Review & Install Video
Hey, guys. Stephanie with americanmuscle.com, here with a review of the Steeda X2 Ball Joints for 1994 to 2004 Mustangs. These ball joints are gonna be a deal for lowered Mustang owners that aren't just looking for a replacement ball joint, but one that's gonna help the suspension geometry, and that don't mind paying extra for that benefit. You're looking at spending about $50 a piece for replacement ball joints, and this kit of 2 ball joints will cost about $40 more. But you are getting another benefit here, other than just new components. The X2 Ball Joint has a longer shaft, and this is gonna raise the spindle in relation to the ball joint pivot point. This means that the roll center will be raised back to the correct range. When you lower your car, you change the geometry of a lot of components in the suspension, and ball joint being one of the items that are affected. The longer shaft on these ball joints will correct the geometry so that the ball joint is in a better position and will be able to function better. That means it'll reduce body roll and give you quicker steering response.These ball joints can really tie off a car with a set of lowering springs and other suspension mods. They're gonna help you get the most out of your other suspension mods, and they'll help you with tire wear, too. These, when paired with a Steeda Bump Steer Kit, will also eliminate all of your bump steer issues. One thing to keep in mind here with these ball joints is that, if you have a set of caster camber plates installed on your car and you want these ball joints, it's highly recommended to also add a bump steer kit, like the Steeda or BBK kits. This is due to the geometry of the suspension, and having an adjustable tie rod end or a bump steer kit will help with the steering arm. The ball joints do come with spacers, which are used to keep the X2 Ball Joint at the same ride height as the stock ball joint, but just with that better roll center height, thanks to the design of the X2 Ball Joint. The spacers are optional to use, and without them, they're gonna lower the front of the car about half an inch. If you use the spacers, they'll raise the front of the car back up one-half inch to the original height of the stock ball joint. This isn't gonna change the ride height at all, but just the suspension geometry. These ball joints will fit the '94 to '04 Mustangs, so the V6, the GT, the Bullet, the Mach 1, and the SVT as well. But I wanted to say that those Fox bodies out there with 5-lug swaps that use '94 to '04 spindles and brakes can use these ball joints as well. They won't fit the 4-lug Fox bodies, because they're gonna interfere with the rotor and the control arm, but if you have a Fox that's 5-lug swapped and you're using '94 to '04 spindles and brakes, these will work for you as well.When it comes to price, you can expect to pay just below the $150 mark for these ball joints. For a normal replacement ball joint, you're looking at about $100 total for both sides, so this is about $40 more. And you're not only getting a new ball joint, but you're getting one that'll also help with the geometry of a lowered car and designed to take more abuse than the stock ball joint.As far as the install goes, you're looking at a little bit of work here, and you can expect to spend a couple of hours in the garage. It's gonna be a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and you will need a few tools and some knowledge to complete the install. You're looking at needing to get the front end of the car in the air to remove the wheels, and the front brakes, and the end links. The spindle will need to be disconnected from the strut and ball joint, and then the old ball joints can be pressed out. If you have the right tool, you can leave the control arms on the car to press out the old ball joints and press in the new ones. If you don't, you're looking at needing to remove the control arm to do this. If you're gonna use the spacers, your springs will need to be removed so you can place the spacers into place. The spacers will be installed on top of the springs. Next, you'll install the grease fitting on the bottom of the new ball joints and reassemble the suspension. As always, an alignment after the install here is a good idea.Wrapping things up here with the Steeda X2 Ball Joint Kit, these ball joints are specifically designed for lowered cars. They have a longer shaft that's gonna raise the spindle and give the ball joints a much better pivot point. As always, you can check them out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.
Designed For Optimum Handling.
Steeda's X2 Ball Joint will greatly improve the suspension geometry on your lowered Mustang by raising the spindle relative to the pivot-point of the ball joint. This raises the roll center back into the correct range, resulting in reduced body roll, quicker steering response and improved overall front tire grip.
Tested In Extreme Conditions.
The X2 ball joints are made in the USA to Steeda's strict specifications by a respected name-brand supplier to Ford, GM, and Chrysler. Except for their unique custom length, these ball joints are constructed from the the same OEM materials that have been extensively tested in Ford police cars and other heavy duty service vehicles, where they have far exceeded the durability of current production "stock" ball joints.
Eliminates Body Roll.
The X2 ball joint was specifically designed to correct the front roll center geometry. The X2 ball joint features a longer shaft, to raise the spindle in relation to the ball joint pivot point. Springs spacers are included in the X2 kit to maintain the same ride height as the stock ball joint, but with an improved roll center height.
This set of two Steeda X2 ball joints are designed to fit the 1994 to 2004 Mustangs including V6, GT, Bullitt, Mach 1, and SVT Cobra. They will also fit 1987-1993 Mustangs that have been converted to a 5 lug setup using 1994-2004 5 lug spindles and brakes.
Note: Coupon codes cannot be applied to this product.
Technical Note: These Steeda ball joints do not fit stock 4 lug 1987-1993 Mustang brakes because of interference between the rotor and the repositioned control arm.
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- What's in the Box
- (2) Ball joint nuts
- (2) Spacer rings
- Installation Info
(approx) a Day
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
- Tech Specs