stiffening. Such features like an integrated interior dome light and extra brake light.

Our search for new dress-up and body kits will never be complete, but we just want to update you on some awesome products that we’ve recently added to our site.

Link to all of our 2015 Body Kits: http://www.steeda.com/2015-body-kits/

Link to all of our 2015 Dress-Up: http://www.steeda.com/2015-dress-up/

If you have any questions about the parts or need help customizing your order, Steeda’s sales team is here to help!

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2015 NMRA Bradenton – Steeda-Equipped Racer John Urist Sets Class Record!

We had a great turnout this weekend at the 2015 NMRA event at Bradenton Motorsports Park. There were plenty of racing categories such as the Street Outlaw class and the Edelbrock Renegade class, although one of our favorites was the True Street class which was actually started by Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords and Tremec back in 1995.

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If you’re looking to prove your True Street Mustang on the track, the event begins with a 30-mile escorted cruise with other True Street racers, passengers and crew members which serves the purpose of proving street-worthiness of all cars competing in the True Street class. Once the 30-mile cruise is complete, all racers head to the track for three back-to-back passes – racers aren’t allowed to work on their cars prior to racing, which also proves street-worthiness.

One of the highlights for Steeda was seeing John Urist qualify number one with a 6.86 pass at 204 mph – the quickest pass in class history! Urist had stiff competition on his heels with the next competitor making a pass at 6.88. The cloud cover broke on Sunday, and Urist’s Steeda-sponsored Mustang worked as expected to assist in running back-to-back 6.90′s to take the win! Urist is heading to the Atlanta races to continue showing the world what it takes to be a champion!

John Urist - Steeda Equipped

John Urist - Steeda Equipped

Check out our Steeda booth:

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So much love for Steeda’s 2015 Mustang wing!:

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Everyone loved our 2015 S550 Mustang IRS display which showcases OE components vs. Steeda components:

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We snapped a few photos of other vendor booths as well:

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Stay tuned for additional S550 parts rolling out of Steeda manufacturing!

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Steeda’s All New 2015 S550 Mustang Bumpsteer Kit

If you have substantially lowered your vehicle, chances are you have introduced bumpsteer. What is bumpsteer? Bumpsteer relates to changes in toe caused by suspension movement.

Every car has bumpsteer, however when you lower the vehicle you increase the amount of bumpsteer that occurs – if this becomes excessive you will begin to notice some unwanted vehicle driving characteristics.

Excessive bumpsteer is undesirable because it means the suspension is steering the car instead of the driver. If your car is lowered and has tracking issues and less predictable steering behavior, you need a bumpsteer kit!

You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your steering when you lower your vehicle, so at Steeda we’ve designed bumpsteer kits that will allow you to correct your suspension’s geometry and can do so without requiring you to drill or modify your vehicle spindle. In addition, our bumpsteer kit makes a great service replacement for your worn out, high mileage outer tie rods even if you do not have excessive bumpsteer issues.

Check out our installation video featuring our newly designed 2015 S550 kit:

If you want to refresh your outer tie rods and improve your steering, you can purchase our 2015 Bumpsteer Kit here: http://www.steeda.com/steeda-s550-mustang-bumpsteer-kit-2015-555-8133/

Don’t have a 2015 Mustang? No problem, check out our 05-14 Mustang Bumpsteer install video instead!

You can purchase our 05-14 Mustang Bumpsteer Kit here: http://www.steeda.com/steeda-mustang-bumpsteer-kit-555-8106/

As always, all of Steeda’s products are manufactured right here in the USA, so you know you’re getting the best quality materials and superior engineering!

Feel free to contact any member of Steeda’s sales team if you have any questions!

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Wheel Hop Solution: Steeda S550 IRS Subframe Bushing Support System (GT, V6, EcoBoost)

We’ve been extremely busy with product development over here at Steeda – our main focus has been a turn-key wheel hop/IRS subframe solution for the S550 and we hit the nail on the head with our IRS Subframe Bushing Support System!

Made from CNC machined, 6061 aluminum, our bushing support system gives the rear end a much more solid feel with no increase in NVH at all. The Steeda IRS subframe bushings eliminate rear subframe movement notorious in the 2015 Mustang GT, EcoBoost, and V6. A stiffened subframe allows the car to increase traction to the rear wheels and helps eliminate wheel hop.

Our Steeda IRS Subframe Bushing Support System (Part #: 555-4437) is very easy to install with basic hand tools and does not require any permanent modifications to the car.

