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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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!
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)!
Also 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.
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!
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!
Tom Ellis was also in attendance and took two first place finishes in American Sedan in his Steeda Mustang!
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?
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. 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. 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. 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
As always, Steeda’s sales team is available to answer any questions you may have.
We’ve been busy here at Steeda Autosports developing new parts for your 2013 to 2014 Focus ST! Steeda’s Ram Air Intake Scoop allows your intake to receive the most direct and non-turbulent air straight from the front of the car. The more direct induction of air creates lower air inlet temperatures, resulting in horsepower and torque increase.
Unlike our competitors’ products, the Steeda Ram Air Intake Scoop is far superior in that it allows for a more natural “velocity effect,” in which air flows from a large opening to a smaller entrance in the intake – resulting in direct, free flowing, and cooler air. This part is also made right here in the USA!
Check out our detailed installation video for a more in-depth look, especially if you’re planning on installing this part yourself:
Here’s a link directly to the product: http://www.steedafocus.com/parts/steeda-focus-st-ram-air-intake-scoop-555-3196 – Steeda, Speed Matters
The aggressive 460 horsepower Q450 Enforcer Steeda Mustang with 442 lbs.-ft of torque and 1.03G of lateral grip can now be yours using the specified Steeda parts offered by Summit Racing.
2014 Steeda Mustang
Designed for power-hungry enthusiasts, the Q450 doesn’t disappoint, this beast gives you the most muscle for your money and then some. Control and power is a dynamic duo essential for leaving competition by the wayside, so the huge horsepower gains are balanced out with precision-engineered suspension and chassis.
So why not convert your 2013-2014 5.0L Mustang into the powerful Q450 Steeda Mustang? Summit Racing carries the following parts from the Steeda Q450 build:
Rodney is a Mustang builder & road racer with multiple SCCA series championships, and 70-plus podium finishes. He is a Daytona International Speedway track record holder. Over 20 years of performance experience.