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Ford Performance Rear Lower Control Arms (05-14 All)

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    Features & Details

    • Upgrade LCA Kit
    • Better Traction
    • Less Wheel Hop
    • Firmer Launches
    • Increased Bushing Durometer
    • Direct Replacement
    • Fits All 2005-2014 Mustangs
    Improve Traction. If you're not "hooking up" off the line, then a set of Ford Racing Lower Control Arms will certainly help. These lower control arms will eliminate wheel hop and improve traction, keeping your Mustang's rear end planted for firmer consistent launches.

    GT500 Original Equipment. These Ford Racing Lower Control Arms are the same exact ones found as standard original equipment on the 2007-2014 Shelby GT500, 2013-2014 Mustang GT with Track Pack and 2011-2014 Mustang GT with manual transmission.

    Durable, Firmer Bushings. These Lower Control Arms resemble the stock GT control arms in appearance only. These Ford Racing Control Arms come with higher durometer (harder) bushings that are firmer and much more durable over the stock standard bushings.

    Application. These Ford Racing Rear Lower Control Arms are designed as a direct bolt on replacement for 2005 to 2014 V6, GT, Bullitt and Shelby Mustangs.

    Fitment: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (2) Control Arms
    • (4) Bolts
    • (4) Brackets
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    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Boss 302 - 12, 13
    • Bullitt - 08, 09
    • GT - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    • GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    • V6 - 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

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    Can i use these LCAs with BMR relocation brackets ?


    • The Ford Performance Rear Lower Control Arms will work with the BMR Relocation Brackets. Though, it may require some modifications for a proper install.


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    Tell me please, Control Arms weight (packaged) Thank you.


    • Hi, These control arms weigh 17.00 lbs shipped.

      Chris J

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    When I install these, will I want to put a silicone-based grease on the bushings? (I'm assuming they are rubber?)


    • I would recommend High Temp Molly grease, a white lithium grease will destroy the bushing. These are a stiffer rubber bushing compared to the stock bushings.


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    My car is lowered 1.5" with the K-Springs. Will these Ford Racing Lower Control Arms work with relocation brackets and will the pinion angle be affected?


    • The Ford Racing Rear Lower Control Arms will work just fine with the K springs and the relocation brackets. The pinion angle should not be affected by this, but I would recommend checking after installation.


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    Alignment Will you have to do an alignment after install?


    • No alignment necessary. You are not changing any geometry in the rear end. Only firming up the squishy stock suspension. You are going to experience better handling, less rear wheel hop with virtually zero increase in NHV. Super easy install, too! Good luck.


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    Will these improve "wheel hop" on a v6? Have a 2005 V6. The rear end gets skiddish when accelerating over bumps or surface irregularities. The traction control comes on and the interruption due to wheel hop is quite disconcerning. Will these help to mitigate this significantly?


    • These should do the trick although I just installed the J&M upper and lower control arms on my V8 Stang and am very happy with the inexpensive upgrade. I have no wheel hop and straight controlled launches. The Ford Racing arms are a definite upgrade but they are identical to the stock ones except for the bushings and are way more expensive then the J&M's. Go with the J&M's, you'll thank me!


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    Overall Rating 4.7

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Handling Improvement 4.266667 4.3
    • Fit 4.916667 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.566667 4.6

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 02, 2011

      Big Difference

      I've added Bama tunes and a CAI from C&L. Car really took off, but the "squat and go" that I read about from so many others was very true. I replaced the stock LCA's with these race LCA's and no more squat, it just goes. As advertised, a great lower control arm from Ford Racing, especially if you want to keep to the Ford original equipment. Installation was a little rough when one side was complete. On the other side, needed one person to push the rotor towards the front of the car so the bolt would go through the arm. Don't be surprised when you take off the old one and go to put the new one on and it looks like it is 2" short. Get your wife to push...


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Marlton, NJ

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 17, 2012

      Makes you wonder why they weren't stock!

      Installed the Ford Racing Rear Lower Control Arms on my 2012 GT with Ford's SVT performance suspension and the SVT "Power Pack". I placed the rear frame on jack stands. With the jack beneath the rear end compressing the springs only 1/2" all 4 bolts for both arms slid out painlessly. The entire process took 47 minutes. New bolts with nut plates are included. Instructions are really not needed since it is a simple remove and replace but you will need to disconnect the parking brake cables (one per side) which is pretty straight forward. With the stock arms any significant rear end slip under acceleration would result in dramatic axle hop. With the new arms axle hop is greatly reduced to the point of being nearly nonexistent. Power-on oversteer is much easier to modulate without the hopping previously experienced. I highly recommend swapping your rear arms out. After adding the SVT suspension, mufflers, tune, and now the lower control arms it makes me wonder why our cars didn't come from the factory this way! This thing is a blast to canyon carve with or simply hammer through the gears!


