Suspension

1985 Mustang Suspension

Suspension

How would you describe your 1985 Mustang suspension? Do you feel the weight of your Mustang shifting the body in and out of the corners? Do you feel the loss of power as you’re cornering? Does your Mustang feel heavy and hard to control? When you hit bumps, do the tires seem to grab the wheel and steer the way? If you haven’t upgraded your 1985 Mustang's original suspension, you’re probably experiencing all or some of the above. Without a premium suspension in your 1985 Mustang, you are missing out on all the performance your Fox Body is capable of. An upgraded 1985 Mustang suspension will allow more power to the wheels and improve cornering, control and stability!

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1985 Suspension

Where to Start?

There are many different components that make up the stock 1985 Mustang suspension system:

• K-Member – this is attached to the forward sub frame rails and carries motor mounts, steering rack, front springs and lower control arms
• Coil Springs
• Modified MacPherson Struts in Front
• Four Link Rear Suspension
• Upper and Lower Rear Control Arms
• Front & Rear Stabilizer Bar
• Numerous Rubber Bushings

One of the first steps in tightening up the 1985 Mustang suspension is to eliminate body flex. Unibody flex effects vehicle control and displaces energy. There are a few things that can be done to overcome this.

To start, consider welding on high quality sub frame rails. Sub frame rails, or sub frame connectors, add rigidity and strength to the Mustang unibody which cuts down on chassis flexing. To stiffen up the body even more, consider upgrading the stock front and rear sway bars with a performance sway bars made of high quality aircraft-grade steel.

Another area where energy is lost in the 1985 Mustang suspension is in the bushings. Bushings link up various parts of the suspension system. Stock bushings are made of rubber and are designed to dampen the energy transmitted between each part. Rather than lose some of this energy in dampening, consider upgrading stock rubber bushings to new polyurethane bushings. If your suspension feels soft and sounds squeaky, upgrade to polyurethane bushings to stiffen your ride and eliminate squeaks.

A performance suspension kit and performance K-member will put the finishing touches on your 1985 Mustang suspension. These components will help to lower your vehicle’s center of gravity, increase stability and decrease vehicle weight. Combine all of these upgrades and you’ll enjoy:

• Improved launch and overall control
• Elimination of body flex
• Tighter and stiffer handling
• Increased stability and greater cornering ability

Putting it All Together

Thankfully you can find all of these parts — along with expert Mustang advice — at CJ Pony Parts. Check out our massive online catalog and browse our large inventory of 1985 Mustang suspension parts. Our Mustang experts are almost always standing by ready to answer any questions you might have. Give us a call, send us an email or start up an online chat and we’ll point you in the right direction. Place an order with us for any in stock mustang suspension parts and we’ll even ship your order out the same day for free in most cases.

Are you ready for greater control and precision power handling? If so, get started on upgrading your 1985 Mustang Suspension today!