Why no lightweight radiator supports like for the S197?

Discussion in 'Suspension and Chassis' started by Demonic, May 8, 2018.

  1. Demonic

    Demonic TMO Intermediate

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    Hey guys,
    Forgive me as I'm sure this is a stupid question but I haven't found the answer. The R is my first Mustang so I'm not very familiar with the chassis. I saw that both Steeda and BMR make lightweight radiator supports for the S197 chassis that cost just over $200 and supposedly shave 8-10 pounds of dead weight off the nose of the car. This seems like a fair trade, but I haven't seen something like that available for the S550/GT350. Was there an issue with them, or is the chassis of the S550 designed in a way that would preclude producing a part like this?

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  2. captdistraction

    captdistraction I am the breaker of things

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    The K member on s550 has the radiator support integrated on the front. No one makes a lightweight kit as you really need the strength on the k-side of the crossmember
     

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