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BMR Rear Lower Control Arms - Poly Bushings (05-14 All)

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  • Item 49612
  • MPN# TCA019H

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Features, Video & Details

  • Better Traction, Quicker Launches, Less Wheel Hop
  • Spiral Fluted Polyurethane Bushings
  • Boxed Steel Construction for Additional Strength
  • Black Hammer-Tone Powder Coat Finish
  • Sold as a Pair
  • Fits 2005-2014 V6, GT, Bullitt and GT500

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey, guys. Stephanie with here with a review of BMR's lower control arms with poly bushings for 2005 to 2014 Mustangs. BMR's rear lower control arms are going to be a good option for the S197 owners that are looking for a fixed lower control arm that isn't going to add a lot of harshness to the ride quality but that is going to help with traction and wheel hop issues. Traction and wheel hop are issues that the factory suspension allows for, and the more power and torque that your car's making, the worse the problem seems to get. Lower control arms are very beneficial for all Mustangs whether you keep your car on the street or whether it sees any kind of track or strip time. And generally speaking, the idea is the control arms will be an upgrade over the factory stamped steel arms and they're going to stop a lot of the flex that the stock components allow for. One of the main reasons why the stock setup has so many downfalls is because soft rubber bushings are used. The soft bushings allow for a more comfortable ride that's forgiving and it's an overall better experience for the average driver. However, these bushings leave a lot to be desired from a performance standpoint, especially when you start to consider things like handling and traction. But stiffer options are not always better. If you take all of the flexibility out of the suspension, you're going to end up with an extremely stiff ride quality that isn't really going to be fun for cars on the street. The smallest bumps can become uncomfortable, and then you also have to consider the shock that will then be transferred directly to the car and to the suspension. So, you really need to consider what you plan on doing with your Mustang and what's acceptable for your personal style. These BMR lower control arms have spiral fluted polyurethane bushings. So, they are a durometer bushing, and this bushing is used on both the chassis and the axle side. This type of bushing is a stiffer bushing for less deflection, which is a good thing in this case. Less deflection means less movement and flexibility, and therefore improved traction. But you also have to keep in mind the compound of the bushing that you're going to be using. Like I just mentioned, the more rigid the bushing, the more abrasive the ride quality will be. This particular bushing is made from a compound that's stiffer than the factory bushing, but it also helps to dampen MBH at the same time, so you're not looking at a severely uncomfortable ride quality. Your other option, instead of poly bushings like these here, is to go with spherical bearings, and BMR does have a set of fixed lowers that come with this setup if you think those are more in line with what you're looking for. The spherical bearings are going to have less deflection but the tradeoff is more MBH, so a harsher ride quality. The bearings can't absorb shock like bushings can, so the shock is then transferred directly to the suspension and chassis. These are a boxed steel design that's heavy duty and TIG welded for strength. These arms are going to be a lot more rigid and offer a lot more support than the factory stamped steel arm does, so they're a definite upgrade for sure. And they're powder coated, so not only are they going to look nice, but they also have some corrosion resistance, which is nice since they are a low hanging, under-car suspension part. When it comes to lower control arms, there are a lot of choices. You can go with a fixed setup, or an adjustable one, or even a double adjustable arm. One's not necessarily better than the other. It all depends on your setup and the specific reason for the control arm. Generally speaking, a fixed lower control arm isn't a bad option at all, where you're really going to want the adjustable arm is in the upper control arms. But adjustable lowers are good for lowered cars because you do have more room for adjustment there. But to retain the factory geometry with these fixed control arms, just make sure that the offset end of the arm is installed on the axle side with the offset portion of the axle side facing the rear diff. The other thing to keep in mind here is that these lower control arms will help performance wise with things like better traction, better hooking, and better handling, but they are only one component of a handful of other pieces that all work together. If you're really looking to improve things in the rear, there are a handful of other components you should look into as well, like an adjustable upper control arm setup, a Panhard bar, and relocation brackets just to name a few things. But these are still a good step towards eliminating the wheel hop and getting the rear more stable, allowing for harder launches, and keeping the suspension more consistent no matter what you're doing with your car. As far as price, these control arms are going to cost a little under $150. Fixed lower control arms range anywhere in price from $115 to $400, depending on brand and bushing setup, so you have a lot of options there. The spherical bearing offering from BMR that I mentioned earlier is going to cost more and they'll be about $200. So the install here is really pretty easy, and I'll give you a quick overview of the install so you can decide if this is something you'd like to try for yourself or not. You're going to need to get the rear of the car in the air and remove the rear wheels, of course. The brake cable does run through the control arm, so you'll have to detach that so you can remove your old control arms. One thing to note here is that poly bushings can get noisy if they're not properly greased. So you're going to want to make sure you really grease these before installing and after they're on the car. Once you grease the new control arm bushing, they're ready to install and you're going to want to make sure that the narrow end is forward for the geometry reason that I mentioned earlier. And just a side note, if you're using jack stands, torquing the arms down to spec might be a little difficult because it can be hard to get the amount of leverage that you need for 134 foot-pounds of torque. The process is the same for both sides of the car ,and overall, this is a one-wrench install on our scale here and should take about two hours to complete. Wrapping things up here, these lower control arms from BMR are a fixed control arm with a boxed scale construction and polyurethane bushings. These are stiffer bushings that are going to eliminate some deflection and provide better traction, faster launches, and less wheel hop. You can check these control arms out along with all your other options for the S197 Mustang right here at

