Yearly Archives: 2009

Steeda Edge Sport – A Class of Its Own

Steeda Autosports has once again risen above the bar and crossed the boundaries of the ever growing crossover vehicle market by creating the Steeda Edge Sport, establishing a whole new breed in the process. The Steeda Edge Sport is the perfect answer to those that want to have it all. This vehicle provides unparalleled quality, superior technology, exquisite performance and unique styling to compliment the practicality inherent in a crossover vehicle. Those with an active lifestyle need not compromise or settle for something less. Form, function and fun all merge with the Steeda Edge Sport.

Utilizing the solid Edge platform that Ford Motor Company has developed, and drawing upon over two decades of experience in working closely with Ford Motor Company and its products, Steeda took the Ford Edge to a level never seen before in the marketplace – creating a crossover vehicle that is worthy of the Steeda name – The Steeda Edge Sport. This latest offering demonstrates why Steeda is the industry leader and also in a class of its own.

This customized version of America’s best-selling crossover is available with many appearance modifications, including 22-inch polished aluminum rims, a stylish 8-piece body kit, blackout headlamps and tail lamps, a dark brushed interior center stack and bold contrast stitching on the shift knob and steering wheel. Inside this highly-crafted showpiece, leather seats and billeted trim deliver increased comfort and an amped-up attitude that create balanced synergy between the driver, vehicle and the open road.

The Steeda Edge Sport also offers a host of performance modifications, fine-tuned as only Steeda can deliver, including added power and sportier handling. Such results in a vehicle that responds remarkably to driver input without hesitation, and which delivers road-hugging stability and sportiness not before available in a crossover vehicle. Supplementing with flair and panache, unique Steeda exterior graphics let the whole world know that this Steeda Edge Sport is something quite special –
a Steeda. Go with the brand you know and trust, make a statement, be in a class of your own.

Each Steeda Edge Sport vehicle will be custom built to your particular specifications to satisfy your individual needs. The standard package includes a Ford Edge SEL AWD, with a 3.5L Duratech V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. Options include the following:

Steeda Sport Edge Specs

  • 22″ bright polished aluminum wheels
  • 8 piece body kit
  • Unique headlamp / tail lamp blackout treatment
  • Contrast stitching on shift knob and steering wheel
  • Dark brushed center console trim

Powertrain

  • Steeda cold air intake with cool-tube technology
  • Steeda throttle body spacer
  • Magnaflow cat-back exhaust system
  • Steeda/SCT custom performance tune

Chassis

  • Steeda sport springs
  • Steeda front and rear swaybars
  • Steeda strut tower brace
  • Tokico shocks and struts

Brakes

  • Brembo 6 Piston Brake Kit w/ 15″ two piece rotors

Tires

  • 285/30-22 Nitto Invo High Performance Tires

Exterior

  • Steeda graphics package

Interior

  • Steeda custom leather interior
  • Steeda billet interior trim pieces

The Steeda Edge Sport is a fine addition the existing full line of Steeda performance vehicles. From our world class Steeda Q-Series of high performance Mustangs, the Steeda Focus, and the Steeda Fusion, aficionados of Ford vehicles need not look any further for their automotive performance needs. Each vehicle underscores the commitment that Steeda Autosports has made to consistently deliver the best possible performance and value to the Ford performance enthusiast.

Visit: www.steedaedge.com for more information about the Steeda Edge Sport and performance parts developed exclusively for the Ford Edge.

Visit: www.steedaedge.com for more information about the Steeda Edge and performance parts developed exclusively for the Ford Edge.

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Introducing Steeda 2010 Mustang Front Splitter

The all new Steeda front splitter for the 2010 Mustang GT offers a distinctive and bold accent to the front of your new Mustang while dramatically improving vehicle front end aerodynamics. Our new front splitter retains some of the key functionality and flow that is incorporated into our 2005-2009 front fascia. Not only is Steeda’s front splitter for 2010 a great aesthetics addition to your new Mustang, but it will help to improve high speed vehicle dynamics. These enhancements in handling and styling will separate your Mustang from all other 2010 Mustangs on the road today!

