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Front control arms from Ford Racing
BCA Offline
Senior Member
#1
Here’s one for the suspension gurus.

Ford Racing now offers a front lower control arm kit to upgrade '94-'98 Mustang’s to '99 specs. (P/N M-3075-B)

Here is their description:

"This kit enables owners of 1994-98 Mustangs to upgrade them to 1999 control arms. The 1999 control arm has a redesigned stamping to improve the turning circle approximately 10%. These control arms also retain the hydrolastic rear bushing introduced mid 1995 to improve ride and reduce brake shudder."

Since the '87 & '88 Turbo coupe lower control arm is the same one used in the '94 Mustang’s, these new '99 control arms should be a benefit to the Turbo Coupe right? Or at least be an option as a replacement.

What do you guys think?

Brent Abrams


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1985 Cougar XR-7 5-speed
1986 asc/McLaren EuroCoupe
1971 Ranchero
Hi-Jumper Sandrail w/2.3 Turbo Power
1985 Cougar XR-7 5-speed - 1 of 1,246 built
1971 Ranchero GT
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anoblefox Offline
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#2
Are you sure that the lower control arms are the same? The 87-88 t-bird had longer control arms than the earlier mustangs. ED
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BCA Offline
Senior Member
#3
The replacement part numbers for lower control arms on a 1994 Mustang GT are E7SZ-3078-A & E7SZ-3079-A, these are same part numbers as a '87 & '88 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe's.

Brent Abrams


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1985 Cougar XR-7 5-speed
1986 asc/McLaren EuroCoupe
1971 Ranchero
Hi-Jumper Sandrail w/2.3 Turbo Power

[This message has been edited by BCA (edited 09-17-2001).]
1985 Cougar XR-7 5-speed - 1 of 1,246 built
1971 Ranchero GT
Hi-Jumper SSIII w/2.3L Turbo power
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Chuck W Offline
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#4
They would work as a replacement BUT the early ball joints are a bit different than the 94+ ones. The spindle is thicker at the ball joint area on the Fox cars, so when you swap to SN-95 spindles you need to add a liitle spacer to get the castlenut back in the right location (what FRP does in its kit) I would imagine if you are going the other way you may then not have enough ball joint stud sticking through the spindle. This is all moot if you swap to SN-95 spindles, but that's another story.

Chuck

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[This message has been edited by Chuck W (edited 09-18-2001).]
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