Chassis flex on the S197 Mustang is a well-documented problem that can often seem like it has no easy solution. Flex is encountered when a chassis bends and moves under pressure and everything from hitting a pothole, to running on a road course at high speed can encourage chassis flex. When a chassis moves, it causes the suspension and tires to take on more of the work to keep the car level and pointed straight ahead. This trait can leave drivers feeling less connected to their Mustang and can enhance an undesirable, unsettled feeling. Yes, even though your American muscle machine is a well-engineered piece of iron that's designed to hold the road with ease; it could be better.
Trust us, we heard your concerns and we also felt the same way! As driving enthusiasts ourselves, we wanted something that would offer an easy-to-install method of reducing chassis flex and increasing overall handling capability and feel. Although Ford has continued to up the quality and rigidity of its chassis setups over the years, the S197 Mustang stopped just short of perfection but not to worry. At Steeda, this is what we do day in and day out!
Our team has engineered a variety of effective solutions for the S197 Mustang that will help you dial your ride up another notch and put you one step closer to creating a vehicle with ultra-sharp handling characteristics you're looking for. If you're looking to reduce weight by deleting out the rear seats on your S197, our Steeda Rear Seat Chassis X-Brace can be bolted right in place of those heavy seats. Looking to properly delete your rear seats, trim out the space and get some additional bracing? We also offer the custom-fitted, trimmed x brace / rear seat delete kit from the folks at Ford Performance.
Looking to keep your rear seats? We've even engineered a bespoke design that can be fitted into the trunk of your S197 Mustang - without the need to weld. That's right, our custom-designed X brace brings an additional measure of chassis rigidity without having to resort to removing the rear seats.
If you're looking to stiffen up your chassis, the team at Steeda has you covered!