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Ford Performance Rear Upper Axle Bushings (79-04 All, Excludes IRS)

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Features & Details

  • Improves Ride Quality and Performance
  • Direct Fit OE Replacement
  • Genuine Ford Racing Part
  • Designed for Solid Rear Axle V8's
  • 4-Ounce Bottle of Friction Modifier Included (For Axle Assembly Swap)
  • Fits 1979-2004 GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and 1994-1998 SVT Cobra
Improves Ride Quality. Improve the loose sloppy feel of your Mustangs rear end by replacing those old worn out, factory bushings with a brand new set of Ford Racing Upper Axle Bushings for increased performance and better overall ride quality. This kit is also perfect for installing a new 8.8" axle assembly in your Pony.

Kit Includes. The Ford Racing 8.8" Rear Axle Install Kit contains two bushings, two C-clips and one 4-ounce bottle of Friction Modifier.

Legendary Ford Racing Quality. When you're adding performance parts to your Pony, you can't go wrong by installing parts from the folks that know it best. Ford Racing's legendary quality ensures a perfect fit and years of hassle-free use.

Application. These Ford Racing Rear Upper Axle Bushings (Rear Axle Installation Kit) are designed for use on all 1979 to 2004 8.8" solid axle equipped Mustangs, including the LX, GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and the 1994-1998 SVT Cobra. It will not fit the 1999-2004 IRS equipped Cobra.

Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Bushings
  • (2) Axle C-Clips
  • (1) Bottle Of Friction Modifier
Installation Info
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • Bullitt - 01
  • Foxbody - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Fits solid axle Mustangs equipped with a 8.8" rear end. Will not fit IRS equipped Cobra

Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
axel bushings

fit and work perfect, got this with the bbk control arms kit,, now i feel 100% control on my rear wheels when i drive my car in hard turns,,, feels like an all wheel drive mustang, je,je,je

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5/5
Money well spent

Make sure to use the Maximum Motorsports tool if you attempt this while the rear end is in the car... I've replaced just the rubber insert and it's not very fun removing the old ones. I'd recommend just ...

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Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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Where exactly does this go? Im wondering if this bushing is for where the rear axle connects to the rear control arm (or aka track arm)? Mine are completely shot and I am having no luck finding them, so is that what these are?

Neo2122

  • Yes, this is the bushing that attaches to the axle side of the upper control arm. It includes the metal sleeve.

    TsAllen

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Is this enough to do 1 complete axle?

Whc

  • Yes, the Ford Performance Rear Upper Axle Bushings (79-04 All, Excludes IRS) is all you'll need for one axle.

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Customer Reviews (21) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Handling Improvement 4.882353 4.9
  • Fit 5 5
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.777778 4.8



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    September 27, 2015

    New Product

    The bushings had a manufacture date code of May 2015. Bushings were still giving off recently manufactured petroleum gases when they arrived.

    Sleeper

    Year: 1993 Submodel: Cobra Nevada

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    August 26, 2014

    nice oem replacement

    These bushing did great. They stopped that annoying squeaking and were the perfect bushing for a 8.8 upgrade n my v6. They were a far amount cheaper than the factory ford bushing. They didn't improve handling but did keep a lot of road noise out from my axle.

    bluestreak69

    Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 24, 2014

    Perfect fit..

    I needed to replace the bushings while I had the axle out for repairs. Install was pretty straight forward, throw them in the freezer for a bit and then knock em in with a sledge and 2x4, no issues at all. I am keeping my notch stock, so these were a perfect fit, no fitment issues at all. You can't go wrong with OEM parts..

    Ciscoios

    Year: 1993 Submodel: Other Tega Cay, SC, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 22, 2013

    axel bushings

    fit and work perfect, got this with the bbk control arms kit,, now i feel 100% control on my rear wheels when i drive my car in hard turns,,, feels like an all wheel drive mustang, je,je,je

    myrevo

    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT california

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 4/5

    April 19, 2013

    Great if you need all of these items together

    I ended up using only the "C" clips in this set since I went with Steeda Upper Control Arms that required removing the rubber portion of the bushings leaving the shell. Then I went on to replacing my differential with a Truetrac that doesn't require friction modifier. So for a set of "C" clips I suppose I over paid, but if all these items are used, it'll work great for you.

