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Control arm bushings bad?

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Control arm bushings bad?

Post by Webpirate » Fri May 31, 2019 9:14 am

These bushings are bad right?? Got lifetime warranty control arms to replace these with but just wanting to confirm that this is not good. I dont notice any driving issues but just wanted to change then because the bushings look so horrible(in my opinion)
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Re: Control arm bushings bad?

Post by MadeInJapan » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:11 am

Yes- doesn't look good at all. I replaced mine ('07 S40 T5) with beefed up ones for the new C70. This was from Tasca Parts.com (no spaces). Of course you don't mention which vehicle this is for so these may not fit yours.
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Re: Control arm bushings bad?

Post by Webpirate » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:48 am

Pulled off the drivers side control arm and the rear bushing(one with 2 bolts) was just floating around in the mount. I could turn the mount by hand.

Took a long time to get the horizontal bolt on the front bushing lined back up and then after I got it lined back up discovered they gave me the 18mm ball joint instead if the 15mm. So I'll have to wait for them to order me the right ones..

The car is not drivable right now because theres no way I'm putting that old bushing back on..

So remember if you have to do these control arms to make sure you get the right ball joint size.
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