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Steeda Billet Aluminum Vertical Links (15-19 All)

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    • Improves Handling and Elminates Wheel Hop
    • Aircraft Grade Billet Aluminum Construction
    • CNC Machined Delrin Bushings
    • Made in the USA
    • Sold as a Pair
    • Fits All 2015-2019 Mustang Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Vertical links, in general, are going to be for anyone that's looking to help get rid of the wheel hop that the IRS suspension of the S550 allows for. You have a few different options when it comes to bushing that are going to differentiate the ride quality that you'll get and the performance of the link as well. You see the links have delrin bushings, which are the second hardest option that you have when it comes to bushings. That means that these are going to be a good option for someone that spends time at the track, or puts some hard miles on the street, and is worried about blowing out a poly bushing, [inaudible] also doesn't want the rough ride quality of a spherical bearing. The bushing chart, if you will, goes like this. You have your rubber bushings at the bottom of the chain, because they are the softest. Then, you have your poly bushings, which are more stiff. Then, there's delrin, which are the bushings in these links, and on top of that at the top of the chain are rod ends and spherical bearings. Spherical bearings aren't really bushings at all. They connect the suspension [inaudible 00:00:45] to the chassis. With that in mind, delrin bushings are going to be very stiff, and they're going to be able to handle a lot of abuse without being noisy or clunky, or adding NVH like spherical bearings would. Other than delrin bushings, these links also have billet steel bushing sleeves and spacers. This is going to add to the strength of the delrin bushings and affect the flex of the bushing. Bushings aside, the vertical link itself is an improvement over the factory link. These are thick, CNC-machined, billet aluminum, while the stock links are stamped steel. These aren't going to flex under load at all, and they're lighter than the stock links, all at the same time. I do want you to keep in mind that while these will work to reduce wheel hop and keep the rear planted better, these are only one component of the IRS. There are a handful of other pieces that you can look into to really stop wheel hop and get better traction. You can even start to get into things like cradle and diff bushings, or even lockouts. But at the end of the day, these are still a good step towards eliminating the wheel hop and getting the rear more stable. That means harder launches and keeping the suspension more consistent, no matter what you're doing with your car. When it comes to price, you're looking at spending a little over the $250 mark for these. It's a little bit more expensive than your other options. But you have to keep in mind the bushing upgrade here and the Steeda name brand. If you're looking for something a little bit less expensive, you do have some other options. You just keep in mind the different bushing materials. The install for these is an easy one. It's a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and you can expect to spend an hour or two tops to get the install completed. You won't need any tools out of the ordinary. Actually, only a few wrenches and a torque wrench, and of course a jack and jack stands, or a lift if you're lucky enough to have access to one. The vertical link sits right behind the rear rotor, so you have to pull the rear wheels to get access. Once that's done, you're just looking at two bolts to get the stock link out. You'll reuse the factory lower bolts when installing a vertical link, but use the supplied hardware and the washer for the top of the link. You'll want to torque these down to spec and reinstall your wheel and tire, and that's all it's going to take. These are Steeda billet aluminum vertical links for the 2015 and newer Mustang. You can check them out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.

    Improve Handling Performance. Replace those wimpy factory stamped steel rear Vertical Links with a set of Steeda Heavy Duty Billet Aluminum Vertical Links to eliminate wheel hop, flex under load and to improve the overall handling performance of your S550 Mustang.

    Superior Quality And Materials. Manufactured in the USA from high grade 6061 aerospace grade billet aluminum, these Steeda Mustang Vertical Links feature CNC machined delrin bushings with billet steel bushing sleeves and spacers, making them much lighter and stronger than their factory rubber and steel counterparts to provide you with years of trouble free driving performance.

    Application. This set of two Steeda Heavy Duty Billet Aluminum Rear Vertical Links are designed as a direct bolt-on upgrade replacement for all 2015-2019 Mustangs, including the V6, EcoBoost and GT models.

    Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.

    Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Details

    MPN# 555-4121

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    What exactly is wheel hop? Is it the same thing as wheel chirping?

