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Ford Performance Front Lower Control Arms (05-09 V6; 05-10 GT; 07-09 GT500)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Improves Handling
  • Original Equipment on 2007-2009 GT500
  • Stamped Steel Construction
  • Direct Replacement
  • Sold as a Pair of Control Arms
  • Fits 2005-2009 V6, 2005-2010 GT & 2007-2009 GT500 Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey guys, Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com here with the Ford Racing Front Lower Control Arms for '05 to 2009 V6s, '05 to 2010 GTs, and 2007 to 2009 GT500s. The Ford Racing Front Lower Control Arms are going to be for anyone that's looking to solve some of the common ball joint issues and improve a little bit of handling while they're at it and all without changing the ride quality too much or having to drop some big bucks for some of the more aggressive aftermarket options. These arms from Ford Racing are original equipment for the GT500s of this year range, but they're going to be an upgrade for the GTs and V6s so these guys are going to gain some handling benefits from a higher quality option that is still technically in the OE field. Putting the GT500s aside since these are going to be a stock replacement for those guys that need a regular maintenance replacement, the stock ball joints in the older S197s are prone to failure. The biggest and most complained about issue that this causes is the infamous squeak and the noises during road travel, but it's also going to give you some sloppy front end handling at the same time. So these control arms do look like the factory arms, but the ball joints are going to be an upgrade. They're low friction ball joints with an upgraded inner bushing. Now that may not sound like a whole lot to you, but it does translate to a largely improved impact harshness and that means a better ride quality. So ultimately you can net some handling benefits without gaining any NVH and it doesn't get much better than that. So more improved handling is going to come from the fact that Ford Racing also uses a better stamp steel on these arms than on the factory arms. The heavy-duty steel's going to be stronger which is going to help with handling. The GT500 was built as more of a high-performance platform than the GTs and V6s of this year so upgrading the GT500 components will help you got some better driving performance out of your car. So these are listed as being a direct fit upgrade for '05 to '09 V6s and 2005 to 2010 GTs, but you should check your production date because these are for the cars that specifically have 18mm ball joint shafts. So that's all of you '05 to '09 V6s that were built on or before 2/26 '09 and the '05 to '10 GTs that were built on or before August 3rd of '09, and of course all of the '07 to '09 GT500s no matter what the production date is. As far as price, these lower control arms are going to cost just over 300 bucks. These are less expensive than other more aggressive aftermarket options, they're about half the price, but they do cost a little bit more than the factory replacements do of course. The factory replacements aren't going to have upgraded components and these are a little bit more expensive, but the improvements and handling and performance pays off, at least in my opinion. So the install here isn't too difficult, but I am going to call it a three out of three wrenches and you can expect the install to take about two hours. You need a handful of different tools for this install and a way to get the car in the air so you can work under it. Just giving a general overview here, but the stock front lower arms obviously need to be removed so you're looking at removing the steering knuckle pinch bolt, separating the steering knuckle from the ball joint and the control arm, and removing the forward pivot bolt. To get the lower control arm out the strut end brake assembly will need to be held out of the way. The new lower control arm is best installed by getting the pivot point in first and then get the ball joint into the steering knuckle. Then the rear mounted bolts come next and then you tighten everything down to spec with a torque wrench. Both sides install the same way and as always when you do suspension upgrades or replacements it's always a good idea to get a fresh alignment after the install. Wrapping things up here, the Ford Racing Front Lower Control Arms are a factory replacement for GT500s, but they're an upgrade for the V6 and the GT so they're going to give some nice performance and ride quality upgrades over the factory units. They have upgraded ball joints, they're made from heavy-duty steel so they're both stronger and better performing. They're a good option if you're looking to upgrade or if you're just looking to fix some high-mileage ball joints and you can check them out more online right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

Upgrade to Shelby Specs. Upgrade the handling of your S197 V6 or V8 Mustang to Shelby GT500 standards with a set of Ford Racing Front Lower Control Arms for improved driving performance.

GT500 Original Equipment. These Ford Racing Front Lower Control Arms are the same exact ones found as standard original equipment on the 2007 to 2009 production Shelby GT500.

