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SR Performance Complete Rear Control Arm Kit - Red (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 Red 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 stock 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 red powder coated finish for long lasting corrosion resistance.

Application. This Red 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?
  • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
  • Bullitt - 01
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • Foxbody - 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93

Does not fit IRS equipped Cobras

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1/5
Barely Lasted a Year in Daily Driver

Less that a year later and the bushings are falling apart. Proper grease and torque settings were followed, but they still fell apart. Now causing a lot of squeaking and clunking. Also includes no ...

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1/5
Lasted a few months

Bushings absolutely disintegrated just after a few months of use.

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Overall Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars
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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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i want full kit Bushings for control arm how i can take ?

NasrALfarsi

Is it possible to buy just new uppers.. my sr lowers are fine the uppers got bent somehow

DylanS

  • The Sr Performance control arms would only be sold in a set of fronts and rears.

    Ricky36

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Purchased this 8 years ago bushing went bad where do I buy a replacement set?

GeorgeF

  • We do not carry just the bushings unfortunately, it may be possible to source them locally or to go with a new set of control arms.

    AMjordan

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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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Overall Rating 4.2

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:$100-$250

  • Handling Improvement 4.48 4.5
  • Fit 4.568 4.6
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.624 4.6



  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 18, 2017

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

    Barely Lasted a Year in Daily Driver

    Less that a year later and the bushings are falling apart. Proper grease and torque settings were followed, but they still fell apart. Now causing a lot of squeaking and clunking. Also includes no instructions....

    JamesH

    Year: 2004 Submodel: V6

    Helpful (6)

  • 1/5

    October 10, 2016

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

    Lasted a few months

    Bushings absolutely disintegrated just after a few months of use.

    Jack

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

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  • 1/5

    August 17, 2016

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

    Garbage

    Don't waste your money, lasted me 3 months before the bushings ripped apart. Spend extra and get adjustable with a better brand. Extremely disappointed.

    Roxanne

    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

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  • 1/5

    April 03, 2016

    GARBAGE

    The lowers are fine so far only had them on for 3 days. The uppers are trash!!!!! I threw em on and literally an hour later after a few hard launches I got on the freeway and my rear end felt super squirly and loose, I took it home got it in the air and the bushings for the uppers were DESTROYED. I literally have an intake and an x pipe and that's it! That adds what??? 10 HP??? Max?? Anyways I got these because I figured they'd be better than stock but no. They couldn't handle a stock 2 valve! Garbage!

    Trevin

    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

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  • 1/5

    Installation Time: Full Day

    June 29, 2017

    Broke!

    On a Mach 1 with 350hp, 3.73 gears and nt05r tires the passenger upper broke. Buy better quality if you plan on launching or have very much hp.

    strait29

    Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

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  • 2/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 09, 2016

    First product..

    First product I've bought from American muscle that gave out so quickly and terribly. For the first 4-6 months they were great. I launched better, I cornered better, and I loved them. Now, the bushings have completely fallen apart. They are not the same. I noticed in newer reviews, others have complained about the bushings durability as well. I guess they changed something in their formula, cause they are worth the amount or time or money it takes to have them installed.if you want to spend your time and money on something that won't last you a year, you've been warned. Gonna have to buy the maximum motorsports ones next/should have gotten them to start.

    JR

    Year: 1999 Submodel: V6

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  • 1/5

    August 01, 2016

    This kit has problems

    The lower control arms front bushing sleeves were the wrong size for my 2002 mustang. The sleeves are about 1/8th diameter too small. Also the Ford factory hardware comes with a property class of 10.9 while the SR kit comes with a pc of 4.8 . There are no installation instructions. I called American Muscle to send me the proper fitting lower control arms. They sent out another set of lower control arms that were exactly the same. I take the first set of lower control arms, press off the small rolled sleeve and press in the correct sized sleeves from the new set of arms American Muscle resent. Problem solved. The polyurethane bushings were rubber and the added sleeves for bushings for both the 1979-1998 and 1999-2004 model year Mustangs that are advertised with this kit were not included.

    BOB8106

    Year: 2002 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    June 17, 2016

    What a difference

    What a difference, mine where the original one of 18 years. the back is alot more stable now

    Jbou

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Weekend

    March 29, 2016

    Best upgrade ever!

    This is so far the best upgrade I've done so far! The package didn't come with the recommended grease nor instructions (Not needed at all), but a tube of multipurpose suspension grease from autozone will do. As for the installation process, it's pretty much straight forward. Even though it took me longer than I wanted due to rusty bolts, the end results are night and day.

    91BlueTailedLX

    Year: 1991 Submodel: Other

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 14, 2017

    Exactly what you need

    Installed after putting gears in, no problems but some type of instructions would have been nice.

    SteveW

    Year: 1987 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    August 24, 2017

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

    Easy install

    The only problem had with this product is the fact I had to do the install in my driveway with only the help of my 40 yr old son, lol, very, very satisfied with the product and American Muscle. I have his 99 GT with only 60k (he bought new) and he just acguired an 08 Shelby GT500 with 7k. So you will be hearing from us. Thank you, Gary

    GaryW

    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    July 20, 2016

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

    Top Notch Control Arms

    Ended up catching control arms on sale,for the money this product is top Notch.So much beefier than stock, installed them with new HandR super sport lowering springs and new shocks and sub frame connectors. My GT handles like it's on rails. Buy them you won't regret it!!!!

    Animal

    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    June 29, 2016

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

    Sr performance rear control arms

    Good looking parts when on the car. It's time consuming if you doing it by your self the rear sway bar didn't want to connect back up in had to force it. I really didn't any different on the street I still spin I haven't tried the drag strip yet. But it did take the squeaking out

    rico95mustang

    Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 21, 2016

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

    Instant Difference!

    Perfect for budget builds! Finish is great and the handling is instantly improved.

    AMCoalK

    Year: 1994 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Shop Install

    Installation Cost: $100-$250

    June 07, 2016

    Can't beat the price

    The SR performance upper and lower control arms are sweet and I can wait to install them, I got mine in red and will be installing them soon.

    MrRush

    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 26, 2016

    Sr performance kit

    Good product. Color looks nice in undercarriage. Easy to work with. I dropped my rear end a week after installing these and these made it easy to work in the area. The car feels a little firmer but a Mustang is a mustang and keeping it straight while spinning through first and second is hard regardless of these vs stocks. Great product. Must have.

    Bitethebullitt

    Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 13, 2016

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

    Rear control arms

    Excellent value for the money. Finally got control back in the rear keeping it planted firmly. Wether it's highway driving or thru the twistes the vehicle is much more stable.

    Raymond4646

    Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 14, 2016

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

    Great deal and quality for the price!

    These control arms shipped fast they install relatively easy and tighten the rear end right up on my 98. I'd recommend anyone on a budget doing some suspension work to grab a set. Don't keep the stock sloppy rubber these are worth little bit of money for peace of mind.

    Andrewohh

    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 11, 2016

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

    Love them

    Awesome product, i have had them in the car for about a week and i could tell the difference, the build quality is on point, i would recomend these to any mustang owner, this should be one of the 1st mods done

    03mustanggt

    Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    April 05, 2016

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

    Control Arms=Control Power!!

    Before, with my stock rear control arms, i would always loose traction and feel my rear end bounce all over! After installing these tubular rear control arms, before i left my neighborhood i felt the difference! Very good bang for you buck! very noticeable control and handling difference! Awesome suspension modifiction!

    JS00GT

    Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

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