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Valdosta Police Dept. Once Again Looks to Steeda for Safety & Suspension Upgrades


VALDOSTA, GA – Steeda Autosports, the world’s largest aftermarket manufacturer of Ford performance equipment, has delivered a Steeda Police Pursuit Mustang to the Valdosta Police Department. Equipped with a vast array of Steeda performance and handling upgrades, the Steeda Police Pursuit Mustang provides enhanced handling, acceleration, and durability, all with an increase in fuel economy.

“We are tremendously proud of being able to support our law enforcement professionals with the type of pursuit vehicles that they need to respond to emergency situations,” said Dario Orlando, President of Steeda Autosports. “Our marked Steeda Police Pursuit Mustangs are a bad guy’s worst nightmare.  They provide the utility needed for everyday patrol and the performance needed to overtake even the fastest violators while enabling law enforcement to end pursuits quickly and in the shortest distance possible, which translates to increased safety for the public and the officer.”

Background – Speed Matters® is more than just a slogan at Steeda – from ISO 9001:2008 Certified Engineering and Manufacturing to the creation of purpose built Steeda Police Pursuit Vehicles – our strategic intent is to provide patrol officers with vehicles that have lightning quick acceleration and unmatched handling capabilities allowing patrol officers to perform their job in the safest and most expedient manner possible.

Details – The Steeda Police Pursuit Mustang is equipped with Steeda performance parts to the exact specifications of the Valdosta Police Department. Modifications include the following pursuit rated performance enhancements:

    • Steeda Mustang Rear IRS Subframe Support Braces
    • Steeda Mustang IRS Subframe Bushing Support System
    • Steeda ProFlow Mustang Cold Air Intake
    • Steeda Mustang Fastback GT Axle-Back Exhaust System
    • Steeda Mustang Ultralite 2-Point G-Trac Brace
    • Steeda Mustang Strut Tower Brace
    • Steeda Mustang Front and Rear Sway Bar Kit

With more power and increased efficiency, the Steeda Pursuit Vehicles also provide greatly enhanced durability and are built to take on the rigors of everyday police intercept operations and emergency responses unlike any other competitive products available in the market today.

Availability – Steeda Police Pursuit Vehicles are available to all authorized police and law enforcement agencies.

About Steeda Autosports – Founded in 1988 in Pompano Beach, FL, Steeda Autorsports is the culmination of over 28 continuous years of racing history, product innovation, and continuous automotive refinement driven by a passion for performance and a love of great design. At Steeda, we share the wealth of our motorsport expertise and our ISO 9001:2008 certified processes to bring a completely new level of performance and excitement to the Ford Mustang, F150, Focus, and Fusion vehicles. More information on Steeda Autosports performance parts can be located at and vehicle specific information can be found on

Steeda Sound Delete Kit 2015-2017

IMG_3569Once again you asked for it and the Team at Steeda delivered!

We designed the Steeda Sound Delete Kit for use with the OEM induction system on the 2015+ GT Mustangs. Lots of customers choose to get rid of the factory sound tube but have no way to plug the 2 holes left as a result of removing it. This simple kit comes with a rubber cap for the intake tube and a plug for the firewall making for a clean removal.

  1. Benefit #1: Cleaner Engine Bay
  2. Benefit #2: Lifetime Warranty
  3. Benefit #3: Make in the USA

Click here for complete product information and purchasing options.


Steeda’s New S550 Ultralite Extreme Lowering Springs Are Here!

You asked, and we listened. Upon the initial release of our very first lowering spring kit for the S550 Q4 2014, many customers have been asking if/when we would release an ‘extreme’ lowering kit for those that wanted to eliminate wheel gap. The wait is now over!

Steeda Mustang Ultralite Extreme Springs – Linear (15-16 GT/V6)
Steeda Mustang Ultralite Extreme Springs – Linear (15-16 EcoBoost)

Our Ultralite Extreme Lowering Springs lower your S550 Mustang approximately 2″ in the front and rear while providing a great ride quality for every day driving or track use. These linear springs have a rate that’s 20% higher than the Performance Pack springs while also weighing in 10% lighter.

