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Mustang 1979-2004 Suspension Components &Thunderbird 1980-1988

 

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Front Control Arm Bushings Rack and Pinion Bushings
Alignment Kits Shocks
Springs Tower Braces
Subframe Connectors Traclink ( traction kits)
Rear Tubular Control Arms Spring spacers

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Announcing Del-A-lum bushings are now legal for NHRA stock classes.

Front lower control arm bushing kits: (1979-2004)wpe2F.jpg (3133 bytes)

Del-a-lum performance bushing provide
immediate chassis suspension response,
allowing enthusiasts to maximize their
suspension tuning.

 

Del-a-lum suspension bushings (perfect for street, strip, road racing and circle track).

Features and Benefits:
 

79-82 Mustang Part#    1043RD

$170.02

moves lower arm forward
83-93 Mustang Part#    1046RD

$170.02

moves lower arm forward
94-2000 Mustang Part#    1076RD

$178.59

moves lower arm forward
84-86 Mustang SVO Part#    1047

$178.59

 

Thunderbird and (Mustangs with Thunderbird Arms) use:

80-88 Thunderbird lower arm except Turbo Coupe Part#   1046RD

$170.02

moves lower arm forward
80-88 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe Part#   1074

$178.59

moves lower arm forward

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Rack and Pinion Bushings: ( Performance bushings attach the steering rack to the cross member)

Features and Benefits:

79-85 Mustang including SVO Part#  RB-2

$32.57

Solid rack bushings NO OFFSET
79-85 Mustang including SVO Part#  RB-4

$37.23

Solid rack bushings Offset
86-2001 Mustang Part#  RB-3

$27.91

Solid rack bushings NO OFFSET
86-2001 Mustang Part#  RB-5

$37.23

Solid rack bushings Offset

Alignment kits: ( for Mustangs and Thunderbirds)
We are the original designers of camber/caster kits since 1982.

Alignment problems? Uneven tire wear or a pulling condition? The solution is a McCaster Kit. McCaster kits replace the factory mount with a combination of plates. The new plates provide additional adjustment in order to obtain proper alignment. Note: The stock mounts only provide camber adjustments. McCaster kits provide adjustment for both camber and caster.

Note: Alignment problems are brought on by the following: altering the ride height, a change in wheel offset,
or our driving style (autocross, road racing, aggressive street driving, etc.). In order to fix the problem, your
alignment specs must deviate from original factory settings. With our McCaster kits we supply you with
new alignment specifications.

Features and Benefits:

 

 

 

 

MCF-9 kit shown

YEAR RIDE HEIGHT STREET  USE DRAG / USE ROAD RACE  USE
79-89 Mustang stock or lowered PART#  MCF-1 PART#  MCF-1 PART# MCF-7
90-93 Mustang stock PART#  MCF-6 PART#  MCF-6 PART#  MCF-6
90-93 Mustang lowered PART#  MCF-8 PART#  MCF-8 PART#  MCF-6
94-2000 Mustang stock or lowered PART#  MCF-9 PART#  MCF-9 PART#  MCF-9
79-93 Mustang stock or lowered

MCF-1 $190.82

MCF-6 $190.82

MCF-7 $190.82

MCF-8 $190.82

MCF-9 $243.85

THUNDERBIRDS 1980-1988 only:

Currently we offer 4 different kits: Why???? Because we have found Thunderbirds vary to the point that
one kit will not get the job done. In order to determine what kit you need:

Optimum Specifications for Street Driving (Thunderbird) wpe5F.jpg (3252 bytes)

DRIVER SIDE PASSENGER SIDE
Camber 3/4 of a degree negative Camber 3/4 of a degree negative
Caster 2 1/2 degrees positive Caster 3 degrees positive
toe in 1/16 toe in 1/16

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KONI SHOCKS:

