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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

    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

    CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Pair of Lower Control Arms
    • No hardware included (reuses stock)
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    Questions & Answers (18)

    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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    Sooooo they come with new bushings and ball joints already on these control arms for $324??

    • The Ford Performance Front Lower Control Arms come with pre-installed bushings and ball joints.

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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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    Will these fit on my 2010 4.6 GT?

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

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    10 More Questions
    Can these be greased or should they be ? 1 answer
    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? 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
    Will this fit a 2007 v6? and is it safe to assume the ball joints come with it correct? 1 answer
    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 ? 1 answer
    When following the install instructions at what point do you remove the sway bars? 1 answer
    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
    TSB for 18mm ball joints, should be19mm,these are? 1 answer
    I have a 2008 Shelby GT (not the GT500). Will these fit my Mustang? 1 answer

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    Overall Rating 4.9

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Handling Improvement 4.62069 4.6
    • Fit 4.945206 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.753425 4.8



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 29, 2018

      Good buy

      I replaced the OEM part because the ball joint was knocking and saw a good opportunity to upgrade. After installing I was able to tell that the front felt more planted to the ground. Getting rid of the knock was just an added plus. Most of my suspension is BMR, but since their LCA's are more than double the price of these I went the cost effective route. I'm more than pleased with the purchase.

      Moose

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 15, 2018

      Ford Performance

      I have had to replace my ball joints within a year. So I installed the Ford Performance set. Ball joints and bushings are suppose to be stronger. Car feels good. Hopefully they last longer than first set.

      SheldonP

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      October 10, 2018

      Sweet Product

      Great product by Ford preformance. Definite improvement over stock GT parts. Really tightens up front end. My car really holds the road now!!! Set some time aside, if you do the install urself will definitely take all day, but totally doable.

      JosephA

      Year: 2008 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 06, 2018

      Great Upgrade for Mustang GT!

      I bought these for my 2007 Mustang GT/CS with 150k miles on it.. The right front had been making noise for a while researching the problem I found a forum that recommended these as an upgrade to correct the problem. I installed them myself in just a few hours and after getting the front end aligned, it now drives better than it did when it was new. I also purchased the tire rod ends from American Muscle and changed them also while it was apart. Ready for another 150k miles! Great product and great deal!

      TonyB

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 02, 2018

      FRPP Front LCAs

      They are worth the money. Got my old original GT part out and compared them before install and my old ball joints were pac man joysticks while the new product was beefier and more firm. Not too bad I install just turn the wheel full the other way from the side you’re doing so you can pull the bolt out from behind rack side you’re working on. I also suggest some lube to get them to slide in a little easier.

      07CaliGT

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 27, 2018

      Works great

      Fit just perfect rides amazing! Couldn’t be any happier!

      Frankie

      Year: 2007 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 27, 2018

      Ford performance lower control arms

      Made the front end feel tight upgraded ball joints are great

      JohnW

      Year: 2007 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 25, 2018

      Should've been standard from the factory!

      The old ball joints were so worn that my car wanders side to side on the highway and the city. Least to mention, it clunked, and was unsafe to drive! Installed these in 2 hours. Removed front wheels,, removedng gear bolts and power steering hose bracket bolt. Started from the drivers side, unbolted the front bolt, removed the 2 rear flag bolts, then removed the pinch bolt for the ball joint. Took a couple good whacks and a long pry bar to knock it out. Put the new one in, and torqued the rear 2 flag bolts, pinch bolt, and threaded on the forward bolt almost all the way into the subframe but don't tighten yet! Same for the passenger side. Then lower the vehicle to ride height (very important), torque the forward bolt, if you want your forward bushing to last. Then jack up the vehicle again, torque your steering gear bolts. Align your vehicle, as the alignment will be off for sure. Drives awesome, responds super well to turning, and a lot less road noise! Least to mention, the arm itself is a lot beefier than the factory arms.

      judeh101

      Year: 2008 Submodel: Bullitt

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 20, 2018

      Much tighter!

      Well worth the $$$ especially if you have a higher mileage car, 75k .... Great quality!

      CamH

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 18, 2018

      2010 Mustang

      I wasn't sure these would fit when I ordered them because the site says 2010 GT, but the fit my V6 Mustang perfectly.

      Michele

      Year: 2010 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 18, 2018

      Needed upgrade

      Great parts! Followed YouTube install instructions, easy but time consuming. Definitely an improvement over the wore out old ones.

      Fernando

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 15, 2018

      Pleased

      Bought these to replace my old ones since they had play, very happy with the product and price, much cheaper than part stores. Little tip if you're replacing them yourself, remove both of the rack and pinion mounting bolts to get the front control arm bolt out

      WilliamW

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      September 09, 2018

      Love them

      My control arm bushings were worn down so i needed a replacement, as soon as i slapped these in drive was significant improved

      AbrahamL

      Year: 2006 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 02, 2018

      Added control from these control arms

      These Ford Performance control arms offer greater stability giving you far more control during hard cornering and braking. Highly recommended.

      MrMustang

      Year: 2007 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 28, 2018

      Great Upgrade!

      Save time and money. Best bet for upgrading a stock daily driver GT! Install time with pulling out jack, stands, tools, removing wheels, etc took a couple of hours. Great product and price compared to having to buy pieces that need to be pressed out and back in. Besides I don't know the abuse the original control arm took and if 100 true. This part will be straight, stronger, and upgraded for street use.

      Gary

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 14, 2018

      No more shaking

      It was time for stock replacements. Mechanic suggested these over cheaper ones

      ScottC

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 14, 2018

      Awesome!

      They feel so different compared to the old ones. Easy pull off and put on. Excellent driving!

      DonnieM

      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 04, 2018

      Upgraded control arms

      Ordered these to replace my stock ball joints that were wore out and boy does it make a difference. Really made the front end of the car feel more stable and can take corners a lot better

      DevanL

      Year: 2006 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      July 19, 2018

      lower control arms

      Stiffened the front end right up. Feels like new again. I just hope the ball joint upgrade was worth the extra money.

      HarveyF

      Year: 2005 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      July 19, 2018

      Shelby Control Arms

      Great control arms! Feel a big difference between the old ones. I switched out my tie rods too. Thanks AM!

      SamuelE

      Year: 2010 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

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