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

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      Review & Installation 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.

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation

      Features

      • 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

      Description

      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

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      4.9

      Customer Reviews (100+)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.9 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

      Installation Time: Full Day

      Installation Cost: $100-$250





      • May 19, 2020

        5 2005 V6 - Sergsergserg Installation Time: Full Day

        Great quality

        What can I say, they are great quality. Simple to install if you watch videos. Driver side is more difficult to install than passenger side because of a screw That belongs in the middle.

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      • May 19, 2020

        5 2005 GT - Andrew Installation Time: Weekend

        Great!

        My stock control arms were due to be changed and decided to upgrade to these. They feel more balanced and way less sloppy then the stock arms. Very controlled. Slightly stiffer feel really doesn't effect drive comfort, but preforms extremely well. Definately recommend them to anyone. Definately bring the penetrating fluid for this one.

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      • May 08, 2020

        5 2006 GT - JamesG Installation Time: Afternoon

        GREAT UPGRADE FROM STOCK

        The new lower control arms greatly improved handling but also helped get rid of my suspension rattle

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      • May 03, 2020

        5 2007 V6 - MartyJ Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great fit

        Needed to replace old control arms, they weren't painted at factory so they had rusted. Cheaper to get Ford performance than replace stocked, and it does handle better

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      • April 29, 2020

        5 2007 GT - Drumwrench Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great upgrade

        Easy install, tightened up the front end. Solid upgrade from the stock control arms.

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      • April 28, 2020

        5 2007 V6 - Andy Installation Time: Afternoon

        Noticeable Difference

        I have a V6- had them installed, and was a night and day difference. Feels really responsive. Would recommend for anyone upgrading their lower control arms from any stock ones. Great for price.

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      • April 26, 2020

        5 2006 GT - Anzalone Installation Time: Afternoon

        Handles better!

        Install wasn't too difficult. I can definitely notice the difference between the stock lower control arms in a GT500 Ford performance lower control arms the suspension feels tighter in the car actually feels a little more responsive than it did before I would highly recommend and I will use these again in the future.

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      • April 25, 2020

        5 2006 V6 - JorgeD Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great product

        Great product, fast shipping. Really tightened the steering feel after my old ball joints were shot. A must buy.

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      • April 20, 2020

        5 2007 GT - Roussell Installation Time: Afternoon

        Reyes

        Is great and after install is drive so smooth after is done

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      • April 19, 2020

        5 2008 GT - Bham4ever Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $100-$250

        Best upgrade for your money!

        After over 200,000 miles I needed this upgrade, it was so well worth it. Can't tell you how different the ride is. The front end is stiffer and no sway, bumps on the road don't effect the steering, like a whole new ride. /no more vibrations at higher speeds. Recommend 100

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      Questions & Answers (23 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      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?

      • 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!!

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      Hi. Do these control arms come with new bushings?

      • Yes, new bushings are included with this kit.

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      Do you know the torque specs for the installation?

      • The front lower control arms should be torqued down to 130 ft-lbs of torque as specified by Ford.

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      Can anyone who has actually purchase these control arms or can actually go look at a pair tell me whether the ball joints that come with these control arms are removable, are they just held in with a snap ring? And also are the ball joints greasable?

      • The Ford Performance Front Lower Control Arms utilize pressed in balljoints that are not greaseable.

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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

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

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      10 More Questions
      Hello I have a 2011 V6, with pretty similar control arms. The arms are in perfect shape but the bushing on the driver side is now leaking some oil, seems bad. Is it possible to replace only that piece? Thanks 1 answer
      Sooooo they come with new bushings and ball joints already on these control arms for $324?? 1 answer
      IS IT POSSIBLE TO ORDER THE FORD PERF. FRONT CONTROL ARMS WITH THE STEEDA X5 BALL JOINTS INSTALLED? 1 answer
      Looking to replace the front lower control arms since they're going bad after 90,000 miles. Are these sold individually or as a set of two? 1 answer
      Hi, i ordered these control arms and am planning to install them this weekend and i took a look at the ball joints and theres no grease fitting but the ball juint doesnt feel packed full of grease like I would assume it would feel like, if they are NON-greaseable then why dont they seem full of grease. This is the same question I have for my swaybar endlinks and tie rod ends that also have no grease fitting but also dont feel full of grease. Somone please clarify or explain to me 0 answer
      Hello, The video for these control arms and some of the customer pics show that one of the pivot corners, the bushing that's inline with the ball joint, have a gusseted reinforcement welded in, while the pic of the control arms on your website doesn't show that the corner is re-inforced. Does these control arms have this pivot point gusseted, or not? 1 answer
      I have a 2010 V6 Mustang built on 05-09. Will those control arms fit in my car? 1 answer
      Why don't these fit the 11-14's? 1 answer
      Will these fit on my 2010 4.6 GT? 1 answer
      Can these be greased or should they be ? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Pair of Lower Control Arms
      • No hardware included (reuses stock)

      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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