The 2010 Steeda front splitter is designed to redirect airflow to the side of the vehicle instead of letting it flow underneath the vehicle, and effectively limit the air flow that would flow and get trapped underneath the vehicle, virtually eliminating high speed front end lift. The splitter places more aerodynamic force at speed on the front tires and provides improved cooling flow of air into the lower grille opening for improved cooling airflow into the radiator. It establishes a cleaner overall aerodynamic appearance and gives your high speed performance and stability a dramatic improvement.

Steeda’s front splitter is designed to be an easy direct bolt on to the lower front bumper of 2010 Mustang GT models.

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10th Annual Steeda Stampede – October 17th, 2009

Steeda StampedeSteeda Autosports is proud to announce the 10th Annual Steeda Stampede! Annually one of the biggest events that we host at our Pompano Beach facilities, this year’s Stampede is set for October 17, 2009 and is guaranteed to be bigger and better, with more cars, enthusiasts, and excitement than ever before!

Starting at 8:00 a.m. and concluding at 2:30 p.m., the 2009 Stampede will include a live DJ, a barbeque lunch, and a multitude of cars on display for everyone to admire and envy. With thousands of dollars in give-a-way promotions, almost everyone is guaranteed to walk away with something special.

In keeping with demand and expectations, Frank’s Garage will once again be open to all and will have some extraordinary products to enable you to upgrade your ride at deeply discounted prices. Items will include new and used parts, slightly scratched items, and those simply targeted for inventory reduction. Certainly there will be something for everyone’s need for speed!

Many awards will be given out during the course of the Stampede in acknowledgment of those vehicles that stand above others as being “best of show.” Additionally, for those in attendance that are inclined to show the power that their pony possesses, there will be a Dyno Pull Contest. For a mere $45 participation fee, you will be provided two separate dyno pulls, and the vehicle with the highest horsepower will receive a very special award.

So mark your calendar, and remember these event detail:

  • Date: Saturday, October 17th, 2009
  • Location: Steeda Autosports Headquarters, Pompano Beach, Florida
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Price: $15 for pre-registrants / $20 on day of event
  • FREE 2009 Steeda Stampede T-Shirt and goodie bag with registration!
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Attend the Steeda Stampede – and experience the Steeda Difference!

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2010 Mustang Steeda Tri-Ax Now Available

Over the years we have earned a reputation for designing, engineering, and building a performance line of shifters that provides for sure – crisp shifts, precise actions, and a certain “feeling” in your hand that makes you realize that you are in complete control of your powertrain. By incorporating over 20 years of race-proven technology, and using state-of-the-art materials and costly machining techniques, the Steeda Tri-Ax® shifter has earned it’s reputation for being the shifter of choice by those that are in the know.

Often imitated but never truly duplicated, the Tri-Ax® is the original and best line of short throw shifters available for your vehicle. Endurance tested to perform perfectly for over one million shifts, The Tri-Ax® is one cog-swapper that will never let you down and is right on the cutting edge of shifting technology. Designed, engineered, and made in the USA – there is no better shifter available – Period!

Even the United States Government has recognized the unique superiority of the Tri-Ax® by granting a U.S. Utility Patent on our design. The Steeda Tri-Ax® is your guarantee of short throws, precise action, and extreme engineering designed to prevent damage to your transmission under daily driving or adverse hard usage on the street, track, or strip. With many exclusive features like two-position handle height, and calibrated internal spring tensions, you have all the mechanical help available to ensure that you never miss a gear.

Do not make the mistake of buying a lesser grade shifter from other manufacturers – then realizing that you should have had purchased a Tri-Ax®. With more Tri-Ax® shifters in the market than any other performance brand when did you ever hear anyone complain about a Tri-Ax® shifter ?

