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Stop The Hop With Steeda’s 2015 Mustang Differential Bushing Inserts

Here at Steeda, we’ve been hard at work developing new upgrades for your S550, and we’re really excited about our two innovative differential bushing inserts!

Let’s first introduce the Adjustable Urethane Differential Bushing Insert System! When our engineers sat down to design this kit, we had to come up with a way to increase performance without sacrificing an ounce of drivability, all while keeping the car quiet.

Unlike our competitors’ kits that will absolutely increase NVH (noise, vibration, harshness), take 3-4 hours to install and force you to permanently modify the rear IRS suspension with a sawzall, Steeda’s does not! Our kit installs in under 1 hour, adds ZERO increase in NVH, is adjustable and can be easily removed – it simply doesn’t get any better than this!

Minimize pinion angle changes, increase traction, eliminate wheel hop and differential deflection with Steeda’s new kit. Made from high-strength urethane to our exact specifications and durometers, our kit comes with 2 different bushing options – red ‘street’ 80 durometer bushings and our black ‘performance’ 90 durometer bushings. Both bushing options will increase performance with no increase in NVH, a Steeda-exclusive.

Steeda’s kit adds the strength and support the OEM bushings need to perform the way our customers intended. Once again, this is not a permanent modification – there is no drilling, cutting or pressing required. Simply loosen and remove a couple bolts and this kit installs in less than 1 hour. Bushings are included for both the front and rear differential mounting locations in addition to grade 10.9 hardware with zinc-plated washers.

steeda differential bushing inserts - urethane Steeda S550 Mustang Adjustable Differential Bushing Insert System – Urethane (2015 All)


We also knew we needed a kit for the hardcore racers out there! So our Aluminum Race Differential Bushing Insert System is made in-house from billet 6061 aluminum, this is not a permanent modification – there is no drilling, cutting or pressing required. Simply loosen and remove a couple bolts and this kit installs in less than 1 hour. Aluminum bushings are included for both the front and rear differential mounting locations in addition to grade 10.9 hardware with zinc-plated washers.

Please note: This is a race-only part. It will increase NVH and gear noise.

Aluminum Race Differential Bushing Inserts Steeda S550 Mustang Race Differential Bushing Insert System – Aluminum (2015 All)


For those of you that would like a complete one-stop shop street to full race kit which provides interchangeability options for both urethane and aluminum bushing inserts, we have the perfect combo kit. For the small amount more the Steeda kit will cost you, you will be saving so much more on labor (over 3 hours) when comparing to competitors’ kits. Here’s a link to our combo kit 555-4442.

Steeda S550 Mustang Differential Bushing Insert System - Street to Full Race Combo Kit (2015 All) Steeda S550 Mustang Differential Bushing Insert System – Street to Full Race Combo Kit (2015 All)


Check out our comparison video where we put our Steeda S550 Mustang Differential Bushing Insert Systems to the test:

You can purchase the Steeda S550 Mustang Adjustable Differential Bushing Insert System – Urethane (2015 All) by clicking here.

Or you can purchase the Steeda S550 Mustang Adjustable Differential Bushing Insert System – Aluminum (2015 All) by clicking here.

If you want the complete Steeda S550 Mustang Differential Bushing Insert System – Street to Full Race Combo Kit (2015 All), then click here.

Here at Steeda, we welcome competition. Why? Because it continually pushes us to be better and ultimately provide the best end-product for you our customers.

Our Steeda sales team is always glad to assist you with any questions that you may have.

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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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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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New Product Release: Steeda Focus ST Ram Air Intake Scoop (13-14)

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

Steeda Developing 2015 Mustang Parts

Steeda Autosports – the largest independent manufacturer of performance parts for Ford vehicles is actively involved in the ongoing development of performance parts and accessories for the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang. For this all-new platform, we are developing comprehensive suspension system enhancements, chassis stiffening components, and engine upgrade components (tunes and cold air intakes) that will further enhance the overall vehicle ‘s performance without compromising the vehicle dynamics. All of our development work is being done under strict ISO 9001:2008 Globally Certified Processes – ensuring that purchasers of our parts get the highest quality level possible with the maximum amount of performance gain.

2015 Mustang Parts

Our plan is to have a complete array of parts available when the 2015 Mustang is available for initial sale – so that way those lucky individuals that get the first cars will not have to wait for a 2015 Mustang Cold Air Intake or a 2015 Mustang Performance Tune. If your desire is for handling enhancements, no need to worry because we will have your back covered with a complete array of 2015 Mustang Suspension upgrades including 2015 Mustang Lowering Springs, 2015 Mustang Chassis Stiffening components, 2015 Mustang Bumpsteer Kits, and much more. For those that are more inclined to track or drag race their car, rest assured that we will have the most complete product offerings to beef up the 2015 Mustang independent rear suspension (IRS) so that no matter how much power your 5.0 makes, nothing will break.

For 2015 Mustang wheels we are working on a complete line of fitments that will allow you to run wider Nitto tires for improved traction and grip. Want a 2015 Mustang exhaust kit with reduced back pressure and enhanced sound, we will have that too! From 2015 Mustang Brakes, 2015 Mustang Shifters, to 2015 Mustang Power Packs, you can count on Steeda to be YOUR source for all 2015 Mustang Performance Parts.

Track Tested Focus ST Parts

South Georgia Motorsports Park was the site for the season kickoff for the SCCA Dixie Region Auto X time trials. Cold and wet weather in the morning eventually cleared for sunny and near perfect conditions the rest of the day – an excellent opportunity for our Steeda Autosports specially prepared 2013 Focus ST to show exactly what it can do on a tight and extremely challenging autocross circuit.

At Steeda Autosports, we are continually testing the products we design, engineer, and manufacture under a wide variety of conditions – on the street, on the race track, at the drag strip, and even on autocross circuits. “Real World” testing like this at a variety of different venues provides us the opportunity to further validate the performance of our products, to do valuable durability testing, and also to ensure that the products we offer live up to our expectations as well as the expectations of our customers.

Our core DNA dictates that we continually push the boundaries of performance everyday because our customers expect nothing less. While plenty of aggressive testing has been done to some of these components we know we need to push it even further. “We needed to really hammer some of these parts,” explained Scott Boda, Steeda’s Director of Manufacturing. “While most of our customers will never put their cars through some of the testing we do, we know that somewhere, there are die-hard gear heads that will push performance limits and we want them to have confidence in their Steeda performance parts”.

At the event we were testing several new motor mounts and a couple other new key suspension components that have great promise for raising the bar of Focus ST performance even higher. With just 3 passes on the Steeda Focus ST we were able to cover the track in a blistering time of just 52 seconds, allowing the ST to win its class out of the 71 cars attending the event! While many people might think we had a professional autocross driver at the wheels for this specific test, we purposely opted to put Scott Boda behind the wheel to see what a seasoned drag racer could do when the road in front of him had many challenging turns. Suffice to say, the Steeda Focus ST carried the mail and made an autocross hero out of Scott!

Director of Manufacturing, Scott Boda, with Steeda's Development Focus ST

Director of Manufacturing, Scott Boda, with Steeda's Development Focus ST

Overall, it was a fun and very exciting day at the event and our test results provided us some key and very valuable information. The next validation we will be performing will be at the drag strip where we will push the Steeda Focus ST harder than we ever have before down the quarter mile – all in the quest of validating our parts and ensuring that they are the very best that they can be. Stay tuned – we will keep you posted!!

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