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Upgrading: A-Arm control bushings & ball joints


Hi guys,

 

Need sum help/feedback regarding stock front A-arm control bushings Vrs, polyurethane upgrades. Do the polyurethane kits provide a noticeable improvement?

What bushing kit did you choose? Are they a pain in the arse to install? (as opposed to GM stock) confuse

 

I also want to replace the front ball joints while I've got everything apart.  Has anyone chosen the Hotchkis ball joint replacements?

 

 

 



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This is what I installed in my lower front control arms. My car isn't on the road yet. Easy install.

http://www.globalwest.net/stock-lower-control-arm-aluminum-bushings-camaro-1967-1968-1969-global-west-.html

 

 



-- Edited by pudge444 on Sunday 22nd of February 2015 03:20:27 PM

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The poly bushings will drive you right up the wall with never ending noise and they are as stiff as hell. Stay with stock bushings and you will be a much happier fellow. 



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Can't beat  GM style replacement...     old ones have been good for 48 years       aftermarket stuff is junk 



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If it were me, with the level of performance under hood,  I'd go with the precision Global West Del A Lum as well.

You'll gain full compliance missing with elastomeric rubber, they won't squeek like poly, and will not be harsh.

But I certainly get that you might want to keep a total stock look.

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long stroke wrote:

The poly bushings will drive you right up the wall with never ending noise and they are as stiff as hell. Stay with stock bushings and you will be a much happier fellow. 


Gotta agree with George here, "Poly" bushings will ride like a "DUMP TRUCK" unless your looking for that ride????  or building a Slalom car or track racer???



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I've got poly control arm bushings all the way around, kind of a bit overkill I'd say. Although it does handle nice and tight, fairly firm ride as well. They also don't squeak......yet.

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