posted on July 05, 2015 17:01
The McPherson strut suspension found in our Mustang has some good and bad points. The good points are that it is simple, lightweight, inexpensive to produce and takes up minimal space in the car. This in turn allows room for more narrow shock towers so the wider DOHC Coyote engine can fit. The bad points are few but perhaps the worse is that strut type suspension has some compromises when it comes to geometry, particularly when lowered.
The benefits of lowering a car can be nullified in a strut car if the car is lowered by more than just a little. Often lowering a strut equipped car makes the car handle worse, particularity in the front of a strut equipped car where over lowering manifests itself as increased understeer. Some lucky owners of cars where there is a healthy aftermarket have off the shelf solutions to fix the front suspension geometry. If you are a Mustang owner you are in luck as Ford Racing has a well engineered geometry correction solution available for you right at your local dealership's parts counter.
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