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Ford Performance Front Lower Control Arms (05-09 V6; 05-10 GT; 07-09 GT500)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Improves Handling
    • Original Equipment on 2007-2009 GT500
    • Stamped Steel Construction
    • Direct Replacement
    • Sold as a Pair of Control Arms
    • Fits 2005-2009 V6, 2005-2010 GT & 2007-2009 GT500 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey guys, Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com here with the Ford Racing Front Lower Control Arms for '05 to 2009 V6s, '05 to 2010 GTs, and 2007 to 2009 GT500s. The Ford Racing Front Lower Control Arms are going to be for anyone that's looking to solve some of the common ball joint issues and improve a little bit of handling while they're at it and all without changing the ride quality too much or having to drop some big bucks for some of the more aggressive aftermarket options. These arms from Ford Racing are original equipment for the GT500s of this year range, but they're going to be an upgrade for the GTs and V6s so these guys are going to gain some handling benefits from a higher quality option that is still technically in the OE field. Putting the GT500s aside since these are going to be a stock replacement for those guys that need a regular maintenance replacement, the stock ball joints in the older S197s are prone to failure. The biggest and most complained about issue that this causes is the infamous squeak and the noises during road travel, but it's also going to give you some sloppy front end handling at the same time. So these control arms do look like the factory arms, but the ball joints are going to be an upgrade. They're low friction ball joints with an upgraded inner bushing. Now that may not sound like a whole lot to you, but it does translate to a largely improved impact harshness and that means a better ride quality. So ultimately you can net some handling benefits without gaining any NVH and it doesn't get much better than that. So more improved handling is going to come from the fact that Ford Racing also uses a better stamp steel on these arms than on the factory arms. The heavy-duty steel's going to be stronger which is going to help with handling. The GT500 was built as more of a high-performance platform than the GTs and V6s of this year so upgrading the GT500 components will help you got some better driving performance out of your car. So these are listed as being a direct fit upgrade for '05 to '09 V6s and 2005 to 2010 GTs, but you should check your production date because these are for the cars that specifically have 18mm ball joint shafts. So that's all of you '05 to '09 V6s that were built on or before 2/26 '09 and the '05 to '10 GTs that were built on or before August 3rd of '09, and of course all of the '07 to '09 GT500s no matter what the production date is. As far as price, these lower control arms are going to cost just over 300 bucks. These are less expensive than other more aggressive aftermarket options, they're about half the price, but they do cost a little bit more than the factory replacements do of course. The factory replacements aren't going to have upgraded components and these are a little bit more expensive, but the improvements and handling and performance pays off, at least in my opinion. So the install here isn't too difficult, but I am going to call it a three out of three wrenches and you can expect the install to take about two hours. You need a handful of different tools for this install and a way to get the car in the air so you can work under it. Just giving a general overview here, but the stock front lower arms obviously need to be removed so you're looking at removing the steering knuckle pinch bolt, separating the steering knuckle from the ball joint and the control arm, and removing the forward pivot bolt. To get the lower control arm out the strut end brake assembly will need to be held out of the way. The new lower control arm is best installed by getting the pivot point in first and then get the ball joint into the steering knuckle. Then the rear mounted bolts come next and then you tighten everything down to spec with a torque wrench. Both sides install the same way and as always when you do suspension upgrades or replacements it's always a good idea to get a fresh alignment after the install. Wrapping things up here, the Ford Racing Front Lower Control Arms are a factory replacement for GT500s, but they're an upgrade for the V6 and the GT so they're going to give some nice performance and ride quality upgrades over the factory units. They have upgraded ball joints, they're made from heavy-duty steel so they're both stronger and better performing. They're a good option if you're looking to upgrade or if you're just looking to fix some high-mileage ball joints and you can check them out more online right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

    Upgrade to Shelby Specs. Upgrade the handling of your S197 V6 or V8 Mustang to Shelby GT500 standards with a set of Ford Racing Front Lower Control Arms for improved driving performance.

    GT500 Original Equipment. These Ford Racing Front Lower Control Arms are the same exact ones found as standard original equipment on the 2007 to 2009 production Shelby GT500.

    Superior Construction. Ford Racing stamps their GT500 lower control arms from heavy duty steel for extra strength and feature low-friction ball joints and upgraded inner bushings to dramatically improve the impact harshness, resulting in better ride quality.

    Application. This pair of Ford Racing GT500 Front Lower Control Arms are designed as a direct fit replacement for most 2005 to 2009 V6s, 2005 to 2010 GT, 2008 to 2009 Bullitt and 2007-2009 Shelby GT500 Mustangs.