Steeda Kit Pros:
- Helps reduce wheel hop by eliminating subframe movement, therefore giving you much better rear suspension compliance
- No permanent modifications are necessary
- Easy, 30 minute installation, can be done on jack stands in the garage
- Our kit doesn’t increase NVH at all
- Can be removed or installed in less than 30 minutes
- Completely eliminates over ½” of travel in the factory IRS subframe
- Doesn’t require a rear end alignment
- Lifetime warranty
- Track-tested at the drag strip and the road course – we are not just straight line people

Competitors’ Kit Cons:
- They make you replace the factory bushings completely with urethane or solid aluminum
- A complete removal of the IRS subframe is required; this not only takes several hours, but it’s not the easiest job for a ‘do it yourselfer’
- Other kits will increase NVH if using solid aluminum bushings or very hard urethane
- Takes hours for installation
- Although other kits may reduce wheel hop, an increase in NVH is not desirable
- You will need to re-align your car if you replace the bushings that locate the rear subframe
- No bushings carry a lifetime warranty, they will fail eventually

We’ve attached some product photos for reference – also, this kit is readily available! Steeda’s IRS Subframe Bushing Support system greatly reduces wheel hop while virtually eliminating all IRS subframe movement. When these pieces are used in conjunction with our other Steeda rear suspension components, wheel hop and subframe movement is eliminated – stay tuned as these additional rear suspension pieces will be available in the next couple of weeks.

Again, this is not a permanent modification! It can be put back to stock in under an hour as it’s very easy to install.

Before and After comparison:

Installation:

Steeda S550 IRS Subframe Bushing Support System
Steeda S550 IRS Subframe Bushing Support System
Steeda S550 IRS Subframe Bushing Support System
Steeda S550 IRS Subframe Bushing Support System
Steeda S550 IRS Subframe Bushing Support System
Steeda S550 IRS Subframe Bushing Support System
Steeda S550 IRS Subframe Bushing Support System
Steeda S550 IRS Subframe Bushing Support System

Why IRS subframe movement must be eliminated…

As you can see in the video, when completely stock, the entire rear IRS subframe assembly moves around under acceleration, braking and even more so when bangin’ gears. This is a major problem because every single rear suspension piece is connected to this subframe. So as it’s moving and vibrating, so is the rear sway bar, toe links, integral links, camber arm and lower control arm. They are all moving around violently as well so it makes it very hard for your suspension to ‘work’ and keep the tires planted on the pavement for traction. The assembly is basically fighting the car and not allowing for the suspension to work the way it was designed. This causes unwanted changes in camber and toe which will lead to unpredictable traction and control, resulting in handling issues. Steeda’s simple kit eliminates this. PERIOD.

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Steeda’s 2011-2015 MT-82 Transmission Mount Bushing Insert!

Steeda’s MT-82 Transmission Mount Bushing Insert is a must for any weekend road racer. Our Transmission Mount Bushing helps reduce transmission movement, assisting in keeping the shifter aligned with the transmission, all while reducing any chance of missed shifts. Also, it is easily able to be removed and reinstalled on track days!

This upgrade is an easy install and provides huge benefits! Just watch our video for a step by step installation:

Don’t just take our word for it, here are a few customer reviews:

“Bought this on an impulse and am definitely glad that I did. Wasn’t really experiencing inconsistent shifting very often, but I can definitely tell an improvement in shifting post-install.”

“Install was straightforward (even moreso thanks to the video) and shifting has definitely improved. Shifts feel more direct! Shipping was fast too, thanks Steeda.”

So if you want to reduce any chance of missed shifts and take advantage of an overall better alignment between your shifter and transmission, then don’t hesitate to upgrade!

As always, our Steeda sales team is here to answer any questions you may have!

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Steeda’s New 2015 Mustang Extreme G-Trac Brace!

We’re happy to announce the release of our Steeda Extreme G-Trac Brace for the 2015 Mustang! Also known as a k-member brace, this product is a direct bolt-on addition to your S550 Mustang and provides greatly improves front chassis bracing.

Our Extreme G-Trac Brace mounts close to the control arm mounts, and helps strengthen the connection between the control arm mounts, and the rear of the sub frame. This makes the load path more direct, and gives much more effective stiffening, so the suspension geometry doesn’t change during high cornering/chassis loads. This brace is manufactured from super strong chrome moly, alloy steel tube, making it over twice as strong as any mild steel offering.

