I recently experienced accelerated tire wear on my 2006 Mustang. Both front
tires had the inside edge down through the cord. Took it in for repair and
was told it was the lower control arms. Both of them.
No aftermarket parts available. Ford only. With two new front tires it was
WELL into 4 digits.
It apparently is a common problem on the Mustang. I've heard it's happened
in as little as 5000 miles.
Any info on this?
We have a number of this body style Mustang in our town... nothing
remarkable so far.... I don't even have 20,000 kms on my 05 vert yet so.....
A very few of our Mustang owners live in areas where they would be better
off with a 4WD but....
Well, I'm not too happy. Especially when I go on line and find that Ford
sells a heavy duty race ready kit that includes BOTH new lower arms and a
remount for over $100 less.
They sell a pretty much stock but heavier duty 'racing' lower arm kit that
includes both arms that would have knocked almost $400 off the bill.
And I checked... The Ford dealer is listed as a location to get the race
parts. Granted, the race/hd parts probably aren't in stock, but all else
being equal, well, I don't know. I'm just kind of pissed and feel 'taken'.
Looking on Rockauto.com it looks like there are several brands of
aftermarket complete control arms starting around $200 each. Usually
you can just replace the bushings but no replacement bushing were
listed. From the looks of the control arms in the photos they don't
look like they could take the trauma of removing the old bushings so
most likely there never will be anything available but the entire
control arm. What did the dealer charge you per arm for the parts????
These would fit mine, not completely sure 98 is the same but probably.
1996 Ford Mustang :3.8L 232...
My Vehicle Choices Shop All Parts
1996 Ford Mustang :3.8L 232CI V6 FI VIN: 4
Moog Control Arm Bushings - Lower
Part No. K8495
Kit; Frt Susp; Lower; 2 Required
Warranty LIMITED LIFETIME REPLACEMENT
Offer Price: $36.99
They can have my command prompt when they pry it from my cold dead fingers.
On Sat, 12 Sep 2009 18:58:27 -0400, "George Jetson"
I'm not sure either but I think they swapped to a completely different
chassis in 2005. Those new control arms look pretty "throw away" to
me, nothing at all like the thick heavy metal on my 69 firebird
Very strange, On my '89 I never replaced any parts on the front end except
The tires lasted a very long time and I only used to replace them when I got
them. They still had some thread though.
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