Superior Construction. Ford Racing stamps their GT500 lower control arms from heavy duty steel for extra strength and feature low-friction ball joints and upgraded inner bushings to dramatically improve the impact harshness, resulting in better ride quality.

Application. This pair of Ford Racing GT500 Front Lower Control Arms are designed as a direct fit replacement for most 2005 to 2009 V6s, 2005 to 2010 GT, 2008 to 2009 Bullitt and 2007-2009 Shelby GT500 Mustangs.

Fitment Clarification.
  • Fits 2005-2009 V6 built on or before 2/26/09 with 18mm ball joint shaft.
  • Fits 2005-2010 GT built on or before 8/3/09 with 18mm ball joint shaft.
  • Fits original 2007-2009 GT500.

Technical Note. Reuses factory hardware for installation.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) Pair of Lower Control Arms
  • No hardware included (reuses stock)
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
  • GT500 - 07, 08, 09

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5/5
Waaaaay better then Stock

My front end was toast after 55,000 miles on rough California roads. So I bought these upgraded lower control arms and they worked perfectly. Got rid of all of my front end clunking noises and really tightened ...

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5/5
GT 500 Lower control arms

Had a lot of shaking in steering wheel when braking. Cause was loose ball joints. Replaced the control arms and drives like new.

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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ball joint size I understand the ball joints are beefier, however, are they still compatible with the original gt ball joints? Better question is, will I be able to press in the steeda x5 or the moog k500112 into these lower control arms?

Flyer01

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  • I don't know about the Steeda or Moog stuff that you mentioned, but I do know that I replaced my stock ones with these and they ROCK! If you drive on rough roads or go to the track like I do you need this upgrade. Far superior to the stock junk!!

    Steve61

IS IT POSSIBLE TO ORDER THE FORD PERF. FRONT CONTROL ARMS WITH THE STEEDA X5 BALL JOINTS INSTALLED?

SEBRING

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  • The Ford Performance Front Lower Control Arms already have ball joints installed, and they would not be available with the Steeda ball joints installed.

    AMJEFF

TSB for 18mm ball joints, should be19mm,these are?

Mark

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  • Thank you for your question about the Ford Performance Front Lower Control Arms (05-09 V6, 05-10 GT and 07-09 GT500). The ball joints on these are 18mm. Fits 2005-2009 V6 built on or before 2/26/09 with 18mm ball joint shaft. Fits 2005-2010 GT built on or before 8/3/09 with 18mm ball joint shaft. Fits original 2007-2009 GT500.

    AMRich

I have a 2008 Shelby GT (not the GT500). Will these fit my Mustang?

Jesse

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  • Yes, this will fit your Shelby GT

    AMSam

Looking to replace the front lower control arms since they're going bad after 90,000 miles. Are these sold individually or as a set of two?

gdtrfb65

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  • The Ford Performance Front Lower Control Arms (05-09 V6, 05-10 GT and 07-09 GT500) are sold as a pair which will accommodate both right and left side.

    KevinD92

Are the ball joints included in the control arm grease-able?

Tyler

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  • No, ball joints on the Ford Performance Front Lower Control Arms (05-09 V6, 05-10 GT and 07-09 GT500) are not grease-able.

    JeffAM

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Overall Rating 4.9

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Full Day

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Handling Improvement 4.582089 4.6
  • Fit 4.911765 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.779412 4.8



  • 5/5

    October 07, 2016

    Early 2010 V6

    Just installed it yesterday. Took about 2.5 hours with basic hand tools. The product is top notch, as you would expect from Ford Performance. Also it did fit on my early 2010 V6 model.

    ivanlitus

    Year: 2010 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    September 01, 2016

    Perfect fit!

    We own a 2009 45th anniversary convertible V6 that we absolutely love! The driver’s side ball joint had a lot of play as I was told by various Ford dealerships when I took Pony in for a check up after experiencing a very loud noise when I went over speed bump’s, turning into the driveway, pot holes everywhere here in N.Y.C. as well as shaky steering when braking or going over 70 mph. The OE replacement cost $308.00 for the driver’s side only as the ball joint is attached to the control arm. I came across the GT500 Ford Racing front lower control arms on the AM website, read the reviews watched the “you tube” trailer on them and was convinced especially in that I could purchase both the driver and passenger side for under what the one OE part cost. I spoke to two reps from AM who where very informative, patient and especially mentioned that my pony had to be built before a certain time, of which I called my Ford dealership to confirm that my car was built in 2008, so that the ball joints / control arms would be a perfect fit. I took Pony in they put them on and I got to say the car feels more planted / stable, my steering wheel does not shake when I go 70 mph nor when braking the car just feels firmer and I don’t have that annoying loud sound a anymore. I highly recommend them it’s definitely an upgrade and I look forward to installing the GT500 rear lower control arms as well as the GT500 front strut mounts in the near future. Peace!