The following chart gives you two part numbers. the first number is a KONI red. The Koni red is a single
adjustable street shock. It is stiffer than stock, great for the street, but not enough for auto crossing or serious
road racing. The number in parenthesis is a Koni Yellow. The Koni Yellow is also a single adjustable shock
and has a more aggressive valving than the red. It is used for autocross, road racing, and aggressive street. We
recommend this shock for most street and various racing applications.  The ultimate combination for
Mustangs especially with our system is the Koni double adjustable shocks. These shocks are adjustable for
bump and rebound. Single adjustable shocks like Koni red's and Koni yellows adjust only rebound. All
most all of our serious aggressive performance street cars and  race cars use doubles. NOTE: If you are
using a torque arm, you will need double adjustable shocks in the rear.  Torque arms generally require
more bump than the standard valve shock produced for Mustang. Since Mustangs didn't originally
come with torque arms, any standard valve shock will be to soft on bump. The tire will not
plant. Doubles will fix the problem.

YEAR FRONT STRUTS (Performance Struts) REAR SHOCKS (Performance)
Mustang 1979-86 V-8 except SVO   8040-1026
Mustang 1987-93 V-8 8741-1121 Sport 8040-1026
Mustang 1994-99   8041-1186 Sport

8040-1026 --------- $226.45 pr

8741-1121Sport --------- $370.44 pr

8041-1186 Sport --------- $282.50 pr

ALL SHOCKS ARE KONI DOUBLE ADJUSTABLE NUMBERS

YEAR FRONT STRUTS REAR STRUTS
Mustang 1987-93 V-8 8742-1121 Sport 8042-1026 Sport
Mustang 1994-99 8742-1122 Sport 8042-1134 Sport

8742-1121 Sport  -------- $712.00pr

8742-1122 Sport --------- $712.00pr

8042-1026  Sport --------- $711.50 pr

8042-1134 Sport ---------- $743.50pr

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SPRINGS FRONT AND REAR:

Contrary to popular belief, your Mustang will actually handle better at stock ride height or with no more than a
1-inch drop.  When a Mustang is lowered more than 1-inch, you actually hurt the handling. Because of our
racing back ground, we know that specific rate springs are much better in high performance applications.
Variable rate springs produce inconsistent results and are considered a compromise in racing circles.

Front Springs only:

YEAR STREET SEMI COMP COMPETITION
Mustang 79-93 S-34 S-35 S-33
Mustang SVO only S-34 S-34 S-35
Mustang 93-99 S-35 S-33 ---------------------

S-33 ---- $166.18

S-34 ---- $166.18

S-35----- $166.18

Rear Springs only without Traclink:

YEAR STREET SEMI COMP COMPETITION
Mustang 79-93 S-39 S-36 S-36
Mustang SVO only S-39 S-39 S-36
Mustang 93-99 S-40 S-40 S-40

S-36 ---- $144.02

S-39 ---- $149.56

S-40 ----- $149.56

Rear Springs only with Traclink:

YEAR STREET SEMI COMP COMPETITION
Mustang 79-93 S-39 S-39 S-39
Mustang SVO 7.8 rear end Traclink does not apply only 8.8 rear ends
Mustang 93-99 S-40 S-40 S-40

Note: Ride height on 1979-93 Mustangs using S-36 will lower the rear about 1 full inch. S-39 and
S-40 will only lower the rear about 1/4 of a inch . 1993-99 Mustangs using S-39 and S-40 will lower
the rear about 3/4 of a inch.

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Rear spring perch spacers for leveling your cars ride height.

You may have noticed some Mustangs from 1979-93 have a
lower ride height on the divers side rear. Not to worry, we have
a simple fix. We use a special rear coil spring spacer machined out of
billet. This will not change anything but the ride height. The
spring spacer goes under the coil spring and indexes on the control
arm. The spacer will also re-index the coil spring.
Spacers will also fit 1994-05 models.

