Mustang Evolution Forum banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
547 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
As title states who here has a estas link? I have a few questions for you


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
476 Posts
I have the Fays2 on my car. Ask away.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
547 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I have the Fays2 on my car. Ask away.

Okay first off what kind of racing do you do?

What was your first impression of the watts link? Worth the 800 monies? What complaints do you have about it? Why did YOU get it? Do you have any other rear end suspension upgrade?

Can you explain the differences in normal driving and racing?

I had a few more but can't remember can you write a mini review?


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
476 Posts
I do a combination of road racing and some autocross with my car. This one is also my daily driver.
As for rear end mods, I have koni single adjustable dampers, H&R "Race" springs, strano rear sway bar, Fays2 Watts Link, and whiteline relocation brackets.
I actually bought this one used from a fellow racer for $300. When I bought it, I was running ESP, and they had yet to change the rules to allow for a differential cover mounted watts link (which is why I did not buy the Cortex link). I do like this design because it really does allow for a unique suspension characteristic in that it creates a fixed roll couple. It is by FAR the most difficult S197 watts link to install, since the axle clamps are how the axle is centered, and they can be placed wherever gives the correct geometry (which make changing the roll center height much more involved than the whiteline or Cortex model, but also more flexible in terms of setup). This link DOES limit the sway bar selection more than the other units, and is why I am going to have to make a custom bar (that and I just don't like any of the rates out there). Mine does make a bit of noise, since the four heim joints have never been replaced, but less noise overall than the standard Koni popping that I also have. I will say that I was very impressed that it survived the roll over of the first car (this is why you don't let friends borrow your race car) without any measurable deformation (bent the axle and destroyed the differential though).

By the way, the watts link does make a difference if you are planning on hitting any FIA curbing. Just don't trail brake on the curbs if you have the same springs, and a 315/30-18, or you will tear chunks out of your undertray (idiot in a GT350R got in my way, and I had to stand on the brakes while crossing the curb to avoid him).
Pros:
Most flexible
Cheapest
Most durable

Cons:
Difficult to set up
Limits sway bar options
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
547 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Awesome stuff, did you ever do a race before you installed the watts link?


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
357 Posts
I went with a BMR Suspensions Watts Link. My car is bagged and with the different ride heights I figured a Watts Link was the best way of keeping the diff centered.





 

·
Registered
Joined
·
547 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
How does It perform? Have you taken it out and raced or took corners fast?


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top