Today’s Tri-Ax® shifter is an evolutionary product that contains many great features/benefits including – depending upon it’s specific application:

  • A 100% Full Lifetime Warranty
  • Pivot ball and lever constructed from 1-piece billet steel with a design that affords greater stiffness front-to-back than competing round shafts
  • Factory steel mounting rail replaced with a substantial billet aluminum bar for more positive positioning
  • Upgraded rear mounting bushings are supplied to further reduce deflection under hard shifting
  • Offset-preload coil springs that find the right gear every time so you won’t miss a shift
  • Multi position adjustable heights
  • Fewer moving parts to wear or break down
  • Extreme heavy duty construction – no welds, stampings, or castings to break
  • Grade 8 and stainless steel hardware
  • Nickel plated pivot shaft that won’t rust or stain
  • No complicated, unnecessary adjustments unlike competitive designs
  • Compact tower design that is easier to install
  • Exclusive BootGuard to prevent damage to factory rubber inner boot
  • A more comfortable hand position than any other short throw shifter
  • Smooth, confident, precise shifting technology

Put a Tri-Ax in your car and you will immediately “feel” the difference.

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Swaybars – The Steeda Difference

It is no secret that if you want to take your vehicle’s handling to a higher level of performance, you have to upgrade key components of your vehicle’s suspension system.

One key component in a vehicle’s suspension system that is often overlooked by most enthusiasts is the vehicle’s sway bars.

At Steeda Autosports, we take the development and refinement of a vehicle’s suspension system very seriously and have spent countless engineering and development hours to bring to market the very best sway bars available today. ‘Track Tested and Street Smart’, our sway bars are equally at home on your street driven vehicle or on the racetrack, they simply have no equal in the industry today.

Designed and manufactured exclusively by Steeda Autosports in the USA under strict ISO 9001-2000 standards, they withstand the rigors of high performance racing and yet exhibit excellent NVH characteristics, so you get the performance and handling benefits you want without degrading ride quality.

What is a sway bar and how does it work?

A sway bar is a suspension component that connects opposite (left/right) wheels together through short lever arms that are in turn linked by a main steel bar component called the torsion spring. A sway bar works by increasing the suspension’s roll stiffness — the resistance of the vehicle to roll in a turn its resistance to roll in turns, that is independent of the vertical movement of the vehicle by it’s springs.

A sway bar is made from a specially constructed and bent U-shaped piece of steel that connects to the vehicle’s body at two key mounting points, and then is also connected to the appropriate left and right hand portions of the lower suspension member. If the left and right wheels move together, the bar just rotates about it’s mounting points and does not bend. If the wheels move relative to each other, the bar is subjected to torsion and is forced to twist. It is this twisting motion that the bar resists through its stiffness and acts to reduce the amount of lean by the vehicle. Many factors affect how a sway bar performs including:

  • The specific metal selected for the bar (type and composition of steel, it’s thickness, etc).
  • The inverse of the length of the lever arms (i.e., the shorter the lever arm, the stiffer the bar)
  • The geometry of the mounting points
  • The sway bar’s mounting and isolation points

Aggressive street and racing sway bars provide for individual adjustment of the lever arms, allowing the stiffness of the sway bar assembly to be modified by adjustments that increase or reduce the length of the lever arms. This adjustment permits the roll stiffness to be tuned for different race or competition situations without replacing the entire bar. The stiffer the bar, the more force required to move the left and right wheels relative to each other. The end result is that this increases the amount of force required to make the body roll.

Not all swaybars are made the same

Not all sway bars available in the market today are the same – as a matter of fact there are some aftermarket sway bars that can dramatically cause a negative affect on your vehicle’s handling or not deliver the desired outcome you want. Most sway bars available today are made from a solid round bar whose ends are smashed flat and drilled for mounting holes. The drastic change to the cold formed material creates many small microscopic stress fractures. Experienced metallurgists will tell you that whenever you do that, you effectively destroy the structural integrity of the material thereby creating a potentially weak spot or a potential future point of failure.

The Steeda solution

Steeda Autosport’s Sway Bars are designed and made in the USA in our facility under our very strict ISO 9001-2000 quality control process using the very best available materials. We do not take ANY shortcuts or compromise on anything. Our design and manufacturing processes are superior to any other product commercially available today because we employ a proprietary manufacturing process that ensures consistent quality. Our sway bar ends are precision machined out of an exceptionally strong proprietary material and then is mated with a weld joint that structurally bonds the two parts together it actually is stronger then the solid bar itself.