We make 3 different height spacers.
Part# 1200 = 5/8 inch change -- $32.84 ea
Part# 1201 = 3/4 inch change -- $32.84 ea
Part# 1202 = 7/8 inch change -- $32.84 ea
(Only one spacer needed per car)

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Subframe connectors:

Through "hands on " experience dealing with Mustangs for over 20 years, we have reached several
conclusions:

Features :

YEAR DESCRIPTION PART#
Mustang 1979-93
  • Round tube subframe fits all Mustangs including convertibles.
  • Black powder coat finish.
  • Spans the full length of the floor and provides additional supports for the center of the floor panel to the subframe.
    (plates and gussets are included)
  • No ground clearance lost.
Part# 912

$126.89
 

Mustang 1979-93
  • Seat support attaches to 912
  • This is not included with part# 912.
  • When welded to subframe 912, floor panel tearing at seat location is eliminated.

 

 

Part# 920

$46.10
 

Mustang 1979-93
  • Tri-tube rocker rail support
  • Kit contains outer rocker rails  cross bars and gussets.
  • Perfect for roll cage tie in.
  • Has special tabs for factory spare tire jack indexing.
  • Instruction sheet

 

Part# 915

$92.27
 

Mustang 1979-93
  • Full competition subframe is assembled. Seat support, gussets, angle plates are all standard features. Note: Seat support is not supplied attached to the subframe.
  • Subframe is a combination of 912, 920 and 915 components.
  • Saves at least 3 hours of welding and fitting time.
  • Black powder coat finish

Part# 921

$370.45
 

Mustang 1994-2005
  • Round tube subframe fits all non convertible Mustangs
  • Black powder coat finish.
  • Spans the full length of the floor and provides additional supports for the center of the floor panel to the subframe.
    (plates and gussets are included)
  • No ground clearance lost.

Part# 909

$138.43

Mustang 1994-2005
  • Round tube subframe fits all  Convertible Mustangs
  • Black powder coat finish.
  • Spans the full length of the floor and provides additional supports for the center of the floor panel to the subframe.
    (plates and gussets are included)
  • No ground clearance lost.
  • Clears factory convertible supports

Part# 909-C

$138.43

Mustang 1994-2005
  • Seat support attaches to 909 or 909-C.
  • This is not included with par t# 909 or 909-C.
  • When welded to subframe 909 or 909-C, front seat attachment points are strengthened.

 

 

Part# 922

$46.10
 

Mustang 1994-2005
  • Four-tube rocker rail support.
  • Kit contains outer rocker rails cross bars and gussets.
  • Hardware for attaching the lower side skirts.
  • Perfect for roll cage tie in.
  • Has special tabs for factory spare tire jack indexing.

 

Part# 919

use Part# 919-C for convertibles

Part# 919 ------- $173.05

Part# 919-C ---------- $173.05

Mustang 1994-2005
  • Full competition subframe is assembled. Seat support, gussets, angle plates are all standard features. Note: Seat support is not supplied attached to the subframe.
  • Subframe is a combination of 909, 922 and 919 components for non convertibles kit #929 or 909-C ,922 and 919-C components for convertibles kit #929-C.
  • Assembled units save at least 3-1/2 hours of welding and fitting time.
  • Black powder coat finish
  • Hardware for attaching the lower side skirts.
  • Perfect tube placement for roll cage tie in.
  • Has special tabs for factory spare tire jack indexing.

Part# 929

use Part# 929-C for convertibles

Part# 929 ------ $460.47

Part# 929-C -------- $460.47

Thunderbird Subframes 1979-88
  • subframe is full length
  • ties into the front bulk head and spans the distance to the rear bulk head.
  • provides for the parking brake cables.
  • Black powder coat finish
     

Part # 918

$225.04

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Traclink Traction kits (for 1979-99 with 8.8 rear ends):

The Traclink system not only provides immediate bolt-on performance but it also does not
sacrifice ride comfort. The Traclink allows all rear end movement to be free from binding.
Suspension bind is a major factor relating to ride comfort and performance, something which
other traction devices will compromise.

