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

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    • 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

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    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)
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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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    Hi. Do these control arms come with new bushings?

    SamuelE

    • Yes, new bushings are included with this kit.

      AMJustinH

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    Will these fit on my 2010 4.6 GT?

    SamuelE

    • Yes, they will work with all 2005-2010 Mustang GT models.

      AMJustinH

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    Can these be greased or should they be ?

    William

    Do you know the torque specs for the installation?

    ZachK

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

      AMKodyw

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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?

    KoreyW

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

      AMRobD

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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 4.608 4.6
    • Fit 4.936508 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.753968 4.8



    • 5/5

      July 10, 2018

      Ford performance front lower control arms

      Great product if your looking to tighten up your front end and they also got rid of a horrible sound coming from my front end and the upgraded ball joints that come with the pair are a great replacement

      BrianH

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 29, 2018

      Ford performance control arms

      Great Fittment just like factory arms but stronger ball joint. If your looking for a simply no modifications needed install this is the way to go.

      CharlieS

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      June 26, 2018

      they work

      had to replace the factory so i went with these. they are nice and would recomend them

      sneaky151

      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 22, 2018

      Awesome!

      These made my Mustang steer like a race car. The difference is amazing! Tight. Zero understeer. Wow! 2-3 hours on a lift. I probably wouldn't have installed them myself on jack stands.

      DaleM

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 22, 2018

      Clunk is gone finally!

      Clunk is gone! These arms are very well made and the install isn’t too hard. I did have to unbolt the rack to get the front bolts out. Now I just hope these last awhile!

      BrianJ

      Year: 2007 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 16, 2018

      OEM fit, simple installation

      I read all about the 2005/2006 OEM ball joint issues but I didn't actually experience them with my 'Stang. I thought since my old ball joints/LCAs were now 13 years old it was time for a change. The price is right here - 2 LCA assemblies for less than what the Ford dealer wants for ONE OEM part, AND you get new bushings and ball joints included! What's not to like? American Muscle FTW! Installation isn't hard. Like others in the review section have commented, it's a LOT easier if you loosen the steering rack (2 18mm bolts, not hard) first to access the front LCA bolts. I combined this repair with replacement of my outer tie rod ends which made accessing the ball joint bolt even easier, but it's not necessary. Pro tip: Make sure you either rent or otherwise acquire a ball joint removal tool FIRST! This will make popping the ball joint a breeze. Good thing I had a pickle fork handy. =) Others have stated that these don't have the OEM heat shields, but I don't see them as necessary. Since I combined the LCA replacement with outer tie rods and GT500 strut mounts, I can't attest to any handling improvement, but the front end is nice and tight like it used to be when I bought the car back in 2005. Overall I think these LCAs are a worthy maintenance item and you can do them yourself!!

      MrKABC

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 15, 2018

      Medium INSTALL

      Fairly easy to install, just need the right tools and patience. Fitment is like factory. Better design than gt factory arms.

      Gorilla

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 10, 2018

      06 GT front lower control arms

      Bought these to Stop a rough shake when braking. Previously replaced tie rods with OPR but didn't solve the problem. Control arms were heavy duty, shipped quick, and a relatively easy install. Although the front inner mounting bolt was harder to remove than I expected. Took about 4 hours time including setup and cleanup using a lift and impact. Would be faster with a 18 and 21 mm ratchet wrench. A second set if hands might have shaved an hour, too. Very pleased with the results. Shake is completely gone and suspension feels a little bit tighter and stiffer. Highly recommend this upgrade.

      CaseyG

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 09, 2018

      Step One

      Especially if your sled has some miles, these cars oem suspension is a bit wandering and sloppy. Honestly I don't know if the Ford Racing/GT 500 a-arm is noticeably better than a brand new oem GT a-arm, but supposedly it's heavier duty all around. My car had only 38k on it and the front was ok city dd, but steering feel was slop on the freeway wandering with the grooves to a degree I wasn't ok with, and unpredictable handling when pressing hard into corners, streering felt like an old Toyota. I started with these FR a-arms and Whiteline taller balljoints in my plans to lower and upgrade entire suspension properly. I did notice a solid stable improvement up front. It tracks better, doesn't wander as much on the freeway. Normal driving feels slightly firmer and more solidly connected at the steering wheel with a very slight added bit of tension in the steering wheel as if I went a size wider tire or something . I'd definitely do these if your over 50k miles in my opinion. Chickened out and had shop install these. I know... shame lol.

      JayM

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 08, 2018

      Great up grade over stock

      I needed ball joints, and the front end was "creaking" so instead I replaced the lowers with these. After an alignment the front is tight and right. Recommended. Did it In my garage on floor jacks and jack stands. **needed to separate outer tie rods from struts, No way to do it like the videos and leave them attached.** Maybe on a hoist IDK.

      GlennC

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 08, 2018

      great!!!!

      direct fit, fast shipping and a great item thanks!

      MichaelN

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 02, 2018

      Well worth the time and money.

      Purchased this item to upgrade our 06 convertible. Fit was perfect with no issues. Changed both control arms, upper strut bearings and sway bar lines in 4.5 hours. Well worth the time and money spent. Handling was greatly improved.

      TerranceT

      Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      May 05, 2018

      Marks gt

      I am very happy with the parts. The quality and fit are excellent.

      markk

      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $500-$1000

      April 04, 2018

      Bumpsteer and ball joints

      My ball joints started to go so I had the Ford Performance Lower control arms and Steeda bumpsteer kit installed. I had my mechanic do this installation and he told me that it was a decent sized job. Combined labor was $600 including alignment. I must say it was worth it. My 08GT steers like a go-kart now. The steering is tight and much more controllable. I don't know why the Mustang wasn't made with these from the factory. I live on the south shore on Long Island in NY and the roads are so bad that you could rattle the teeth out of your head. These parts definitely help keep the steering wheel in your hands.

      Eyewood

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 03, 2018

      Great upgrade

      I installed these to replace old Ball joints on my 2010 GT. They work wonders especially at over 100k miles! They car drives like new. The only issue I ran into that my car is lowered had to loosen the steering rack to install.

      Litton06

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      March 24, 2018

      Good

      They are good and help the car but they will not make as big of a change as you may think

      JonathanL

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 23, 2018

      Makes a difference

      Way way better then the v6 factory ones. Much stiffer and better handling especially with the new 19" x 8.5" wheels and tires from AM. Cons. Can feel the bumps even the smallest ones a lot more. Install was simple once you figure out how to get the bolt out by the steering rod.

      MikeS

      Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 20, 2018

      Lower Control arm

      This lower control arm is a great upgrade for my 2008 Ford Mustang with a V6 there much beefier and look a lot stronger than the factory ones that weren’t too bad to install great product

      TimB

      Year: 2008 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      March 15, 2018

      Replacement

      Very good product made a big difference in my v-6 after taking the old ones off had to get it done because the stock ones did not not pass the inspection this time only had 32000 miles on them and the dealer wanted 650.00 with a alignment to replace only the driver side so I decided to install them myself both sides. Must say not easy to get the off will take some time putting them on very easy also watching it on YouTube very helpful

      JohnH

      Year: 2007 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      March 05, 2018

      Ford Performance Front Lower Control Arms

      Firm and tight...better than when the car was new.

      BruceS

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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