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Apparently the OEM rear upper control arms for FOX and SN95 Mustang axles are no longer available. Anybody know if this is permanent situation or know of an alternative solution when these need to be replaced (other than torque arm)? The axle-side bushings for the rear uppers are still available.

I know that aftermarket uppers are available from various suppliers but from what I've read our stock suspensions need those rubber bushings to twist and flex or else you're going to rip the torque box out of the floor pan. So unless you have a straight line drag car sticking to the stock uppers are a must.
 

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best bet is to just replace your bushings if you want to keep the upper control arms. I would suggest that when you have them removed, have them boxed in by welding a plate on the open section. Ford Racing used to make a set like that. If you can find any anywhere that is the best solution to keeping a stock like system. you can always buy a used set, make the changes to them so you have them ready to go when you change them out.
 

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best bet is to just replace your bushings if you want to keep the upper control arms. I would suggest that when you have them removed, have them boxed in by welding a plate on the open section. Ford Racing used to make a set like that. If you can find any anywhere that is the best solution to keeping a stock like system. you can always buy a used set, make the changes to them so you have them ready to go when you change them out.
Do you know of any suppliers that carry just the two chassis side bushings? I've seem some bushing kits (i.e. Energy) out there but I have to buy a whole set of 8 bushings (upper and lower arm) just to get the two I need.
 

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I'm wondering if I could get away with just replacing the two axle side bushings. Does anybody know if on the upper control arms the axle side bushing tends to wear out faster than the chassis side bushings?
 

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no doubt it would help. not sure which wears faster, if I had to guess, I would say the axle side. the set of used ones I got, the bushings looked good still. Ed on here has them on his car now after I had them boxed.
 

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I have set of the axle bushings and left them with Lamotta while he was doing my gears if they needed to be changed out he said they looked great so no issue I still have them on the shelf now..
 
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