Check out the stance on our 2015 Q650 Vortech supercharged Mustang GT:




Springs are the foundation of good handling and ride quality, so start with the best springs for your 2015-2016 Ford S550 Mustang GT, V6 or EcoBoost, built by the company that specializes in vehicle dynamics and your Mustang!

Now shipping:

Steeda Mustang Ultralite Extreme Springs – Linear (15-16 GT/V6)
Steeda Mustang Ultralite Extreme Springs – Linear (15-16 EcoBoost)

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Stangs Storm Sebring International Raceway at the Track Guys Camp Steeda Driving Event

Steeda’s 15th annual Camp Steeda at Sebring International Raceway was a huge success! In collaboration with Track Guys Performance Driving Events, more than 120 participants (new drivers and seasoned drivers alike) ran the full course over the two-day event. Track Guys offers a combination of classroom education and real-world driving instruction. With four groups in total, there is sure to be a driving class suitable for everyone.

Steeda Q-650 at Sebring

We teamed up with Evan Smith from Mustang-360 to drive our stable of Steeda-equipped Mustangs throughout the event. This wouldn’t be the first time Evan got behind the wheel of our supercharged Steeda Q650 S550 – compared to last year’s event, our Q650 was now making more power (right around 700 rwhp) and was fitted with rear coilovers, refined front suspension, Hoosier slicks, big brakes and a few other upgrades. We were also really looking forward to seeing what our full-suspension 400rwhp Steeda EcoBoost S550 could do at the track, and how it stacked up against cars with twice the amount of cylinders.

Steeda Mustangs Take Over Sebring

After a few laps in our Steeda EcoBoost S550, Evan was amazed at how he was passing everyone in sight. While the power wasn’t there to pull anyone down the straights, we could close the gap under braking and we had tremendous momentum in the corners. Planting the tires with late-braking gives you a very high level of grip on initial turn-in, and we found ourselves pushing really hard – the Mustang remained composed and balanced. In just a few laps Evan passed a Corvette, a GT500, and (we believe) two GT350s.

Steeda EcoBoost S550 Leading the Pack at Sebring

The event had a wide-range of cars in attendance, from race-prepped Fox-body Mustangs to a 1993 SVT Cobra and a handful of Shelby GT350 Mustangs. Of course, there were also GT500s, Bosses, and lots of GTs.

In addition to our full line-up of Steeda IRS, chassis and drivetrain components, we also performed R&D in collaboration with RideTech on their new S550 coilovers.

For the full write-up, be sure to check out Evan’s article on Mustang-360! We’re already looking forward to Camp Steeda 2017!

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Steeda Sebring Track Guys

How’s your street cred?

Join us at Camp Steeda 2016 and you’ll be legit!

POMPANO BEACH, FL – At Steeda, we know you’re out there. You sit up on the wheel a bit more than other drivers, silently counting down from the cross-traffic caution, ready to cut the perfect light when your signal changes. On this morning, while others are merely headed to the office, you are destined to be in the Winner’s Circle!

Which sadly looks a lot like your cubicle.

Face it – your morning commute is a poor substitute for real track time.

Anyone who has driven their car at speed on a race track can tell you what a rush it is. With a bit of professional direction, man and machine become one. New skills are honed over repeated laps. Experience is gained. Confidence grows. You actually become the driver you’ve always believed yourself to be. Only better.

Time for you to level up? Don’t miss Camp Steeda 2016: our 15th annual assault on legendary Sebring International Raceway. Check into the Chateau Elan Hotel Friday, May 27th then meet fellow students, instructors and sponsor reps as we socialize. We’ll then spend Saturday and Sunday bringing you up to speed. Your two-day, go-fast boot camp addresses the tech requirements for your vehicle, ride-along instructions that combines theory with ‘seat of your pants’ experience, and ultimately, you will be cleared for take off to enjoy solo laps. And more solo laps.

