I need a bit of advice on the control arm bushings. My control arm
bushings are totally shot, I am able to move the upper control arm up
and down a few inches with a bar. The lower bushing also look in bad
shape. They sag down quite a bit. The handling is terrible ( I am
talking a crazy wobble when getting up to speed) and there is severe
wear on the inside of both the fron tires. I paid 200 bucks from this
old lady and drove it home. Really I just want to replace the worn
1) I plan on cutting the old control arms completely out (torch
possibly). Anyone done this?
2) I have 1" threaded rod to make my own spring compressor and plan
on chaining the spring into place. Anyone have any experience doing
this? What do you think? Is there any tricks to know?
3) Would it be better to replace just the bushings rather then the
whole arm? I would go this route but it seems easier for me to cut
out the old control arms right out as the bolt is seized above.
4) Any advice in replacing the lower control arm bushings? They seem
pretty straight forward. (except for maybe pushing the new bushings