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Old 01-10-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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Lower, or upper control arms, both?

I wanted to ask this question in the SN95 section after searching so I could get the most accurate answer..
I get a discount from BBK, and was considering a set of their lower control arms to go with the throttle intake I already pretty much decided on. I want to know what everyone's experience is with control arms on my car, because from what I know its best to get only lowers to help with traction and not negatively effect ride characteristics through corners.
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I had BBK LCA's on my 94 Cobra. At the same time I also installed a set of Ford Motorsport HD uppers. Made a huge difference in traction, handling and even braking. Ride quality was not adversely affected. It's fine to just install lowers but changing the uppers as well is only going to help.
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Re: Lower, or upper control arms, both?

generally speaking the uppers should be left with rubber bushings due to their nature to bind bad... dont make it worse and cause odd driving issues in tight turns etc. Many go with ford racing heavy duty uppers as they are just a stiffer rubber bushing and are OEM in design (could box them in if you wanted to but I wouldnt)

For lowers I would go with a brand that has a spherical bushing design to prevent some binding (but not all) vs just some bars that have poly bushing stuck in them~ review maximum motorsports to see the design im talking about
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generally speaking the uppers should be left with rubber bushings due to their nature to bind bad... dont make it worse and cause odd driving issues in tight turns etc. Many go with ford racing heavy duty uppers as they are just a stiffer rubber bushing and are OEM in design (could box them in if you wanted to but I wouldnt)

For lowers I would go with a brand that has a spherical bushing design to prevent some binding (but not all) vs just some bars that have poly bushing stuck in them~ review maximum motorsports to see the design im talking about
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