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- Budget Spherical Bearing Front Performance Pack Control Arm Kit - 2015-2020 Mustang
Budget Spherical Bearing Front Performance Pack Control Arm Kit - 2015-2020 Mustang
We have teamed up with J&M Products to offer these bolt-on and go Spherical Front Control Arm Kits. We use J&M's Spherical Bearing Assemblies and press them into new Mevotech Supreme Control Arms. We provide thread locking compound and Instructions so this can be accomplished in less than 30 minutes per side.
These have proven to eliminate deflection in the arm and spindle. On the inside wheel, during a turn the spindle rotates about the caster arm ball joint and pulls the spindle forward increasing caster. Under heavy braking the opposite occurs with the stock rubber bushing as the caster decreases. This deflection in turn creates a toe change which causes the direction changes in the braking zone. The unpredictable feeling of which way the car is going under heavy braking will be solved with these bearings, steering response is also vastly improved because the bearing allows free movement of the arm through it's natural arc. Under heavy loads in fast transition turns, the bearings allow for consistent geometry throughout so your Mustang will go where it is pointed every lap. These bearings will help build driver confidence due to the consistency of the chassis.
J&M uses the largest in the industry USA Made 1 inch spherical bearings are made from 52100 heat treated steel/hard chrome plated ball; the bearing race is heat treated high strength steel with a load rating of 70,820 psi when most others are rated at 48,000 psi. The bearing liner is not the typical PTFE liner but made from a thin sintered bronze wire net impregnated with PTFE powder giving it great load capacity and longer wear; this is the same liner material that is used in modern ball joints for a maintenance free long life.
This kit uses Mevotech Supreme GT Performance Pack Control Arms with the Brake Cooling Deflectors. If you are upgrading from a Non Performance Pack you will gain the brake cooling deflectors.
Some of the features of the Mevotech Supreme Control Arms:
Greaseable Ball Joints
Ball Joint is serviceable allowing the user to continue to grease the ball joint improving the service life of the ball joint.
Sintered Metal Bearings
Bearings made of a durable sintered powder metal that leads to a longer lasting part.
Self-Sealing Grease Relief
Grease relief that acts like a one-way valve allowing excess grease to flow out of the boot while preventing contaminants entering the boot.
Ball Pin Surface Hardening
Ball Pins are surface hardened to prevent premature wear and improve fatigue life
Corrosion resistant coatings that prevent the formation of rust for a longer part service life.
Heady Duty Dust Boot
Heavy Duty Dust Boot provides higher temperature resistance, improved sealing leading to longer service life of the ball joint.
Compared to the stock rubber bushing that deflects this spherical bearing saves 9.5oz per side. If you are running a high grip tire on track these arms will prevent deflection which leads to toe and caster changes under high cornering loads. Spherical Bearings allow for chassis adjustments that are more accurate and do not change during cornering. Due to the spherical bearing design the suspension works better due to the non binding motion of the control arm. Rubber bushings have to twist and deflect, this influences chassis performance and response as the arm moves through its intended arc.
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*Note: We Purchase New Mevotech Supreme Arm Assemblies, press out the old bushing, measure and adjust clearances, apply a coat of Chassis paint over the factory corrosion coating and press in the J&M Products Spherical Bearing. These are suspension components that perform a function. Because everything is a very tight press fit there will be witness marks and scratches from this process. These products are functional components not show car products. When installed in the vehicle you will not see them.