Installation Time: Afternoon
July 07, 2012
NO MORE SQUEAKS FROM THE BACK!!!
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.
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.