Steeda Bumpsteer (Tie Rod End) Install

When you lower your Mustang then you alter the control arm and tie rod end angles. If you plan to drive your car in any type of performance scenario then you need to correct this bad geometry or face a steering input by a toe change when your wheels moves up and down.

Bump Steer is an undesirable change in the toe angle by the wheel moving up and down when the car hits a bump. When the wheel hits a bump it moves in a arc up and down. The outer tie rod moves in and out and if its arc does not match then the toe angle of the wheel will change and thus affect steering angles.

A Bump Steer kit is a Tie Rod End that adjusts for the change in angle. This will allow you to bring your tie rod back into alignment with your lower front control arm. You can get a set of these from the guys over at American Muscle.

Then when you experience body roll, brake dive, or bumps your steering will not change and thus keeping your steering feel confident and you safer. Also be sure to check out all of the AM Steeda Mustang Parts.

GMC_6188 The Kits comes with two units. They are rod ends and thus will increase NVH. The shafts have adjustable spacers that allow you to adjust the placement if the tie rod end.
DSC_0005 With the car in the air. On the factory unit just remove the nut and bang it out with a hammer. This is a short cut versus using a puller.
DSC_0072  You then unscrew the end off the rod.
DSC_0073 Meany leave this alone to gauge the placement of the new tie rod end. See the Steeda specs on how they want to set it up.
DSC_0087 Here is a comparison of the Steeda Unit to the stock tie rod end.
DSC_0074 Place the new end on the rod and screw it in place. Your new kit will come with specific instructions on spacing and jam nuts etc. Follow them carefully.
DSC_0100 Then you put it in the spindle and place the spacers so that the tie rod arm is parallel.
Bump Steer Kit Seen here is the Kenny Brown Lower Control Arm not the stock unit. But the angle will be the same. After you get them both on then take it to an alignment shop for final adjustment.