Take a closer look at the Extreme G-Trac Brace below (installed on one of our test cars)!

Steeda Extreme G-Trac Brace 2015 MustangAlso watch our installation video for a step-by-step guide so you can install the Extreme G-Trac Brace at home!


You can purchase the 2015 Mustang Extreme G-Trac Brace here!

As always, our Steeda sales team is available to answer any of your questions.

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SCCA Homestead Majors: Steeda Equipped Racers Place in Winners Circle

Homestead-Miami Speedway hosted the Palm Tree Winter Majors this past weekend which officially marked the start of a two-part Florida tour that begins the SCCA U.S. Majors 2015 season. This is the first time a Majors event has been held at this speedway and the Sunshine state lived up to its expectations by providing clear and dry weather, ideal for racing.

Despite the difficult 2.3 mile track, lap records fell in almost all of the seven race classes. This just gives you a glimpse of some of the amazing talent that competed at this event. With stiff competition, it was an obstacle for drivers to get out ahead, but Thomas Ellis, a Steeda equipped driver, prevailed and earned his way to the podium!

Boss 302S Steeda Mustang

Thomas Ellis, driving his Boss 302S Steeda Mustang, came in second place in the T1 class this past Saturday! Ellis placed on the podium yet again on Sunday with a third place win in an even more rigorous 20 Lap race.

Check out Thomas’ Steeda equipped Mustang below!

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Tom Ellis was also in attendance and took two first place finishes in American Sedan in his Steeda Mustang!

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SCCA Homestead Majors

The Palm Tree Winter Majors was a total success and a Steeda sponsored Mustang in the winners circle for both Saturday and Sunday’s races was just icing on the cake!

These wins solidify Steeda’s top rankings in S197, New Edge, SN95 and Fox Body suspension for the past three consecutive decades, leaving competitors in the dust! The 2015 Majors tour has definitely started out on the right foot and we can’t wait to follow the rest of the season to see what happens next! Can you?

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Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords Feature: 2014 Steeda Q650 Ford Mustang GT

Do you crave increased horsepower, refined steering response and control with gripping tires and suspension, and an overall impressive feel and neutral balance on your Mustang? Let us satisfy your craving with our lineup of Steeda Q-series Ford Mustangs. 2014 Steeda Q650 Ford Mustang GT We’ve equipped our 2014 Steeda Q650 Mustang GT with a Vortech V-3 supercharger system, Steeda cold air intake, Steeda axle-back exhaust for amplified power and sound – just to name a few. We added extra control for all that power by shortening braking distances with a 14-inch four-piston brake kit in front and a 13-inch kit for the rear. Paired with asphalt gripping 275/40/20 Nitto NT-05 tires and Steeda ST-R 20×9.5 wheels up front and Nitto 315/35/20 NT-05s with Steeda ST-R 20×11 wheels in the rear, this gives our Q650 Mustang the power, control, and style it needs. 2014 Steeda Q650 Ford Mustang GT The modifications don’t stop there, we’ve added all of the components for a desired suspension that lowers the Q650 for a smoother ride and flat handling in the corners. We achieved visual bang on this 14’ Mustang with a Ford Racing front splitter, a Steeda rear wing, a Steeda Sidewinder stripe, and a blackout treatment for the hood. The interior follows suite for an upgraded feel with a Tri-Ax shifter and billet shift knob, Steeda badging, and Steeda embroidered floor mats. 2014 Steeda Q650 Ford Mustang GT Our 2014 Steeda Q650 Ford Mustang balances aggressive power, enhanced control, and sleek style in a harmonious package that turns heads and leaves competitors to fall by the wayside. Want to know what it’s like behind the wheel of this 14’ Mustang? Evan Smith recounts his adrenaline enticing trip to Mustang Week in South Carolina in this 14’ Mustang in his “2014 Ford Mustang Steeda Q650 – Street Smart, Track Deadly” article on mustangandfords.com. Raving over the magnified power and smooth drive with the classic yet mean style this Pony offers is just where he starts. He elaborates on different specs that you have to read to believe. Click here for a direct link to Smith’s article: http://www.mustangandfords.com/featured-vehicles/1412-2014-ford-mustang-steeda-q650-street-smart-track-deadly/#ixzz3O9dAdnCi

2014 Steeda Q650 Ford Mustang GT

As always, Steeda’s sales team is available to answer any questions you may have.

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