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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

    MPN# 389003

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    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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        Questions & Answers (27)

        5 Top Rated Questions

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

        • 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.

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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

        • 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.

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        Recently purchased the SR Performance control arm kit and noticed after a few hundred miles the bushings were trashed. Is there a replacement that is more durable and compatible with the kit?

        • Please contact our customer service department so we may assist you with replacing the control arm bushings. Please note that while the control arms can be installed with the car off the ground and the suspension unloaded, the control arm bolts must not be tightened until the suspension is at ride height to prevent premature failure of the bushings.

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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?

        • 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)

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        Is there a replacement bushing kit for these control arms? If not what size bushings are used in this kit? so I can source them elsewhere.

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        10 More Questions
        Hello AM, I swapped at 94 gt rear end onto my 99 v6. I remember needing thicker bolts on upper control arms to the axle housing. Will these fit or will I need to change back to thinner bolts again. I'm just a little confused. Please help. 0 answer
        Wondering if these control arms are the same length as yhe factory oem arms? I need a lower that is 1 inch longer and an upper that is 1.5" to 2" longer than stock. 0 answer
        What grease do you recommend using for the bushings during install? 1 answer
        Do these upper and lower control arms also eliminate the quad shock or will that still be needed with this upgrade? 1 answer
        I purchased a set of these recently. I was told by one of the representatives that these fixed arms are ok to use with the 1.5" sr perfomance lowering springs. I wanted to check again and make sure they are ok when lowering 1.5". And also when is it necessary to use adjustable arms? If there are No issues using these when lowering 1.5" then I'm happy with my purchase. I will wait to install arms until I buy the springs. 1 answer
        Which sleeve goes in the lower control arm bushing for a 2001 GT? Mine were mailed to me with the smaller diameter sleeve pressed in wasn’t sure if I needed to replace with the larger sleeve. I am certain I tried fitting the larger bolt into the axle mount and would not fit 1 answer
        Do these fit the factory springs of a 1998 mustang or will i need to buy after market one? 1 answer
        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? 1 answer
        When I install the can I remove the quad shocks andrun without them or would it be better to leave them in? 1 answer
        i want full kit Bushings for control arm how i can take ? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.2

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          Installation Cost:$100-$250

          • Handling Improvement 4.492823 4.5
          • Fit 4.602871 4.6
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.6 4.6



          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            May 13, 2019

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

            Best bang for the buck

            I purchased these control arms and paired them up with SR performance V2 coilovers. The rear end now is very predictable and under control. Wheel hop is gone!! Cheap and effective. Tough built and comes with solid bushings. Install takes a little time. Take into consideration that there can be issues with removing and replacing the control arms if you have exhaust in the way. Luckily for me. I installed new exhaust and had my stock exhaust cut out before tackling this project. Do not torque bolts until you load the arms and suspension up with the vehicles weight. Improper installation and to much preload on the bushings can result in bushing prematurely wearing out. Factort sway bar bolt bolts on differently. Purchased new bolts from a hardware store. Didnt have any other issues.

            ChrisO

            Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            May 06, 2019

            Rear control arm kit

            My mechanic said these were better than the original equipment ones. No trouble installing.

            Lydiachef

            Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            May 03, 2019

            Rear control arms

            Easy to install very high quality product and very affordable.

            LonzellT

            Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 19, 2019

            decent

            bushings went out after a year and a half of driving id say

            Damian

            Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 18, 2019

            Very good

            They fit like they should and was a easy installing

            Devin

            Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

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          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            April 10, 2019

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

            Difficult installation

            As of this time I haven't had time to drive the car with the control arms installed but will be taking it to the track this weekend. The installation looked pretty straightforward but it turned out to be an all day nightmare. The product should fit but to both ends of the control arms lined up with brackets on the body and axles is a total farce. I don't have a lift so had to use floor jack and jack stands and with the advice from the internet because no instructions came with your product. Additionally one pack of your special grease is not enough. There should be two more. I say don't believe the instruction videos.

