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OPR Front Lower Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly - Passenger Side (94-04 All)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Passenger Side Front Lower Control Arm
    • Direct Fit Replacement
    • High Strength Steel Construction
    • Black Oxide Coating
    • Includes Ball Joint and Bushing
    • Greasable
    • Non-Adjustable
    • Sold Individually
    • Fits All 1994-2004 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    OPR's passenger side front lower control arm that we're taking a quick look at today is going to be a good option for any Mustang owner out there that might be in need of a new control arm after years of abuse. [In] terms of the installation here, expect a light to a moderate two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter here and about a two-hour job. So these aren't going to be geared towards any type of performance benefit, as they're going to be fixed and nonadjustable, and a factory replacement for a broken one. If you're lowered or you're thinking about lowering your Mustang down the road, I definitely suggest checking out some of the options from QA1. Now, some of the telltale signs of failing or just a worn-out control arm would be similar to a bad sway bar end link. So you'd be feeling a little bit of a loose steering wheel, lots of noise, and some clunking. So OPR's offering here is going to be just like your factory lower control arm with ball joint, and it's manufactured from a high-strength steel with a black oxidized finish. Now, this front lower control arm will feature a preinstalled ball joint, as well as a rubber bushing, as well as being greaseable, which is great. Because they're not sealed components, and they can be maintained over the course of your car's life. But in terms of the pricing here, guys, expect to be spending around $100 per side for these replacements, which will likely cost considerably less than the factory equipment. So if you're looking for something a little bit more performance-oriented, QA1 has an adjustable set that is going to weigh less. But expect to be spending about $220 to $300 on those. Now, switching gears to the installation, like I said a little bit earlier, you're going to be looking at a moderate two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter here, and about a two-hour job. Now, looking ahead, I'd just make sure to have a full socket set, a jack, and jack stands. So getting started, you're going to want to get your car off the ground, pull your front wheels and tires, unbolt your calipers and ABS lines if equipped. You can then remove your sway bar end links and bushings. Then, get your floor jack under one of the control arms in order to support that.You're going to want to jack that up slightly in order to get the load off of the strut and the spindle. Once you're done there, remove the cotter pin and the castle nut on the ball joint. You then loosen the castle nut just enough to separate it from the ball joint, and then remove the castle nut itself. Now, you'll then need to loosen and remove the two bolts that are retaining the strut to the spindle, then slowly lower that jack down. So after that, guys, simply repeat the process on the opposite side. Then, you can begin getting your new equipment in place. So that's more or less the difficult part here, and your new lower control arm assemblies are going to be reinstalling in the reverse order. So that's going to wrap up my quick review of OPR's passenger side front lower control arm and ball joint assembly, fitting your '94 through '04 Mustang, that can be found right here at americanmuscle.com.

    Direct Fit Replacement. Regain the handling performance and lost ride comfort of your New Edge or SN95 Pony. Replace that bent or damaged passenger side OPR Front Lower Control Arm with a direct fit replacement, complete with ball joint assembly to improve directional stability and offers a smooth ride and agile handling.

    OEM Quality. Manufactured to the original factory specifications from heavy duty steel for extra strength and durability, this greasable Passenger Side Front LCA features a preinstalled ball joint and rubber bushings to improve ride quality and has been completed in a black oxide coating for rust and corrosion resistance.

    Application. This OPR Passenger Side Front Lower Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly is designed as a direct fit replacement for all 1994 to 2004 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt and Cobra Mustangs. Sold individually.

    Technical Note. Reuses factory hardware for installation.

    Fitment: 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

    MPN# 388946

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) Front Lower Control Arm/Ball Joint Assembly
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Bullitt - 01
    • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
    • Cobra R - 95, 00
    • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
    • Mach 1 - 03, 04
    • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

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        5 Top Rated Questions

        do these come with bolts?

        • This assembly will reuse the factory hardware for installation.

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        What are the torque specs for the control arms and ball joint?

        • The Ball joint should be torqued to 129 Ft-Lbs. The control arm bolts/nuts should be torqued to 148 ft-lbs with the suspension loaded and the vehicle at ride height.

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        is it necessary to get an alignment when installing these?

        • Yes, it would be necessary to get a realignment after installing the OPR Front Lower Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly - Passenger Side .

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        Do these use a nylon nut or a cotter pin on the ball joint?

        • This control arm and ball joint will use a nylon nut on the ball joint.

