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mazmpv94

Bad Control Arm Bushings -> New arms or Rebuild arms?

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2004 Boxster, daily driver, 18" with H&R kit. 90K mi. US, 5spd manual

My ride has gotten so harsh over bumps and bad roads. So i went under to check the control arm bushings. Sure enough it's gone crackin on me (see pictures attached).

Should I get new control arms ? or the rebuild ones from VERTEX auto? They are about same price $138.

THANKS!

:drive:

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You have a couple of options.

I think Vertex stuff is just fine. Vertex puts in new bushings and ball joints.

Alternatively you can buy replacement bushings, press out the old and press in new. Pelican has them, but their prices tend to run a little high - I would look around if you want to go in this direction. Consider the price difference if it is worth it to you to do the work of pressing in new versus buying rebuilt or new.

Or, if you want, I'm pretty sure I have very lightly used control arm bushings from my 2004 986S. I pressed them out to put in solid bushings when I converted the car to a dedicated track car. The old ones have about 9K miles on them. I can let you have them at a big discount off of new.

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Having to press bushing in and out is too much trouble, so I got the rebuilt ctrl arms ($139ea) AND track arms ($119ea) from VERTEX, i hope they are good as they claim.

Next cheapest parts are new ones from TRW sold by Pelican for ($188ea) but out of stock.

My garage told me that my shocks are fine, not leaky, but suggest that I get new ones since they already have 90k mi.

I checked shox.com they are ($850) for a set of Bilstein.

Can anyone tell me if i should get 'HEAVY DUTY' or 'SPORT' to go with my H&R springs?

This is a costly repair job.

THANKS!

:drive:

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2004 Boxster, daily driver, 18" with H&R kit. 90K mi. US, 5spd manual

My ride has gotten so harsh over bumps and bad roads. So i went under to check the control arm bushings. Sure enough it's gone crackin on me (see pictures attached).

Should I get new control arms ? or the rebuild ones from VERTEX auto? They are about same price $138.

THANKS!

:drive:

Which bush is this exactly. How did you get to view it. I could not see them when jacked yp ?

Cheers

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