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Old 03-29-2017, 04:58 PM   #1  
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Ford Mustang S197 Lowering Spring Kit (2005-2014) $269.80

Ford Mustang S197 (2005-2014) Front and Rear Sway Bar Kit (2005-2014) $499.80

Ford Mustang S197 Rear Control Arm - Lower Arm Assembly (2005-2014) $154.80

Ford Mustang S197 Rear Control Arm - Upper Arm Assembly (Pinion Angle Correction) Motorsport (2005-2014) $269.80

Ford Mustang S197 Rear Watts Link - Assembly (2005-2014) $999.80

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What shocks and struts do you recommend with this kit? What are the spring rates? Advantage of the inverted rear bar clamped to the axle?
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What shocks and struts do you recommend with this kit? What are the spring rates? Advantage of the inverted rear bar clamped to the axle?
Recommended shocks/struts to pair with the Whiteline S197 Lowering Springs: bilstein sport strut and shock or a koni single adjustable.

Spring Rates of the Whiteline S197 Lowering Springs: Front: 194 in/lbs 35mm drop Rear: 274 in/lbs 45mm drop

Advantages of the inverted rear bar clamped to the axle:

Essentially the anti-roll bar achieves the same function intended, just a different way.

On the S197 the OEM mounting system doesn’t facilitate the provision to allow the usage of an adjustable link mounting the anti-roll bar in the conventional format so the bar has been flipped onto the axle which has multiple benefits in that it keeps any mounting systems well away from the wheel tub area to account for large offset rims and modification purposes.

It also allows the freedom to run a larger adjustable roll bar system and cater for differing ride heights with the adjustable links installed.

You could go as far as saying that the bar delivers a different reaction rate as opposed to OEM and we believe this is more desirable delivery in handling than the OEM setup as it is more progressive than the OEM bar.

Here is some more information from the Motoiq write up on Whiteline Sway Bars for the S197:

http://www.motoiq.com/MagazineArticl...Whiteline.aspx

The design of the OEM bar presents serious problems in terms of adjustability. Several vendors have recently created adjustable rear bars, but it involves replacing that mount behind the wheel with something that accepts a bolt for the blade-end of the adjustable bar.

Regardless of the adjustability of the rear bar, however, it is impossible in the current configuration to adjust the rear bar's preload, since it is directly connected to the axle.

Whiteline came up with a novel solution to the rear bar problem: they scrapped it and started over. Whiteline's bar mounts directly to the axle using "U-bolts" and replaces those drop links with adjustable end links. The result is a rear bar that is shorter, lighter, and stiffer than OEM and is adjustable from the rear of the vehicle without even putting it up in the air.







Whiteline S197 Rear Sway Bar vs OEM




The Whiteline bar is solid spring steel, 27 mm in diameter.




The OEM rear sway bar is secured with six bolts. It took less than five minutes to remove it.





The Whiteline rear bar can't be directly compared to the OEM one, because they operate completely differently. Still, you can see that the Whiteline unit is slightly thicker.
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The Whiteline bar attaches to the solid rear axle via "U-bolts." The bushing saddles attach to these bolts. The end links simply bolt in to where the drop links did previously. Installing the new rear sway bar wasn't much more difficult than removing its OEM counterpart.







Here are some pictures of the rear sway bar mounted to the vehicle. The rear end links use synthetic elastomer bushings instead of spherical joints; the design of the bar renders their use unnecessary. I also set the rear bar to its softest setting, which again, is still stiffer than the factory bar.




Now, those Whiteline parts look pretty darn nice up there on the lift, but how well do they really work? Driving the car around town, the ride really isn't much bumpier than stock. But who really cares about around town? Well, we had ourselves a nice little autocross to test that out. The difference that the Whiteline sway bars made was immediately apparent. Body roll was drastically reduced.




The best way to describe the effect that the Whiteline bars had was that I felt a LOT more feedback from the inside front wheel during hard cornering. Compared to the way it felt now, it was almost as if that wheel wasn't even touching the ground before. The car simply felt flat around the corners and had a lot more tarmac-holding capability. Even when driven past the tires' limit of traction, it was almost impossible to upset the chassis. Previously, doing irresponsible things like kicking


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