As you can see for yourself, making the swaybar is much more complicated than most people think, but critical to the overall success of the part and how it performs when installed in your vehicle. Ensuring that the swaybar has the proper load and torsion capabilities is critical in ensuring that the end result provides the very best chassis dynamics – an integrated harmonic part of the overall vehicle performance. This is where Steeda also has a major competitive advantage because we extensively perform CAD analysis that is supplemented by rigorous on-track testing to ensure the highest level of performance you can expect.

The final word

When Ford performance enthusiasts discuss chassis dynamics, it will not take long for the name Steeda Autosports to come into the conversation – and with very good reason. Dario Orlando, a racer who got his start manufacturing components exclusively for Ford Mustangs, founded the company over twenty years ago on the premise of engineering and manufacturing the very best products possible for the discerning Ford performance enthusiasts.

If you want the ultimate in suspension upgrades for the street, track, or strip – look no further than Steeda Autosports. We are the Number One in Ford performance parts and vehicles and have won more races and set more track records than all of our competitors combined!

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SteedaTV Video Contest

SteedaTV is proud to announce a special contest for those with a video camera and a desire to win $250 worth of Steeda produced performance parts and accessories. Open to everyone that submits a video to SteedaTV during the month of July, 2009, the most interesting, educational, or entertaining video that showcases performance vehicle experiences at the track, dragstrip, or on the street are eligible for a grand prize of $250 worth of performance equipment that Steeda Autosports produces.

Submit interesting videos that you shot at the dragstrip, on the track, or on the street that showcases cool vehicle shots, models with your car, driving scenarios, Steeda testimonials, or even part installations. The choice is yours to be creative and unusual and stand out from the crowd so that you can win!

The Rules

You must upload your video to SteedaTV no later than 11:59 pm EDST on July 31, 2009 to be eligible. Entries limited to two videos per person. Videos must feature only Steeda or other Ford Motor Company based vehicles as the principal/highlighted vehicle. One winning video will be selected based on it’s popular ratings on SteedaTV, the number of time the video has been viewed by others, and opinions of the staff at SteedaTV. Prize must be claimed by September 1, 2009.

Be creative, be informative, be unusual – the choice is yours to show us and others what you can do.

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The Legal: You must obey any and all traffic rules and laws and use extreme care in the filming of your video so that you do not endanger yourself or anyone else during filming. Steeda Autosports does not condone any unsafe driving behaviors or driving that may result in unsafe conditions or the potential or actual injury or harm to anyone or anything. Those videos that exhibit extreme danger or reckless driving behaviors will not be eligible for the contest.

2010 Steeda Sport Edition Mustang

While work is progressing at a feverish pace for the upcoming launch of the 2010 Steeda Q-Series Mustang, we have been flooded with requests from those that just cannot wait wanting us to make available a special “Steeda-ized” version of the 2010 Mustang. To respond to these many requests, we are proud to announce the immediate availability of the 2010 Steeda Sport Edition Mustang.

Using a donor 2010 Mustang GT as a sound foundation to build upon, the Steeda Sport Edition provides for an immediate injection of power and increased handling that only the Team at Steeda Autosports can provide. With a MSRP of just $6,995 (not including the cost of the Mustang GT), the Steeda Sport Edition elevates the overall vehicle’s performance to an entirely new level of performance.

Equipped with a bevy of Steeda performance parts made especially for the 2010 Mustang, the 2010 Steeda Sport Edition includes the following special equipment:

  • Steeda hood paint treatment
  • Steeda sidewinder stripes
  • Steeda underdrive performance pulleys
  • Steeda performance air cleaner
  • Steeda Sport Springs
  • Steeda Billet Lower Control Arms
  • Steeda Spyder Wheels-Chrome (20×9.9 front and 20×11 rear)
  • Nitto NT05 High Performance Tires
  • Steeda Sport Shifter

With increased power and improved handling and overall vehicle driving dynamics, the Steeda Sport edition builds on the over 20 year heritage that Steeda Autosports has done upgrading the performance of America’s original pony car – the Ford Mustang. Call the Steeda Autosports hotline on 954-960-0774 and talk to one of our highly experienced Performance Sales Associates for additional information on how you can make your 2010 Mustang into a Steeda Sport today!

