2005 - 2014 MustangsDiscussions on the latest S197 model Mustangs from Ford.
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With the pre-2005 (S197) cars they were a "must" because of the flex in those bodies.
The person who told you that with your 2012 they are a "must" is thinking of older Mustangs. My convertible even doesn't flex - and I've driven a friend's S197 convertible with almost 600 to the rear wheels, lifting both front tires on the launch, and no flex. So if a convertible doesn't flex, then the coupe won't have a problem.
They really aren't unless you were doing some intense racing, I have subframe connectors welded in. I will say I can all but jack up 3 out of 4 tires from a single jack point, that's how stiff my car is.
If you want to deal with wheel hop, you need at least LCA's. I was getting a lot of wheel hop and this last weekend just put LCA's in and the wheel hop is now gone. The link for them is below and it's totally worth the 100 bucks.
As for a UCA, I havent done that but I believe that it would handle axle rotation which should ultimately help with wheel hop as well.
For the frame flex, you can get into stiffening, but I can tell you that my old mustangs had a lot more flex than the 06 and 10. That's why I dont think you need to make the frame more rigid unless you really get into racing it, and then it becomes kind of specific beyond my knowledge and skills.
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