Mustang Steeda Offset Front Control Arm Bushings
Replace your worn out rubber control arm bushings with this Steeda 1994-2004 Mustang offset control arm bushing kit! Rubber bushings deteriorate over time. This leads to clunking, pulling, and other suspension problems. Steeda took a great idea from their winning IMSA race program and redesigned it for street and track use. By offsetting the mounting location of the bolt, the front control arms move forward to increase caster. Increasing caster provides better weight distribution, quicker steering response, and overall improved handling.
Constructed with high quality polyurethane, these bushings are built to outlast standard rubber 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, bushing shells, as well as polyurethane grease; are included for a quick and easy installation!
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.
-Fits 1994-2004 Mustang
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.
I bought this kit over two months ago and finally was able to set aside the time to install them. There are a couple of issues that you would need to know prior to installing. One, the kit only comes with the rear bushing shells, not the front. You will have to reuse your factory front bushing shells. Two, you will have to take off three millimeters from the edge opposite from the flange on the rear bushing shells due to the fact that the shell is longer than what will fit in the stock K member. Three, use a good quality automotive grease on the front and rear of the bushings where they will rub on the mounting ears of the K member so they wont squeak.
Now... on to the good stuff. It is absolutely amazing what these bushings did for the handling and straight line tracking of the car. I never fully knew how soft the stock bushings were or how much they were deflecting under a load. The turn in is almost instant now and the car tracks exactly where I want it to know, not where it decides it wants to while taking suggestions from me. And finally, although they did increase the road and tire noise I hear now it's perfectly acceptable and easy to live with.
Now I know Steeda states that because these bushings increase caster and because of that they will increase bumpsteer, well if they have....I can't tell. If I measured the bumpsteer I would probably have some but I can't feel any while driving the car. These bushings were absolutely worth the money and time spent.
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