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Hey Guys , everything in the front of my car has been removed ,blasted ,primed and ready for paint. I am going to change my lower control arm upper ball joint along with new spring seats ,my question is about the suspension kits are they all the same,what brand parts are in your cars?thanks for any advise (even if i don`t like it)
 

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Mine are all original Ford parts, but I understand the kits from Canadian are just fine.

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I bought all of my parts from Canadian Mustang (upper arm shaft kit, upper ball joint, lower arm/ball joint,end links, strut rod bushings). It went together easily (sort of), and because they dont use poly, no squeaks. After a front end alignment, all was heaven. Mark.

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You can minimize it a bit by greasing the bushings during assembly but it is a temporary fix. The squeek is nothing major though and you get used to it pretty quick... nothing like the horrible upper a arm squeek.

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Jim at Mustangs Plus sells some good stuff. The suspension parts come with a
lifetime warranty. 1-800-999-4289

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All the parts on my '66 (and now my '65 after last weekend) are Moog parts. Most of the kits are nice, but the problem with them is they too often come with parts you don't really want. For example, most come with sway bar bushings and end links ... but if you go with a bigger sway bar, they won't work, and the new sway bar will come with it's new bushings and end links.

The biggest advice I'd offer is to replace the upper a-arms instead of saving the $50 or so to rebuild them. It's simply not worth the hassles IMHO. It took almost as long to drill out the rivets as it did to do the rest of the front end.

Another piece of advice would be to replace the springs while you have the upper A-arms off ... the ones that are in it are probably shot, and for about $60, it doesn't make sense not to replace them while you have them out anyway.

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I used the Canadian Mustang arms on my coupe, but if you are showing the car as concours, you have to get the jack tabs from National Parts Depot and put them on the bottom of the arms (unless you can get them off an old set).

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