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BMR Billet Aluminum Vertical Links w/ Spherical Bushings (15-17 All)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Elminates Wheel Hop; Improves Handling
  • 6061 Aircraft Grade Billet Aluminum
  • CNC Machined Construction
  • Chromoly Spherical Bearings
  • Black Anodized Finish
  • Designed and Manufactured in the USA
  • Sold as a Pair
  • Fits All 2015 to 2017 Mustangs

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Hey guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com, here with an overview of the BMR Billet Aluminum Vertical Links with spherical bushings, fitting all 2015 and newer S550 Mustangs. In this video, we're gonna cover a few topics with these vertical links. We're gonna talk about how these can help your S550, the materials and construction, and the install as well. I'll get into more detail later, but I can tell you right now that the install for these is easy. It's a one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter. The BMR Vertical Links with spherical bushings are something that you're gonna wanna check out if you're looking to fight off some of the wheel hop that the S550 is known for and you aren't concerned with other factors such as NVH. Spherical bushings like the ones in these vertical links give you a solid connection to the chassis, which is gonna give you much better performance than rubber, or even poly bushings would. So just looking at these on the table here, I can already tell you that they're a big upgrade over the factory vertical links. They're much larger and thicker, and they aren't going to flex under load like the [inaudible 00:00:58] stock link might. These are [inaudible 00:01:00] machine from Billet Aluminum, but the big thing with these vertical links is gonna be the bushings, or in this case, the bearings. These vertical links have spherical bearings which are not only gonna be greatly different than the stock rubber bushings, but they're also different than some of the other aftermarket options out there, like poly bushings and even Delrin bushings. So the bushings in your suspension components are such an important piece of the puzzle because it's the bushings that are going to see the force of the energy and torque that you're trying to transfer to the ground. If the bushings are soft like stock bushings are, or they're worn out, then it'll deflect, and deflection doesn't do anything for getting power to the ground, because instead of transferring that power, the bushing's gonna absorb it. These vertical links has spherical bearings which are at the top of the food chain when it comes to performance-based bushings. You have your rubber bushings at the bottom of the chain, because they're the softest, then you have your poly bushings which are more stiff, then there's Delrin, and on top of that, at the top of the chain are rod ends and spherical bearings. Spherical bearings like the ones in these vertical links, connect the suspensions solidly to the chassis. The biggest benefit to this is no wasted energy through deflection as the power's transferred through the chassis. The trade-off here is the fact that these do not absorb that energy. Since the spherical bearings don't absorb any energy at all, that means all of the NVH is gonna be transferred through the chassis, which is gonna affect your ride quality. A lot of times, spherical bearings are safer race applications because of this. The harder the bushing is, the higher the NVH, and there's nothing more solid than a spherical bearing. Now what I'm trying to say here is that you are gonna notice some more NVH, but we're just talking about vertical links here. You're not eliminating all of your bushings in your suspension. So you can expect a small noticeable change, but depending on the rest of your suspension, you don't have to worry that you're gonna be creating a dump truck ride here. I just wanted you guys to be aware that there is gonna be some more NVH due to that solid connection. I do want you to keep in mind that while these will work to reduce wheel hop and keep the rear planted better, these are only one component of the IRS, and there are a handful of other pieces that you can look into to really stop wheel hop and get better traction. You can even start to get into things like Cradle and Diff bushings, or even lockouts. But at the end of the day, these are still a good step towards eliminating the wheel hop and getting the rear more stable. That means harder launches and keeping the suspension more consistent no matter what you're doing with your car. When it comes to price, you're looking at spending just north of $250 for these vertical links if you're gonna pick up a set. Now I will say that this is a little bit more expensive than your other options out there, but that all goes back to the fact that these have the spherical bearings and not normal bushings. These are the most performance-based vertical links that you can get, and they're also made by BMR which is a top name in the suspension industry, so I'm honestly not surprised at all by the price tag. The install for these is an easy one. It's a one out of three wrenches in the difficulty meter, and you can expect to spend an hour, two tops to get the install completed. You won't need any tools out of the ordinary. Actually, only a few wrenches and a torque wrench, and of course, a jack and jack stands, or a lift if you're lucky enough to have access to one. The vertical link sits right behind the rear rotor, so you have to pull the rear wheels to get access. Once that's done, you're just looking at two bolts to get the stock vertical link out. We use the factory lower bolt to install the new vertical link, but used the supplied hardware and washer for the top of the link. You'll wanna torque those down to spec and reinstall your wheel and tire, and that's all it's gonna take. Wrapping things up here with the BMR Billet Aluminum Vertical Links, these have spherical bearings, and they're gonna be the most performance-oriented option due to that fact. A spherical bearing will create a solid connection that's gonna transfer and not absorb the torque and energy of the drive train [SP]. The trade-off will be a little added NVH, but if you're really looking for the best performance, these are gonna get you there. As always, I suggest you check them out more online, and for all things Mustang, keep it right here at americanmuscle.com.

Improves Handling Performance. A set of BMR Billet Aluminum Vertical Links with Spherical Bearings are designed to provide better traction, quicker launches and improved handling. By replacing those weak, factory stamped steel rear vertical links you will eliminate flex under load and unwanted wheel hop. BMR Vertical Links are ideal for street, autocross or road racing applications.

