|Stifflers Makes a Lower Chasis Brace that connects the back end of the K-member. S-197 mustangs have a factory bar here, but as with most factory parts there is room for improvement. The Stifflers brace installs in less than 30 min and with only basic tools.|
|The Stifflers K-Member Brace comes with new hardware. Some Mustangs have removable bolts and some like my 2011 V6 Mustang had pressed in bolts.|
|Here is a close up of the back side of the Mustang K-Member Brace. The end cap shown here was an issue we take care of later. It has 3 bolt mounting points and a stiffer frame design over a round bar.|
|Here is a front shot of the Factory Mustang K-Member Brace.|
|It was a tight fit because of the headers. So a wrench was used to remove the nuts.|
|We had to grind the factory K-member just a hair to allow the new bar to fit on nicely. The end caps (seen above) were creating a fit that was just a bit too tight.
We talked to Stifflers and they are going to make adjustments at the factory. So this step should not be Required on your install.
|Set the bar on the factory studs and then put the four bolts on. Two each side.|
|If your K-Member has the bottom hole then use a supplied nut and bolt and attach it. This is the nice part of the Stifflers design that is better than factory.|
|Stifflers Branding on the bar.|
|Here is the Brace fully installed on my 2011 3.7L Mustang.|