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replacement control arm and bushing?
BJL Offline
Moderator
#1
does any body lnow of a manufacture that sell this al in one peice, does ford?
i havnt foudn it since, wondering if any oen else has found it?

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Brian J Larkin
1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd
dark blue metallic
gillis boost valve, k&n cone,AFPR, 255lph HP pump,3G 130amp alt, 3.73 gears,mild torquie cam, factory DP, 2003 mustang take off SS mufflers and custom BJL 2 1/4 tails.
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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mjbtbrd Offline
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#2
http://coolcats.net/tech/advanced/suspen...olarm.html
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philS Offline
Senior Member
#3
Is yours busted?

You could go with the Ford motorsport new piece, but I wouldn't do just one. Could give you strange handling.

Are you trying to avoid having to r/r the bushings and the balljoint?

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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#4
You mean front arms, right? If so, they are obsolete from Ford.... have been for about 3 or 4 years. Even when they were available, they were about $250 each.... OUCH! Buying new bushings and ball joints, and having a shop press the old out and new in will be WAY cheaper than new arms, even if you could find them.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 21 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 02 Taurus Vulcan(wifes car)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#5
I do ALL my work my self, no oen else shas ever touched my car other then me.
i just dont want to press the bal jionts out.
do it in one shot is what i want to so really.
i can probally get a newer mustang A-arm from ford. as i claled today and they are obsolete.
Jeff- i have a ball jiont press if you ever want to borrow it. im lazy. im waiting for the refund check to come in.
i have to get
shocks, struts, strut mounts, inner bushings, ball jionts, left outer tie rod, both inner tie rods, and fornt brake hoses.
my buddies at mechanics (Napa) sai di be lookign around 5 bills my cost, but they are usally higher then Advance Auto, and i dotn get my "shop discount" there, and im stil waiting on my other two injecters to be be done, its been a week, i dotn have money for them either, so al is well. sure gonna miss my ride control tho, well maybe not!

BTW reason iw as askign about control arms is that i can get my sisters front control arms for her 94 all in one piece, so i wa shoping i could get mien the same way, its cheaper gettign the whoel arm, i dunno why.

o is it a good idea to put mustang springs in my front ende to lower abotu an inch? or am i asking for trouble? i can barly get out of my drivewya at facotry hight, but i rather have my car even (looks liek the ass drags, as all these tbirds do!)

thanks

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Brian J Larkin
1988 Turbo Coupe 5spd
dark blue metallic
gillis boost valve, k&n cone,AFPR, 255lph HP pump,3G 130amp alt, 3.73 gears,mild torquie cam, factory DP, 2003 mustang take off SS mufflers and custom BJL 2 1/4 tails.
Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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EricCoolCats Offline
Member
#6
Brian, the 1994-98 Mustang A-arms are identical to 1987-88 Cougar/T-Bird A-arms. They're a perfect fit. The 1983-86 Birds and Cats use the same Motorsport A-arms for 1979-93 Mustangs. I have a photo comparison on my site here:
http://www.coolcats.net/tech/avanced/sus...olarm.html
Eric - COOL CATS
The 1983-88 Mercury Cougar
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