Rod & Custom Rack And Pinion/Disc Brake Conversion Kit With Tubular A-Arm System For Ridetech ShockWave Air Shocks Mustang V8 1965-1973

CJ's Part Number:
RCK108-V

Highlights

  • Improves Handling and Braking
  • Solves Engine Clearance Issues
  • Tubular A-Arm System
  • Assembled in the USA
From
$2,949.99

Rod & Custom Motorsports Rack and Pinion/Disc Brake Conversion Kit with a Tubular A-Arm System for 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973 V8 Mustangs with Ridetech ShockWave Air Shocks.

Instantly improve the braking, steering and suspension performance of your 1965-1973 Mustang after you install this Rack and Pinion/Disc Brake Conversion Kit with a Tubular A-Arm System from Rod & Custom Motorsports. Specifically designed to work with your classic Mustang's manual or power steering assembly and Ridetech Air Ride ShockWaves, you will see immediate gains in how well your Mustang handles and stops. The RC-107 conversion kit also solves any potential clearance issues from the traditional pushrod V8 or modular V8 engine swap under the hood by adding an extra 7" of engine clearance on each side!

The main feature of this package is its ability to let you run Ridetech’s HQ ShockWaves so you can easily adjust the ride quality and stance of your Mustang. Air shocks offer a huge range of tuning options over a coilover setup. By adding this kit to your Mustang, you will gain more adjustability and better handling from your suspension. You will find an increase in your cornering ability and a much better overall ride quality.

Kit Includes:
- Crossmember
- Shock Tower Replacement Panels
- Complete Motor Mount Set
- Ridetech Front ShockWave Air Shock Specific Mounts
- Upper and Lower Tubular Control Arms with Urethane Bushings
- Rack and Pinion with Fittings, Bushings and Hardware
- Tie Rod Ends and Bushings
- Steering Hookup Kit with Rack Joint, Column Joint and Rack to Column Shaft
- Steering Column Modification Kit for OE Columns
- 11" Front Disc Brake Kit with Stainless Steel Flex Front Brake Lines
- 1" Front Sway Bar Kit
- Stock Height Spindles or 2” Drop Spindles
- Bearings and Seals
- Detailed Instructions

When you purchase this RC-107 front suspension kit, you will be able to decide whether you want 2" drop spindles or not. This option will lower your Mustang two full inches over your original height. You will also get to select your preferred brake components. Choose between plain rotors, slotted & drilled rotors or a Wilwood brake kit. The Wilwood brake kit features 11" Dynalite drilled & slotted two-piece vented rotors as well as forged four piston black aluminum calipers. The calipers will allow you to use smaller diameter wheels, letting your vintage Pony be the ultimate sleeper.

Rod & Custom Motorsports understands quality verses affordability. That is why all Rod & Custom's kits are designed with top grade steel, intense quality control procedures and manufactured with the buyers needs in consideration. With Rod & Custom, you can be confident in knowing you have purchased and installed the highest quality, best fitting, most affordable Rack & Pinion Independent Front Suspension on the market today!

Wheel and Tire Fitment Notes:
- For optimum tire clearance CJ Pony Parts strongly recommends no wider than a 7” wheel
- A 7” wide wheel will need to have 4” to 4-1/2” of backspacing
- An 8” wide wheel is possible, but must have custom backspacing
- All 15”, 16” and 17” wheels are acceptable and recommended
- Some 14” wheels will fit with this kit, however most will not

*Available for V8 engines ONLY, Rod & Custom Motorsports does not have motor mounts for the inline 6-cylinder engines.
*A disc brake master cylinder and rear sump oil pan are required with this kit.
*This is the same kit that was used on CJ Pony Parts’ Project 50/30 Mustang.

Please Note: This conversion kit is specifically designed to be used with Ridetech's HQ ShockWaves (Part # 21120101) that are NOT included within this kit and are sold separately.

Please Note: All components come with a black or bare-steel finish. The picture shows red components for display purposes only.

Tech Tips: CJ Pony Parts uses Fox Body Long Tube Headers when installing this kit on 1965-1973 Mustangs with a 289, 302 or 351W engine.

This kit is non-returnable because it is custom built for specific application.

Installation Difficulty

Difficult
Difficult

Advanced skill is required for this installation.

Installation Videos

Video Transcript

Bill: We’re here with an update on our project 50-30. Last time out we'd mounted our rod and custom cross member and now we've mocked up the rest of our front suspension. Rod and custom offers this lower control arm specifically for use with our Ride Tech HQ Shockwave. So, using that lower, the shockwaves are mounted and then using the custom upper bracket as well. It's a standard upper control arm as well as their standard spindle design to work with any Mustang II braking system and their rack and pinion set up. We want the manual rack because, again, we're going with electric steering with our build. Now Josh will tell you a little bit about the rear suspension.

Josh: Here we are in the mock up stage of our rear 4-Link suspension. We're using a Ride Tech Air Bar because we're using an '88 rear end we're using these weld-on brackets, but most of the kits if you have an 8 or a 9 inch with a factor leaf spring they have a bolt-on bracket also. We're using the HQ series shockwave bags. At the core of this 4-Link is this bracket up here that bolts in the factory mounting locations. The lower bars bolt in to your factory front leaf spring mounts and obviously to these rear brackets. We have the upper 4-Link bars with Heim Joint ends and they're adjustable so you can set your pinion angle.

Like I said, this is just a mock-up stage. We've cut all the bracketry off of this '88 rear end. Once we get everything measured, set up, welded on solid, we're actually going to cut the ends off this '88 and put 9 inch ends on. That's basically how our rear suspension gets set up. It's pretty easy, quick bolt-on, functions really, really well. With the shockwaves we have we'll have full height adjustment and great handling.

Bill: We have our front suspension pretty much finished. Now that the rears mocked-up we can work on finishing that up and then we can move on to our braking system. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel for more updates on our project 50-30.

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following Mustang years:

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