Just you, your car and that glorious, twisting ribbon of asphalt. At ever increasing speeds.

You’ve already made the investment in your vehicle – time now to invest in yourself. Learn world-class driving skills from the Steeda Team and TrackGuys, right here in your own back yard. Hot laps at speed in Steeda Vehicles available at the this event to help you decide if any of this is right for you.

Join the automotive faithful at Camp Steeda 2016. Your morning commute will never be the same.

Event Registration: Complete information including dates, times, daily schedule, location, map and more:

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Steeda Sebring

About Steeda Autosports – Steeda drives the market for Ford Performance. Owners of Ford Mustang, F-150, Focus and Fusion vehicles experience the utmost in performance, handling and style with Steeda. Committed to continuous refinement of automotive part design, Steeda’s passion for performance has fueled nearly 30 years of podium finishes and product development. Steeda engineers components in-house, then manufactures them using ISO 9001:2008 Certified processes. Now available on new, turnkey Steeda Vehicles.

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The Steeda Difference: S550 Camber Plates

Our Steeda camber plates (555-8139) have the highest adjustment range on the market. For a 1” lowered car you can adjust your camber from -0.3 degrees to –2.8 degrees. That’s a 2.5 degree adjustment range and higher camber levels are available on cars lowered even further.

Our components are designed from the ground up with function in mind. Our plate thickness is 0.180” and is made of 1008 steel, and is nickel-plated to eliminate the possibility of corrosion.

The design of our camber plates really hit their stride when discussing bearing selection. Our bearings are an extremely high quality ptfe lined (Teflon) bearing. We have a strategic partnership with a US company who provides us with a custom bearing pre-load. This pre-load on the center ball allows us to keep a very low break away torque which minimizes friction in your system. Minimizing friction is important because it affects steering linearity and can also significantly alter the damping of the vehicle. Secondly, this pre-load allows us to make sure there is absolutely no chance of the ball having slop from the manufacturer, or from developing slop over time. This means our camber plates have 100% silent operation, because we hate NVH. We also back that up with a lifetime warranty.

The spherical bearing selected for this unit is rated for over 30,000 lbs statically and over 10,000 lbs dynamically – making it more than capable to handle anything the Mustang, the track or the driver can throw at it. The factory thrust bearing and spring perch are also utilized in our design. Thrust bearings are extremely important for performance applications, yes they are necessary for steering movement in a MacPherson strut but they also reduce spring friction between the spring and the perch when a spring undergoes compression. This is extremely important, spring friction induces secondary undesired spring rates and makes the force which your spring produces unpredictable and inconsistent. Utilizing the factory thrust bearings makes sure we have consistent performance every time. A second benefit of this system is the rubber-coated spring perch from the factory unit – re-using this allows us to keep the spring silent on the perch again for seamless operation. We even go so far as to laser scan the factory units to ensure perfect fitment.

Oh and don’t forget, we rigorously test all of our parts here at Steeda during our product validation phases – between our detailed FEA analysis we have achieved great results. Our Steeda camber plates are rock solid, at forces much larger than the car will ever see the camber plate only deflects 0.002”! Also here are some pictures of us testing the strength of these beautiful TIG welds. With only one weld bead our plates withstood over 40,000 lbs of force!






Check it out for yourself: Steeda S550 Mustang Camber Plates (15-16 All)

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Steeda’s S550 Mustang Clutch Spring Assist 35 lb/in – Now Available!

Your 2015-2016 Mustang comes with a 185 lb/in clutch assist spring installed from the factory. This high-rate spring is what causes such a vague and disconnected clutch pedal feel (many of you have experienced this). The clutch pedal travels in a circular arc, with the spring assist in the middle of that clutch pedal travel. The middle of that motion compresses the spring initially and then allows it to extend after the first 30 degrees of travel. The combination of a high-rate assist spring and motion of the pedal during engagement causes a non-linear and sometimes confusing pedal feel. Having a non-linear pedal feel makes it hard to modulate the clutch on your Mustang GT, EcoBoost or V6.

