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S197 Front lower control arms are they worth it??

Discussion in '2005-2010 V6 Mustang Tech' started by Brandon2010, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Brandon2010

    Brandon2010 New Member

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    Are Front lower control arms worth it? Honestly the all the aftermarket Front lower control arms I've seen.....look the same for the s197 models.... Are they worth the investment; and if they are which one makes the top pick? thanks
     
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    Phil II Cone Destroyer Staff Member

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    I've read very good reports on BMR and Cortex Racing and Maximum Motorsports products for the S197. Replacing control arms can provide performance gains, but they are not particularly useful unless you participate in track days, road racing, or autocross.
     
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    From what I understand the front lower control arms (AKA A-arms) already have a good design on most stock cars. Replacing them is really only productive for weight savings, or if you need to push the wheels forward (offset) for road racing.
     
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    Yeah DerfDog i was thinking the same thing. Ill have to debate on if i want to spend the money on them. Im currently into autocross and im upgrading my suspension . thanks guys for the response.
     
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    That's very awesome that you're into autocross. I recommend you check out the Maximum Motorsports kit. With the right street tires you can exceed 1 lateral g.
     
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    Phil II Cone Destroyer Staff Member

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    Also be wary of your classing, or knowingly choose to modify your car without regards to the classes for autocross.
     
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    00Danimal Drift missle

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    How about for drifting? Anyone have some input for modified arms so I can have a wider more cambered front end?
     
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    audioAl Coyote Red

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    Innovation is the key to improvement, hopefully someone has worked on that.
     
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    00Danimal Drift missle

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    May get some tubular arms and extend them myself and get a bump steer kit, see what happens lol
     
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    I would think for drifting more steering angle is required, usually obtained by both a bumpsteer kit and modifying the steering knuckles on the uprights.

    Camber is of most use when cornering at a high enough speed that the car is literally rotating its weight onto the outside wheel. You almost certainly obtain sufficient camber for this with caster-camber plates.
     
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    00Danimal Drift missle

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    I've got the caster-camber plates, guess I'll look into a bumpsteer kit now