    Slipperman

    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Chicagoland, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    March 22, 2013

    Money well spent

    Make sure to use the Maximum Motorsports tool if you attempt this while the rear end is in the car... I've replaced just the rubber insert and it's not very fun removing the old ones. I'd recommend just replacing the whole bushing. You cannot find a better value for these bushings...and these rubber units are THE way to go unless you change the entire rear suspension setup. A great value for a nice kit.

    racingboy

    Year: 1990 Submodel: Other North Dakota, USA

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 22, 2012

    great product

    same fit and everything took me a couple of minutes.

    mustang302

    Year: 1979 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (1) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    May 24, 2014

    axles brushings ford racing are amazing

    This product decently helped and not to mention a better upgrade from the stock ones! Defenitly recommend this product !

    cb03gt

    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 19, 2013

    Ford Racing Rear Upper Axle Bushings

    What a difference in the ride when there is no thumping sound during acceleration.

    NJ89GT

    Year: 1989 Submodel: GT Guttenberg, NJ, USA

    Helpful (0) (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    December 22, 2012

    Must have when replacing control arms

    Not a fan of running poly bushings on the housings so always use the ford units... Quick in and out when using the maximum Motorsports tool.. Even with the rear still in the car..

    Andysperformance

    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT Denver, PA, USA

    Helpful (0) (2)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 30, 2016

    Just what I needed.

    This was exactly what I was looking for. Great quality and fantastic customer service!

    JSoroka93

    Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (1)

  • 5/5

    October 13, 2016

    Rear upper axle bushings

    Excellent product,Took 3 hours for complete removal and installation.Car is performing great.Thank you AM

    sergioa

    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    September 22, 2016

    back in the saddle again

    perfect fitment easy change and makes a world of difference these are a must change if you want better handling and stability

    johnnylaw911

    Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

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  • 4/5

    August 03, 2016

    Definitely tightened my car up

    The rear end bushings always get over looked while fixing up a car, (lower arm, upper axle,etc,), they really help stiffen up a sloppy rear end. My personal belief is if youre going to drop your rear end to install new gears as I did or for any other reason you may as well just put new upper axle bushings in while you have easy access. Dont let the stories of it being hard scare you, its actually very simple. Beat the old ones out with a hammer and with a little less force, tap the news ones in. Just tap your way around the bushing, it honestly doesn't matter if you bend the flange a little by hitting it.

    Mustainer

    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 24, 2016

    good quality

    Ordered mainly for the bushings, but when i purchased my 5 lug swap axles the c-clips and friction modifier were nice to have, and its all ford parts so, you know they fit right. Bushings arent too bad, if you have the car on a lift you can use a fairly big hammer to pound the old ones out and then you can either press, or (like i did) hammer the new ones back in!

    Rusty

    Year: 1979 Submodel: Other

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 23, 2015

    Good Product

    The metal sleeves on the bushings looked to me like they were old, but they installed like they should.

    JMech

    Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 29, 2015

    Works Great!

    The original bushings in my 03 GT were shot. The removal/install was very straightforward. It didn't make a noticeable difference to me but knowing they are new makes me feel better.

    JD

    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT hamilton, NJ

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 29, 2015

    Ford Racing Rear Upper Axle Bushings (79-04 All, Excludes IRS)

    Looking for factory upper axle bushings, here you go. Mine were shot, replaced with these and noises went away. I'm not really sure why the Ford kit comes with the c-clips and the friction modifier. I didnt end up needing them with the install.

    Andy

    Year: 1990 Submodel: Other Malvern, PA

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 29, 2015

    Upper axle bushing install

    These bushings fits great. The hard part of the job was getting the original bushings out. I found out that an air chisel was the right tool to remove them. I sanded and cleaned the axle ears , lubed up the new bushings and then taped them in with a block of wood and hammer. I bolted up the suspension and took it out for a test. The new bushings worked great. The rear of the car felt better around turns.

    foureyes

    Year: 1985 Submodel: GT bucks county

    Helpful (0) (0)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 14, 2015

    Best price around

    Easy to install on lift. Old bushing pop ot using air chisel. I froze the new bushings pounded in with hammer.

    samdhall

    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT Connecticut

    Helpful (0) (0)

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