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Old 12-31-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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DIY Lower Control Arms and Bushings

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I did my lower control arms, bushings and bushing carriers. I shot some video and slapped it all together. Parts: Hamman lower control arms and bushings pre-installed into new carriers. All off of Amazon, ran me about $270 in parts, $10 for the pickle fork I didn't have.



What I left out was installing the bushings onto the control arms. Basically, I just used some soapy water so slide them on (beat it a bit with a dead blow) and then let it dry.

I took about 3 hours total of really taking my time. Driver's side is MUCH harder than passenger side. (Passenger side I did second and it only took me about 45 minutes.)

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Old 01-12-2014, 12:39 AM   #2
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:01 PM   #3
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Wait, so you did not need a press tool for the bushings? I'm considering buying used control arms from Bav auto recycling because they offer to pre press the bushings in..
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:43 PM   #4
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You can purchase the bushing housing with a new bushing installed.
I purchased new control arms with attached bushings, if you wanted a complete and easy swap.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:55 PM   #5
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You can purchase the bushing housing with a new bushing installed.
I purchased new control arms with attached bushings, if you wanted a complete and easy swap.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:31 AM   #6
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no way to get socket and tq wrench on either inner or outer bj nut, how did you q to spec?
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:16 PM   #7
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no way to get socket and tq wrench on either inner or outer bj nut, how did you q to spec?
Yeah do tell. I have a set of arms at the house and I looked into doing this but see no way to torque them. I also have not come across any other DIY talking about this either.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:26 PM   #8
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i just wrench tightened the sheet out of em

you need 4 box wrenches

18mm,19mm,21mm,22mm

19 can be rachet but don't bother with others, can't get box end on inner bj nut , need to use open and flip
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:04 PM   #9
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Not to rain on your parade......but the brand of parts used, are not the best quality.
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:38 AM   #10
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Not to rain on your parade......but the brand of parts used, are not the best quality.
People been using meyle hd ca for years

Enlighten us

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Yes op
Amazon no buenos
I got meyle hd from bma parts for $320 shipped
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