Steeda S550 Billet Rear Shock Mount – MMFF Install & Review
Evan Smith, a contributing writer at Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords, recently covered the utility of Steeda’s S550 Billet Aluminum Rear Shock Mount, along with a how-to install.
“If you’re looking for a quick and easy modification you can do at home, take a look at Steeda’s billet shock mount for the S550 (2015-present) Ford Mustang. The rear upper shock mount is located behind the rear tires (in the wheel well); its purpose is to connect the upper portion of the rear shock to the chassis, and Steeda’s version is a perfect upgrade if you’ve lowered your Stang or added stiff shocks.”
Glen Vitale, VP of Operations at Steeda, discussed with Smith, “the factory mount is cast from aluminum and it’s fitted with a rubber bushing that supports the shock…Once the aftermarket shocks started coming out for the S550 Mustang, people all across the country ran into issues breaking the factory rear shock mount. Whether it was drag racing or road racing, very stiff shocks were causing problems for customers.” Consequently, our engineering team in Valdosta, GA put their heads together to come up with a solution for the Mustang lovers encountering these issues.
As Smith writes, “the result is a billet aluminum mount that’s designed specifically for the S550 chassis with a steel, spherical Teflon-lined bearing rather than a rubber bushing. Not only is the Steeda unit stronger, it offers improved rear shock control, and the kit provides ¼-inch more clearance per side so you can run wider rear tires.”
The mounts are designed and manufactured right here in the USA, built to Steeda-quality-specs and standards. We know there is a large variance in size and build for aftermarket shocks, so we offer several models to accommodate that fluctuation.
Smith adds, “The aluminum mounts are also a nice upgrade for those running stock shocks, especially if you plan to upgrade to Pro-Actions (or another aftermarket shock) in the future. There is no drilling required, and these mounts are upgradable with a simple spacer and nut change. The Steeda Billet Shock Mounts are also great for drag racers, drifting and autocross, or if you’re running aggressive shocks on your Ford. In any case, they will enhance control with uncompromised durability, and they are available for all 2015-present Mustangs, including the 5.0L GT, EcoBoost or V6 models.”
Make sure you check out the rest of the article, which includes a step-by-step installation guide with photos. For more S550 suspension upgrades, click here.Tags: billet aluminum, mustang suspension, performance parts, performance suspension, rear shock mount, s550 mustang irs, s550 suspension, shock mounts, shocks, steeda, steeda autosports, steeda performance, suspension parts