Monthly Archives: February 2009


Superior Handling – Steeda’s S197 Coilover System

Steeda Coil OversIf you want the best suspension system on the market today for your 2005 – 2009 Mustang, there is no doubt that you will have to include the Steeda Coilover System in your list of required improvements. Engineered to be far superior to any other adjustable or coil over suspension system available anywhere, our billet Coilover System for the S197 Mustang is the best designed, best engineered, and best manufactured system available anywhere!

While some competitive systems provide partial or no adjustment, our front coil over system is designed to use our exclusive proprietary upper strut mount kit that eliminates the weak factory upper spring perch which is prone to “popping” with increased spring rates and it provides +/- 1 degree of camber adjustment that is not available with the stock factory mount. The rear system also features ride height adjusters and accepts our coil over style spring. Included with every system we sell are our proprietary Tokico D-spec struts and shock absorbers that provide infinite simultaneous adjustment of compression and rebound.

Designed and manufactured by us under rigorous manufacturing processes that are certified by ISO/TS16949, QS-9000 & ISO 9001, our system features anodized parts for long lasting protection against oxidation and roller bearings to make adjustments a snap. Fully adjustable with a wide range of spring rates, the Steeda S197 Coilover System is THE SYSTEM used by leading and record setting racers both on the track and on the street.

A few of the key features that separate our system from the others include

  • The inclusion of a polyurethane insulator between the strut and the caster/camber plate provides for a firm – “non-bone jarring” ride quality under all conditions.
  • Roller Bearings are used for smooth and precise steering.
  • Our threaded adjuster uses a true Acme thread for higher load capacity and less chance of thread jamming/galling. Most coil-over kits from other competitors use regular screw threads and these are prone to damage from galling and dirt intrusion when trying to adjust them.
  • An integral part of this system is our ultra modular design for the caster-camber that is CNC machined for consistent, easy camber adjustment. Unlike cheap camber bolts, these plates allow for a much larger range of adjustment and remain consistent under load. While camber bolts tend to “walk” under loads changing your alignment settings and producing inconsistent handling and tire wear, our plates will hold their alignment settings under any load or condition and will allow you to add positive camber to reduce tire wear or negative camber for racing.
  • Our plates are made from nickel plated steel, not 6061 aluminum like the cheap copy cats that are not strong enough for a true coilover setup.
  • Highest range of adjustment of any system available.

Don’t settle for anything less, buy the best today! Steeda’s Coilover System is your sure way to dramatically improve the handling performance of your 2005 – 2009 Mustang.

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Nitto Performance Tires – Life in The Fast Lane

At Steeda Autosports extensive testing on the racetrack and off is a matter of life as we strive to continually bring to market the best performance parts and accessories for the Ford performance enthusiast. Tires are no exception as we exhaustively test tires from virtually all manufacturers in the quest of providing the BEST tire available at any price. Our recommendation – only Nitto Tires !

No other performance tire line-up in the market today offers the performance capabilities that Nitto Tire delivers. Highest quality, outstanding performance, and cutting edge design make Nitto Tire THE leader in the performance tire market today and is the only tire manufacturer officially recommended and fully endorsed by Steeda Autosports.

Dario Orlando, President of Steeda Autosports states: “There is a substantial difference in performance tires today, much more than the average consumer would ever think there is. You cannot buy a tire based on the brand name your father bought – instead you need the proper tire design, compound, and tire pressure that will maximize your performance driving experience. I personally have tested Nitto Tires against all competitors and have found them to be the BEST tire available anywhere. I insist that they are standard equipment on all of our serialized performance vehicles as well on my personal vehicles I drive daily.”

Nitto Tire’s commitment is best exemplified by their Mission Statement which is a reflection of their history in the automotive industry and a look into the future direction of the needs of performance car enthusiasts: “Nitto Tire is fueled by the passion of enthusiasts. We fuse technology and innovation with creativity and art – Our tires celebrate personal expression and enhance the driving experience.”

They are no stranger to the performance arena as their venture of innovation and performance back in the mid 1990s. Included in their rich history was the development of what performance enthusiast’s needed in a high performance tire – the NT555, a combination of ultra high performance, aggressive design, and a long tread life. A longtime favorite of the Ford Mustang performance market, the NT555 continues to provide drivers with superior traction and reliable handling.

Building off the success of the NT555, Nitto has now released the all-new NT05. A street tire with competition worthy performance, the NT05 is the resulting product of extensive technological development and research. Beginning with proprietary computer aided design software, Nitto’s engineers were able to create a tread pattern with a large contact patch and yet still retain wet weather performance.

While development of Nitto’s NT05 continued on some of the world’s most punishing racetracks. Compound testing was performed at the famed Nurburgring in Germany, hundreds of road courses in the United States, and ultimately at Nitto’s own test track. Thousands of street miles were driven and evaluated to illustrate Nitto’s commitment to delivering higher quality products. In addition, Nitto’s patent-pending manufacturing processes in the United States and overseas produce tires with greater uniformity and balance compared to tires produced through conventional processes.

Nitto Tire develops performance tires for all uses, including racing, off-road and street applications. Using the latest state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facilities in the United States and overseas, Nitto provides innovative and high-quality performance tires for the most demanding automotive enthusiasts.

Feel free to call the Steeda Autosports performance hotline at 954-960-0774 and talk to one of our knowledgeable Sales Representatives about ordering your set of Nitto Tires.

For more information about Nitto or its products, visit the company’s web site or contact the company directly. Nitto and Fueled by Enthusiasts are registered trademarks or trademarks of Nitto Tire U.S.A., Inc., located at 6021 Katella Ave., Ste 250, Cypress, CA 90630.

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Camp Steeda Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for for the 2009 Camp Steeda at the famed Sebring International Raceway !

Owners of Ford-powered street cars have a truly unbelievable opportunity to drive their vehicles at Sebring International Raceway, the 2009 running of Camp Steeda is scheduled for May 22nd – 24th. Hosted by Steeda Autosports and co-sponsored by SVTOA (Special Vehicle Team Owners Association), attendees will be guaranteed an exciting weekend that is designed to be educational as well as exhilarating.

There will be classroom and trackside instruction as well as lots of track time on the full 3.7 mile Sebring race track. At this event you will be able to unleash the power and performance of your vehicle in a safe, responsible, and thrilling fashion and mingle with editors from major automotive media publications as well as with other great performance enthusiasts.

Space is limited and is being filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so time is of the essence. Following are the pertinent event details:

What: Camp Steeda / SVTOA Sebring Sensation
When: May 22 – 24, 2009