Prothane Polyurethane Control Arm Bushings
Improve the ride quality, and handling, of your 1996-2004 Mustang with this front control arm bushing kit! Rubber bushings deteriorate over time. This leads to clunking, pulling, and other suspension problems. Replace your rubber bushings with a set of Prothane polyurethane bushings! Polyurethane is a harder durometer compared to rubber. This reduces bushing deflection, increases service life, and improves steering response over the factory rubber bushings. This kit includes two forward facing, front control arm bushings, as well as the rearward facing, front control arm bushings; to service both front control arms. New control arm bolt inserts, as well as polyurethane grease, are included for a quick and easy installation!
Must re-use original bushing shells.
Hydro bushings are usually found in Cobra models, but have been found in some GT applications. You must check your bushings to determine if they are standard bushings, or Hydro-bushings. To determine the type of bushings in your front control arms, use a screwdriver to pry on the metal flange of the rearward bushing of the front control arm. If the metal flange is rigid and is one piece with the pressed-in metal shell, you have standard bushings. If the metal flange is movable and independent from the pressed-in metal shell, you have hydro-bushings.
The suspension bushings included with this part can only be lubricated with PTFE grease, also referred to as "Marine Grease". PTFE grease is a very sticky, opaque grease that is water proof and will not degrade the bushing material. If lubed properly at installation, these bushings will not need to be lubricated again. Use of any other grease on these bushings will cause the bushing to fail and any bushing warranty to be voided.
Lifted or lowered suspensions, increases in horsepower, plus-size wheels and tires can subject traditional rubber suspension bushings to forces beyond their limits. Control arms, strut arms, leaf springs, body mounts, motor mounts, transmission mounts, sway bars and shocks all control movement and maintain alignment but the rubber bushings they use are designed for more "middle of the road" use. Rubber also deteriorates over time, further reducing control. This contributes to premature component failure, a "spongy" ride and less than ideal performance handling. Urethane bushings can correct these conditions, and improve drivability in your Mustang or Ford Lightning.