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Adjustable Control Arm Bushing Advice

Old 03-20-2003, 03:33 PM
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Adjustable Control Arm Bushing Advice

Hey All,
Well, my brake parts and front strut cartridges are here . I am going to buy
a few more items before I redo the suspension. One of the items was the
adjustable control arm bushings. I was hoping this will give me a bit more flexibility in setting up the suspension.

Any thoughts on your experiences with these, and does anyone have new ones they bought , but never used and want to get rid of ??

Thanks for any suggestions ,
Mike
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Old 03-20-2003, 07:50 PM
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Mike,

I like the Energy Suspension black units for the rear. The black ones have some lubrication built in. The red and yellow ones do not have this.

The rear offset units can and do shift. This shift won't happen while on stands in the shop... When only one bushing shifts the toe changes. Most of the time it will only shift on one bushing on one side. This results in a push turning one way and a real loose condition turning in the other direction. I have had the toe change as much as 1/4" in one autocross. By the end of the day I was ready to shoot the car or myself.

Using the offset bushings for the front seems to work OK. These can also help the bump steer if you can't re-drill the locating holes due to rules. You can lube those with Moly grease.

Alan
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