    • Wheel hop is where the rear wheelswill hop or sort of jump, but very quickly and violently, almost as if the rear end is going to fall out of the car. It only occurs during quick acceleration at the line as the wheels are trying to put the power down. Wheel hop is caused by the rear wheels being allowed too much motion in relation to the chassis and struggling to get grip.  Think of it like this. As you push the throttle, the wheels go into motion, but as the wheels move forward, the toe angle changes and you lost grip. As your Mustang loses grip, the wheels spin and your acceleration is drastically reduced which causes the wheels to go back to their original toe angle. The tires regain grip, and then the process continually repeats itself until you let of the gas or get out of the hole. It's a quick back and forth between accelerating and spinning the wheels which is caused by the change in toe angle, affecting the contact patch of the tires.

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    Will I need to get a alignment after install?

    • It is recommended when modifying or changing any component of the suspension system that you get an alignment done by an experienced mechanic.

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    Customer Reviews (29) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Handling Improvement 4.392857 4.4
    • Fit 4.571429 4.6
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.535714 4.5



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 21, 2019

      Vertical links on a 2019 PP1

      The vertical links are a great looking well built product. They definitely help stiffen up the rearend along with the Steeda Subframe Brace. Combined they help keep the rear planted and cut down on wheel spin. The instructions from Roush were poor for such a renowned company. I did mine on jackstands in the driveway. Its tuff to get the 2 bolts to line up and top bearing seated. After messing with it for a while I gave in and removed the brake calipers and rotors and was able to get the links in place fairly easy after that. Do yourself a favor and watch some videos on YouTube before hand. Afterwards I found a video of a guy using a pry bar in a slot in the knuckle to pry on to align the bolts. Its little tips like that the can cause a "1 hour, 1 wrench" install to really be just that or a whole afternoon from not knowing. After the install though they are definitely a good buy, just watch a few videos before hand

      GaryT

      Year: 2019 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 14, 2018

      Magnetic 350

      Put in a few steeda IRS parts to reduce wheel hop but these vertical links made the biggest improvement. Not just one part will reduce the hop bit this is a must have.

      Magnetic350

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT350

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 14, 2018

      Much higher quality than stock.

      It’s insane how much nicer these are than the factory stamp steel ones. The car wants to keep the wheels against the ground more now with hard launches and colder weather. This is only one piece of the puzzle if you’re trying to get rid of all the wheel hop but it’s definitely an improvement even by itself. The only issue you’ll probably run into on the install is getting the bottom bolt to thread. If you’re having trouble with it, I’d recommend taking an extra 10 minutes and take off the brake rotor. This allows you to bolt the bottom bolt first and rotate the link to meet the top bolt a lot easier.

      Wideopenthrottle23

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 01, 2018

      Great product easy install

      Great product, must stronger than factory. Did all of it with jack and two jack stands. Took maybe 1 1/2hours up to down. Easy way to get bottom bolt in is to put jack under rear spring housing and lift it up a few pumps. Impact drill makes it go right in.

      NathanP

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 27, 2018

      Good poduct.

      Definitely a major upgrade to the factory stamped steel links! Definitely recommend.

      TimoJ

      Year: 2018 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 04, 2018

      Easiest Upgrade to IRS!!! BUY IT

      This makes a Significant difference in wheel hop, if you have no other wheel hop removal upgrades this is a great starting point!, it literally takes 45mins to install both and 80 of that time is Jacking the car up and removing the tires! its two bolts! Highly recommended MoD

      SeanM

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 10, 2018

      Much better than the stock ones

      These are a significant upgrade. I did find that if you don't have the car on jack stands (all 4 corners) and only lift one wheel, the bottom bolt is much harder to remove and reinstall, it binds due to the way the car twists with only one wheel in the air. This will make your install much longer than it needs to be....

      Richard

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 3/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 03, 2018

      Worked great when it worked

      I had these in my car for about a year and a half, and put 15,000 odd miles. Half a year ago they started squeaking now and again. Swapping back to the Ford links, the squeaking went away immediatly. As far as the handling, they work great. It firms up the acceleration and cornering if you've got a little extra oomph under the hood. Installation took about an hour or two. A little wrestling to get them fully in, but not too bad. After confirming they were the cause of the squeaking, I sent them back to Steeda over a week back, and will put in the new ones when they arrive. Hopefully they won't start squeaking again in half a year.

      Yamashi

      Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      April 08, 2018

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      MarkT

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 03, 2018

      No more wheel hop!

