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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I made a small list of items that I wanted to do to right off the bat to my new-ish Shelby.

I ordered the following items:

Jacking rails -- Steeda 555 5212 Mustang Coupe Full-Length Jacking Rails (15-22)

IRS alignment kit -- Steeda 555 4438 Mustang IRS Subframe Alignment Kit (15-22)

IRS Brace -- Steeda 555 5754 Mustang Coupe Rear IRS Subframe Support Braces (15-22)

Install for all of these parts is easy and pretty straight forward. Install the alignment kit before the IRS brace to prevent you from installing the braces twice.

I installed the jack rails first by getting creative with my quick-jack and jack stands.

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I then was able to loft the car back up and installed the bushings and IRS brace.

Be sure you double check the bushing orientation as there is a relief cut on one side for the bolts (the picture shows the difference)

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The rest of the install is easy using the instructions from Steeda below

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This is the reason I did this, you can really see the difference one the bushing is inserted.

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The IRS brace was also a simple install (unless you do what I did the positioned the quick jack to far aft so it covers up the 2 forward bolts 馃檮

I loosely installed all the bolts before running anything down tight. The rest was just as the instructions below stated.

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Everything loosely installed and checked for fitment.

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The only bolts that do not use a factory location.

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I鈥檝e done exactly that, my question how did you like those absolutely planted launches after 馃槀馃槀馃槀
I only drove around the block to make sure all was good, I am going to get the car aligned this week and then I will "test" to make sure it passes the "heck yeah" reason for spending the money.
 

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im shocked this would happen on a car like this from factory. does the car actually feel better with the braces and alignment kit? you wouldnt think a gt500 would need one
The IRS subframe and bushings looked just like my buddies 15' GT, heck the control arms even looked the same.....so I do not think Ford looked into bracing or new bushings for either cost savings or for the ride comfort.
 
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