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Old 10 Sep 2011, 01:21 pm
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Default Replaced Lower control arms

This is on the wifes 06' with around 40K miles on car! Starting hearing the famous "dragging a box of rocks and clunks" sounds so got the whole arms (Moog has been proven to be the best so thats what i went with)

I got the complete arms as im going to rebuild them with poly and use for mine if i ever need to. Since hers is daily and performance isnt desired, rubber is the better choice for hers.

A couple of tips
1) Use car ramps so you can remove the sway bar bolts easier. If you dont there will be pressure on them and will make it much harder to remove/replace.

2) Where the rear lca bolt is, bend the tab down slightly so it will be much easier to remove/replace. The bolt will bend it back up correctly when you tighten it back.
They say pictures are worth a thousand words, so heres the pics of remove/replace:






















These pics are of the passengers side as they are more to remove than drivers side (engine struts, etc..) that you do not have on the drivers side.
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Old 10 Sep 2011, 11:22 pm
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Nice job bro, great pictures. 40k seems to be the magic number. On my car the dealer changed the lower control arm bushing at 39k and than I just changed them with the moog whole arms at 70 something. Hoping they last longer than the crappy factory bushings.
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Old 10 Sep 2011, 11:34 pm
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Thanks, yeah i was surprised i started hearing the clanging, scraping noise in her car. Looked everything over and saw the rear bushing busted up like it was.

As heavy as these cars are you would have thought something more durable would have been designed. But maybe they designed it that way so dealers could have plenty of work in the future
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can you buy the replacement control arms with the moog poly bushings already in them? if so does anyone have a link on where I can get the front left and right side control arms?
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