The front swaybar is attached to a bracket which is spot-welded to the chassis on 1979-1993 Mustangs. The stress of competition use often breaks these spot-welds. MM has developed this kit to reinforce the factory swaybar mount and prevent it from tearing off of the chassis. Welding is required for installation.
I removed all my carpeting and bought these along with full-length subframe connectors and upper and lower torque box reinforcements. I took my car to one of the best body shops in southern California (they are one of only three shops authorized by Jaguar to weld aluminum in so-cal area) to have the work done, and they spent a good amount of time trying to figure out how to weld them in. They ended up calling me and saying something along the lines of the engine needing to be removed for these to be welded. Now I find that statement a little hard to believe, but I think the person relaying the information wasn't using the proper terminology. I think the k-member needs to be moved, or some other major component of the front suspension, and that is why they called to check with me first, because it would have been extremely labor-intensive. Of course, I turned down the repair, but I feel LMR should contact Maximum Motorsports and find out exactly what is required when welding these in, and put it in the product description so future buyers know what they will be in store for. The product looked good, but I'm giving the product one star because I have a $25 paperweight at this point in time. Latemodel Restoration was quick to ship and everything was good on their end.
I'm not real sure what the stumbling block for your body shop was. The instructions included with the reinforcements are very straightforward and have images illustrating the installed product. The only thing that needs to be removed are the sway bar to frame u-brackets. The installation of these reinforcements is actually very labor-minimal.
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.
Had a problem with an order/quality issue. I put up a review stating so, and was contacted by Mike Linley, who was soooo nice and sooo professional, I almost felt bad about my review !! I felt the review was necessary because of bad welds/paint. Mike explained that they had a particular issue with that supplier and they had changed suppliers because of it. I must have mistakenly got an old set. (upper/lower Control arms-Foxbody). Mike asked a few questions, and was Sending me an updated replacement set while we were on the phone.!!! This is what I wish all Vendors would do; no arguments, no blame, no B.S. !! This is why LateModel stands out as an upstanding company, and backs up their products with AWESOME Customer service. Very rare in this day and age, and because of this I will be a customer for life, and will spread the good word ! Great to know some honest and Classy companies still operate in the good ol' USA. Thanks LateModel, and Thanks Mike !!! I look forward to seeing the New LCA'S and will review them too...You guys did the right thing and should and I'm overly impressed!