1994-04 Ford Mustang Steeda X2 Ball Joints

Mustang Steeda X2 Ball Joints (94-04)


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Mustang Steeda X2 Ball Joints (94-04)
  • Steeda Mustang X2 Ball Joints (94-04)
  • Steeda Mustang X2 Ball Joints (94-04)

Steeda's X2 balljoints improves suspension geometry on lowered Mustangs by raising the spindle relative to the balljoint pivot-point. This raises the rollcenter back into the correct range for optimum handling.

Item #ST-5558101

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Benefits

  • Corrects Steering Geometry of Lowered Mustangs
  • Lower Center of Gravity
  • Restores Roll Center Geometry

Features

  • Made in the USA
  • Extensively Tested in Police Car Applications

What's in the Box

  • (2) Steeda X2 Ball Joints w/ Dust Shield
  • (2) Aluminum Spacer Rings
  • (2) Locking Nuts
  • (2) Grease Fittings
  • (1) Installation Instructions

Made in the USA

Product Description

Any time you alter the height of your ride, as you do when you install lowering springs (like Steeda Sport Springs), you upset the steering geometry. You can easily bring your front end back into spec with a set of Steeda X2 ball joints. Restore roll center geometry and lower you car's center of gravity.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
PN: ST-5558101 fits 1994-2004 Mustangs. It also fits 87-93 Mustangs that are equipped with the Ford Racing M-2300-K Cobra Brake conversion kit or Baer 13" or 12" American Sedan Brake kits. It will not work with stock 87-93 brakes because of interference between the rotor and the repositioned control arm.

Steeda bump-steer kit, is highly recommended to prevent bump-steer whenever caster-camber plates are used in combination with the X2 balljoint.

SUMMARY
Steeda's X2 Balljoint improves suspension geometry on lowered Mustangs by raising the spindle relative to the balljoint pivot-point. This raises the rollcenter back into the correct range for optimum handling, resulting in reduced body roll, quicker steering response and improved overall front tiregrip. Steeda's special balljoint reduces the need for oversize front swaybarsand allows the use of lower front spring rates, creating more grip overuneven pavement and better ride quality.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
When a Mustang is lowered, the front roll center changes due to the new position of the suspension pivot points. Lower the car too much and the front roll center drops to well below ground level, and worse than that,the roll center moves side to side as the body rolls, resulting in lost gripand erratic handling. The lower roll center causes the body to roll more easily.

Countering this tendency usually requires a significant increase in front spring rate to simply control the added roll due to the lowered the rollcenter. This higher spring rate not only hurts ride quality, but it also reduces grip on rough surfaces, as the stiffer springs cause the tire to skip over bumps instead of following the contours of the road. The X2 balljointwas designed to eliminate these problems by correcting the front rollcenter geometry.

The X2 balljoint has a longer shaft, to raise the spindle relative to the balljoint pivot point. Spacers for the springs are included in the X2 kit to maintain the same ride height as a stock balljoint, but with a much improved roll center height. With the roll center restored to the proper height, smaller front swaybars and softer springs can be used. The result is a suspension that works for you to accommodate the small and large imperfections that are in any road or track, allowing the tires to stay planted on the ground where they belong.

CONSTRUCTION
The balljoints are made in the USA to Steeda's specifications by a respected name-brand supplier to Ford, GM and Daimler Chrysler. Except for their custom length, they are the same materials and construction that has been extensively tested in Panther applications, that is, police cars and other severe duty applications, where they have demonstrated durability that exceeds current production "regular" balljoints. They meet Ford's standards for friction, wear, and durability.

IMPORTANT DETAILS
Because the balljoint changes the relationship between the lower control arm and the tie-rod, bump-steer should be checked whenever the X2 balljoint is installed. With stock caster settings, offset rack bushings are often enough to keep bump-steer within acceptable range. However, when caster is increased, the rear inclination of the spindle further raises the steering arm where the tie-rod attaches. Therefore, an adjustable tie rod end, commonly called a "bump-steer kit", is highly recommended to prevent bump-steer whenever caster camber plates are used in combination with the X2 balljoint.

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  Fixed alignment and lowered car a 1/2" more
By on 11/9/2014
Overall I'm happy with them but had to have a set replaced under warranty, one of them ended up being noisy. Sucks that I had to do the repair over again, but after that everything thing is good and I'm happy with my purchase.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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  great part!
By on 10/2/2014
I'm very happy with the product and would recommend this to anyone, installation was easy and simple. I didn't use the supplied spacers that the kit came with so now my car sits a bit lower.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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  A must for lowered mustangs
By on 6/10/2014
Image uploaded by parker s. A very nice Steeda product and a valuable part for lowered cars. Easy to install especially if you have an air compressor handy. Costs about the same as OEM type ball joints.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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  Steeda X2 Ball Joints
By on 11/29/2014
Great Product! Does what it says it does! Note: Had to tack weld the joints to the lower arm. As these were a tad loose in the arms.

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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  Awesome!
By on 6/6/2014
These solved my camber issue on my 2.25" lowered '02 GT. I wish I would have done it sooner!

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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  exactly what I expected
By on 4/25/2014
Thanks for making this available

Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!


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  Perfect
By on 2/16/2014
Every time I order from Late Model the items arrive fast, well packaged and always quality products thats why I keep coming back. Thanks

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Vehicle Applications

Ford Mustang - 1994 (94) - 1995 (95) - 1996 (96) - 1997 (97) - 1998 (98) - 1999 (99) - 2000 (00) - 2001 (01) - 2002 (02) - 2003 (03) - 2004 (04)


About This Brand


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Latemodel Restoration Supply is proud to offer Steeda products for your Mustang. Steeda Autosports is the #1 aftermarket company in Ford performance with performance Mustang, Focus & Fusion parts. With over 25 years under their belt, they are still one of the #1 aftermarket Mustang parts manufacturer in the industry. Their extensive research and development has produced top notch, high quality parts that get your Mustang performing, handling, and looking better. Shop LatemodelRestoration.com to get Steeda clutch cables, sport lowering springs, Tri-ax shifters, x2 ball joints, control arms, cold air intakes, sway bars, bumpsteer kits, coilovers, and a variety of other performance parts.

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