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Old 07-17-2010, 07:27 PM   #1
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Rear bushings

My sub-frame bushings are gone. My car has 120,000 miles on it. I am about to give it in to get fixed. Should i also replace diff bushings and rear trailing arm bushings?
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I would do the RTAB'S at least.
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What are the symptoms of bad rtab?
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bad Rtab will make your rear end sway from side to side under pressure. Diff bushings as well, since those will create a clunk and your diff shifting around excessively can put strain on the rest of the running gear. Also take a look at your RSM(rear shock mount) since those are prone to premature failure.

If you're going to the trouble to replace the subframe bushings, it would be worth it to do the full shebang while you have everything out
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