1979 Mustang Suspension


Looking at a stock 1979 Mustang suspension through twenty-first century eyes, we can see a lot of room for improvement. Most base model Mustangs came equipped with modified MacPherson struts and lower control arms for the front suspension. The stock rear suspension featured a 4 link setup composed of upper and lower control arms, coil springs and shock absorbers. GT models had a slightly sportier rear suspension which included a rear sway bar and axle dampers. Beyond that, Ford did offer an optional premium sport tuned suspension available for all models called the TRX suspension. This was only a standard feature on the 1979 Mustang Indy Pace car edition.

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1979 Suspension

Without the TRX suspension, understeer was a common occurrence in most V8 models. If you own a 1979 Mustang and you’re looking to improve cornering, stability and control, read on. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to improve your pony car’s suspension.

Suspension Tips

One of the first things people think of when they think of suspension improvements is to lower the vehicle. In the case of the 1979 Mustang, lowering the stance just 1.5” is enough to create poor front suspension performance and even create bumpsteer. There are a few ways to counteract this, including a bumpsteer kit, offset rack bushings, shorter sway bar end links and taller ball joints.

Ideally, you kind of want to overhaul the whole system for the greatest handling and control. Installing an adjustable K member with new control arms will give you greater flexibility in fine tuning the suspension, and swapping out the original soft rubber bushings for hard polyurethane bushings can help to eliminate wheel help and axle deflection.

1979 Mustang Suspension Upgrades

At CJ Pony Parts, we carry over one hundred different 1979 Mustang suspension parts to help you improve vehicle performance and handling. Check out online catalog and browse for:

• K-Members
• Coil over kits
• Bumpsteer kits
• Bushings
• Front control arms
• Rear control arms
• Caster camber plates
• Coil spring saddles
• Struts & shocks
• Full suspension kits
• Sway bars
• Traction bars
• Subframe connectors
• Air ride suspension

If you need expert advice and tips on which 1979 Mustang suspension parts are right for you, just contact the Mustang experts here at CJ Pony Parts. Give us a call or start up an online chat, and our team will be more than happy to help you find the 1979 Mustang suspension parts that will deliver the performance and handling you desire.

A new and improved suspension can make your 1979 Mustang drive and feel like a brand new sports car. Enjoy better cornering and control, an improved stance and an enhanced road feel when you upgrade your suspension today!

Not the year you are looking for? Check out these years: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, or 1993 for additional options.