Improves Traction. You're going nowhere fast if you can't "hook up" off the line, that's why BMR Suspension designed these Mustang Rear Lower Control Arms to provide better traction, quicker launches, less wheel hop and as an added bonus improved 60ft times.

Polyurethane Bushings. These BMR control arms use greaseable 90 durometer spiral fluted polyurethane bushings on both the chassis and axle side. The result is great traction during straight-line acceleration and predictable grip during hard cornering.

Boxed Steel Construction. Made in the USA from TIG welded heavy duty boxed steel tubing for superior strength, BMR completes their Rear Lower Control Arms with a black hammer-tone powder coat finish for durability and good looks.

Application. This set of two BMR Suspension Rear Lower Control Arms with Polyurethane Bushings are designed as a direct bolt-on upgrade for 2005 to 2012 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, and 11-12 Shelby GT500 models.

Technical Note. To retain the factory geometry, ensure the offset end of the Lower Control Arm is installed on the axle side, with the offset portion of the bushing facing towards the rear differential.

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

What's in the Box
  • (1) Passenger side pre-assembled lower control arm
  • (1) Driver side pre-assembled lower control arm
Installation Info
Tech Specs
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

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NO Wheel Hop - MORE Road Noise

What a difference! BMR are really the experts when it comes to suspension upgrades. Wheel hop - I used to get nasty wheel hop EVERY time the wheels spun. These LCAs alone have ELIMINATED it for me! The ...

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Did exactly as advertised.

Such install So wheel hop reduction Much traction Wow

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Besides price, what is the difference between these Item 390560 MPN# TCA019R -- and -- Item 390561 MPN# TCA032R


  • Item 390560 MPN# TCA019R utlizes heavy duty TIG-welded 1.25 x 2" boxed steel tubing; Item 390561 MPN# TCA032R uses MIG-welded 1x2-inch boxed steel tubing. The 1.25" x 2" will be more sturdier than the 1" x 2" and the TIG welding does take a little more time than MIG welding.


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Is it recommended that you get the uppers also and should they be adjustable?


  • Actually, it's upper cause there is only one. It is advised that you get the adjustable just in case you what or need to adjust it.


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Greasing? What type of grease does BMR recommend you use to grease the bushings? Regular grease or white lithium? Just curious because I don't won't to cause any harm to the bushing. Thanks


  • In BMR's installation instructions, they say to use silicone based polyurethane lube.


