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SR Performance Complete Rear Control Arm Kit - Black (79-04 All, Excluding 99-04 Cobra)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Improves Traction, Reduces Wheel Hop
    • Fixed - Non-adjustable Control Arms
    • Tubular DOM Steel Construction
    • Durable Black Powder Coated Finish
    • Polyurethane Bushings
    • 2 Upper and 2 Lower Control Arms Included
    • Fits All 1979 to 2004 Mustangs, Excluding IRS Equipped Cobra

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, Stephanie with AmericanMuscle.com, and this is my review of the SR Performance Complete Rear Control Arm Kit for all Mustangs, except for those that have IRS, of course, that are in the '79 to 2004 range. This complete rear control arm kit is going to be for the Fox Body or SN95 owner that's looking to get the rear end a little more planted and solid and reduce the wheel hop and improve traction. This kit comes with a set of fixed upper and lower control arms, powder coated in either black, like these ones here are, or red. So these control arms in this kit here are obviously tubular steel as opposed to the box steel that you might find with other brands. But no matter which way you go with aftermarket control arms, you're still going to be upgrading over the factory stamped steel arms. The big thing to call out here is going to be the difference in bushings, though. The factory control arms have soft rubber bushings that allow for a lot of movement in the rear end, which is where you get your wheel hop and traction issues from. But this SR Performance kit comes with polyurethane bushings, like most aftermarket control arm kit options have, which are going to be stiffer than those rubber bushings. And what I like abut this is that it should make things feel more firm but not harsh. So the driveability is still going to be there. As far as price, this kit is right in between $100 and $200 for both upper and lower control arms, and the bolts, washers, and nuts needed for the install. This is less expensive than a set of just uppers or lowers alone in other brands. And if you want to get really fancy with it, you can go adjustable, but you can expect to spend a good chunk of change more if you go that route. As for the install, I'm going to call this a two wrench install, and I'll just say that if you haven't done anything like this before, then it might be best just to go to a professional. But if you have a little experience and decide to do this yourself, you're probably looking at about half a day since this kit does have both upper and lower arms to install. You're gonna wanna make sure that you have a jack and stands if you aren't doing this on a lift and a torque wrench for sure. Other than that, you'll just need a few different sockets and possibly a plastic or wood hammer, and you should be good to go. Wrapping things up here, if you're looking to get the rear planted so you can put down the power and improve your launches or even your all around handling, then a set of upper and lower control arms is a great place to start. This kit from SR Perfomance has fixed tubular steel arms with stronger polyurethane bushings, and you can check it out for yourself and do some more research online. I'm Stephanie and for all things Mustang, keep it right here at AmericanMuscle.com.

    Improves Traction. Replace those weak stamped steel factory control arms on your 1979-2004 Mustang with a SR Performance Complete Rear Control Arm Kit to significantly improve traction for quicker launches and to reduce annoying wheel hop under heavy acceleration or braking.

    Correct Bushing Sleeves. This SR Performance Rear Control Arm Kit comes complete with sleeves for bushings for both the 1979-1998 and 1999-2004 model year Mustangs. The sleeves are easy to install, just choose the correct sleeves for your model year and insert them into the control arms with the supplied lubricant, its that simple.

    Quality Construction. Manufactured from tubular DOM steel for superior strength to reduce control arm flex, these SR Performance upper and lower control arms are completed in a durable gloss black powder coated finish for long lasting corrosion resistance.

    Application. This Black SR Performance Rear Control Arm Kit comes complete with two upper and two lower control arms and are designed for use on all 1979 to 2004 solid axle Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and 1994-1998 SVT Cobra. Does not fit 1999-2004 IRS equipped Cobras.

    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) Rear Upper Control Arms
    • (2) Rear Lower Control Arms
    • (8) Bolts
    • (8) Washers
    • (8) Nuts
    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
    • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

    Does not fit IRS equipped Cobras

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    I've also read several reviews about the poor quality of the bushings that are in these upper and lower control arms, and would like to know also if there has been a correction for this

    CodyR

    • The SR Performance Complete Rear Control Arm Kit has a lot of great reviews as well. There has been no change in the product at this time but there are a lot of customers that have had great experiences as with these control arms. If you have any other questions feel free to call or chat in.

