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Spindles: Improving what your Mustang came with


 Swapping the original front spindles for ones sourced from a different year or model of Mustang is a popular upgrade.

This is done because some spindles are more desirable than others, from a performance viewpoint. Changing the spindles often allows making further performance enhancements that would otherwise be impossible with the car's original spindles.

5 different spindle designswere used over the model years 1979-2004. Linked below is information about spindles, including...

  • Differences between spindles
  • Benefits of particular swaps
  • Things to consider when planning a spindle change

Description of Spindle
Warning: 1996-04 spindles & Stock pre-1996 K-members

1979-86 and 1987-93 non-V8 Spindle
1987-93 V8 Spindle
Swapping to the 1987-93 V8 Spindles

1979-93 Mustang: Swapping to the 1994-04 Spindles

1984-86 SVO Spindle

1994-95 Spindles
1994-95 Mustang: Swapping to the 1996-04 Spindles

1996-04 Spindles

Visual identification of spindles
Front Control Arm Swaps