    Fitment Clarification.
    • Fits 2005-2009 V6 built on or before 2/26/09 with 18mm ball joint shaft.
    • Fits 2005-2010 GT built on or before 8/3/09 with 18mm ball joint shaft.
    • Fits original 2007-2009 GT500.

    Technical Note. Reuses factory hardware for installation.

    Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Pair of Lower Control Arms
    • No hardware included (reuses stock)
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Bullitt - 08, 09
    • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10
    • GT500 - 07, 08, 09
    • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09

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    ball joint size I understand the ball joints are beefier, however, are they still compatible with the original gt ball joints? Better question is, will I be able to press in the steeda x5 or the moog k500112 into these lower control arms?

    Flyer01

    • I don't know about the Steeda or Moog stuff that you mentioned, but I do know that I replaced my stock ones with these and they ROCK! If you drive on rough roads or go to the track like I do you need this upgrade. Far superior to the stock junk!!

      Steve61

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    Will this fit a 2007 v6? and is it safe to assume the ball joints come with it correct?

    joe

    • The Ford Performance Front Lower Control Arms will fit all 2005-2009 V6 and GT Mustangs, and 2007-2009 GT500 models, including your 2007 V6. Ball joints will be included, and pre-installed in the control arms.

      Rob D

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    Dealership quotes me Ford P/N as MCF*264* and MCF*265* for my 2006 Mustang GT convertible 5-spd(02/ '06 production date). Are your C/A's a direct replacement for these P/N's ?

    GlennK

    • These control arms have Ford's part number: M-3075-E. These are the Original Equipment on 2007-2009 GT500s.

      JeffAM

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    When following the install instructions at what point do you remove the sway bars?

    NicholasC

    • The sway bars or the end links do not need to be removed when installing the Ford Performance Front Lower Control Arms.

      AMjordan

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    Are the ball joints in these control arms replacable? If the ball joints wear out will i need a whole new control arm or can i press new ball joints in

    ShawnC

    • Hello. You will be able to replace these Ball Joints in the Ford Performance Front Lower Control Arms.

      VincentV

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    IS IT POSSIBLE TO ORDER THE FORD PERF. FRONT CONTROL ARMS WITH THE STEEDA X5 BALL JOINTS INSTALLED?

    SEBRING

    • The Ford Performance Front Lower Control Arms already have ball joints installed, and they would not be available with the Steeda ball joints installed.

      AMJEFF

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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.9

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Handling Improvement 4.596154 4.6
    • Fit 4.933333 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.742857 4.7



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 11, 2018

      Great replacement for OEM

      My stock balljoints went on my 08 v6. These were a great replacement. I could definitely tell a difference from worn joints to these upgraded gt500 ones. This also was a great buy because of the dealership doesn’t sale just the balljoints, you have to buy control arm. For the price of one oem control arm from dealership, you get a pair of upgraded ones here.. definitily recommend this as replacement.

      xXSRSXx

      Year: 2008 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 03, 2018

      Why did I wait so long?

      Let's face it: the stock ball joints are weak. Why replace them with the same weak design only to have to replace them again in 3 years. Ford recognized the design issue and upgraded the ball joint and bushings for the GT500, and these from American Muscle are a direct fit. Pre-painted with the bushings and ball joints already installed made installation straight forward. I did not remove the steering rack or the corresponding bolts, so the job was even less complicated. Expect the job to take 3-5 hours if you take it slow and easy. Do one side at a time so you have the other side for reference. On my 2007 GT, I did my tie rod ends at the same time, and got an alignment done. The car handles like new! That shaking that crept up over time is gone! Why did I wait so long to do this?

      Rich42

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      December 30, 2017

      2006 mustang v6 4.0l

      I had shop do it I can't tell after shop put an on because my old ball joints was bad and both front sway bar links was bad and passenger tie rod was bad but they feel good when driving

      StevenS

      Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 11, 2017

      Just what I needed!

      My 2010 GT had about 90,000 miles on it when the front ball joints started letting me know they were done. These control arms perform exactly as advertised, and took care of the slop and noise coming from my front suspension. Removing the front steering rack bolts was the hardest part of this installation. Everything else was pretty simple and straight forward. I wish you could just replace the ball joints instead of having to swap entire control arms out, but such is life. Hopefully that's the last time I have to replace anything on the front suspension.