Steeda S550 Mustang Clutch Spring Assist 35 lb/in (15-16 All)



Many new Mustang owners have found that taking out the stock OE spring will give you somewhat similar results, but realistically the clutch becomes far too heavy especially if your Mustang is daily driven. Most owners fail to realize the prolonged effects of simply taking out your factory OE spring and not replacing it with another spring. By negating your factory clutch assist spring you will notice chatter/NVH from your clutch pedal. Your clutch pedal will never fully return to stock position without any assist spring, and over time your slave cylinder may begin leaking due to constant pressure on its seals from the clutch pedal not returning to the stock position. Avoid these problems in the future by installing our Steeda S550 Mustang Clutch Assist Spring 35 lb/in into your GT, EcoBoost or V6.

Our 35 lb/in clutch assist spring completely replaces the factory 185 lb/in assist spring. Our engineers have honed in on just the right amount of spring rate to get you the perfect clutch pedal feel you look for in a Mustang. This assist spring is manufactured from piano wire that naturally has high tensile strength and high elastic qualities. Our piano wire spring ensures a consistent spring rate and minimal sag even after repeated use. With the addition of our clutch assist spring, you will notice a much more linear feeling clutch – the reason being is that we take out much of the influence involved in your clutch pedal motion caused by the assist spring, allowing you to feel exactly what is happening with your clutch engagement.

Key Benefits:

– Improve clutch pedal engagement feel
– Modulate your clutch engagement with ease
– Piano wire construction with high tensile strength and high elastic qualities
– Consistent spring rate and minimal sag even after repeated use
– More linear clutch feel
– Complete replacement of factory 185 lb/in clutch assist spring
– Avoid slave cylinder damage due to removal of stock clutch spring
– Steeda quality, backed by a lifetime warranty

In stock and ready to ship!: Steeda S550 Mustang Clutch Spring Assist 35 lb/in (15-16 All)




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Steeda Introduces New 2016 Police Pursuit Mustangs

Featuring Dramatically Improved Handling & Performance for First Responders

Steeda’s 2016 line of Police Pursuit Mustang Concepts create the ultimate blend of speed and handling for Police, Special Service, and Government Operations.

Steeda Police Pursuit Mustang - Marked

Copyright © 2016 Steeda Autosports, Inc. All Rights Reserved – Unauthorized duplication prohibited

‘Speed Matters’ means much more at Steeda than just a slogan – that’s why we went ‘all-in’ with the Steeda Pursuit Mustangs. We know pursuit isn’t like the movies – it’s serious business and the aim is to end it quickly and safely. That means patrol officers need a vehicle with quick acceleration, stout top end, unmatched handling capabilities, and stop-on-a-dime braking abilities. We have been discretely building Marked, Unmarked and Special Service Vehicles for over 20 years for Local and State agencies, Special Forces Operations, and other Washington DC based governmental agencies, and we can easily integrate any required components to assure that our packages exceed specific agency mission requirements.

“The Steeda Police Pursuit Vehicles are tested and proven law enforcement vehicles that reflect the do-anything commitment of Law Enforcement Agencies,” said Dario Orlando, President of Steeda Autosports, “We’ve selected specific components from that have been extensively race & track-tested – leaving nothing to chance for law enforcement agents.”

Our unmarked ‘undercover series’ pursuit Mustang offers the stealthy profile important for discrete patrol or surveillance and all of our undercover vehicles are purposely void of any exterior Steeda badging or nomenclature – optimized for undercover. If you want to go heavy duty and maintain discreteness – the Steeda Undercover Pursuit Vehicle is your best choice.

Our marked ‘black & white’ pursuit Mustangs provide the high profile sometimes needed for local patrol or aggressive city or highway pursuit when it matters most.

