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MENNONH 07-09-2014 08:28 PM

rear lower control arm ?
 
I need to buy new rear lower control arm bushings. The previous owner added them. From everything i can tell, they are not manufacturer specific and I just wanted to confirm this with the geniuses here. It looks like I can buy some descent ones for about $60 a pair.

Fryguy22 10-13-2014 12:28 PM

I'd recommend replacing the lower control arms entirely. It really does make a huge difference especially if you go with an arm that has a spherical heim joint one one end. I recommend these for a daily driver: http://www.uprproducts.com/mustang-c...e-bushing.html

These arms reduce axle bind and improve articulation due to the added pivot point of the spherical joint. Your car will feel much more planted on uneven pavement especially while accelerating.

84CopperGT 10-18-2014 07:02 PM

You get what you pay for. Those were on my 84 GT and I was very unhappy with them. they were worn out in under a year. Go with Maximum Motorsports. You also don't really need adjustable control arms for most applications.

http://www.maximummotorsports.com/He...2004-P518.aspx

UPRSharad 10-19-2014 10:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fryguy22 (Post 8434796)
I'd recommend replacing the lower control arms entirely. It really does make a huge difference especially if you go with an arm that has a spherical heim joint one one end. I recommend these for a daily driver: http://www.uprproducts.com/mustang-c...e-bushing.html

These arms reduce axle bind and improve articulation due to the added pivot point of the spherical joint. Your car will feel much more planted on uneven pavement especially while accelerating.


FryGuy22 is on point. These are great arms, which are Made in America and they carry a Lifetime Guarantee.

If you want a quieter ride and the simplicity of a solid LCA, this would be your choice:

http://www.uprproducts.com/mustang-c...e-bushing.html

We offer a forum discount, so let me know if you'd like to pick up a set.

bluebeastsrt 10-21-2014 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 84CopperGT (Post 8436314)
You get what you pay for. Those were on my 84 GT and I was very unhappy with them. they were worn out in under a year. Go with Maximum Motorsports. You also don't really need adjustable control arms for most applications.

http://www.maximummotorsports.com/He...2004-P518.aspx

Why didn't you just replace them if you had them? They are gaurenteed for life! My UPR control arms have seen 10 second passes with no issues.

84CopperGT 10-21-2014 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by bluebeastsrt (Post 8437023)
Why didn't you just replace them if you had them? They are gaurenteed for life! My UPR control arms have seen 10 second passes with no issues.

Because I was not happy about them wearing out after a year of minimal driving. I had MM stuff on my first Mustang that I daily drove from Jan 02 until Nov 2011 and never had an issue.

bluebeastsrt 10-22-2014 03:55 PM

That's stupid! You buy something with a Lifetime warranty and then don't make the company honor it??? This is almost as stupid as the story you told in the 5.0 section about breaking chrome moly control arms and grade 8 bolts by jacking up a car.

84CopperGT 10-22-2014 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by bluebeastsrt (Post 8437498)
That's stupid! You buy something with a Lifetime warranty and then don't make the company honor it??? This is almost as stupid as the story you told in the 5.0 section about breaking chrome moly control arms and grade 8 bolts by jacking up a car.

if you were unhappy with a part you're saying you would get it again? That makes no sense.


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