I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again—Fox bodies are cool. Plus, they’ve been around long enough to where the aftermarket has developed some pretty high-tech items that can make your old Fox perform like a new S550, or even better, in some respects.
Once such company is Maximum Motorsports in San Luis Obispo, CA. Having been in business since 1992, MM offers a huge line of race-proven parts, developed on the race track. They’ve shown themselves to be chassis gurus when it comes to the Fox platform. From camber plates, to torque arms, to full chassis packages; covering a wide range of Mustangs from 1979, all the way up to 2017.
Like the majority of the aftermarket companies out there, Maximum Motorsports developed their components to be installed by anyone with enough skills. You don’t need to be a master fabricator, but you do need to know your way around your car.
When considering undertaking such a task as upgrading chassis and suspension components, it’s helpful to have a point of reference—someone who’s done it before. Fortunately, Eric the Car Guy has a popular YouTube channel, and has documented the build up of his Ford Fairmont, which is also a Fox body. Yes, Mustangs share quite a bit with the Fairmont.
In this video, Eric shares with us his installation of Maximum Motorsports’ front coil-over suspension, including lower control arms, and caster/camber plates on his Fairmont equipped with MM’s K-Member. What I like about this video, as well as all of his videos, is that Eric shows you everything—including his mistakes. It’s refreshing, as well as informative, because they’re situations we all encounter from time to time.
Hopefully in watching the video, we can avoid the pitfalls. It’s time to learn!
Living in Richmond, Texas, PJ Rentie has been in the automotive industry for more than 30 years. This former Assistant Editor at Vette Magazine also spent time with companies like NOS, Edelbrock, Hillbank Motorsports, Classic Industries, and was an automotive instructor for Cypress College for ten years. In his spare time, PJ hopes to one day bring his Fox Body Mustang out of the back yard and back onto the street!