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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

      MPN# M-3075-E

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      4.8

      Customer Reviews (100+)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

      Installation Time: Full Day

      Installation Cost: $100-$250





      • February 10, 2020

        5 2005 GT - ParkerE Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great replacement/upgrade

        You can install these yourself, it's not hard, just make sure you have a 18mm and 21mm wrench on hand. You will have to move the steering rack a little bit out of the way but its not difficult, two 18mm bolts then pry it up and out of the way to clear the control arm bolts. All in all pretty straightforward install. Was my first time doing this so anyone can do this install. Takes 3-5 hours depending on skill and knowledge.

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      • February 09, 2020

        5 2006 GT - Kowalskin Installation Time: Afternoon

        Ford performance control arms

        Straight forward install, good quality parts. Replaced stock control arms with 140,000 miles. Tighten front end up a-lot!!!

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      • January 13, 2020

        5 2005 GT - 05SonicBlueGT Installation Time: Afternoon

        GT500 Front Lower Control Arms

        I have a 2005 Mustang GT with 109k miles on it and the front end was starting to get a lot of vibration and made popping noises when turning full lock. I replaced my factory front control arms with these GT500 ones along with new tie rod ends and the difference in ride quality and control is night and day. No more vibrations or popping and the steering response is greatly improved. The cars front end feels solid and well planted to the ground. I highly recommend these control arms if your car is due for some new ball joints and want improved handling.

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      • December 31, 2019

        5 2010 GT - 2010MustangGT Installation Time: Afternoon

        Ford Performance Front Lower Control

        Greatly improved steering response and control. Much better than the standard OEM Front Lower Control Arms. All of the squeaking and clanking noises are gone. Car feels like it is on rails.

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      • December 20, 2019

        5 2005 V6 - stellathestang

        tighter

        I can feel in the steering wheel the difference !!

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      • December 11, 2019

        5 2007 GT - Mray73

        Works great

        Fixed all the awful noises from underneath the car!!

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      • December 04, 2019

        5 2009 GT - Black09GT Installation Time: Afternoon

        Big Upgrade Over Stock

        definitely an improvement over stock control GT control arms, never realized how sloppy they were.

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      • November 25, 2019

        5 2006 GT - Aslam Installation Time: Afternoon

        Great

        All the parts that I got was in great shape and size thanks a lot AM

        Helpful (1)
      • November 13, 2019

        4 2009 GT - AlexD Installation Time: Afternoon

        Ford Performance Front Lower Control

        easy install if you turn the wheels when removing and installing you don't have to mess with the rack and pinion.

        Helpful (1)
      • October 03, 2019

        1 2010 GT - Doug Installation Time: Full Day

        Missing info

        This was not direct fit for my 2010 GT. Shaft size on the ball joint is dramatically smaller than oem. Since its instal AM can't help. Gave me phone number to FRPP and a sorry.

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      Questions & Answers (22 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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      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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      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

      • Unfortunately we only offer the kits. We recommend reaching out to Ford Performance as they may be able to further assist you.

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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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      10 More Questions
      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 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
      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
      Sooooo they come with new bushings and ball joints already on these control arms for $324?? 1 answer
      Will these fit on my 2010 4.6 GT? 1 answer
      Can these be greased or should they be ? 1 answer
      Will it work with the lowered car? Because I've seen some of the control arms are not gonna fit the lowered car. The car will be dropped 1.5inch. 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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