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Hey. everybody, I'm Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, and in this video, I'm gonna be talking about a few upper and lower control arm options from BBK, available for your '79 to 2010 Mustang. If there's ever been one company that has truly flown the Mustang flag since day one, it's BBK. They've been showing their support for the Mustang and it's owners since the mid-80s, and show no signs of letting up anytime soon. As many of you guys probably already know, BBK makes a wide variety of parts for many different applications, including exhaust systems and cold air intakes, headers, and even suspension components like I'm talking about here today. Now the parts I have with me in this video consist of an upper and lower rear control arm kit, available for both your three and four link Mustang. So when ordering, just make sure you grab the right set for your generation. So the job of the rear upper and lower control arms is to brace and link the rear end of your Mustang to the chassis itself, and ultimately control the movement, hence the name control arm. Now the problem is the factory stuff contains soft rubber factory bushings that do a great job soaking up the excess noise vibration and harshness, but can often times leave a lot on the table when it comes to performance. Now this can cause problems such as bad wheel hop, poor traction, and inconsistent launches, just to name a few. The upper and lower arms from BBK are gonna improve on those areas I just talked about, thanks in part to the high-quality aircraft grade steel, precision welding, and most importantly, the high-performance polyurethane bushings. They're gonna help reduce any excess movement in the rear end, help you put that power down, and improve your handling in the process. Finally here, all the bars have been powder coated in the signature gray from BBK and do include greaseable fittings here to help prolong the lives of the bushings themselves. Since the kit from BBK does include both the upper and lower rear control arms you are gonna be spending a little bit more time in the garage, but overall the install shouldn't be that bad, maybe two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Now we do call this one a full-day install on the site, but I wouldn't be surprised if some of you guys can bang this one out in six hours or less, just to get everything knocked out. So always guys, if you have any questions whatsoever, feel free to reach out to our team of Mustang experts here at AM anytime. They're always standing by ready to give you a hand. So if you guys are looking to put the power down, get off the line a little better, and improve your handling in your 1979 to 2010 Mustang, be sure to check out one of these kits from BBK right here at AmericanMuscle.com
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September 05, 2018
A tight ride
My ride is a lot smoother than before. Not a lot of hops.Helpful (5)
August 31, 2018
Before the install of these BBK control arms, my ride was sloppy. A lot of shift in the rear end when taking off, shifting gears, etc...and I for sure wasn't launching. Not my car is as straight line as you could want one to be. Great product and great service from AM! Highly recommended for your control arm needs.Helpful (5)
June 29, 2017
Easy to install and great grip with my coil overs.Helpful (8)
July 26, 2016
Smoother launches, more traction
As the title claims, these do what they are meant to. If your old junky control arms are rusty, making noise, and are just unfit for your ride? This is the perfect swap for both the rear upper and lowers.Helpful (8)
July 24, 2016
These control arms hook great I just put 373s in my car and the car launches like a rocketHelpful (9)
May 22, 2015
If the factory would have properly greased the 3 links this would be a great review. But they didn't so I had to remove all links to properly grease them as I had a horrific speaking after initial installation. The call center was useless. I finally figured it out on my own and all is good. Too bad BBK won't get my money again.Helpful (9)
January 07, 2015
I was on the wall about what brand I wanted to go with on the control arms. I figured that it would be better just to buy the upper and lower control arms at the same time. So I went with the BBK. I had the shop install them and so far they have been AMAZING! the hook-up is unreal. It definitely is a mod I would do to any sports car. Really helps with handling and getting the power to the road rather than wheel hop.Helpful (9)
December 31, 2014
So i ordered these and installed them while doing lowering springs...lemme tell ya...these are awesome! My car had a horrible wheel hop problem especially in the rain and these fixed that. NO WHEEL HOP AT ALL. Very smooth launching. Also it fixed a vibration problem i had going around 60mph that i never could figure out...mustve been the rear end shaking. (Also installed relocation brackets)Helpful (8)
September 23, 2014
BBK rear control arms for 2006 v6 mustang.
Their were know problems with installation. The new parts replaced the old stock parts perfectly. Smoother ride with more traction. Highly recommended this product.Helpful (7)
July 01, 2014
Nice upgrade in handling
These upper and lower rear control arms resulted in a major improvement in handling, especially on a corner that is bumpy. The rear wheels remain in much better contact with the road. My '09 GT has a manual transmission with 3:73 gears. The Mustang is much more stable and in control under full acceleration, and the hood no longer aims at the moon when the throttle is opened up. Fords standard control arms are too wimpy for the V-8 power of the Mustang. This BBK control arms set really makes the car much more manageable. If your Mustang has a V-8, these control arms are a must.Helpful (6)
do i need to grease nipples after job is complete and if so what type is recomended.
You will need to grease the arms, otherwise they will squeek and creak (it is easiest to do before you install them). Any bearing or urithane friendly grease will do.
Is the kit for both sides on rear?
This BBK Rear Upper & Lower Control Arm Kit includes two lower control arms and one upper. This kit is for the entire rear, both the right and left side.
Fitment with lowering kit? Will these work if the car has been lowered at all? Or will I need to get adjustable ones?
They will work but I recommend relocation brackets.
Will this help with my wheel hop? I got a real bad wheel hop when trying to take off from line or doing burnouts
Yes, this will assist with wheel hop.
As I am installing the lower control arms I noticed that the arm is not center of the rear bushing. Is their a right and left to the lower control arms. Right now I have the label facing outward face the tire. Not sure if this is right.
Hey there! I am sorry that you are having issues with your control arm kit. To better assist you, please call us or email us so we can give you a hand! http://www.americanmuscle.com/contact.html
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