      OrrieB

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 07, 2017

      Solid Upgrade

      Ford Racing Lower Control Arms are a great upgrade. Install was fairly straightforward. I installed on the ground in the driveway. Only real hassle was the front bolts, which were a significant pain to remove and reinstall. I would highly recommend watching several videos from other websites. I did not loosen the steering rack, which looked like it would have been even more of a hassle, but just turned the steering wheel to full stop on either side. When doing this you should be very careful to not tear the steering rack boots. Only concern that I have with the upgraded control arms is that the end of the arms where the ball joints are installed is flat bar steel, as opposed to the factory arms which is shaped similar to "c" channel.

      BarryM

      Year: 2009 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      November 27, 2017

      Perfect fit

      Fit perfect awesome upgrade thank you looks good now my ride is smooth

      DanielR

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 27, 2017

      Great Upgrade form stock

      Had a slight shake in my steering wheel since I bought it from it's previous owner. Installed these in about 2 hours and the shake was finally gone. Upgraded the struts and shocks as well as lowered the car and wow does it drive and handle so much better. Would recommend having a friend to help especially if you don't unbolt the steering.

      Vistablue

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: 0-$100

      November 16, 2017

      Huge difference

      Easier to install than having to replace the ball joints plus they are a performance upgrade. The car feels great on and off the track. I drive on HPDE road courses and noticed the difference my first lap. I had my local shop install them because they had my car up on a rack anyhow. Otherwise it would have taken an afternoon lying on my back with the car on jack stands. No thanks.

      PonyRN

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 04, 2017

      Just like the OEM, only stiffer

      I replaced my original item on the 06 GT to this as an upgrade. And now it feels a tad more solid. This is a Ford Racing product. You don't need to describe it other than saying you're buying yourself a peace of mind.

      Reddosan

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 22, 2017

      Control Arms stock replacement

      Replaced my trashed out original stock control arms with Upgrade for GT/stock for GT500. It's solid, well built and car is operating better then it did when new. I also replaced struts, end links, rack/tierods and stabilizer bushings. So it better run new.

      JamesW

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      October 21, 2017

      New 'Stang Steering!

      A whole new car!!! I had a shop install this set and the control now is SO beautiful! Worth every penny!

      JohnH

      Year: 2007 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 17, 2017

      Original Ford

      How can you go wrong? Easier than doing just the ball joint and what an upgrade!

      lwr

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      October 16, 2017

      Suspension rebuild after 200K miles

      These were part of a front end up-date after 200k miles. I replaced, lower control arms, springs , Strut mounts, inner and outer tie rods, sway bar end links and rear upper control arm. All is well, car drives straight and solid with excellent control.

      gsrandle

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 15, 2017

      No brainer

      By far the best way to tighten up your front suspension. I am a long time Mustang owner and recently purchased a 2007 V6 Premium as a project. Front end was junk. Replaced struts, strut mounts, sway bar links, tie rod ends and lower control arms. What a difference. These control arms are sturdy and easy to replace. Ball joints and bushings would have been really difficult to change individually. This part is a definite no brainer.

      Bill

      Year: 2007 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 08, 2017

      Nice factory upgrade

      Still stamped steel, but with stitch welded seams and gussets. Looks like what Ford should have put on all the models to start with. Simple install. If your original ball joints are worn and you are looking to replace your factory control arms this is the way to go.

      Matt

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 04, 2017

      Great upgrade

      Swapped out my factory control arms for these and not disappointed at all. much firmer steering and all around tighter feel.

      JJD

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      October 01, 2017

      happy

      did mod with eibach kit and panhard bar. car is solid like new

      PeterW

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 29, 2017

      Huge difference in my case!!

      My car would pull badly to one side everything I would go over any bump or a bad road. At first I replaced little stuff like, tie rod, end links thinking that was the problem. But this kept on. So my brother in law one day drove my car n told me the arm controls were the problem. I bought these n he replaced them for me. (He’s a mechanic at a dealer) MAN HUGE DIFFERENCE. I could drive it over messed up road with no HANDS. These ford performance were worth it. I’m glad I went with the extra buck ones.

      Jck

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 28, 2017

      Great factory product

      Perfect fit and and tightens up the front end. They can be installed with out taking the steering rack loose.

      DavidC

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      September 07, 2017

      Tighter Feel

      Great improvement, left lower ball joint was leaking, I had it replaced two years ago when it was loose, and my husband kept riding me just to up grade the whole arm assembly to the Gt500 arms. Had installed while at work and drove home, noticed instant difference, car actually feels more grounded and controlled, definitely will get the bang for your buck with these.

      mandy2014

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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