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        I noticed that this control arm is for 94-01 but american muscle does not offer anything for an 2002, was there a design change making this incompatible with a 2002 GT?

        • The Front Lower Control Arm and Ball Joint Assembly - Passenger Side (94-04 All) will be designed to fit all 94-04 mustangs.

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          Customer Reviews (25) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.6

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Full Day

          Installation Cost:$100-$250

          • Handling Improvement 4.68 4.7
          • Fit 4.68 4.7
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.76 4.8



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            May 22, 2019

            Control arms

            makes a good replacement for your old control arms and ball joints

            Alexander209

            Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 12, 2019

            Perfect Fitment

            Perfect fit and took care of my right hand pull when braking

            Jalani

            Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $250-$500

            March 12, 2019

            Amazing!

            I purchased both driver side and passenger side lower control arms and I couldn’t be any happier! The handling, the turns, and especially the U-Turns feel like a brand new car!

            LuisC

            Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            January 05, 2019

            Great oem replacement

            Rides great no complaints about the quality of the product....Yet!

            Viprk24

            Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            October 23, 2018

            Fits great

            Would recommended fits like glove ball joint is great fits in place fine

            ValerieM

            Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: 0-$100

            October 01, 2018

            ultra smooth

            had these installed with the bump steer kit car handles better than ever with me being lower then ever.

            Raddhaddz

            Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 04, 2018

            Mustang

            Thanks for the part it was just what I needed it was delivered early and I will be ordering the other side soon

            BarryH

            Year: 2000 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (9)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            April 25, 2018

            Great product

            had the local shop install for me. took a couple hours, they charged $120 to do both sides. look great from underneath, same OEM quality if not better. got rid of the squeaks I has was having when I went over speed bumps and turned the wheel

            HollowPoint

            Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt

            Helpful (7)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            October 31, 2017

            Lower Control Arms

            These lower arms gives the car a new feel and make the car enjoyable to drive again

            MelvinR

            Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (9)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            October 01, 2017

            Lower control arm...easy piesy!!!

            This is my second one I have ordered as i replaced the left side a few months back. Direct OEM fit. Took about 2hrs but it's better than listening to that squeaking...lol. hardest part is removing the ball joint upon dissambly. Grab your biggest BFH and a few whacks it comes right off. Also, becareful when removing the coil spring, as there is alot of tension. Great factory fit..and it comes with a grease fitting so in the future you can grease it.

            Bullitt420

            Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (9)

          • 1/5

            September 17, 2017

            Did not fit

            Had to take to a machine shop to be modified to fit on a 2001 v6.

            TerryS

            Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (11)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: $100-$250

            September 01, 2017

            Good fit, working as designed

            Had these professionally installed, working as designed. Reasonable priced

            LarryW

            Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (9)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            July 31, 2017

            As advertised

            Direct replacement. Only wish they had color options like the rear control arms.

            BG

            Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (9)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 26, 2017

            Nice

            Purchased OPR control arms for my sn95 to overhaul and lower suspension fit and finish great. Thanks AM for parts being delivered in a timely fashion

            FrederickB

            Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (9)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 12, 2017

            02 gt mustang

            Product is good but did have a little trouble pulling front bolts out because the power steering in the way. If you pull bolt out enough to angle a arm down it will fit. Overall a great product and made a world of difference with cars drivability. It took me about 2 hours each side but I also changed struts.

            LawrenceS

            Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            July 07, 2017

            Five star

            This lower control arm fits just right. Had no problem install it and now my stang drives like a champ

            GabrielM

            Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            July 04, 2017

            Lower control arm replacement

            It was a good replacement, Fit perfectly but I didn't feel any better handling.

            RichardT

            Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt

            Helpful (9)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            June 07, 2017

            Great way to have a new ride!

            These are a great purchase and way to renew an oldin' ride. I will not lie and say the labor taking the old arms off was a picnic-cause it was not! However, after the easy installation of the new contrl arms---MAN what a difference! I hardly could not believe it was the same auto, what a great difference and an enjoyable ride and steer. A great purchase and easy way to get a new ride.

            Stan40

            Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (10)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Shop Install

            Installation Cost: 0-$100

            April 23, 2017

            AWESOME

            Highly recommended fit right in great look feels better drive the car good handling on Road

            JohannesS

            Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (9)

          • 5/5

            February 20, 2017

            Nice

            These control arms are pretty nice .. I haven't installed them yet but I'm sure they will handle great on my 1998 cobra mustang

            Bossman1

            Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

            Helpful (9)

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