Review & Install Video
Hey, guys, I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com, and today I'm bringing you my quick review and breakdown of Steeda's Bumpsteer Kit fitting the '94 through '04 Mustang. So in this video, I'm gonna talk about who this Bumpsteer Kit is going to be for, what you should expect to be spending, and then what it's gonna take to get this installed on your car, where I'm gonna be giving this a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and two hours to get this onto your car, and I'll have a little bit more for you on that later.
So the Steeda Bumpsteer Kit that I have here today is going to be a great option for any Mustang owner out there that's already lowered their car or is in a process of lowering their car as it's incredibly important to get your suspension geometry back into check. So a bumpsteer kit is really gonna be for lowered Mustangs out there, because essentially whenever you are lowering your car, you're not only gonna be creating additional stress on corresponding suspension components, but you're gonna be creating a different tow angle which can create a loose steering wheel feeling and cause your Mustang to be more unpredictable.
Now, because your stock components are not adjustable in any way, you're gonna have no way to correct this, whereas the Steeda kit is gonna be fully adjustable so you're gonna be able to get that back into check. So like most, if not all suspension modifications out there when you're gonna group or pair them together with other corresponding parts, it's gonna create that much better handling, and I might suggest doing Steeda's Ball Joint Kit when you're in the process of doing their bumpsteer kit.
In terms of the construction and materials here, Steeda's gonna have this manufactured out of a 4140 Series Steel as well as coming with spherical rod ends and tapered shafts. Now, in terms of the pricing here you should expect to be spending only about 170 bucks, where you're gonna see most, if not all, bumpsteer kits fall in line, this is typically to be the norm. But if you look elsewhere, you're gonna see that that pricing will fluctuate and it's really just gonna be based on their intentions as well as the brand.
Switching gears to the installation portion of the video, you're looking at two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter and a two-hour job to get these on to your car. Looking ahead here, some things that I'd make sure to have on hand would be a full socket set, a few adjustable crescent wrenches, a jack and jack stands, some PB Blaster, and a little bit of patience. To start, you're gonna wanna pull your wheels and tires, and then remove your caliper from the spindle via the 2 14-milimeter bolts. After that, you're gonna wanna break loose the tie rod nut, and then take a driver's license or credit card and place the edge in between the nut and the tie rod end, which is gonna leave a small space. Now, you're gonna wanna do that so you can ensure that you're gonna have the same spacing when you're throwing the new ones back into place.
Now, once that's done, the tie rod end is gonna be ready to be removed via the cotter pin in the castle nut. Now, if you've ever pulled that, it's gonna be a good idea to hit that liberally with some PB Blaster, and if it's still fighting you a little bit, give it a couple firm whacks up top with a hammer and it should fall right out. After that, you're gonna wanna apply some thread locker to the silver end that's then going to go into the blue end. Now, once you're done with that, take the tapered end of the black tapered shaft, install it into the spindle, tighten it down, install your spacers on the black shaft, and slide the tie rod end bushing over, and put the nut on the bottom.
All right, guys, so just to wrap things up here, some final thoughts. If you're the '94 through '04 owner that's already lowered or you're in the process of lowering your car, I would definitely recommend checking out this kit in order to help your steering f