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Where to purchase stock type Mustang A-arms that are of sufficient quality. Have read sites and comments about imported arms that are of poor quality that they flex and warp. I suspect that all are made today overseas and I know that Speedway offers a complete set of A-arms as well as other suppliers some at lower prices but what about quality. I plan on following Centerlines Hemi Chevy project without the Hemi with regards to the front end build.

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I'm not sure you can buy "stock" control arms that aren't made in China anymore. Your best bet if you want true Ford parts is E-bay or a wrecking yard. Be careful of those selling "OEM" control arms on e-bay too. Most of them are cheap Chinese junk as well.

If you can't find a decent set of stock units, you can use tubular control arms that are designed to use strut rods and you'll have the same, possibly better strength than the original Ford parts. I know Speedway sells them and so does Heidts and probably others as well. They'll look like this:

Note the two holes near the ball joint. That's where the strut rods bolt on.

Keep in mind the reason people eliminate the strut rods is because it "looks" better. There really is no other reason. It certainly doesn't add strength. So, as long as you use the strut rods (which was Ford's original design) you'll be fine with a tubular lower control arm.


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