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so is this better then the tube models and how would they compare to them for daily driving especially on country roads.


  • The BMR Rear Lower Control Arms will not be as rigid as the tubular design of some other brands, however it has been found that since the 2005-2014 control arms do not carry the spring perch, this is a negligible difference for most applications. They poly bushings in the BMR Rear Lower Control Arms have proven to be great for daily drivers that see some spirited driving.

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I purchased the BMR lowering kit with lower control arm brackets and new bmr lower control arms. Witch slot on the relocation bracket do I want my control arm after lowering 1.5" ?


  • It would ultimately depend on what you are looking for out of your vehicles alignment. We would highly recommend making this adjustment when the vehicle is being aligned, so the alignment can be tailored for your specific application and driving habits.


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Can you please tell me the difference between BMR rear lower control arms Item 390559 MPN# TCA032H and Item 49612 MPN#TCA019H. I cannot see any difference by the descriptions


  • With item #390559 are non-adjustable control lower control arms whereas item #49612 are adjustable.


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Overall Rating 4.9

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Handling Improvement 4.736264 4.7
  • Fit 4.846154 4.8
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.879121 4.9

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 20, 2012

    NO Wheel Hop - MORE Road Noise

    What a difference! BMR are really the experts when it comes to suspension upgrades. Wheel hop - I used to get nasty wheel hop EVERY time the wheels spun. These LCAs alone have ELIMINATED it for me! The downside: You'll definitely notice more road noise from the rear axle, and if you had gear whine - it will be much more pronounced. Lateral handling remains the same and bumps are not felt any worse than the stock LCAs. If you plan on doing more than drag racing, you should opt for the spherical bushings version - they will preserve more of the stock range of motion and allow the axle to articulate as Ford intended. Installation is relatively quick and easy on jackstands - the hardest part is getting enough leverage to tighten the bolts up to 130 lb-ft of torque. Keep in mind you will have to re-grease these LCAs' grease fittings every other oil change, or they'll start to squeak.


    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT Malvern

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 11, 2014

    Did exactly as advertised.

    Such install So wheel hop reduction Much traction Wow


    Year: 2010 Submodel: GT500 Twentynine Palms, CA, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 10, 2012

    Great mod!!

    What a difference these arms made! The rear end of my car was all over the place going over large bumps or whoops with the stock arms. These completely cured the problem. They were very easy to install and seem to be high quality. I haven't had a chance to see what they have done for wheel hop yet... The only thing I didn't like was the idea of using zip ties to fasten parking brake cables to the arms. So instead I used insulated clamps and screwed them to the bottom of the arms. This was much more secure. Overall I am very happy with this purchase. Thanks AM!!


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT Fruita Colorado

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 25, 2016

    Feel the Difference!!

    What a difference in feel! When I got my car 1st thing I wanted to do was build it ground up starting with suspension. I ordered the GT500KR suspension kit online and it felt great and looked better as it dropped 1in but still had that factory ride feel. Then I put on the Competition Engineering subframe connectors and the car felt and handled extremely well. This will sound funny but it reminded me of driving a go-cart as the car felt strait and stiff no more bumpy, sloppy feel on turns, over bumps and under hard acceleration and braking. BUT then I did notice NVH coming from the rear-end, it was getting more noticeable after a few months. It got to a point where I would hear clinking and clunking and feel aver little line, bump, grove and crack in the road and my rear-end would feel loose and sloppy like it was gona break off after going over a bumpy hard road. So did some reading and research and ordered these BMR LCA and BMR UCA and they made a WORLD of difference. The combo of both BMR upper and lower control arms fixed my rear-end back to a more then reasonable ride and feel. I didn't hear anymore clinking and clunking, no more harsh feel over bumpy bad roads and the rear-end feels stiff and strait and more supported. I guess the stock upper and lower arms don't work and aren't meant to handle well with subframe connectors and lowering kits. If you are having any issues like mine definitely buy these you will or should feel and hear the difference unless you wana spend the money for a more name brand but if not these are doing the job on a modded GT500.


