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Latemodelrestoration is having a sale and have been wanting some control arms and wondering if these were good lca and uca to buy:

1979-04 Mustang SVE Tubular Rear Upper And Lower Control Arm Kit, Black at LRS - Free Shipping!

1979-04 Mustang SVE Tubular Rear Upper And Lower Control Arm Kit, Red at LRS - Free Shipping!

Not looking to spend an outrageous amount on control arms like on the adjustable ones, but also don't want a chinchy product going on my car.

Also while I'm here making a thread, should I buy a cheap set of wheels with drag radials on them and swap them out at the track? and if so, what kind of wheels and radials would you all recommend?
 

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I have these on my 93. They came on the car when I got it. They seem to be ok. I have been able to remove the quad shocks with them without getting wheel hop...
 

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I guess if you're ok with having no adjustability and don't mind the poly bushing on the axle side looks about right to me. Anything is better than stock as far as lca's are concerned IMO, now as for the uca's i really dont know if those help or hurt over stock ones I left my uppers on with the intention of doing a PB and a T/A . Now im leaning toward a anti roll bar and a wishbone style rear locator or maybe a baseline setup.
 

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UPR double adjustable uppers are only 190$....

Single adjustable lowers are roughly 160

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Never mind... Just saw the price of the ones you're looking at. Dirt cheap. You get what you pay for a lot of the time unfortunately :(

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Your going to want single adjustable lowers at least and adjustable uppers. Control arms are suppose to center the rear end side to side and front to back. These dont. The poly will also have deflection and the steel sleave will move around.

Edit: Crap those are cheap. Heck no.
 

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My stepson has been running those on his 90 Notch the past 6 years without any issues. This past summer he ran a nitrous assisted 7.33 1/8th mile. Everyone's experiance is going to be different, but that's an outstanding deal for those!
 

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What are good, affordable, adjustable upper and lowers?
 

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What are good, affordable, adjustable upper and lowers?
The UPR's I mentioned. Steeda is more... Maximum motorsports is HELLUVA lot more. There's also UMI, ive heard they're a good brand also.

However, my chassis guy recommends UPR so ill say go with them. At the least grab their ~160$ single adjustable lowers for now. Uppers can wait a bit.

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Why are you all recommending adjustable lowers? The adjustment is used to center the wheel and that's all 99% of the time. I have adjustable lowers, but most people don't need them.
 

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Why are you all recommending adjustable lowers? The adjustment is used to center the wheel and that's all 99% of the time. I have adjustable lowers, but most people don't need them.
Tis what my chassis specialist told me to get :)

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i run BBK and they seem to do pretty well. if i had to do it all over again i'd probably switch to adjustables though.
That's what I got as well... Not impressed with them. I also have lowering springs but my buddy has the same control arms as me and he had trick springs and 90/10s etc. His car didn't hook either.

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Adjustable have Rod ends which can't move or flex. which is what helps with wheel hop. You can also adjust pinion angle. IDK any reasons at all to get solid arms.
 

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Adjustable have Rod ends which can't move or flex. which is what helps with wheel hop. You can also adjust pinion angle. IDK any reasons at all to get solid arms.
Adjustable uppers for pinion angle, yes I know. But for a budget, like he was saying, he could do solid lowers and adjustable uppers. A solid upper is worse than a solid lower. Hell, he could do solid both if he had to and then spherical axle bushings to help free it up.
 

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I have bbk uppers and lower. I bought them back in early 2000, when i didnt know any better. But they sat in a box until i installed them 3 years ago. :facepalm:For now they will stay but i do want to get the spherical bushings
 

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Adjustable uppers for pinion angle, yes I know. But for a budget, like he was saying, he could do solid lowers and adjustable uppers. A solid upper is worse than a solid lower. Hell, he could do solid both if he had to and then spherical axle bushings to help free it up.
I personally don't see the point in buying solid control arms unless the bushings are trashed and it nexer sees the track. Too many people don't know that control arms have a purpose lol, not you obviously. So I feel strong on either getting a single adj lower and an adj upper atleast. Even if the bushing is poly on the single.
 

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I personally don't see the point in buying solid control arms unless the bushings are trashed and it nexer sees the track. Too many people don't know that control arms have a purpose lol, not you obviously. So I feel strong on either getting a single adj lower and an adj upper atleast. Even if the bushing is poly on the single.
Aren't you a chassis guy flattus?

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