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Old 09-10-2010, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default Lower control arms changed.

Took about an hour, swapped out both lower control arms due to bad bushings on the ssei. Right front was real bad. I can almost push the white center section of the bushing out of the old arm. I was really suprised that after 160,000 miles that both ball joints were just as tight as the new replacements. Rock Auto had the arms for $75ish each for Dormans. Much cheaper than what GM parts direct wanted or even Napa. Didn't have time to road test as I finished up around 8:30 this evening as I have a 400ish mile round trip tomorrow. Felt tighter just backing out of the garage.
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Nice... let us know how it feels when u take it for a drive
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Hows it feel? Oh my.... Much different, in a good way. Amazing. Steering, handling and the light noise I could here in the front end after coming to a complete stop, than starting off. Is gone. Front end feels very tight now. Put over 400 miles and 8 hours on her yesterday.
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400 miles... WOW... Good to hear.. Im sure my car would bennefit from a arm bushings also...
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Did you have any vibration from the front end at highway speeds? Did they go away after you changed the control arms?
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The car has had the 68/70ish mph vibe since day one. And it'* still there. Although reduced one again, as it was getting bad.
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