Marked or Unmarked
Steeda Pursuit Mustangs deliver increased horsepower and torque to provide greatly enhanced acceleration and top speed when it’s needed most. Built on our Q500 and Q750 platforms, our heavy-duty track and race-tested suspension and powertrain components are specifically designed to withstand the most severe punishment the job can deliver while providing unparalleled power, handling and control. Special Nitto high-performance tires maximize grip in both dry and wet conditions.

Steeda 2016 Police Interceptor Mustang - Unmarked

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Steeda Pursuit Mustangs are made in the USA specially for police/undercover duty and can be custom built to any bid specification. They are compatible with most commercially available police equipment and specialized ballistic protection options and are built with Steeda performance parts manufactured under rigorous ISO 9001:2008 Certified Quality Standards. So, whether you’re reeling in a runner on the highway or closing fast on an urban emergency, we’ve got a Steeda Pursuit Mustang that can outperform anything else on the road today.

The Steeda Pursuit Mustangs are available immediately for sale from a select network of dealers worldwide under the Steeda Performance Vehicle Program. Be sure to check out for additional information.

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First Ever Aftermarket S550 Adjustable Camber Arms – Now Available from Steeda!

They’re finally here! Steeda’s been hard at work for over a year developing our super strong, easily adjustable camber arms for your S550 Mustang!

Steeda S550 Mustang Rear Adjustable Camber Arms (15-16 All) | 555-4122

Product Benefits
– Camber adjustment from -5 degrees to positive 2 degrees
– Increased cornering performance, more predictable handling
– Gain rear grip
– Increase vehicle reaction time
– On-car adjustability
– No increase in NVH
– Prevent uneven tire wear on lowered cars
– 10% weight reduction over stock camber arms
– Easy 45 minute install
– Made in the USA
– Lifetime warranty


Easily Adjustable
1 full turn = 9/10 degree of camber, nothing needs to be removed to adjust this part. Simply jack up the car, make your adjustment and you’re good to go! Toe will need to be adjusted with it.

Perfect Fitment
Steeda’s development process is always evolving. The factory Ford suspension was laser-scanned and developed into 3d computer models in order to ensure that our parts fit perfectly. No binding or changing of any factory suspension geometry that we didn’t originally intend!

Strength and Stability
An enormous amount of time was spent running through strength simulations of this part. With the large bend needing to clear the chassis, the adjustment sleeve is loaded in a slight bending mode – if not addressed properly this will lead to premature fatigue failure of the system. Our parts are made of heat-treated and nickel-plated 4140 steel for incredible strength and corrosion resistance. Only the highest quality spherical bearings are used, which includes a nylon-coated bearing face to prevent dirt from penetrating into the bearing and ensuring that these rod ends will never need to be replaced. Bend angles, material size and selection, adjustment methods are all engineered to handle the extreme conditions these links are exposed to.

Lowered Deflection
Delrin on one side and spherical bearing on the other rids you of the deflection that the factory bushing allows. This means better camber control in the corner. With the bushing from the factory as you go into the corner, the bushing deflects. This allows the wheel and tire to lean outward, letting the tire lose camber in the corner. This reduces grip and makes the car less predictable as you’re never sure where your camber is at any given time.

With our setup you won’t lose any camber during cornering – you will maintain ideal camber gain throughout the corner. Gain grip, have a more predictable handling experience, and the rear of the vehicle will react to inputs more quickly. This leaves the handling feeling more direct and positive while also making the car much more capable on the track! Steeda also provides these rod ends with specific preloads imparted on the bearing – this ensures the lowest amount of bind on the ball as possible and also ensures that there will never be any slop in your rod end.

No simulation is ever complete without validation! We have spent over 1 full year testing and developing these parts. These camber arms have spent time in computer simulations, laboratory tests for ultimate and fatigue strength, and have seen thousands of daily driving and track day miles on our Steeda mustangs. We aim to ensure that our final product will provide the absolute best value possible to our customers.

We have these in stock and ready to ship – our Steeda S550 camber arms fit all 2015-2016 Mustangs!