    JD

    Year: 2009 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    July 15, 2016

    Perfect Replacement

    When my bushing blew out on my GT500 I replaced the stock control arms with these. I got a great price through American Muscle and they work great!

    Gordonbizkit

    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT500

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 18, 2015

    Eh.

    Appear to be the exact same arms as the stock '09 GT arms I took off... No noticeable increase in handling even though my ball joints were so shot that the car could not be aligned. My car needed it done, but it wasn't so much as an improvement as routine maintenance in my opinion.

    ConfusedGuy

    Year: 2009 Submodel: GT Clarksville, TN

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    February 14, 2014

    Great handling and ball joint

    Great product, fits perfectly, handles amazing and just works great. Better part than the dealers and he cost of both you can only buy one at the dealership.

    AntS197

    Year: 2007 Submodel: V6 Germantown, MD, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    May 10, 2013

    GT 500 Lower control arms

    Had a lot of shaking in steering wheel when braking. Cause was loose ball joints. Replaced the control arms and drives like new.

    GT500chick

    Year: 2009 Submodel: GT500 Dallas, TX, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 26, 2012

    Waaaaay better then Stock

    My front end was toast after 55,000 miles on rough California roads. So I bought these upgraded lower control arms and they worked perfectly. Got rid of all of my front end clunking noises and really tightened up the front end handling. These are not easy to install unless you have some mechanical skills so don't do it unless you can handle taking apart the steering linkage and the lower front end components. Having said that these are the way to go once you wear out the stock junk.

    Steve61

    Year: 2006 Submodel: Cobra Santa Rosa, CA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 11, 2012

    Improved handling

    06 Mustang GT 57K.The install took about 1:30 for the right side and about 45 minutes for the left side. When removing the bolts for the steering gear make sure to remove the bolt not the nut on the bottom. The nut is spot WELDED in. I've read reviews saying that they had a "heat shield" on their LCA's, my old factory LCA's didnt come with a heat shield. So no need to install a heat shield. Also, these look exactly like the originals. But the difference is these use stronger stamped metal and better ball joints. Ford has a TSB for 2005-2006 mustangs ball joints. When I removed the right side you could turn it like a door nob (definitely not good). My car is at 57K, the ball joints should have lasted a lot longer. These LCA tightened up the front end and took away a clung sound when my car would go over bumps. The instructions on AM were straight forward and follow them, they are to the point. Thanks AM!

    mustang19662006

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT California

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  • 5/5

    May 05, 2011

    amazing

    I installed these on my 06 gt and man is it a difference in handling. I can now do corners much faster and safer then the factory ones. The install wasnt too difficult. The worst part is dropping the rack and pinion to get to the two bolts on the control arm. Other then that it took me about 45 mins to do both sides.

    Anthony

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 03, 2012

    Amazing!!

    Great product. Ford will charge you $316.99 per arm. This is a much better deal for much less! They have a slightly larger ball joint. If you need a new control arm this is the way to go. I checked with AM and Ford racing and this Will fit V6 mustangs. This is a great product!!

    SVTStang

    Year: 2008 Submodel: V6

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 27, 2012

    Good replacment for OE

    Good and inexpensive replacement for OE control arms. I drifted into a curb and had to replace these. Replacing them also fixed a ticking sound I had when slowly turning left, I think it was in the ball joint. However, I didn't notice a big handling difference.