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Dupont, WA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 27, 2011

      These new arms really stiffened up the back of my 2007 Mustang GT.

      I replaced my rear stock (GT) lower control arms because they started squeaking badly. The old arms had 110,000 miles and the bushings were beat. The new arms came with all the required hardware to make the swap. I changed them on the ground (about 30 minutes per side) and the only tough part was applying a torque of 119 ft-lbs. The results were really increadibe! My Mustang's handling capabilities are better than when the car was brand new. American Muscle had the best price and fast, free shipping.


      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      November 26, 2011

      Improves the handling of the car

      I try to prepare my Stang for Germany, because the next year we move to there. I got a lot of recommendations what to do to get the Stang "Autobahn"-ready. One of the things is to change the LCAs. This will improve the handling and a straight run at higher speeds. This LCAs brought some "mid-level" improvements. If you like a stiffer rear axle you should use some LCAs with fix bushings, but I was anxios about more noise in the car. This product works well for me and I recommend it if your Stang is a daily driver.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 El Paso, TX

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 16, 2013

      they squeak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Factory LCA were fine I just wanted to improve traction. 2011 mustang gt. Got these for Christmas and finally installed yesterday. Driver side is perfect. Passenger side control arm squeaks so bad. Pushing on the trunk it squeaks getting in and out the car it squeaks. We took it apart and cleaned them off just in case and re installed. Squeaks constantly. 60 mph is quiet but stopping at a light or taking off or pushing down on the trunk just a loud squeak. My dad helped out and said its cheap rubber in the control arm causing it. We greased it and it didn't help cleaned it all off and still squeaks. If I could get the launch from these with my factory ones I'd keep my factory. I want to return these and any help on possibly fixing it would be appreciated Brandon J. 2011 mustang 5.0


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT Savannah, GA, USA

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      • Response from AmericanMuscle

        These LCAs have a durable, firmer bushing compared to stock and should not be causing any squeaking. If you have greased them thoroughly and it hasn't helped, please give us a call so we can help you further!

        Lisa, Customer Care

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 30, 2012

      Not sure

      Since this is my first order from AM I must say kudos for the prompt shipment. As far as the product I really didn't notice much difference as far as the wheel hop goes. Looks like a good product that will last and had both sides done in about 35 minutes. You just need a good pry bar or large screw driver to move the rear end forward a couple of inches. Not disappointed by any means, it just didn't help the wheel hop as much as I had hoped.


      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT Jackson, MI, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 27, 2012

      Ford Motorsport Rear Lower Control Arms

      Great Product...replaced the originals that were wore out at 75K, the squeaks are finally gone and performance has been drastically improved, shoud have done this a long time ago.


      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Ocean View, DE, USA

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 07, 2012


      Recently I had squeaks coming from the rear while accelerating and I didn't know what it was. The S197 forums were saying it's the Lower Control Arms (or the bushings on them). So I trusted them and ordered this set. I can't say that I've experienced less wheel hop... not a noticeable improvement in handling, which... kinda saddens me a bit because I was looking forward to that. I took the car out for a drive and the first bump i come across while accelerating, gave me that familiar unpleasant feeling... HOWEVER, THE SQUEAKING IS GONE. I am happy with this result. My Mustang has over 76,000 miles, and the squeaking had just recently started. This control arm is a great replacement, but if you're looking for added performance, i'd say go for something with a more aggressive design. ***NOTES*** Do not attempt this install unless 1) You are mechanically inclined, and 2) You have a torque wrench with different sized tips, and a smaller wrench with tips as well. Also, don't be an idiot like me... the blue bolt goes at the rear end of the LCA, while the silver bolt goes at the front end... ugh i'm dumb. If you've never done this before, assume you're going to make mistakes. Give yourself a whole day. But if you know what you're doing, you can easily install this in less than an hour.


      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT Potomac, MD

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 24, 2012

      Ford Racing Rear Lower Control Arms

      Nice product overall. Relatively easy installation. You will notice improved stability and firmness in the rear. Depending on conditions it will eliminate most wheel hop. Good price for a good product.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: GT CA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 03, 2014

      Good Upgrade Over Stock

      I purchased these ford racing lower control arms in order to keep the warranty intact. Also these LCA come with the hardware needed unlike the other brands. I noticed a huge improvement over stock, my car now just goes wherever I want vs before where it was hesitant and had horrible wheel hop. The hop is gone...overall I'm very happy with these and would definitely recommend them. I wished Ford just supplied all of the stangs with these, instead of those flimsy factory ones...


