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Ford Performance Rear Upper Axle Bushings (79-04 All, Excluding 99-04 Cobra)

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    Features & Details

    • Improves Ride Quality and Performance
    • Direct Fit OE Replacement
    • Genuine Ford Racing Part
    • Designed for Solid Rear Axle V8's
    • 4-Ounce Bottle of Friction Modifier Included (For Axle Assembly Swap)
    • Fits 1979-2004 GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and 1994-1998 SVT Cobra
    Improves Ride Quality. Improve the loose sloppy feel of your Mustangs rear end by replacing those old worn out, factory bushings with a brand new set of Ford Racing Upper Axle Bushings for increased performance and better overall ride quality. This kit is also perfect for installing a new 8.8" axle assembly in your Pony.

    Kit Includes. The Ford Racing 8.8" Rear Axle Install Kit contains two bushings, two C-clips and one 4-ounce bottle of Friction Modifier.

    Legendary Ford Racing Quality. When you're adding performance parts to your Pony, you can't go wrong by installing parts from the folks that know it best. Ford Racing's legendary quality ensures a perfect fit and years of hassle-free use.

    Application. These Ford Racing Rear Upper Axle Bushings (Rear Axle Installation Kit) are designed for use on all 1979 to 2004 8.8" solid axle equipped Mustangs, including the LX, GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and the 1994-1998 SVT Cobra. It will not fit the 1999-2004 IRS equipped Cobra.

    Fitment: 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (2) Bushings
    • (2) Axle C-Clips
    • (1) Bottle Of Friction Modifier
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Bullitt - 01
    • Cobra - 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
    • Cobra R - 95
    • GT - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
    • LX - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
    • Mach 1 - 03, 04
    • Other - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86

    Fits solid axle Mustangs equipped with a 8.8" rear end. Will not fit IRS equipped Cobra

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    5/5
    Rear Upper Axle Bushings

    I bought these for my 1999 Stang V6 because the rear upper axle bushings needed replaced as well as the rear control arms. I ordered them from AM and a few short days later they arrived. Shipping was qick ...

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    5/5
    back in the saddle again

    perfect fitment easy change and makes a world of difference these are a must change if you want better handling and stability

    Helpful (2)

    Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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    will these fit v6 axle 7.5" ? If so I suggest you include it in the description . I am confused if it fits all mustangs with 8.8" only . Thanks!

    Rukerin

    • This will no fit on any of V6 or 4 cylinder mustang 7.5" axles, we do apologize as it does say all in the description and it will have to get fixed on the website.

      AMjordan

    Helpful (1)

    I have a 2001 gt and I've been trying to beat and pry the old ones out but they will not budge. Any answers to help? And the new c clips... they have nothing to do with the new bushings? Just axle c clips they are?

    black1999

    Are these bushings the same durometer as the 1993 Cobra/FRPP units?

    Fastsvo

    • Hello! Ford Performance does not list the Durometer of the Ford Performance Rear Upper Axle Bushings

      VincentV

    Helpful (0)

    What is the C clamps for? Do they come with instruction for a 1993 convertible mustang gt?

    BigTuna

    • The C clips are actually designed to hold the axle in place within the differential housing. Without the clip in place, you can definitely get a lot of play with the axle or potentially it could slide out entirely. If your clips are shot and you don't want to replace them or utilize the c clips in this kit, an alternate option would be to get a c clip eliminator kit.

      James B

    Helpful (0)

    Is this enough to do 1 complete axle?

    Whc

    • Yes, the Ford Performance Rear Upper Axle Bushings (79-04 All, Excludes IRS) is all you'll need for one axle.

      JeffAM

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    Where exactly does this go? Im wondering if this bushing is for where the rear axle connects to the rear control arm (or aka track arm)? Mine are completely shot and I am having no luck finding them, so is that what these are?

    Neo2122

    • Yes, this is the bushing that attaches to the axle side of the upper control arm. It includes the metal sleeve.

      TsAllen

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    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Handling Improvement 4.913043 4.9
    • Fit 4.958333 5.0
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.75 4.8



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 16, 2016

      Rear Upper Axle Bushings

      I bought these for my 1999 Stang V6 because the rear upper axle bushings needed replaced as well as the rear control arms. I ordered them from AM and a few short days later they arrived. Shipping was qick and worry free. The bushings fit like a glove and now I'm ready to install my rear axle. The bushings also came with c-clips, which I used, and those fit no prob! The bushings also came with a small bottle of friction grease which came in handy. Overall, very happy with this product! Thanks American Muscle for coming through again!

      Tim

      Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      September 22, 2016

      back in the saddle again

      perfect fitment easy change and makes a world of difference these are a must change if you want better handling and stability

      johnnylaw911

      Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 4/5

      August 03, 2016

      Definitely tightened my car up

      The rear end bushings always get over looked while fixing up a car, (lower arm, upper axle,etc,), they really help stiffen up a sloppy rear end. My personal belief is if youre going to drop your rear end to install new gears as I did or for any other reason you may as well just put new upper axle bushings in while you have easy access. Dont let the stories of it being hard scare you, its actually very simple. Beat the old ones out with a hammer and with a little less force, tap the news ones in. Just tap your way around the bushing, it honestly doesn't matter if you bend the flange a little by hitting it.

