Pair of BMR Rear Non-Adjustable Lower Control Arms with Polyurethane Bushings for all 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Mustangs.
What good is massive amounts of horsepower if you cannot properly put that power to the pavement? It’s time to launch harder, reduce wheel hop, and adding cornering consistency to your 2005-2014 Mustang with these lower control arms from BMR Suspension!
Stock control arms are marginal at best. Bushing deflection combined with control arm flex creates erratic handling and inconsistent rear end stability when subjected to the added loads of performance driving. BMR’s polyurethane, non-adjustable control arms for S197 Mustangs are TIG-welded using heavy-duty 1x2-inch boxed steel tubing. This design gives you a strong control arm that greatly improves performance. And the greasable, 95-durometer internally fluted bushings add a solid, more responsive feel over the stock rubber bushings. The flutes will also direct grease to the outer edge of the bushing, keeping the thrust surface lubricated and ensuring quiet, reliable operation over the life of the bushings.
Features and Benefits:
- Fits All 2005-2014 S197 Mustangs
- Designed to the Factory Length
- High-Durometer Internally Fluted Polyurethane Greasable Bushings
- Tig-Welded 1x2-Inch Boxed Steel Tubing
- Dramatically Reduces Control Arms Flex
- Greatly Reduces Bushing Deflection
- Improved Performance with Acceptable NVH Levels
- Designed for Street, Drag or Road Race Applications
- Durable Powdercoated Finish
- Available in Black Hammertone or Red
- Made in the USA
Tech Tip: To retain your factory geometry, ensure the offset end of the Lower Control Arm is installed on the axle side, with the offset portion of the bushing facing towards the rear differential.
With any Mustang, there are a lot of options to think about when upgrading or repairing suspension components. Once you find someone who offers quality components, along with your desired performance and ride quality, ordering is easy, as there's really only one suspension manufacturer that meets these criteria. BMR Suspension has performance and street components, each with the highest quality and wide selection of model years.
Order this pair of BMR Rear Non-Adjustable Lower Control Arms with Polyurethane Bushings for your 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 or 2014 Mustang from CJ Pony Parts today!
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BMR offers several control arms for both street and race use with polyurethane or spherical bearings for high horsepower applications. In our case, we're going to go with their street lower control arm with the polyurethane bushings, which are fully greasable. The polyurethane will have a lot less flex than the factory rubber bushings, which will help increase traction.
For this installation you will need a jack and jack stands or a lift and pole jack, 1/2" ratchet, torque wrench, 18-mm socket, grease gun, zip ties, and safety glasses.
You want to make sure your emergency brake is off when you put your car up in the air. The factory brake cable's going to go through the control arm, so we'll have to disconnect the cable to remove our factory control arms. The cable can be easily disconnected right at the brake caliper. We'll start by removing the cable retainer. Usually you can saw this out by hand. You may need a small screwdriver. We'll pop that out first. Now we can pull the cable off the bracket, and slide it up, and pull it off the caliper, and pull it down out of the way.
You want to install one control arm at a time. That way the rear doesn't shift. It'll make it easier for the new control arms to go into place. If you're doing this job on the ground using jack stands, you use the jack stands on the axle to support it while you're doing the installation. If, like us, you're using a lift, you want to grab a pole jack and just support the side you're working on.
We're going to start with the rear bolt. You only need to put a wrench or socket on this bolt here. The inside has its own stop, so it'll hold in place. And remove the control arm.
Here we can see how much beefier the BMR control arm is versus our stock control arm. The arm itself is much more heavy duty, and the bushings are a lot larger. The arms are side specific. You want the grease fittings facing down. The skinnier part goes towards the front, and then the offsets go towards the inside. We're going to put some grease on the edge of the bushing before we install.
We'll start with the front by putting the nut and retainer into place in the bracket. Push the control arm up into place, and install our bolt. You want to get it snug at this point, but not all the way tight. Now, we'll install the rear. We'll tighten this one up and then go back and tighten the front bolt. Now we'll grab our torque wrench. Now we're going to torque to 130-foot pounds. We're going to grease the fittings.
Since our new control arm is solid, we're going to bring the e-brake cable underneath it and back up into the bracket. Now we're going to install the retainer. You don't want the cable hanging this low, especially on a lower car like ours, so we're going to tie it up to our control arm. Once your brake line is tied up, now you want to repeat the process on the other side.
Our BMR lower control arms will do a great job in helping with our wheel hop, and will only take around an hour to install. Between those and Eibach springs, we have a nice little foundation for the suspension on our 2011 GT. For more updates on this project and our other project cars, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel.