Video: Mustang Rear Control Arm Installation (SVE)
Published on 2013-09-16
Installation of the tubular SVE rear control arms for 79-04 Mustangs will greatly reduce wheel hop. They are also a great replacement for high mileage worn out factory control arms. Installation can be done in your driveway with a few simple hand tools. Don't let your performance get robbed by a worn out and weak rear suspension. Upgrade to our performance rear controls arms.
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By now, I'm sure you've seen our promotional video on why are '79 to '04 SVE rear control arms are head and shoulders above the rest. Here's why you need to replace them. Because the stock control arms are flimsy and stamped, and after a measly 100,000 miles on this '04 GT, the bushings were completely dry rotted and beat out of the control arms. We're going to show you step by step on how to put these on your '79 to '04.
Support your Mustang in the air and remove the rear wheels. Pry the ABS sensor wire if equipped from the retaining bracket. Remove the rear sway bar attaching bolts and set the sway bar aside. Support the rear of the lower control arm with a jack, and remove the axle side retaining bolt. Lower the jack, let the control arm swing down, and remove the spring.
Remove the body side control arm bolt and remove the stock control arm. Clean the axle and body side mounting surfaces, and apply the supplied grease to them, as well as the control arm bushings. Slide the body into the control arm into place and loosely install the retaining bolt. Install your lower spring isolator, slide your spring in the place, and swing the control arm up.
Use the jack to raise and position the control arm in the axle, and loosely install the blot. Jack up the complete rear axle until the suspension is compressed, and tighten both rear lower control arm bolts. Repeat these steps for the other side.
Remove one upper control arm at a time by removing the two retaining bolts. Slide the stock arm out, and clean the body mounting area. Loosely install the body side bolt, and swing the control arm down over the axle bushing, and loosely install axle side bolt. Repeat for the other side.
Jack up the complete rear axle until the suspension is compressed, and tighten all the upper control arm bolts. Remove the nut clips from the sway bar and slide them over the control arm. Install the forward two bolts loosely and swing the sway bar up into place. Slide the rear retaining bolts through the E-brake cable brackets and tighten down all sway bar bolts.
These control arms are available in a red or black powder coat. And because of the sturdy construction and urethane bushings, it'll allow you to eliminate your quad shocks and completely eliminate wheel hop. Check out latemodelrestoration.com for even more suspension options for your Mustang.