By design the Traclink system works in two modes: Braking and Acceleration

Features and Benefits:

Traclink for 79-93 Mustangs Part# TSF-93
fits Mustangs with 8.8 rear ends and a
standard rear end cover. Price $416.90

Part# TSF-93A fits 79-93 Mustangs with 8.8
rear ends and a aluminum rear end cover. Price $416.90
 

Traclink for 94-95 Mustangs with 8.8 rear ends and standard rear end cover.
Part# TSF-43 $ 538.54

Notice the long beam in the center of the picture. This beam attaches at the transmission cross member and extends to the rear bulk head where the torque plate attaches. The forward beam is necessary in order to provide the proper pickup point for the torque arm.
A drive line safety loop attachment bracket is also installed on the beam for easy safety loop installation.
Aluminum drive shafts will clear the forward beam and no ground clearance is lost.

Traclink for 96-98 Cobra Mustangs

Part# TSF-63 fits Cobra Mustangs with 8.8 rear ends and standard rear end cover.
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New from Global West, Traclink TSF-63 fits similar
to TSF-43 except the forward beam, forward
mounting hardware and brackets are quit different.
This model fits Cobra only.

Aluminum drive shafts clear the forward beam
and no ground clearance is lost.
Part# TSF-63 $ 538.54

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Rear Tubular control arms (fits 1979-2000 non independent rear):

Global West's super duty rear lower control arms are designed as a factory replacement unit. They are
intended for applications that require the utmost control. Drag racing, road racing, autocross, and street
performance cars will benefit by using our super duty rear control arms.

Part# TBF-1 (pictured left) utilizes spherical aircraft bearings
and DEL-A-LUM (pronounced della-loom) Bushings to control
rear end lateral movement as well as fore and aft location.
TBF-1's allow full rear end articulation without bind, making them
superior over any polyurethane based control arm.
TBF-1's also eliminate the need for a panhard rod because lateral
location is already provided by our unique control arm design.

 

We manufacture 3 different types of rear control arms and modify stock units for special racing classes.
All of which we have used for years. The following chart will provide you with correct information in
order for you to make the right decision.

Type of lower control arm Street Road race Drag Strip Comments
Polyurethane bushings on frame attachment and polyurethane on the rear end housing. (not good for street use)

1979-98 Mustang Part # TBF-3 --  $207.21

Bad Choice Bad Choice Good for Drag ONLY When this type of a control arm is used on the street or road racing applications, the car's suspension is put into a bind condition during cornering and hard bumps.  If you use this type of a control arm you will notice a  harsher ride. This is bind .Consequences: High speed oversteer and possible over stressing the suspension mount.

IMPORTANT: If you use  polyurethane control arms with a Traclink the rear end will not hook up.

Do not use a Panhard rod with poly bushings because this will also cause additional bind.

Spherical aircraft bearing on the frame and a lube-type polyurethane bushing on the rear end housing

1979-98 Mustang Part # TBF-11 --$295.96

 

Good Choice Good Choice Good Choice This control arm will work in all applications. However polyurethane is the weak link in this equation. Poly will eventually distort and cold flow. This will in turn produce play in the system (fore and aft).

Consequences: Although polyurethane will cold flow over time. It can still do a job for a period of time before it needs to be replaced. Replacement is simple.

Spherical aircraft bearings on the frame side and a DEL-A-LUM bushing on the rear-end side.

(Spherical bearing) Del-a-lum bushings

Best control arm on the market.

1979-98 Mustang Part # TBF-1 $328.85

1999-04 Mustang Part # TBF-9 $328.85

1980-88 Thunderbird  TBF-2 --- $328.85

Superior Choice Superior Choice Superior Choice This control arm will work in all applications. They allow the suspension to pivot without bind and provide zero fore and aft defection. This type of control arm will provide stable straight line acceleration, reduced corner exit oversteer, and immediate load transfer. Consequences: Rear end control you never had before.

Important: TBF-1s will not allow lateral movement. This is achieved through the design of the control arm and because the factory control arms are opposing.

Panhard rods will not work with TBF-1's. The panhard rod will create suspension bind during travel. (see rear arm discussion )

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