      Install was super easy and they look amazing. I was almost mad when I saw what Ford put on as vertical links but Steeda covered us and has my S550 riding on rails. These things are pretty expensive but no more expensive than the competition and they are well worth it.

      link182ps2

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 10, 2018

      Great product

      Steeda always makes great products for Mustangs Took about 30min per side to install. Also installed new DSS half shafts and Steeda IRS subframe braces at the same time.

      Jokers2012Boss

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 17, 2017

      Great start to eliminating wheel hop

      Stiffens things up a bit but certainly is only the first of several mods needed to prevent wheel hop. It’s just the way it is with IRS. I have since added a cradle lockout and with this in addition to the vertical links it makes quite a bit of noticeable difference but still not completely cured. The links themselves are extremely well made and make the stock links look all the more weak and inadequate. Install is fairly straight forward but is a bit tricky to get things lined up. Take your time and use a nice size pry bar for leverage. Good luck and just keep end mind it’s one step to eliminating wheel hop not the fix.

      RussellR

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 30, 2017

      Vertical links

      Was a pain to install right now doesn't seem to help much with wheel hop but I have more stuff to install to help with that. They are so much better then the cheap small stock ones.

      Dustin15

      Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 22, 2017

      Steeda Vertical Links

      Install was straight forward, two bolts on each side. A must have to eliminate wheel hop.

      B

      Year: 2017 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      June 20, 2017

      Steeda Vertical Links

      Awesome quality and perfect fitment. Eliminated 90-95 percent of wheel hop. Must have for drag racing

      AaronM

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

    • 5/5

      May 26, 2017

      Steeda Vertical Links

      They worked for me...I love them. Highly recommended.

      NellyNel

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 04, 2017

      Bottom Bolt was a ...

      First, I drive a 2016 Premium PP. Looking at the install, looks completely straight forward. I'm not saying I'm the worst mechanic in the world, but it took me 7 hours to get both of these in. Somehow I got lucky with the passenger side and after a little bit the bolt went right in. The drivers side was a complete nightmare. No amount of support, moving around could I get it lined up. I can't even explain what I did when it finally went. This isn't to scare you, just something to consider what happened to me when I did the job. I'm already running IRS Bushing and it feels like it did help a little. I read a lot of reviews claiming it fixed wheel hop.. It did very little for me. Where it did shine the most is during cornering. (Normal turns) Example: If making a left at a light, hitting the gas a little the car feels a lot more firmer/planted. It feels a lot better than it used to. It felt better with the IRS Bushings, and I also felt an improvement with the Vertical Links. Another area I found of improvement was just cornering in general. After the Vertical Links the car felt just solid in the rear. There was no uneasy movement and the car just felt better overall. Hard acceleration feels better too. I wish I had drag times to compare, or I would like to race someone with power adders vs. mine with no engine goodies (yet) to really see what kind of difference these two make. Overall, I'm glad I installed this on my car and would do it again.

      BrianT

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 25, 2017

      Heavy Duty

      Installing them took some muscle and an hour with a floorjack and stands. The stock Verticle Links are absolutely embarrassing when compared to the monster links Steeda has created. The quality of these links sold me forever as a Steeda customer and I plan to run more of their products. After Installation my wheel hop was almost immediately defeated leaving my launches beautiful. You can really feel the power plant and flow through heavy acceleration. I have no idea why I waited so long to buy and install these.

      SteveK

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 11, 2017

      Darkman

      I was a little leary about some of the claims on how they reduce wheel hop but after putting them of and driving these things really work much better than I thought.The rear is stiffer and feels more planted in curves and the wheel hop has been reduced big time just remember when installing them you must jack the side you're replacing really high for the bolts to align up or you be spending a lot of time trying to install them that's what took me so long.I will be buying some more of steeda suspension upgrades very soon.

      Darkman63

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      March 14, 2017

      Firm Rear end

      It really does eliminate 80 or more wheel hop installed with the sub-frame connectors. No jumpy kicks in the rear when you're driving 40mph and run over a bump. Pricey, but glad I spent the money for them. Ford dealer had them knocked out in an our. I recommend an alignment with these and subframes and Eibachs. This thing hooks.

      Justin1

      Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (6)

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