Adjust the Rear Camber of Your Mustang With a Turn of a Bolt
Specialty Products’ Mustang Rear Camber Arm improves tire contact with easy on-the-fly adjustments for 2015+ S550 Stangs.
Today’s Ford Mustang offers superior handling performance when compared to any past models, but there is always room for improvement. Adding sticky tires, stiffer springs and specially-tuned shocks will help you pony car run harder on a twisty track, slight adjustments to the rear camber can improve tire contact which leads to better grip when you are carving the corners. The problem in many cases is that adjusting the rear camber can be time consuming and difficult, but the team at Specialty Products just rolled out their new Rear Camber Arm package that makes suspension tweaks quick and easy.
The Specialty Products Rear Camber Arm for the S550 Ford Mustang was designed, engineered, tested and assembled in the Colorado. The arm itself is constructed of forged aluminum that weighs less than the factory upper control arm while being stronger while the rubber bushings maintain the factory noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels. In other words, this aftermarket component offers improved durability and rigidity when compared to the OEM piece without compromising NVH levels, so even without the adjustable aspect, the Specialty Products Rear Camber Arm is an improvement over the stock piece, but that is just the first advantage of the piece.
Where the Specialty Products Rear Camber Arm really outshines the stock piece is in the unique, adjustable fittings in each end. The inboard end features fixed adjustment with four distinct settings while the outboard end offers live, gradual adjustment. Each end uses an offset knuckle insert, which when rotated, makes small adjustments to the rear camber.
As the video above from the company YouTube channel shows, the inboard adjustment is set at the point of installation and locked into place while the outboard adjustment is designed to be tweaked as necessary. By turning the offset insert, the static position of the whole control arm changes, allowing for camber adjustments of -2 to +3 degrees, which in turns allows the tires of your Mustang to make better contract with the road surface under hard cornering and acceleration.
Best of all, for those of you who want to make quick adjustments at the track, you can make the live adjustments to the outboard end without removing the rear tires. This means that with a slim, open-ended wrench, you can add or remove camber in the pits or garage area without spending time removing the wheels, making this setup ideal for those S550 Mustang owners who want to get the best possible lap times from their modern pony car.