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

Market Price $161.99 You Save 17% ($27.00)

$134.99 (pair)

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Features & Details

  • Upgrade LCA Kit
  • Better Traction
  • Less Wheel Hop
  • Firmer Launches
  • Increased Bushing Durometer
  • Direct Replacement
  • Fits All 2005-2014 Mustangs
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

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
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
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 4.7 out of 5 stars
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My car is lowered 1.5" with the K-Springs. Will these Ford Racing Lower Control Arms work with relocation brackets and will the pinion angle be affected?

Buchjr1

  • The Ford Racing Rear Lower Control Arms will work just fine with the K springs and the relocation brackets. The pinion angle should not be affected by this, but I would recommend checking after installation.

    SalC7

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When I install these, will I want to put a silicone-based grease on the bushings? (I'm assuming they are rubber?)

Austin

  • I would recommend High Temp Molly grease, a white lithium grease will destroy the bushing. These are a stiffer rubber bushing compared to the stock bushings.

    SalC7

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Alignment Will you have to do an alignment after install?

13GTBREMBO

  • No alignment necessary. You are not changing any geometry in the rear end. Only firming up the squishy stock suspension. You are going to experience better handling, less rear wheel hop with virtually zero increase in NHV. Super easy install, too! Good luck.

    BULLITT09

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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

  • 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!

    Steve61

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

NewStangOwner

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

    DevGittinJr

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Overall Rating 4.7

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Handling Improvement 4.270833 4.3
  • Fit 4.916667 4.9
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.479167 4.5



  • 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...

    QRYCHE

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Marlton, NJ

    Helpful (14) (0)

  • 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.

    Mach01

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

    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!

    MH47

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT 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.

    RayDog0369

    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT 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.

    Turbofred71

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 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...

    StangDave12

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 San Diego, CA, USA

    Helpful (2) (0)

  • 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 Submodel: GT 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 Submodel: GT Seattle, WA

    Helpful (1) (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 Submodel: GT Ocean View, DE, USA

    Helpful (2) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 20, 2012

    Replaced squeaky factory LCAs

    Great product, good quality. I like the look of these LCAs too. It's more noticeable than the factory LCAs on my 2006 V6 that I replaced. The fit is exactly the same as the stock LCA and the install was easy and fairly non-eventful. Take your time and do it right when installing and it will be well worth doing it yourself. I have not noticed much of a difference in the way she handles or accelerates, but I do not have factory rims and tires so that could be why. I have not had to adjust my suspension since the install or seen anymore problems as a result. My Pony is now squeak free and back to 100% thanks to American Muscle.

    KenFromOmaha

    Year: 2006 Submodel: V6 Omaha, NE

    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.

    DevGittinJr

    Year: 2009 Submodel: Bullitt Longview, TX

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 04, 2012

    Handling

    Very nice product nice handling the car drive very god very easy instalation perfect fit

    Edi1234

    Year: 2007 Submodel: V6 Chicago, IL, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    March 23, 2012

    Extreme Wheel Hop

    I have had some performance improvements made on my 2012 GT. The horsepower is much greater than the stock suspension would handle. I would hop and spin at 40 and 50mph. It is a little disconcerting. The control arms have mitigated the wheel hop, but not totally eliminated it. It was well worth the money. My next upgrade is the BBK 90mm TB. I suspect that I still need to work on traction.

    Dan57

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Savannah GA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 29, 2012

    Perfect fit.

    Didn't have to pry anything for bolts to go in like some had to do. Perfect fit on my 2011 V-6 and helped tires to bite more on hard takeoffs. Also helped cut down some braking nose dive a little, which i wasn't expecting.

    DY373

    Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Clinton, TN, USA

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 07, 2012

    NO MORE SQUEAKS FROM THE BACK!!!

    Recently I had squeaks coming from the rear while accelerating and I didn't know what it was. The S197 forums were saying it's the Lower Control Arms (or the bushings on them). So I trusted them and ordered this set. I can't say that I've experienced less wheel hop... not a noticeable improvement in handling, which... kinda saddens me a bit because I was looking forward to that. I took the car out for a drive and the first bump i come across while accelerating, gave me that familiar unpleasant feeling... HOWEVER, THE SQUEAKING IS GONE. I am happy with this result. My Mustang has over 76,000 miles, and the squeaking had just recently started. This control arm is a great replacement, but if you're looking for added performance, i'd say go for something with a more aggressive design. ***NOTES*** Do not attempt this install unless 1) You are mechanically inclined, and 2) You have a torque wrench with different sized tips, and a smaller wrench with tips as well. Also, don't be an idiot like me... the blue bolt goes at the rear end of the LCA, while the silver bolt goes at the front end... ugh i'm dumb. If you've never done this before, assume you're going to make mistakes. Give yourself a whole day. But if you know what you're doing, you can easily install this in less than an hour.

    AgentS

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Potomac, MD

    Helpful (1) (1)

  • 5/5

    June 08, 2011

    Great Product

    Great product! Great bang for the buck as they come with all required hardware. Took about 45 mins to install and the fit was correct!

    Ralph Kleber

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3) (3)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 05, 2013

    Last Piece to my suspension problems

    Recently bought the FRHP from AM and i love it, but after about 1500 miles or so it started to make some noise front and back. the front just needed to be re torqued, but the back control arms need to be replaced. so i just went to my local ford dealership with american muscle loaded on my phone to the control arms page. when the schmuck at the parts counter "oh did i say schmuck, i meant "assistant Manager"" said that the stock replacement arms would cost me $230 i laughed in his face at that price, he then said the best he could do would be $190. i turned on my phone and showed him i could get the GT500 ford racing control arms for 135. (He was showing me the Stock GT replacement control arms). I cant believe the dealership would rather loose a sale completely rather than take some price off. because i know Ford would give its dealerships lower prices than an aftermarket site. Walked back out to my car, ordered these from AM and it was delivered in less than 24 hrs on regular shipping. (im just over the bridges in South Jersey) thanks AM for saving me money and giving me a better product! you guys are the best

    UnscrewedFork

    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT South Jersey

    Helpful (0) (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    October 30, 2012

    Not sure

    Since this is my first order from AM I must say kudos for the prompt shipment. As far as the product I really didn't notice much difference as far as the wheel hop goes. Looks like a good product that will last and had both sides done in about 35 minutes. You just need a good pry bar or large screw driver to move the rear end forward a couple of inches. Not disappointed by any means, it just didn't help the wheel hop as much as I had hoped.

    Must

    Year: 2009 Submodel: GT Jackson, MI, USA

    Helpful (1) (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 23, 2012

    Ford Racing Parts are the best way to go!

    The only reason I didn't give it a full 5 star rating across the board was because I was hoping for a bit more improvement with rear wheel hop. They helped some, but I suspect my factory 19" Pirelli's have something to do with it. I don't think the rubber is quite as soft as the BFG G-force TA's on my '04 Mustang. How am I supposed to burn those guys up and replace them if they won't stay on the ground and smoke?! In the end though, those lower control arms did improve rear wheel control. They were a good addition to my upgraded suspension package from the factory.

    Black12

    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Lebanon, Missouri

    Helpful (0) (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 24, 2014

    Good value for the money

    I did lots of research before I purchased these. These control arms helped stiffen up the rear end. It took roughly two hours to install. I would recommend installing these with a buddy.

    Jefro424

    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Chicago, IL, USA

    Helpful (0) (1)

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