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Ford Racing Rear Lower Control Arms (05-14 All)

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$134.99

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  • MPN# M-5538-A

  • Market Price $161.99
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Features
  • Upgrade LCA Kit
  • Better Traction
  • Less Wheel Hop
  • Firmer Launches
  • Increased Bushing Durometer
  • Direct Replacement
  • Fits all 2005-2014 Mustangs
Description
Improve Traction. If you're not "hooking up" off the line, then a set of Ford Racing Lower Control Arms will certainly help. These lower control arms will eliminate wheel hop and improve traction, keeping your Mustang's rear end planted for firmer consistent launches.

GT500 Original Equipment. These Ford Racing Lower Control Arms are the same exact ones found as standard original equipment on the 2007-2014 Shelby GT500, 2013-2014 Mustang GT with Track Pack and 2011-2014 Mustang GT with manual transmission.

Durable, Firmer Bushings. These Lower Control Arms resemble the stock GT control arms in appearance only. These Ford Racing Control Arms come with higher durometer (harder) bushings that are firmer and much more durable over the stock standard bushings.

Application. These Ford Racing Rear Lower Control Arms are designed as a direct bolt on replacement for 2005 to 2014 V6, GT, Bullitt and Shelby Mustangs.

Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

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What's in the Box
  • (2) Control Arms
  • (4) Bolts
  • (4) Brackets
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Boss 302 - 12, 13
  • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • Bullitt - 08, 09
  • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  • GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5

Top 250 Contributor

Big Difference

I've added Bama tunes and a CAI from C&L. Car really took off, but the "squat and go" that I read about from so many others was very true. I replaced the stock LCA's with these race LCA's and no more squat, ...

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5/5

Top 500 Contributor

These new arms really stiffened up the back of my 2007 Mustang GT.

I replaced my rear stock (GT) lower control arms because they started squeaking badly. The old arms had 110,000 miles and the bushings were beat. The new arms came with all the required hardware to make ...

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Overall Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars

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Do these fit a lowered vehicle? I have a 1.5" drop, will that affect the fitment of these?

NewStangOwner Year: 2013 Model: GT

  • They will fit fine. It appears as if the only difference between these and the stock ones are the bushings.

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    DevGittinJr Year: 2009 Model: Bullitt Top 50 Contributor

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Alignment Will you have to do an alignment after install?

13GTBREMBO Year: 2013 Model: GT

  • No, these are direct bolt-n-play! Only adjustable arms require alignment for the rear.

    3VIL Year: 2006 Model: GT Top 50 Contributor

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Will these improve "wheel hop" on a v6? Have a 2005 V6. The rear end gets skiddish when accelerating over bumps or surface irregularities. The traction control comes on and the interruption due to wheel hop is quite disconcerning. Will these help to mitigate this significantly?

05LLV6 Year: 2005 Model: V6

  • These should do the trick although I just installed the J&M upper and lower control arms on my V8 Stang and am very happy with the inexpensive upgrade. I have no wheel hop and straight controlled launches. The Ford Racing arms are a definite upgrade but they are identical to the stock ones except for the bushings and are way more expensive then the J&M's. Go with the J&M's, you'll thank me!

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    Steve61 Year: 2006 Model: Cobra Top 250 Contributor

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Overall Rating 4.6

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Handling Improvement 4.243902 4.2
  • Fit 4.902439 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.414634 4.4



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    September 02, 2011

    Big Difference

    I've added Bama tunes and a CAI from C&L. Car really took off, but the "squat and go" that I read about from so many others was very true. I replaced the stock LCA's with these race LCA's and no more squat, it just goes. As advertised, a great lower control arm from Ford Racing, especially if you want to keep to the Ford original equipment. Installation was a little rough when one side was complete. On the other side, needed one person to push the rotor towards the front of the car so the bolt would go through the arm. Don't be surprised when you take off the old one and go to put the new one on and it looks like it is 2" short. Get your wife to push...

    Top 250 Contributor

    QRYCHE

    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 5+ Marlton, NJ

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 27, 2011

    These new arms really stiffened up the back of my 2007 Mustang GT.

    I replaced my rear stock (GT) lower control arms because they started squeaking badly. The old arms had 110,000 miles and the bushings were beat. The new arms came with all the required hardware to make the swap. I changed them on the ground (about 30 minutes per side) and the only tough part was applying a torque of 119 ft-lbs. The results were really increadibe! My Mustang's handling capabilities are better than when the car was brand new. American Muscle had the best price and fast, free shipping.

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    Mach01

    Year: 2007 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 5

    Helpful (6) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 17, 2012

    Makes you wonder why they weren't stock!

