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Old 06 May 2022, 06:49 am
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Default Lower Control Arms Bushings Worn Out Aleady?

Looking for good, long-lasting lower control arms. Moog?
The present set is already worn out/rubber separated from steel. Were installed 10k miles (4 yrs ago) which seems to be a short time ago.
Any and all information is greatly appreciated.
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Looking for good, long-lasting lower control arms. Moog?
The present set is already worn out/rubber separated from steel. Were installed 10k miles (4 yrs ago) which seems to be a short time ago.
Any and all information is greatly appreciated.
First of all, don't be afraid to consider why they are wearing out so early.
-Are we putting new bushing into parts that are worn/loose?
-Is the PT lowered?? That can make them take a beating. Driving on rough, potholed roads?
-I always replace with upgraded aftermarket suspension parts when I can; like Moog or Urethane Energy Suspension bushings.

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Great advice, Sooner!! Use a jackstand buddy, we value you!!
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Hasn't been as long for my bushings so don't know if they're any better. Did you have yours rotated in the correct position?

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Great advice, Sooner!! Use a jackstand buddy, we value you!!

Thanks Macgyverman!

That picture was taken quickly, just after I had removed the jackstand to lower it!
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