1964-66 Mustang Suspension/Emphasis on Handling
STAGE 1 MUSTANG SUSPENSION 1964-66
This section from Global West Suspension Components points out the necessary products needed for improving 1964-66 Mustang suspension. It is the starting point for your build up. If followed the upgrades will allow you to stay with in a budget and reduce unnecessary costs during your build up.
Stage One addresses Mustang front suspension geometry issues. It is considered to be a beginning level street application for performance minded enthusiasts. The following list of components is required for this category. This stage improves handling, tire wear, and overall vehicle response.
MNR-463 --- Negative Roll System (Tubular upper control arms change geometry creating negative camber gain during cornering. Negative camber increases cornering ability and reduces outside tire wear by keeping the tire flat on the pavement).
S-23 front spring (S-23 is recommended for street applications with small block engines). Ride height will be lower about 1 inch.
Strut Rod bushings part # SRB-4 can be used with stock strut rods. These bushings are made of rubber and have a higher diameter then stock. DO NOT USE POLY IN THIS LOCATION.
Front sway bar used with S-23 is SB 549.
Front Shocks Koni 82-1388 SP3.
Monte Carlo Bar ---Two types 1st Part # TS-6: TS-6 is straight commonly used with stock distributors.
2nd Part # TS-8: TS-8 has a bend directly over the distributor that allows clearance for tall aftermarket distributors.
Use Koni rear shocks part # 82-1389. Koni shocks are recommended for this application. Note: If you are upgrading to the next stage, Cure Ride shocks would be a better choice.
A 7/8 rear bar Part# SB676 should be used. If you are upgrading to the next level, NO REAR SWAY BAR WILL BE NEEDED.