2015 Mustang Suspension
2015 Mustang Suspension
For nearly 50 years, the Ford Mustang has sported a live axle suspension. The live axle suspension features a solid beam that connects the left and right wheels. This means the movement of a wheel on one side of the vehicle impacts wheel movement on the other side. The type of suspension provided a relatively stable ride, especially when combined with a wide selection of aftermarket components that can helped with cornering, wheel hop and other problems that were common to this type of Mustang suspension.
Previous Issues With the Initial Mustang IRS
As part of a complete top to bottom redesign, Ford has designed the new 2015 Mustang to have an independent rear suspension. This is a first for any mass produced Mustang, though an IRS did have a problematic run in the Mustang Cobra nearly 15 years ago. Back then, the biggest issue was that that the chassis built for the New Edge SVT Cobra was not designed to accommodate the IRS. While Ford engineers attempted to overcome this obstacle by designing a special subframe to house the IRS assembly, the vehicle’s overall performance was significantly compromised.
How Does an IRS Work?
The way that an independent rear suspension works is that each wheel moves independently, instead of together with the other wheel on the axle. Unlike the live axle suspension where the beam connects the wheels on either side of the vehicle, independent suspensions feature shorter, more flexible drive shafts that transfer power to the wheels from the center differential.
In the case of an IRS, the power is transmitted to the rear wheels. The wheels are able to move up and down on their own — the movement of one wheel has no impact on the other.This movement provides a much more comfortable and stable ride versus a live axle.
The new IRS should improve the Mustang’s cornering ability and overall handling. An ancillary benefit is that it should make the new Mustang more attractive to buyers in the European market, where IRS systems have been standard features on sports coupes for many years. When combined with other engine and body modifications tailored to appeal to drivers on the other side of the Atlantic, Ford is hopeful that the IRS will help the 2015 Mustang increase its market share in the EU, as well as in the U.S. and other parts of the world.
CJ Pony Parts: Your Source for 2015 Mustang Suspension Parts
Since it is already expected that the new 2015 Mustang suspension on the S550 chassis will perform better in just about any driving situation, and especially performance situations, the good news is that the new 2015 Mustang might not require as many Mustang suspension modifications as the previous generation's Mustang suspension. However, for the parts that you do need to make your Mustang suspension perform better, you can be assured that CJ Pony Parts will have them!
CJ Pony Parts is already working with their Mustang suspension part vendors to get specs on the new suspension and develop the highest quality, reliable parts to give this new Mustang suspension an upgrade for even better performance. Keep checking back to this page so you can be the first to order.
2015 Mustang Suspension Parts Are Now Available!
CJ Pony Parts now has 2015 Mustang suspension parts available for sale. Our current parts inventory includes:
- 2015 Mustang Suspension Kits — We offer complete 2015 Mustang suspension kits from leading aftermarket parts vendors including Air Lift Performance and Eibach. These kits come with all essential suspension system parts such as front and rear suspensions, manifolds, leader hoses and more, as well as necessary mounting brackets and hardware. You’ll also find sway bar kits for the front and rear, as well as anti-roll and spring kits.
- 2015 Mustang Suspension Hardware — We carry 2015 Mustang suspension hardware from Air Lift Performance. Options include isolator kits that can help to cut down on noise and vibration from the air compressor, as well as water traps that can prolong valve life.
Everyday Low Prices at CJ Pony Parts
While the 2015 Mustang suspension system presents a major change over previous years’ models, what hasn’t changed is our commitment to offering the best Mustang parts at affordable prices. You’ll find some of the lowest prices available anywhere on the Web, many of which are far below MSRP.
More 2015 Mustang Parts on the Way
This is only the first wave of 2015 Mustang suspension parts available from CJ Pony Parts. We’ll be expanding our inventory as more aftermarket parts manufacturers produce them. As always, you can count on us to be the first supplier to have them in stock. We’ll continue to be the leading Mustang aftermarket parts provider for the 2015 Mustang models and beyond!