Steeda S550 Mustang Rear Adjustable Camber Arms (15-16 All) | 555-4122

Steeda’s S550 Tri-Ax Race Short Throw Shifter is Here!

Thought we just focused on suspension? Drivetrain is our forte as well!

Steeda’s S550 MT-82 Tri-Ax Race Short Throw Shifter is a full factory shifter assembly replacement for your 2015-2016 Mustang GT or EcoBoost. Our race short throw shifter eliminates all slop and deflection of the factory shifter, and still retains the factory shift knob, pull-up style reverse lockout and backup camera functionality.

Product Benefits

– 30% throw reduction
– 20% lighter than the competition
– Eliminates slop and shifter deflection
– Shift knob sits 1″ lower for ideal ‘power shifting’ position
– Top-loaded installation with adjustable springs, in-car assembly
– Retains factory pull-up reverse lockout, OE thread pitch, and back-up camera functionality
– Includes Steeda’s shifter base bushing bracket
– Precision-fit bushings for a direct positive feeling shift
– Steeda blue anodized finish
– Lifetime Steeda warranty
– Made in the USA

Steeda S550 Tri-Ax Race Short Throw Shifter – GT | 555-3717
Steeda S550 Tri-Ax Race Short Throw Shifter – EcoBoost | 555-3718



With the replacement of your factory shifter assembly with our short throw shifter, you will notice a 30% reduction in throw between gears. Our shifter assembly will also lower the shift knob by 1″, putting it in a better ‘power’ shifting position. Our Steeda S550 Mustang Tri-Ax Race Short Throw Shifter is quieter than the stock shifter during daily driving, although during race applications you may notice a slight NVH increase.



One of the great benefits to this shifter assembly is that it’s completely top-loaded. Our short throw shifter for your 2015-2016 Mustang GT or EcoBoost comes with 2 different spring set options for a fully adjustable shifting experience. The kit comes complete with 2 medium-resistance springs and 2 high-resistance springs. The Steeda Tri-Ax has adjustable return springs to fit every drivers’ preference on shifter feel. Using an offset spring tension ensures that you hit your 2nd-3rd gear change every time. Since our S550 MT-82 short shifter is top-loaded, once the base plate is mounted, you can change all of your springs, levers and other options all from inside the car without taking out the full shifter assembly!

Our Tri-Ax shifter features rigid mounting in the front and Steeda poly bushing in the rear, virtually eliminating slop and shifter deflection. With less deflection you will feel a much more direct gear change. The assembly is transmission and chassis-mounted so you don’t get the ‘walking’ affect of a fully transmission-mounted assembly, all while still gaining a more rigid shifter feel. Factory shift shaft bushings are replaced with wider, high-quality machine-finished, low-friction bushings. Tolerances are controlled up to a half thousandth of an inch to ensure OE-quality fitment, alignment and shaft actuation. These features alone make our Steeda Tri-Ax one of the most positive feeling shifters on the market today. To top it all off, our Steeda Mustang GT shifter assembly includes Dynamat sound-deadening material to close out your transmission tunnel and ensures your S550 stays as quiet as the stock assembly.



Steeda’s S550 Mustang MT-82 Tri-Ax Race Short Throw Shifter is manufactured from high-quality aircraft-grade aluminum making it 20% lighter than the competitions’ shifter assemblies. The shift lever itself on our Tri-Ax is made from heat-treated and nickel-plated 4140 steel, making it the strongest part out on the market. All hardware is stainless steel for the highest corrosion-resistance possible. Included in our kit is hardware to tighten up the factory shift knob perfectly into a locking position. These parts have been put to the test on the street and the track and are proven not to bind under extreme conditions or temperatures.



Priced competitively at $439.95 and backed by a lifetime warranty, pick-up one of our Tri-Ax shifters today and shift with confidence!

Steeda S550 Tri-Ax Race Short Throw Shifter – GT | 555-3717
Steeda S550 Tri-Ax Race Short Throw Shifter – EcoBoost | 555-3718