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3rd Generation Strut Arms are here to stay!

The Strut Arms just keep getting better and better!  For our 3rd Gen Strut Arms, the flat plate LCA body has been replaced with a 1-1/4 diameter thick wall tubular body, brackets for a heim jointed sway bar linkage and adjustable (or removable) steering stop.  The 3rd Gen Strut Arms are stronger and lighter than previous generations.  Adjustment range stays the same.  These fit early Falcon and Ranchero, 65-73 Mustang, 66 and later Fairlane/Comet/Ranchero/Torino and more.  For more information, see the Collections page for you particular model and year or the Parts Compatibility page.

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2nd Gen Integrated Strut Arms are here!

Our Integrated Strut Arms for 65-66 Mustang, 62-65 Comet, 67-73 Mustang and 70-77 Maverick/Comet have been completely re-designed having more adjustability than the old units and also weighing less than the old unit by 15%.  The new Strut Arms can be completely adjusted in-place without any disassembly required.  Strut arm caster adjustment range is +3.5 to -3.5 degrees.  Strut Arm camber adjustment range is +3 to -4 degrees.  The linkage between the LCA portion and Strut Rod portion is no longer a fixed angle.  A heavy duty clevis has been integrated into the Strut Arm so that the clevis angle...

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Rollerized Lower Control Arms for 1966-1977 Ford/Mercury vehicles

We now have rollerized spherical bearing lower control arms for 1966-1977 Ford and Mercury vehicles.  The LCA has also been boxed with a 12 gauge plate to increase stiffness. 1966-1977 Ford and Mercury Rollerized Lower Control Arms  

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62-65 Falcon / 65-66 Mustang Integrated Strut Arms are now for sale!

New product notice - Integrated Strut Arms for 62-65 Falcon and 65-66 Mustang are finally here!  We're very excited to add them to our product list!  We've integrated the lower control arms with strut rods into one unit that is loaded with features!  I'd like to hear your feedback!  We're working on these for 1967 and later Ford and Mercury vehicles so stay tuned!  Thanks Follow this Link: Integrated Strut Arms  

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Strut Arms have been installed and tested...success!

Built a second prototype of the dual link lower control arms or Strut Arms.  These units fit 65-66 Mustang and 62-65 Falcon/Comet.  Ended up going with spherical bearings instead of urethane bushings for the inside LCA mount.  The spherical bearing cup threaded shaft is offset below the cup center to provide necessary frame clearance as the Strut Arms travel up and the suspension compresses.  Added steering bumps too.  Ball joints are Moog K772 screw in units torqued to 125 ft-lbs with threadlocker.  Ball joints are replaceable.  Strut rods are the same hardware as used on our adjustable strut rods (SR-1001)...

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