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Old 09-30-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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Are lower control arms something that would would be okay to get on eBay? $149 for upper and lower
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Are lower control arms something that would would be okay to get on eBay? $149 for upper and lower
It's more a matter of brand rather than where you but them. Go to AmericanMuscle.com and look at the various brands and relative prices and compare.
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don't be cheap when putting aftermarket parts on you car. get some maximum motorsports
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Well the only reason I wanna go cheap cuz I just got wheels and tires. And was wandering how eBay control arms would be
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don't bother with upper. just get some quality lower ones... AM has great choices and are close to your price range
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Okay thanks. Out just to know why not upper?
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really wont make a difference, unless of course your car needs them... lower will keep you from getting wheel hope allowing you to hook
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ummm no^ they aren't good because the aftermarket uppers will cause suspension bind. If the stock ones are bad then just replace the bushings and you should be fine. The lowers will help reduce wheel hop though.
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basically what I said other then making the suspension bind witch I doubt is true
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basically what I said other then making the suspension bind witch I doubt is true
Well whatever floats your boat I guess... research it yourself if you don't believe me.
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I got mine for 140$ they are sve tubular rear control arms form late modal restoration they really firmed up the rear of my car
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I'll cheek those out. I knew the reduced wheel hop but I haven't had that problem which I haven't been to that track yet
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My experience was the rear upper control arm bushings at the body wore out due to added hp causing wheelhop. Replaced the uppers at the body connection haven't done the other end on the punkin because they aren't worn out. Wheelhop went away with the worn bushings the way I see it is the most force is bottlenecked at that point maybe I'm wrong but worn bushings kinda point that direction.
If u can get under your rear end to see and rock your wheel it doesn't take much it was easy on my car to pinpoint what was worn out. Hard part was gettin my old *** under where I could see.
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So basically don't get aftermarket uppers? Can you just replace the bushings on stock uppers?
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Replacin the bushings is a pain ya gotta cut out the old rubber I think goin to after market the metal sleeve has to come out correct me if I'm wrong anybody. I think they're probably not as much a pain for a younger guy or on a lift when I do the bottom I'll try usin my hole saw good luck.
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you could do the top when you do the bottom. I wouldn't bother unless you need to.. but definitely do the bottom... as stated above buddy there says there bad for your ride.. I cant see a replacement part doing any harm as long as its installed properly should benefit you if anything or else companys like steeda wouldn't produce them.. you can get adjustable ones, maybe buddy up there did not have them adjusted properly or who knows but cant see it being a bad thing to replace both
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I replaced my upper and lower control arms but they make noise , anyone have feedback on this? Just make like a rubbing noise ..
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Ok I'll take that as you didn't do any research at all...

The bushings that come in aftermarket control arms are too stiff and won't allow the suspension to move through it's full range of motion and will bind up as it attempts to twist. Hence the reason for sticking with stock uppers on a street driven car.
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Ok I'll take that as you didn't do any research at all...

The bushings that come in aftermarket control arms are too stiff and won't allow the suspension to move through it's full range of motion and will bind up as it attempts to twist. Hence the reason for sticking with stock uppers on a street driven car.
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+1 my buddy put some on his mustang had that prob that is y I did not buy the uppers when I installed mine
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a quick google search of mustang upper control arm reviews gave me pages of good reviews... same with youtube. I don't know where JDF is getting his information but its not from the internet
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http://mustangforums.com/forum/suspe...ion-guide.html

Reviews don't mean **** when the person writing the review doesn't know what they're talking about.
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I read the write up on the control arms. regardless I just bought lower. so what do you recommend if your uppers are shot
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Buy new stockers or if you go aftermarket then make sure that they have rubber bushings.
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Buy new stockers or if you go aftermarket then make sure that they have rubber bushings.
the ones I was going to buy when I got my lowers had bushings haven't seen a pair that don't.
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