    Installed the Ford Racing Rear Lower Control Arms on my 2012 GT with Ford's SVT performance suspension and the SVT "Power Pack". I placed the rear frame on jack stands. With the jack beneath the rear end compressing the springs only 1/2" all 4 bolts for both arms slid out painlessly. The entire process took 47 minutes. New bolts with nut plates are included. Instructions are really not needed since it is a simple remove and replace but you will need to disconnect the parking brake cables (one per side) which is pretty straight forward. With the stock arms any significant rear end slip under acceleration would result in dramatic axle hop. With the new arms axle hop is greatly reduced to the point of being nearly nonexistent. Power-on oversteer is much easier to modulate without the hopping previously experienced. I highly recommend swapping your rear arms out. After adding the SVT suspension, mufflers, tune, and now the lower control arms it makes me wonder why our cars didn't come from the factory this way! This thing is a blast to canyon carve with or simply hammer through the gears!

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    MH47

    Year: 2012 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 3 Dupont, WA

    Helpful (5) (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 24, 2012

    Ford Racing Rear Lower Control Arms

    Nice product overall. Relatively easy installation. You will notice improved stability and firmness in the rear. Depending on conditions it will eliminate most wheel hop. Good price for a good product.

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    RayDog0369

    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 CA

    Helpful (3) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    November 26, 2011

    Improves the handling of the car

    I try to prepare my Stang for Germany, because the next year we move to there. I got a lot of recommendations what to do to get the Stang "Autobahn"-ready. One of the things is to change the LCAs. This will improve the handling and a straight run at higher speeds. This LCAs brought some "mid-level" improvements. If you like a stiffer rear axle you should use some LCAs with fix bushings, but I was anxios about more noise in the car. This product works well for me and I recommend it if your Stang is a daily driver.

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    Turbofred71

    Year: 2011 Model: V6 Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 1 El Paso, TX

    Helpful (3) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 03, 2014

    Good Upgrade Over Stock

    I purchased these ford racing lower control arms in order to keep the warranty intact. Also these LCA come with the hardware needed unlike the other brands. I noticed a huge improvement over stock, my car now just goes wherever I want vs before where it was hesitant and had horrible wheel hop. The hop is gone...overall I'm very happy with these and would definitely recommend them. I wished Ford just supplied all of the stangs with these, instead of those flimsy factory ones...

    Top 250 Contributor

    StangDave12

    Year: 2012 Model: V6 Driving Style: Street / Strip 'Stangs I have owned: 3 San Diego, CA, USA

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 27, 2012

    Ford Motorsport Rear Lower Control Arms

    Great Product...replaced the originals that were wore out at 75K, the squeaks are finally gone and performance has been drastically improved, shoud have done this a long time ago.

    ctmonline

    Year: 2007 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 5+ Ocean View, DE, USA

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 16, 2013

    they squeak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Factory LCA were fine I just wanted to improve traction. 2011 mustang gt. Got these for Christmas and finally installed yesterday. Driver side is perfect. Passenger side control arm squeaks so bad. Pushing on the trunk it squeaks getting in and out the car it squeaks. We took it apart and cleaned them off just in case and re installed. Squeaks constantly. 60 mph is quiet but stopping at a light or taking off or pushing down on the trunk just a loud squeak. My dad helped out and said its cheap rubber in the control arm causing it. We greased it and it didn't help cleaned it all off and still squeaks. If I could get the launch from these with my factory ones I'd keep my factory. I want to return these and any help on possibly fixing it would be appreciated Brandon J. 2011 mustang 5.0

    blackedout5ohhhh

    Year: 2011 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Savannah, GA, USA

    Helpful (3) (1)

    • Response from AmericanMuscle

      These LCAs have a durable, firmer bushing compared to stock and should not be causing any squeaking. If you have greased them thoroughly and it hasn't helped, please give us a call so we can help you further!

      Lisa , Customer Care

  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 06, 2014

    No Noticeable Improvement

    Price was good compared to other sellers, shipping was on time. Installation was straight forward and easy to do. I did the install with the car on jack stands and didn’t have any issues. The toughest part was torqueing down the bolts (leverage is hard to get without a lift). Upon removal of the stock arms, I noticed they looked almost identical, so I checked the part number stampings to make sure they were different (I bought the car used, maybe the last guy installed upgraded arms?). They were different part numbers, so I thought I was good to go. I was excited to get rid of the god-awful wheel hop on wet pavement and under hard acceleration in the dry. Well, color me disappointed. I still get wheel hop bad enough to shake the glove box door open! Spend the extra money and get a true upgraded part. These aren’t work the money and install time.

    Mineral05GT

    Year: 2005 Model: GT Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Seattle, WA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 12, 2012

    Perfect for Daily Drivers

    These LCAs are great! They've considerably reduced the axle hop and maintained the stock ride quality. They're inexpensive, fit perfectly and come with all required nuts & bolts, they don't require zip tying the e-brake cable, and (as in the description) they seem to give firmer launches. Installation was really easy. I took my time and cleaned a bunch, and it still only took a couple of hours. This could have easily have been a one hour job. I've got a few of the typical bolt ons, and I plan to do more. But, my Bullitt is a DD and she will be staying N/A. My point is that I could have spent more money on some racing LCAs, but I don't race (at least not on the track). I think the only thing more money would have gotten me is more NVH.

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    DevGittinJr

    Year: 2009 Model: Bullitt Driving Style: Daily Driver 'Stangs I have owned: 2 Longview, TX

    Helpful (1) (0)

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