- 1967 Mustang
- 1966-67 Fairlane
- 1967 Cougar
Strut rods, technically called brake reaction strut rods, attach to the lower control arm and control the tire motion fore and aft in the fender well. Standard bushings deflect during acceleration and braking, allowing the tire to no longer remain consistent in the fender well. This movement slightly changes the wheelbase; front-end alignment is directly affected and the car's stability suffers. Stiffer strut rod bushings are one way of reducing the fore and aft movement, however, bushings that are too stiff can cause the strut rod to break.
Global West recommends using high-density rubber bushings over other materials which allow the strut rod to pivot with minimal fore and aft deflection. A more positive approach to the problem is to install a Global West adjustable strut rod kit. The unit comes with a clevis, a spherical rod end, adjuster, and attachment rod to the lower arm. The stock rubber bushing and strut rod is eliminated.
Installation is simple! Remove the factory rod and bushings and slide the new assembly up into the mount on the chassis and tighten down the clevis and rod to the lower control arm. There is no welding or frame modifications required. You will have to align the front end after installation. The strut rods are black powder coated and adjusters are zinc plated.
Note: Many Ford and GM models had adjustable strut rods from the factory. 1964-66 Mustang and up through 65 Falcon and Ranchero do not have adjustable rods. Installing adjustable strut rods is a big help when dialing in the front-end alignment.
- Strut rods are powder coated black
- Adjusting sleeve uses a standard open-end wrench, no special tools required
- Hardware is included with each kit
- Bolt on application, no frame modifications