This new bracket installs as a direct replacement for the stock upper control arm bracket found on all 2011 and newer Mustangs (see note below). It is made from high-grade laser cut steel that is CNC-bent and then precision-welded in a jig. The bracket is powder-coated for surface protection and includes an application-specific grade 8 front control arm bolt with matching hardware.
This bracket reduces the 'clunk' in the rear suspension sometimes felt by Mustang owners after high performance control arms have been installed. The 'clunk' is often the result of the loose fit between the factory's front control arm bolt and the factory upper control arm bracket. All Mustangs suffer from this loose fit, but the addition of high performance control arms with firmer bushings amplifies the noise. Our bracket addresses this problem with precise fitment of the bracket and the included heavy-duty bolt.
Our bracket also offers two front control arm mounting locations, one that approximates the stock location and a second, lower attachment point designed to to improve the car's 'instant center' upon launch. The lower attachment point also offers much-needed clearance between the car's floor pan and the control arm in lowered vehicles.
This bracket is a direct bolt-in that installs with no modifications. However, this bracket requires the use of a 2005-2010 upper control arm or aftermarket equivalent. It is not compatible with the stock 2011 upper control arm or any aftermarket upper control arm designed to fit the 2011 Mustang. We recommend our own 2005-2010 upper control arm, and offer the bracket and control arm in a kit under PN MUC2011.