      Pat K

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    I've read reviews where people have said that the bushings wear out quickly. Has this issue been corrected by the manufacturer?

    TommyRC

    • With the bushings on these SR Performance rear control arms, it is important that the control arms are installed with the rear suspension under a load. If they are installed with the rear suspension hanging free, when the control arms set after being put under a load, the bushings are put under additional strain, torque, and contortion which can cause accelerated wear and deterioration.

      AMRich

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    The discription doesn't show the upper axle housing bushings, Is there a pair included or do I need to purchase them seperately? If needed are they available through AM?

    00V6LaserRed

    • The SR Performance Complete Rear Control Arm Kit - Red comes with everything that is in the picture. These do not include the upper axle housing bushings. They will have to be purchased separately. I would recommend the Ford Performance Rear Upper Axle Bushings Item #50384 (http://www.americanmuscle.com/frpp-88-axle-install-8604.html)

      SalC7

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    Is there any poly replacement bushings? I got through them about every 6-8 months and have to change them?

    JoseV

    I'm not real big on straight line racing and plan on doing some light tracking. Will this kit aid my performance at all or is it just for drag applications?

    Traumahound725

    • The SR Performance Complete Rear Control Arm Kit will help with wheel hop and will help with performance yes.

      AMRickyD

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    When I install the can I remove the quad shocks andrun without them or would it be better to leave them in?

    MichaelN

    • Installing the SR Performance Complete Rear Control Arm Kit will allow you to remove the quad shocks from the vehicle.

      Rob D

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    Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.2

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Handling Improvement 4.486111 4.5
    • Fit 4.583333 4.6
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.638889 4.6



    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 20, 2018

      Great price

      Great price and fit. Should have hardware inventory list and more grease for assembly. I ended up using ceramic brake grease instead. Also would have payed a bit more to get poly bushings instead of rubber.

      AdamH

      Year: 1986 Submodel: Other

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    • 3/5

      April 20, 2018

      Review from SR Performance Complete Rear Control Arm Kit - Red (79-04 All, Excluding 99-04 Cobra)

      Bushings not preassembled and no instructions.

      Kind of flying blind with no instructions because the bushings were not already in. Came clean and look nice. Hopefully I put the bushings in correctly

      Carson

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      April 16, 2018

      Price is right for what it comes with.

      There great came with everything I needed, I had to paint the axle and do the gears to make it perfect

      javier50

      Year: 1988 Submodel: LX

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 05, 2018

      Rear Control Arm Kit

      Very Decent low cost option to replace worn Factory Arms and Bushings. Was very pleased to see the Kit come with the Correct Grease for the Polyurethane Bushings. Very happy with Finished Product.

      AlanF

      Year: 1992 Submodel: LX

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      April 04, 2018

      Cant beat them.

      Huge launching improvement. Car rides way better now.

      Jorge

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 30, 2018

      Great kit

      The best kit for the money Even had extra parts if needed later on.

      JesseS

      Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

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    • 2/5

      March 25, 2018

      Review from SR Performance Complete Rear Control Arm Kit - Red (79-04 All, Excluding 99-04 Cobra)

      Very disappointed

      Received the arms with chips and dings in the paint. Of course I was not able to confirm if this was from shipping or not, but they were not very secure inside the packaging. The arms also arrived with absolutely no instructions, I don't know if this is typical from AM, and luckily I didn't need them, but most manufactures provide some sort of instructions especially with parts that include hardware for multiple vehicle applications. They only include one pack of grease for the entire set, which is obviously not being very generous when attempting to grease 6 sets of bushings and the sleeves. The packaging for the hardware was open when I received the box, so all the hardware was loose in the package. I was very disappointed in the lack of quality control.

      AndrewS

      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 25, 2018

      Wow!!!

