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Old 01 Mar 2013, 12:37 am
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Default Moog bushings and raising the PT

My PT Cruiser's control arms bushings were finished. The car would make clonking sounds at times on bumps and when I would park it in the garage I would smell burnt rubber.

Anywho...I took it to the mechanic today thinking the whole control arms would need to be replaced; but he only had to change the bushings. That saved me a few bucks...it came to 180$ cdn total and took about 2hrs to be done.

So now I'm a happy driver knowing my PT is good to drive.

Anyone have any opinions on Moog bushings? how long they might last?
Also, does anyone know if (and how) its possible to raise the PT? I find its too low to the ground
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Old 01 Mar 2013, 01:56 am
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Default Re: Moog bushings and raising the PT

Have you considered taller tires? Just remember it will cause your speedo to show lower than actual speed. There's a recent thread about tires if you want to look back. I kinda want to lower at least the rear by an inch or two on my 05 gt vert. Btw the stock tires on mine are p205x50 17". I'm also told a realignment is necessary in some cases when you lower vehicle, not sure how making it taller would affect. Maybe some of the old pros on the site will chime in.

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Old 03 Mar 2013, 12:01 am
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Default Re: Moog bushings and raising the PT

Moog makes good bushings. I sell them all day at work, ive had very few ever come back on warranty. They even make the whole control arm assembly for a couple dollars more. That way, you just need to put the arms in and your done, otherwise you had to remove them and then have the new bushings pressed in.
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Old 03 Mar 2013, 05:56 am
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When doing anything to your suspension, you should always do an allignment on the car. It will always be necessary

I wouldn 't know how to raise the PT Cruiser, I don't think you can simply buy larger springs
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