The solution to worn out SVO ball joints! New stock replacement ball joints for the stock control arms of 1984-1986 SVO Mustangs are no longer available. The MM solution for this supply problem also provides a performance upgrade for the SVO Mustang.
Allows The Use Of Standard Ball Joint With The SVO Spindle
Correct Tapered Design
What's in the Box
(2) Ball Joint Adapters
The solution to worn out SVO ball joints! 1984-1986 SVO Mustang had the balljoint as part of the lower control arm & was not serviceable. Of course, the lower control arm assembly is no longer available. The Maximum Motorsports solution for this supply problem also provides a performance upgrade for the SVO Mustang. This SVO Spindle Adapter allows the installation of tubular MM Front Control Arms on the original SVO Mustang K-member. This allows retention of the original SVO spindles and brakes. Improved performance comes from the addition of the MM Front Coil-over Conversion kit that must be installed along with the MM Front Control Arms. All MM Front Control Arms are manufactured with the late model Ford "low friction" ball joints. These ball joints are expected to last over 200,000 miles!
With this adapter Maximum Motorsports Front Control Arms, designed for an SN95 Mustang, can be installed on a 1984-86 SVO Mustang. This will require the installation of a coil-over conversion kit. Installing the stock geometry MM Front Control Arms (MMFCA-7 or MMFCA-8) will retain the original track width and wheelbase of the SVO Mustang.
Installing the forward-offset MM Front Control Arms (MMFCA-10 or MMFCA-11) will retain the original SVO Mustang track width, but will increase the wheelbase because the ball joint will be 3/4" further forward. Caster will be increased, which will help improve cornering grip as well as straight-line stability.
With all of the MM front control arms, the ball joint's pivot point will be raised by about 1/2", which will in turn lower the front roll center. The swaybar end-link mounting location on the MM control arms is further inboard, which will reduce the effective swaybar rate by about 8% (This will help reduce understeer). Forward-offset control arms may require a front swaybar relocation kit.
Stock SN95 front control arms can be installed on a 1984-86 SVO Mustang, along with a conventional spring in the stock location. SVO-specific springs cannot be used, as the relatively higher spring seat location of the SN95 control arm will raise the front of the car significantly; front springs (either stock or aftermarket) from a non-SVO application Mustang must be installed. Note that the 1999-2004 arms provide more tire clearance, allowing a tighter turning radius. The ball joint's pivot point will be raised by about 1/2", which will in turn lower the front roll center. The swaybar end-link mounting location on the stock control arm is further inboard, which will reduce the effective swaybar rate by about 8% (This will help reduce understeer.
The 1982-83 Lincoln Continental or 1984-86 SVO Mustang spindles and brakes can be installed onto a 1979-93 Mustang. The original Lincoln/SVO calipers used on these spindles have a larger (73mm) piston than the stock Mustang calipers. Either 4-lug or 5-lug rotors can be fitted to this spindle.
Maximum Motorsports is well respected as a leading developer of suspension systems and performance parts for your Mustang or Lightning. Established in 1992, the team at MM has spent countless hours researching and developing the highest quality suspension components for 1979-Present Mustangs and 1993-Present SVT Lightnings. Maximum Motorsports has strived to produce lightweight, direct replacement suspension parts to get your vehicle handling, launching, and cornering better than ever. Shop LatemodelRestoration.com for performance panhard bars, k-members, subframe connectors, steering racks, caster/camber plates. chassis braces, control arms, roll bars, wheel spacers, and other tubular suspension parts.