    Ryan818GT

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Los Angeles

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 19, 2012

    v6 replacement

    What can i say, another great product from American Muscle, fast shipping, recieved in three days, other reviewers mentioned removal of rack and pinion bolts to crossmember, I was doing a bit more and replaced inner and outer tie rods, by removing the inner tie rod exposes the stubborn bolt that people speak of and made install a breeze. really improved handling. great bang for the buck, I even did the same job for a friend..

    stes

    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6 Michigan, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 02, 2012

    good product

    Over all it is a good product. Just make sure that the took-off OEM control arm have a cover in one end. You can choose to remove the cover and put it on the new control arm

    sweetscar

    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6 West Lafayette, IN, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 15, 2011

    Nice upgrade

    I put these on my '06 GT after wearing out the factory ball joints at the road course. I choose them due to higher load capacity over stock replacements, and my car has Roush supercharger, so I thought it was a wise upgrade with the added front end weight.

    CLWhite67

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT PA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 08, 2011

    New frt control arms on the V6

    At about 100k on my 05 V6 daily driver this was the perfect replacement part. Its new life for the frt end as it really tightened the frt end back up like it should be. Thanks once again am for a great price on the parts i needed (and the ones i just wanted). Not too bad of a install, took me a long afternoon taking my time. The steering rack is a challenge. I found out the hard way ( with my impact gun) the nuts are spot welded under the rack. I`ll have to fab some brackets to mount the heat shields, not sure why they dont come with them. Other than the heat shield brackets they are a exact replacement and a real bargain for new arms, bushings and ball joints. I`m real happy with the parts. Great to have you on the forums, you guys (and gals) rock !!!

    amustangrocks

    Year: 2005 Submodel: V6 Rockaway Beach Missouri

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 11, 2013

    Winter Project

    Over the winter I updated all the suspension parts on my 07 GT. Originally I put in Eiboch springs with stock parts. After a few seasons of dirving camber had become an issue. As winter happened it became the project. Installed: 1. Koni SRT struts, shocks - huge improvement on ride. 2. Ford Racing Front Lower Control Arms - easy install, added improvement over old stuff. 3. Ford Racing Jonce Bumpers - In there doing the parts replaced all with new 4. Ford Racing upper strut mount - smooth steering, no noise 5. Eibach camber bolts - easy install. Took car to the best alingment guy in the valley...made setting alignment super easy. Alingment guys feedback...." I have done quite a few mustangs for the guys in the valley, I have to say yours is the nicest riding one!" Thanks AM!!

    Kennyp

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Boise, ID

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $250-$500

    February 25, 2014

    No more clunking front end

    I bought my '08 Mustang last year and noticed some clunking noises from the front suspension when I went over speed bumps and when making tight turns to park or back out of parking spaces. I did some research and found out that the stock ball joints on the lower control arms were prone to failure and that these Ford Racing control arms were the solution. I decided to order these and within a week they arrived. Good thing because the clunking on my car got progressively worse. It really wasn't drivable by that time. Got the new control arms installed by my buddy at the shop and installation took roughly 4 hours. The stock ball joints were only a little worn. Not as bad as I thought. My buddy told me the control arms were actually loose and that's what made the clunking worse. Whoever owned this Mustang before me apparently did(or a shop did) something to the front suspension and didn't know what he was doing and didn't tighten the bolts right. Well at least I upgraded the control arms now and my front end is super quiet. I'm extremely satisfied with them. The front feels tight now and it doesn't feel like my whole front suspension is going to fall apart when I run over a pebble. I definitely recommend the Ford Racing control arms to everyone who's having a clunky front end issue.

    s197Drift

    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT Marina, CA, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 24, 2013

    Mustang Lower Control Arms

    Excellent fit.......realy tightens up the front end, and that annoying clunk is history

    GSTANG06

    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT New Orleans, LA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 15, 2012

    You will notice the difference immediately

    In case you didn't know, Mustang stock ball joints do not last much more than 50,000 miles (if that). These lower control arms make an immediate improvement in handling and ride quality. I guess I didn't notice how bad they were until I replaced the stock arms with these Ford Racing units. The instructions posted here are good, but be sure you raise the car as high as you can to give yourself room to work. 18 and 21mm deep sockets a must. This is one mod that is $$$ well spent you won't regret.

    Turtlejack75

    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT Georgia

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 07, 2011

    took about an hour on the first one and only about 20 minutes to do the second. great fit and easy to install.

    Great product for the price and came ready to install.

    ABORKO

    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Derby Kansas

    Helpful (1)

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