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Racer Spotlight – Tom Ellis

Regular readers of our Steeda News releases have heard about the many on-track racing accomplishments of Tom Ellis. For the last five years, Tom has been one of our hottest drivers piloting his #51 Steeda Q in the SCCA American Sedan Series. Now it is time to get up close and personal with Tom with our very first Video Enthusiast Spotlight. Learn how Tom got started in racing. What Tom and Dario Orlando have in common, and what Tom really thinks about his Steeda Mustang…

Up close and personal, this Video Enthusiast Spotlight is one definitely worth your time to watch. You can find it by clicking:

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Steeda 2010 Mustang On-Track Testing

Rest assured that Steeda Autosports is hard at work developing and refining the 2010 Mustang to be the best Steeda Q-Series Mustang ever. Attendees at the recent 2009 Camp Steeda, held at the Sebring International Raceway in Florida, saw it for themselves that weekend as we had two 2010 Mustangs in “regular street clothing” testing a variety of new components that will be standard on our 2010 Steeda Q-Series. Covertly disguised to resemble regular 2010 Mustangs, these developmental mules were there on a mission to test under severe track conditions exactly how our parts will perform once we formally release the 2010 Q-Series. It is all part of our ISO 9001-2000 developmental process that uses advanced computer simulation and on-track testing to provide you the acceleration, braking, confidence, and all around performance you have come to expect from us.

Unlike most other tuners in the aftermarket that just re-badge parts they buy from others and then sell them as their “own”, at Steeda Autosports we take everything very seriously. Not only do we design, engineer, and manufacturer our own parts, but we test them in the most brutal way we can find – on the race track. And the development of the 2010 Steeda Q Mustang is no different, as we have done for over 20 years, we are continuing our engineering refinement to make the 2010 Steeda Q the best ever to pound the pavement, blast down the quarter mile, or win at the racetrack.

For those that were not lucky enough to make it to Sebring and see our testing in person, we had the video cameras running and captured some screens from the track. (Keep in mind when you watch this video, that the vehicle is in “regular street clothing” and does not have our proprietary new body kit or spoilers). You can see this video on SteedaTV.

Our work is progressing on our 2010 Q-Series, and to date, it is exceeded the original expectations we had. Currently, we offer more parts for the 2010 Mustang than any other company – and we are developing more. Look for a formal announcement about the 2010 Steeda Q-Series in the near future….it will be worth the wait.

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The Steeda Garage – Performance Makeovers

Does your Mustang need a performance makeover? Is the thought of buying a new Mustang and outfitting it to your tastes economically out of your reach? In these difficult economic times, we have a stimulus package that is really stimulating. The experts at The Steeda Garage can make your present Mustang perform much better and at the fraction of the cost of a new Mustang. No matter if you have a bone stock Mustang, a Shelby GT or GT500, or any Roush Mustang that some Jack may have sold you – at Steeda Autosports, we can dramatically improve the performance of ANY Mustang. With our technical experience and vast array of performance parts and accessories we have developed, we can add that special performance upgrade better than the people that originally built your car and at a fraction of the cost of a new vehicle.

Need an improvement in how your car handles? Need a dramatic boost in power that will not destroy your engine? How about a set of Steeda Wheels and Nitto tires that will reduce your unsprung weight and provide unbelievable grip? Or add dramatic styling change with the addition of a Steeda aerodynamic facia and race wing, or a 3D Carbon Boy Racer Body kit – either way, we have the parts and the real expertise to make your ride the envy of everyone. Before you know it, your need for speed will be fully satisfied and your Mustang will be better than new!

No matter what your needs are, the Steeda Garage with our champion race mechanics, is your one stop source for all the high performance and styling needs. Services provided include the following upgrades / modifications:

  • Performance Power Packs
  • Suspension
  • Brakes
  • Steeda Wheels
  • Nitto Tires
  • Chassis Stiffening packages
  • Cooling
  • Appearance
  • Graphics and Styling
  • Drivetrain
  • Engine
  • Exhaust
  • Fuel & Induction
  • and much more !

Contact us for a detailed price quote for the services you need to re-create your ride. We can even arrange nationwide transportation to and from your location for your modifications. All of our work and performance parts are covered by a full warranty – so why wait?

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