      I never knew what I was missing. My Muskrat no longer squats on launch. Can definitely feel the difference in the rear end. Car feels more planted.

      JonathanD

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      March 20, 2018

      So Far So Good!

      Purchased for stock replacement, the fitment is pretty good kinda disappointed it didn't come with the two axle bushings but i knew that before the purchase. Worth it for the value!

      ZacharyT

      Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 16, 2018

      Review from SR Performance Complete Rear Control Arm Kit - Red (79-04 All, Excluding 99-04 Cobra)

      '84 Fox Body Dirt Track Pure Stock

      Awsome fit,easy installation Couple hours and ready to go Improved launch out of turns Better bite

      RonR

      Year: 1984 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 28, 2018

      Review from SR Performance Complete Rear Control Arm Kit - Red (79-04 All, Excluding 99-04 Cobra)

      Love them!

      Can feel the difference between stock ones I had love the color can’t beat the price

      Mofoe101

      Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      February 24, 2018

      Review from SR Performance Complete Rear Control Arm Kit - Red (79-04 All, Excluding 99-04 Cobra)

      SR performance rear control arm kit

      The control arms look good a couple spots where the red powder coat is chipped off in the box. When I ordered them it would have been nice to mention you need a separate order to get the upper bushings for the rear housing...... Now it will take 2 more days to get polyurethane bushings from local NAPA store.

      Cmlindauer

      Year: 1998 Submodel: Cobra

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 06, 2018

      good upgrade

      went on easy and I was pleased. Bushing don't squeak. for the price, they are worth it.

      MashaadK

      Year: 1986 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 03, 2018

      Good

      Very happy it helped to restore the ride height to my car

      Byron

      Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

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    • 1/5

      February 02, 2018

      Disappointment, Not even going to install.

      Rubber Bushings - NOT Polyurethane. The SR Performance rear control arms do not have polyurethane bushings, and are VERY soft rubber (can compress to maximum/deflection by hand (photos and video sent to AM for review). When contacting American Muscle regarding the listing versus what is in the box, the response was "they are all like that and we are told by SR Performance that is what they use". I am am very disappointed with this purchase and will not be installing these in my vehicle. AM did offer to return the arms, though being in Canada the cost to return outweighs the benefit. I will most likely purchase more parts through American Muscle, though I will be looking elsewhere for replacement polyurethane urethane bushed or solid end rear control arms.

      JasonG

      Year: 1993 Submodel: GT

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    • 1/5

      Installation Time: Full Day

      January 18, 2018

      JUNK!

      I have owned two sets. First lasted about a year. The second lasted a month. The bushings are junk. Will not hold up. They quickly fall apart under moderate to hard use. The bolts that come with the kit are also junk. They will strip before reaching torque specifications. Had to use original bolts. This time I will spend the money and buy a the BBK upper and lower control arm kit. Do yourself a favor and skip the SR Performance brand.

      GregGore

      Year: 1989 Submodel: LX

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 15, 2018

      Review from SR Performance Complete Rear Control Arm Kit - Red (79-04 All, Excluding 99-04 Cobra)

      Good performance

      I put these on my 99 cobra swap I had issues whit wheel spinning after I put these on I have hard launch’s

      GustavoC

      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 14, 2018

      2003 gt

      Fit great easy installation I had a few bad bushing, these really helped tighten up the rear end. Great price!

      gt46power

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 24, 2017

      Awesome

      Great item fits perfectly. Great quality. Price is very fair. Great with lowering springs

      JamesV

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 28, 2017

      Review from SR Performance Complete Rear Control Arm Kit - Red (79-04 All, Excluding 99-04 Cobra)

      Sr performance rear control arms

      Install was straight forward.. taking the factory ones out was the challange due to the sleeves in the bushing on the factory set up was siezed so had to cut the old ones out.. a good suggestion to put out would be to change the bushings on the top of the rear end wile everythings apart.. i would put that in the rite up.. good product working well for me so far.. and thank and American Muscle.. this is my second car ive built using you support

      DavidM

      Year: 1988 Submodel: LX

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