    Year: 2009 Submodel: GT500

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 30, 2015

    Big improvement over stock

    For starters let me say that BMR has made a great product. I had nasty, even borderline dangerous wheel hop under hard acceleration but these control arms have all but eliminated that problem. The car rides and handles much better than before and I would definitely recommend you put these on your car. The installation however is another story, DO NOT believe some of these other reviews that claim it will only take 2 hours. That is an at best time table and by at best I mean you have access to a lift and every tool imaginable...or you just pay a pro to install them. It took me the better part of an afternoon to get mine in. Don't get me wrong, it's not impossible but it's more difficult than just removing a few bolts and sliding the new ones in. The axel WILL shift slightly once you remove the old control arms (one side at a time of course) so you will have to deal with that in your own way, be it a pry bar or like me using a floor jack. Also trying to torque the bolts to the required 129 ft lb while lying down under the car is a bit of a challenge to say the least. You will also need a grease gun to grease the heck out these things. The instructions that come from BMR recommend 2-3 pumps of grease. I recommend packing as much as they will hold in there.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Florida

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 14, 2014

    Nice suspension upgrade for the price

    These BMR control arms are a great mod for the price. They are very well built and more than sufficient for a DD and even some track use. 1 hour might be cutting it close on install, but it's closer to that than an afternoon. It just about took longer to get the car up and on jackstands than it did to change the LCAs (just 2 bolts on each side). I combined these with LCA relocation brackets on my recently lowered 06 GT and the difference is less wheel spin, but more noticeably, a much more planted rear in the corners. I'm not one to mind a little NVH, but I don't really notice much more with these installed on a car with an O/R Prochamber.


    Year: 2006 Submodel: GT NC

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    May 22, 2015

    No Wheel Hop But Definitely More Road Noise

    Well these definitely solved the problem of my intense wheel hop. Rear end feels a lot stiffer and I can predict what my car is gonna do better and actually put the power down to the pavement. However NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) is significantly up. I already had a little bit of gear whine before and these aggravated it a lot, now my interior noise is pretty loud, I'm hoping putting down some dynamat will help. But I gotta give these a good rating because I bought them to eliminate my wheel hop and that's exactly what they did. So thumbs up the BMR suspension.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6 Texas

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 01, 2014

    Great upgrade with one problem

    I bought this LCA to replace the stock LCA that were squeaking on my 2007 GT. After installing the driver side LCA without any issues, I discovered the passenger side LCA had a much smaller hole on the wider, offset end. The stock bolts would not fit through the hole. I had to use a 9/16" bit to drill out the brass so that the bolt would fit through the offset end. After drilling the hole, the installation was just as simple as the driver side. The increased acceleration and handling was noticed immediately. The misdrilled holes were an inconvenience but it does not take away from the quality and improvements of this new LCA.


    Year: 2007 Submodel: GT North Carolina, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 05, 2013

    Nice change in handling

    I followed the instructions included as well as the AM customer submitted instructions and this was pretty easy. I had to motivate one side just a bit to get the 2nd bolt all the way through, but otherwise no problems. Be liberal with the grease on the sides of the bushings and through the zerks. I had a little noise after a few hundred miles as expected and added some more grease. Handling is much more settled, especially in bumpy corners in addition to harder but smoother launches.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Texas

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    October 05, 2013

    Surprisingly easy install.

    Admittedly I was a bit worried that I might have bitten off more than I could chew with trying to install these myself but. Once I figured out my method, it took me a hair over an hour to install these. Overall, I'm very pleased with the product and the rear certainly feels more composed and stable. Thumbs up.


    Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 Great Falls, MT, USA

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  • 3/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    August 21, 2013

    Haven't bring it to the track yet...