Superior Quality. BMR Vertical Links are designed and manufactured in the USA from CNC machined aircraft grade 6061 billet aluminum for superior strength and light weight. These Vertical Links are then completed in a durable black anodized finish for aggressive good looks and long lasting corrosion resistance.

Spherical Bearings. These BMR Vertical Links feature chromoly Teflon lined heavy-duty spherical bearings that are designed to stand up to high loads while offering bind-free suspension articulation. This makes spherical bearings the ideal upgrade replacement to significantly reduce deflection, which in turn improves the handling performance of your IRS equipped Mustang.

Application. These BMR Suspension Billet Aluminum Rear Vertical Links with Spherical Bearings are designed to be a direct bolt-on replacement upgrade for all 2015 to 2017 Mustangs, including the V6, EcoBoost, GT and Shelby GT350 models. Driver and passenger side Links are included.

Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 Details

What's in the Box
  • (2) Vertical Links
Installation Info
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Mustang?
  • V6 - 16, 15, 17
  • GT - 16, 15, 17
  • EcoBoost - 16, 15, 17

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5/5
Gravy

Very easy and simple install. Helps with wheel hop.

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5/5
Bye stamped steel links

These links are awesome... much better design then stamped steel... well made part easy install... a must if your running the IRS Lockout bushing kit...

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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How much do spherical bearings on both ends add to NVH? And, just as importantly, what is the added NVH; is it road hum from tires, or impact noise on tar strips and larger bumps, or?? A comparison to both the stock links and BMR with delrin bushings at both ends would be appreciated. Thanks.

morrobayboy

  • I do apologize, I am a little confused what you are referring to by NVH and exactly what you are asking. Could you please contact us using the link below and we are more than happy to answer your question. http://www.americanmuscle.com/contact.html

    SalC7

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Overall Rating 4.9

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Installation Time:Less than 1 Hour

  • Handling Improvement 4.714286 4.7
  • Fit 5 5
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.571429 4.6



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 02, 2017

    Gravy

    Very easy and simple install. Helps with wheel hop.

    Tojac

    Year: 2015 Submodel: EcoBoost

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    January 18, 2017

    Bye stamped steel links

    These links are awesome... much better design then stamped steel... well made part easy install... a must if your running the IRS Lockout bushing kit...

    Scott248a

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    October 07, 2016

    Beautiful Pieces

    These vertical links were very easy to install, are very well made. A side by side comparison with the stock vertical links is interesting because the stock ones are stamped and far less sturdy. I bought these to finish off my suspension work since I got rid of bushing compliance.

    IvanCRF

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    October 03, 2016

    High Quality, perfect fit

    I've built and raced an off-road Mustang for many years and until I purchased these parts, I have not experienced a True "bolt on". Everything requires a little filing, fitting or modification in my past experience. But that is not true with these BMR parts. They installed just as the instructions detailed and fit perfectly. And most importantly, the combination of BMR suspension parts suggested by American Muscle have stopped my rear wheel hop which was becoming a problem since I have a Whipple stage 2 Kit also installed.

    Overkill

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    September 26, 2016

    vertical links rear

    this product helped with wheel hop. very easy too install it took about 1.5 hour to install with floor jacks. allen key and some metric wrenchs.

    billt

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    May 10, 2016

    Great product!

    Great product that looked good out of the box and I have definitely been able to notice a difference in the handling and wheel hop of the IRS! Would recommend!

    16mustang

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 05, 2016

    Solid piece of quality billet machining by BMR

    Mine has not arrived yet. But I ordered it because a friend installed on his 2015 gt non PP. Out of BMR's rear end items (cradle lockout, diff bushings, and this), it's the easiest to install by far. Couple of wrenches, a beer, and a lazy sunday is much more than enough. If you're experienced, you can probably do it in an hour or less. BMR recommends that you install, in the following order, the lockout, bushings and then this. My friend did all three. As advertised, these links (with the other components) make wheelhop a non-issue. Almost imperceptible NVH increase. But the best part is that the car is more composed around corners. In all, highly recommended.

    ghostnote

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    June 10, 2017

    Goodbye Wheel Hop

    I've had these on for 10K miles on my GTPP. I had no noticeable NVH and it did help along with my other suspension parts to fully eliminate wheel hop and firm up the rear.

    AndrewR

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    March 23, 2017

    BMR vertical links

    Great product, looking very precisely machined, finished in every detail. It's not installed yet to I can't judge handling improvement of the car.

    WieslawZ

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    March 16, 2017

    Best upgrade!

    This product is super easy to install and looks awesome! Has reduced if not taken all the wheel hop out. Super stout

    GETSUM

    Year: 2015 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    July 09, 2016

    BMR Spherical Bushings Vertical Links

    When I got to see the stock ones in person it is a huge upgrade. The stock ones look like something from a go-cart compared to these. There has been some great craftsmanship into making these vertical links. The wheel hop is about 90 gone. Amazing value for the money.

    WojoRCPP

    Year: 2016 Submodel: GT

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