            TerryB

            Year: 1993 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 1/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            April 09, 2019

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

            Junk

            Bushings lasted 300 miles. If you buy buy quality bushings.

            Mach

            Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            April 05, 2019

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

            Best upgrade I've made to my suspension

            SR Performance Red Upper and Lower Control arms are Awesome. Feels and drives like it did in 94 brand new. These are super easy to install took about 2hrs in my driveway. I do recommend you spray some penetrating oil on all nuts and bolts preferably the night before but if not at least 2 hours prior. Trust me you will be glad you did. Wasn't impressed with the bolts and nuts that came with them, which was no big deal. Because I had already read about the hardware in a review, so I went and got the same grade nuts and bolts that matched the factory ones. Other than that everything exceeded my expectations. The Red powder coat finish is great quality and the welds are solid. These also come in black. If You haven't already purchased a set of these SR Performance Upper and Lower Control Arms I recommend you do so ASAP you will not regret it.

            SMiller

            Year: 1994 Submodel: Cobra

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 31, 2019

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

            New control arms

            I thought my mustang gt convertible was lowered in the rear and then I got this set of control arms from American muscle and put them on and it made my mustang gt come back alive and the ride is like a new car best buy for the money

            Kschlachter

            Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 3/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 30, 2019

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

            Red Rear Control Arms

            Not Bad so far but uppon receiving these Throw out the nuts and bolts they give you absolutely Junk! The will strip out when torqing to factory specs.

            Ramjet

            Year: 1991 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 26, 2019

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

            SR Performance Control Arm Kit

            These control arms worked great. Used them because my old bushings were worn out and decided to try them. They work and look awesome. The shipping was fast also from American Muscle. Will be buying more from them in the future.

            Mona

            Year: 1991 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Weekend

            March 20, 2019

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

            Great Upgrade!!!

            Solid replacement part with a nice bright red color! My mustang already feels more sturdy!

            Jsantana

            Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            March 20, 2019

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

            My review

            Was extremely happy with the fast delivery I got the items in 2 days as they stated. Easy to install and my car handles extremely well I am very satisfied.

            Pjgarcia

            Year: 2003 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 18, 2019

            Awesome product!

            When I received the upper and lower control arms, I was very shocked on how good the quality was. When it came for installation, it went very quick and smooth. The hardest part of the install was getting the metal sleeve into the bushing! I used the install lube and a vice. After completing the install, the traction was very nice compared to the OEM control arms. Didnt have so much wheel hop when taking off. Reconmend an alignment after install. My OEM bushing had play in them and after install of aftermarket arms it through my steering wheel off-center. Overall 5 stars! Any Mustang owner would greatly appreciate the quality and price of these arms.

            Mikey

            Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 18, 2019

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

            Perfect

            This complete set was perfect. They were a perfect fit and got rid of the kick in the rear end cause of worn out stock bushings and arms.

            JediMaster210

            Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            March 15, 2019

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

            Budget friendly Control arm kit

            Great product, the worst part of the install was the pressed in bushings on the axle housing. Other than that it went pretty smooth. Definitely a difference over stock, worth the money.

            Pete

            Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            March 11, 2019

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

            Looks Great

            High Quality Welds...Nice weight and bushings...Haven't installed yet, but should go nicely on my 98GT

            Pusher

            Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 04, 2019

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

            Tubular control arms

            Looked good and fit good. Just installed and have not got to drive yet.

            TheresaR

            Year: 1985 Submodel: Other

            Helpful (1)

          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            March 03, 2019

            Nice mod

            For the price you cant beat it. Constructed well and came with good bushings. Install took longer than expected but it made the ride much nicer.

            HansF

            Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            March 01, 2019

            Nice Fore the Price

            Well made, fit and finish is nice. Hardware is very cheap but other than that nice.

            Rob

            Year: 1990 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (0)

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