upperca, lower ca, strut rod bushings, etc-FYI
Just recieved my parts for my suspension makover.
Motorcraft Upper control arms from Jason P. have the zerk fitting and are cheaper than anywhere else and greasable.
Ford strut rod to subframe bushings are built way better than any of the aftermarket. they also have two ferrules that fit together and are mushroomed to keep the rubber bushings from walking over the super heavy duty washers/keepers. Comparing them to the Moogs, the TRW and any other parts store bushings are junk. Get Ford, they're worth the difference in design and hardware.
Check your toe compensators on the rear control arms. They have boots/seals just like the ball joints do, and they desentigrate just as quickly. Mine from Jason were marked TRW, but were way cheaper than any parts store could get them.
Get SC lower control arms if you are gettin them from the parts store. They come with the strut rod control arm bushing and are $20 cheaper than the standard TBirds. Hopefully I won't have the problems with the aftermrket rear control arm bushings that folks have had with the aftermarket strut rod to subframe bushings.
The SC lower arms I got from Advance did not have a zerk for the ball joint.
Ford front swaybar endlinks are way cheaper from Jason than anywhere else, though they aren't greasable.
Rear endlinks. Make sure yours are in good shape. Mine was clanking, so i picked up some from O'reilly's and stuck them on in an hour. Whoah! What a difference! I thought my trac loc was loose and worn out. It wasn't. Since I was missing a swaybar bushing, it was allowing my inside tire to lift in any corner, spinning the inside tire if I gave it any throttle at all. Now I can stear with the rear as easy as the front. handling is much improved. i can rail a corner again.
BTW, Jason is great to work with, ships cheap and fast, and saves you lots of coin. Thanks to Sir Will and Jason P. for working together to get our factory Ford parts at great prices.
97 T-Bird Sport
: Dynomax catback, Removed silencer w/ K&N panel, DReinhart chip, Lightning AGSF12-FM1 plugs/180 stat, Tokico 1.25" dropped stance, bye bye fender gap
'79 F100 SB
: 300 ci six, Hurst Mastershift 3spd floor shifter, Offenhauser intake, Holley 4 brrl, EFI manifolds, Chebbie Rockers, Summit Racing 3.50 gearset, DISO 2.5" diesel muffler and 2.5" exhaust, Its'a six?!