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Old 02-17-2014, 06:23 AM   #1
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Lower control arms

Looking to add lower control arms as a standalone mod to the suspension. I don't have the $$ to lower it, but hear the LCAs will allow me to put down more power.

Is this true? Anyone done it? Thoughts, reviews, recommendations, opinions?
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This was my first mod. Wheelhop at the track was severe with 2.73 gear/MT82/stock tires. I replaced the single upper with one from QA1 and lowers from BMR. Big help. It will make the ride rough though as you would expect. It's a lot stiffer. Factory parts are cheap formed sheet metal.
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Yes LCAs will help and if you have wheel hop it may o may not get rid of it. UCA & mount will def. get rid of wheel hop. LCAs are a good start tho and not hard at all to install yourself. About 1 a 1 1/2 hours worth of work.
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Ok, I got the green light from the Mrs. for some Mustang funds. I am going I get the Ford Racing Power Pack (Procal tune, K&N Air Filter, FR oil filter, and GT500 Axelbacks). I also wanted to slip in some Ford Racing LCAs. I see several options...besides the LCAs themselves, what else do I need to buy to install?
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Yes, lower control arms will allow you to keep the rear end planted when you are transferring power to the ground:

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Got the Steeda arms on my 98, had MM arms on my 95. Both are very good pieces. I would not recommend BBK or MAC or any of the budget brands.
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What is your goal with this car? Wheel hop is something that only occurs under certain conditions and you may not have this issue. Are you track racing your car or ? My street tires have a lot to do with this issue. Honestly, if Ford did it's job right it would not have this issue. It's NOT a race car but, it is fun to race with and can beat quite a few V8s. If you can hit 80mph in the 1/8 you won't need my help.
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Looking to add lower control arms as a standalone mod to the suspension. I don't have the $$ to lower it, but hear the LCAs will allow me to put down more power.

Is this true? Anyone done it? Thoughts, reviews, recommendations, opinions?
I recently installed a pair of LCA's onto my 3.7 and helped greatly with the wheel hop. I did not lower the car nor have any interest in doing so but definitely the LCA's made a difference in the wheel hop department. I purchased the J&M LCA's from AM for 100 dollars. The LCA's should allow you to lay down the power your making too the ground better.
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