    Before I have lots of wheel hop on low gears. But after put these on I haven't bring it to the track to test them out yet. So I really can't say if they did what they suppose to. Base on daily driving I did notice some slight improvement but not so significant. But it doesn't create extra road noise as others indicated.


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT California, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 25, 2013

    Captain Hook

    It took about two hours to do just make sure you do one side at a time and make sure you torque them down to 130 the wheel hop is gone and it hooks like crazy now


    Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Cincinnati, OH, USA

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  • 5/5

    July 13, 2016

    Review from BMR Rear Lower Control Arms - Poly Bushings - Red (05-14 All)


    THad a bad squeak noise when the car would Go up and down of course the stock control arms don't have grease ports. So I purchased these greased them up installed them easily didn't take long at all just make sure you put them in the right way! Highly recommend!


    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    November 25, 2014

    great product

    Wheel hop is history and no more squeaking. I will use BMR SUSPENCION again. I went with the BMR relocation brackets cause my car is lowered and you need to fix the geometry. Both products fitted right in. The car hooks up great, great combination with the nto5r drag radials.


    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT500 Dallas, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 22, 2014

    Best fix for wheel hop...

    After adding hp with engine mods, was advised by an online specialist to add new lower control arms to stop the severe wheel hop I was getting. Added the BMR rear lower control arms (it took a couple of hours), and the rear end just sticks to the pavement now and I couldn't be happier with the results. Really amazing! 2 points worth noting...torqueing bolts to over 125 tough when laying on your back, and follow the direction that says to only take out one side at a time to avoid axle movement. It'll shorten the installation time and reduce stress/frustration levels. Great product and great advise!


    Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Harlingen, TX, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    July 21, 2014

    BMR rear LCA's

    installed these with a bunch of other suspension upgrades the rear LCA's tighten up the rear suspension and eliminated that rear end loose/wiggle that was present when hitting a bump at cruising speeds I pre-greased the bushings using the zerk fittings prior to install so the excess could be smeared on the sides of the poly bushings. So far, no squeaks!


    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Blandon, PA, USA

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 07, 2014

    Nice replacement

    I got these to replace the SR performance set recently purchaced. One of the bushings blew out after a heavy track day. So far so good with the BMR. Will know better after next track day in Oct. Thanks AM for the warranty and replacement product. Great customer service !! (Contrary to style of driving listed, this is a street / track car )


    Year: 2008 Submodel: GT Sandy Hook, CT 06482, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 29, 2014

    bmr lca

    Got rid of my wheel hop, easy to install. What more can you ask for


    Year: 2011 Submodel: GT ct

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 26, 2014

    BMR RLCA's are a great replacement.

    Installing these parts are not difficult at all. You need basic tools and a little muscle. Since this was my first time, it took me about an hour on one side and about 15 minutes on the other. Since I have installed them, I've noticed that the squeak and slop caused from my worn out stock parts are completely gone. I can tell from a stop, to a stop and corning traction have all improved and I believe it's better than stock. It almost feels like the car weighs more with the traction I've gained and tighter. These are are lighter than stock and are good on a daily driver. If I were to go all out I would have bought the Billet style that cost twice as much. Overall, the parts are great and I would recommend getting them. Also.. Thank you American Muscle for the quick shipping! It only took about 2 days using regular ground shipping.


    Year: 2009 Submodel: GT La Grange Park, IL, USA

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: 0-$100

    May 19, 2013

    Great product! Good quality finish and fitment.

    I installed these on my 13 Boss 302 along with there relocation brackets. Great product, fitment is excellent along with install being easy. Got rid of my axle hop. No more hop! Awesome. I'd recommend these. I've read about some people not liking the fact that there isn't an attachment point for the park brake cable but I didn't have to attach them at all. They rest on the arm and are plenty firm and don't need to be attached.


    Year: 2013 Submodel: Boss maine

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