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Old 12-04-2011, 05:31 PM   #1
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Fixing to order my control arms. I have heard alot of good about MM. I am gonna order their lower control arms. Do they not sell upper control arms? I also heard that the frpp uppers were good. Where is the best place to order frpp? I cannot find anywhere to buy them.
Also what all do y'all have in the rear suspension? I am up for any other suggestion. Thanks.
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Fixing to order my control arms. I have heard alot of good about MM. I am gonna order their lower control arms. Do they not sell upper control arms? I also heard that the frpp uppers were good. Where is the best place to order frpp? I cannot find anywhere to buy them.
Also what all do y'all have in the rear suspension? I am up for any other suggestion. Thanks.

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Fixing to order my control arms. I have heard alot of good about MM. I am gonna order their lower control arms. Do they not sell upper control arms? I also heard that the frpp uppers were good. Where is the best place to order frpp? I cannot find anywhere to buy them.
Also what all do y'all have in the rear suspension? I am up for any other suggestion. Thanks.
If its like my 95 you don't have upper control arms.
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If its like my 95 you don't have upper control arms.
Do what?
Without the uppers there is nothing to keep the housing from rotating.
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Do what?
Without the uppers there is nothing to keep the housing from rotating.
Mine has a lower control arm then a strut that attaches to the top of the spindle and bolts up under the hood. If I have a UCA I don't know where it's at.
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I am talking about the rear of the. I know it's got upper and lowers in the axle
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I am talking about the rear of the. I know it's got upper and lowers in the axle
Ok thought you was talking about the front.
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Mm don't sell upper control arms.
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:46 PM   #9
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Mm don't sell upper control arms.
i went with these.... 1979-04 Mustang Suspension Starter Kit by SVE at LRS - Same Day Shipping!


i like it... but didnt put subframe connectors on...
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Yes they do - MM UCA, but evidently only stock replacements.

The link shown by mystang50 is a great deal, just be sure to install the subframe connectors as they are one of the most important pieces in a suspension upgrade.
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Maximum Motorsports only sell the stock replacement upper because they claim that they allow the rear end to articulate better than polyurethane bushing control arms, which keeps the rear end from binding with the stiffer bushings which keeps the rear more predictable and allows better handling and ride quality
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Re: Control arms

I researched this when I bought arms for my old fox body and I was told the uppers need to atleast have stock bushings in the axle itself on the uppers to allow some "give" in the suspension because of the way the triangulated four link works. I was told if I were to use all poly bushings in the uppers it could cause premature damage to the torque boxes. I replaced both upper and lower control arms in mine but I did end up just using new replacement bushings in the axle end.
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:18 AM   #13
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I haven't heard that before guys, but it makes sense.

Mine will be installed with rod ends at the car body and the aluminum spherical bearings at the housing. This will allow for better suspension action/articulation, BUT it will also transfer a lot of noise into the car, so that option is not for everyone.
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I haven't heard that before guys, but it makes sense.

Mine will be installed with rod ends at the car body and the aluminum spherical bearings at the housing. This will allow for better suspension action/articulation, BUT it will also transfer a lot of noise into the car, so that option is not for everyone.
Never herd that either and yes it sounds logical. Ive always been told told to add some spot welds to the torque boxes to sure them up, anytime aftermarket control
arm were installed.
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One other thing you can do is to box the stock upper arms.
It greatly improves their rigidity and deflection capabilities.
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This is gonna be a mainly street car. Would it be best if I just kept my uppers and box them in and replace bushings? And then order a set of MM lowers? What would be the bearings to use for the upper and lowers? Thanks
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Ive seen a high mileage LX 5.0L tear them out with minimal mods.
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