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.
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 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.
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
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!!
If your Mustang is lowered or if you plan on lowering it in the future, the Steeda adjustable panhard bar is a necessary must have. Don’t take our word for it… stand behind a friend’s car that has lowering springs on it with no other modifications. Even with stock tires, you’ll notice that the rear is pushed out to the left. If you have wide tires and upgraded wheels, you’re almost guaranteed to rub without the use of a panhard bar.
Mustang Panhard Bar
The main function of the panhard bar is to provide the ability to adjust rear end offset. Our larger urethane bushings on the street model reduce flex and improve the panhard bar’s control resulting in better steering response and handling balance while maintaining low NVH (noise, vibration and harshness). If you’re a road race aficionado we also carry our track tested race version bar with spherical rod end bushings for the ultimate in rigidity and hard cornering capability.
The Steeda adjustable panhard bar is 40% lighter than its stock replacement and is 31% lighter than our closest competitor. We make our bar out of 4130 chrome moly steel which is stronger than the stock mild steel piece. This improved design over our original one allows for center adjustability using a CNC machined chrome moly steel adjuster and CNC chrome moly threaded inserts, precisely engineered to provide an easy adjustment while also allowing for an extremely high quality fit. The new center adjustment point also means no wrench fitment or installation issues.
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.