      Year: 2012 Submodel: V6 San Diego, CA, USA

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    • 5/5

      June 08, 2011

      Great Product

      Great product! Great bang for the buck as they come with all required hardware. Took about 45 mins to install and the fit was correct!

      Ralph Kleber

      Year: 2007 Submodel: GT

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      January 20, 2017

      Disappointed with these

      I bought these because they were a Ford product, I had installed them back in 2015, In July of 2016 began hearing my car to make a rattle noise like something was loose in the back which can really get to you if you don't have your music turned up, It was until I took it into a shop they discovered the noise was coming from these control arms. My mustang is my daily driver so I'm not sure if its what caused them to wear out so quickly. I didn't feel a difference with the handling, and now I must replace them.


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 08, 2014

      Nice Ford upgrade

      I previously installed BBK upper and lower control arms on my '09 GT. They performed and handled great, but transferred every imaginable driveline noise into the cabin. If mine was a pure track car, I would have kept those installed. The Ford Racing control arms perform well, and no noise from the driveline is evident. I should have ordered these control arms in the first place. Installation was easy, and fit was perfect. A fairly pricey lesson learned. Such is life.


      Year: 2009 Submodel: GT Mandan, ND, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 20, 2012

      Replaced squeaky factory LCAs

      Great product, good quality. I like the look of these LCAs too. It's more noticeable than the factory LCAs on my 2006 V6 that I replaced. The fit is exactly the same as the stock LCA and the install was easy and fairly non-eventful. Take your time and do it right when installing and it will be well worth doing it yourself. I have not noticed much of a difference in the way she handles or accelerates, but I do not have factory rims and tires so that could be why. I have not had to adjust my suspension since the install or seen anymore problems as a result. My Pony is now squeak free and back to 100% thanks to American Muscle.


      Year: 2006 Submodel: V6 Omaha, NE

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 23, 2012

      Ford Racing Parts are the best way to go!

      The only reason I didn't give it a full 5 star rating across the board was because I was hoping for a bit more improvement with rear wheel hop. They helped some, but I suspect my factory 19" Pirelli's have something to do with it. I don't think the rubber is quite as soft as the BFG G-force TA's on my '04 Mustang. How am I supposed to burn those guys up and replace them if they won't stay on the ground and smoke?! In the end though, those lower control arms did improve rear wheel control. They were a good addition to my upgraded suspension package from the factory.


      Year: 2012 Submodel: GT Lebanon, Missouri

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 09, 2017

      Got grip

      First side went in easy. Don’t tighten up first side too much the axle will shift causing the other side to not line up. Once installed the rear felt a lot tighter and seemed to hook up better


      Year: 2008 Submodel: Bullitt

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    • 2/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 06, 2014

      No Noticeable Improvement

      Price was good compared to other sellers, shipping was on time. Installation was straight forward and easy to do. I did the install with the car on jack stands and didn’t have any issues. The toughest part was torqueing down the bolts (leverage is hard to get without a lift). Upon removal of the stock arms, I noticed they looked almost identical, so I checked the part number stampings to make sure they were different (I bought the car used, maybe the last guy installed upgraded arms?). They were different part numbers, so I thought I was good to go. I was excited to get rid of the god-awful wheel hop on wet pavement and under hard acceleration in the dry. Well, color me disappointed. I still get wheel hop bad enough to shake the glove box door open! Spend the extra money and get a true upgraded part. These aren’t work the money and install time.


      Year: 2005 Submodel: GT Seattle, WA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 06, 2013

      Excellent upgrade from stock

      Treeshade mechanic here. I got the squeak on my passanger side LCA and wanted to keep using Ford factory parts so I went with these Ford Racing LCA's. These are inexpensive and very close to stock. They just have larger bushings. Install took probably two or three hours. It's as simple as putting the axle on jackstands and taking these off. Most of the time was spent trying to get the bolts torqued down again. I didn't really know what to expect, but I'm havnig a hard time wrapping my head around how big of a difference the new LCA's made. It feels like someone is pushing the back wheels into the ground when I launch. Would reccomend to anyone that needs to replace they LCA's.


      Year: 2008 Submodel: V6 Chicago, IL, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 29, 2012

      Perfect fit.

      Didn't have to pry anything for bolts to go in like some had to do. Perfect fit on my 2011 V-6 and helped tires to bite more on hard takeoffs. Also helped cut down some braking nose dive a little, which i wasn't expecting.


      Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Clinton, TN, USA

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 04, 2012


      Very nice product nice handling the car drive very god very easy instalation perfect fit


      Year: 2007 Submodel: V6 Chicago, IL, USA

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