Video Tutorial: Mustang 1964, 1965, 1966 Front Suspension Handling Kit-Featured Global West Video Tutorial
Global West discusess the Second Generation Negative Roll System for 1964, 1965, 1966 Mustangs called Plus 3.
Global West Mustang Front End Individual Components 1964-1966 #MNR-463
Do you have a 1964, 1965, 1966 Mustang? Do you experience handling problems?
Take a look at this tutorial and learn how this Mustang Front Suspension Handling Kit with Negative Roll Plus-3™ technology can help.This kit features:
- Control arms
- Billet cross shafts
- Del-a-lum bushings
- Ball joints
Global West has engineered an upgraded upper control arm for 1964, 1965, and 1966 Mustangs. The arm provides additional positive caster by moving the upper ball joint back towards the rear of the car. This kit provides alignment help along with performance.What is Caster?
Cars back in the 60's did not utilize much caster. Now, with upgraded suspension and present tire technology, caster plays an important part of the drive-ability of the car.
Caster does the following: provides straight line stability, has a self centering action on the front suspension, improves initial turn in during cornering and also resists pulling (right hand drift) caused by road crown.The Global West Advantage: Modifying Caster
Prior to the Global West Plus 3 control arm, caster was increased by one of two ways:
Tech Tip: Strut Rods
- By shimming either by installing or removing shims between the shock tower and the upper control arm shaft. Shims on the front bolt in the upper control arm add caster and camber. Shims removed from the upper control arm rear bolt, also increases caster and reduces camber. In many cases, it is hard to get enough caster and still have adequate camber.
- Using the strut rod to get caster. Unfortunately, the strut rod on 1964-66 Mustangs is non- adjustable. Global West does offer adjustable strut rods, part # ASR-4, that allow caster to be adjusted simply by turning the hex adjuster. The hex adjuster will shorten or lengthen the rod thereby setting caster.
Strut rods are a great choice for getting caster; however, the suspension is still somewhat limited.
Here is why: As the strut rod is shortened, increasing caster, the tire is pulled forward closing the distance between the tire and the fender. Depending on the tire’s size, the tire could hit the front fender when the wheel is turned. The optimum choice is to use the Plus 3 upper control arm with the adjustable strut rod. This way, you get optimum caster and no tire rubbing issues with the front lower fender lip.Note:
When using Plus 3 arms, there is now a right and left upper control arm. The original control arms (factory or first generation Global West Negative Roll control arms) are universal.