      Mustainer

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 29, 2015

      Works Great!

      The original bushings in my 03 GT were shot. The removal/install was very straightforward. It didn't make a noticeable difference to me but knowing they are new makes me feel better.

      JD

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT hamilton, NJ

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 29, 2015

      Ford Racing Rear Upper Axle Bushings (79-04 All, Excludes IRS)

      Looking for factory upper axle bushings, here you go. Mine were shot, replaced with these and noises went away. I'm not really sure why the Ford kit comes with the c-clips and the friction modifier. I didnt end up needing them with the install.

      Andy

      Year: 1990 Submodel: Other Malvern, PA

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      October 13, 2016

      Rear upper axle bushings

      Excellent product,Took 3 hours for complete removal and installation.Car is performing great.Thank you AM

      sergioa

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 24, 2016

      good quality

      Ordered mainly for the bushings, but when i purchased my 5 lug swap axles the c-clips and friction modifier were nice to have, and its all ford parts so, you know they fit right. Bushings arent too bad, if you have the car on a lift you can use a fairly big hammer to pound the old ones out and then you can either press, or (like i did) hammer the new ones back in!

      Rusty

      Year: 1979 Submodel: Other

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      September 27, 2015

      New Product

      The bushings had a manufacture date code of May 2015. Bushings were still giving off recently manufactured petroleum gases when they arrived.

      Sleeper

      Year: 1993 Submodel: Cobra Nevada

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 23, 2015

      Good Product

      The metal sleeves on the bushings looked to me like they were old, but they installed like they should.

      JMech

      Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 29, 2015

      Upper axle bushing install

      These bushings fits great. The hard part of the job was getting the original bushings out. I found out that an air chisel was the right tool to remove them. I sanded and cleaned the axle ears , lubed up the new bushings and then taped them in with a block of wood and hammer. I bolted up the suspension and took it out for a test. The new bushings worked great. The rear of the car felt better around turns.

      foureyes

      Year: 1985 Submodel: GT bucks county

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 26, 2014

      nice oem replacement

      These bushing did great. They stopped that annoying squeaking and were the perfect bushing for a 8.8 upgrade n my v6. They were a far amount cheaper than the factory ford bushing. They didn't improve handling but did keep a lot of road noise out from my axle.

      bluestreak69

      Year: 1998 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      January 24, 2014

      Perfect fit..

      I needed to replace the bushings while I had the axle out for repairs. Install was pretty straight forward, throw them in the freezer for a bit and then knock em in with a sledge and 2x4, no issues at all. I am keeping my notch stock, so these were a perfect fit, no fitment issues at all. You can't go wrong with OEM parts..

      Ciscoios

      Year: 1993 Submodel: Other Tega Cay, SC, USA

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 22, 2013

      axel bushings

      fit and work perfect, got this with the bbk control arms kit,, now i feel 100% control on my rear wheels when i drive my car in hard turns,,, feels like an all wheel drive mustang, je,je,je

      myrevo

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT california

      Helpful (1)

    • 4/5

      April 19, 2013

      Great if you need all of these items together

      I ended up using only the "C" clips in this set since I went with Steeda Upper Control Arms that required removing the rubber portion of the bushings leaving the shell. Then I went on to replacing my differential with a Truetrac that doesn't require friction modifier. So for a set of "C" clips I suppose I over paid, but if all these items are used, it'll work great for you.

      Slipperman

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT Chicagoland, USA

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 22, 2013

      Money well spent

      Make sure to use the Maximum Motorsports tool if you attempt this while the rear end is in the car... I've replaced just the rubber insert and it's not very fun removing the old ones. I'd recommend just replacing the whole bushing. You cannot find a better value for these bushings...and these rubber units are THE way to go unless you change the entire rear suspension setup. A great value for a nice kit.

      racingboy

      Year: 1990 Submodel: Other North Dakota, USA

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 22, 2012

      great product

      same fit and everything took me a couple of minutes.

      mustang302

      Year: 1979 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (1)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 18, 2017

      A must have

      thiese axle bushings are a must have when doing any type of control arm replacement.

      TreyF

      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 11, 2017

      Upper axle bushings

      Quality OE product. Installation was a little difficult, but worked out ok with a ball joint press

      BrianD

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      July 12, 2017

      Suspension work

      Used these to install Solid Axle Cobra rearend into my 92 Fox Coupe. Worked out very nicely.

      Jazzman

      Year: 1992 Submodel: LX

      Helpful (0)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      June 11, 2017

      Ford Performance Rear Upper Axle Bushings

      Fast shipping.Perfect fit. High quality part.If you buy these parts I recommend buying the Maximum motorsports bushing install it will save you a lot of time and grief.

      Dannyboy

      Year: 1992 Submodel: LX

      Helpful (0)

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