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Old 11-06-2013, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default '02 Outback Transverse Link Bushing (rear)

Anyone try these? According to thier web site, they are 75% natural rubber, 25% synthetic so I don't expect them to be as harsh as Prothane, etc. bushings.

Amazon.com: Febest - Subaru Rear Arm Bushing Right Front Arm - Oem: 20201-Ac100: Automotive Amazon.com: Febest - Subaru Rear Arm Bushing Right Front Arm - Oem: 20201-Ac100: Automotive
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GREAT FIND!

holy moly - I would definitely have tried those when I needed them.

here's few different FEBEST items with some (very limited) feedback; (DANG! - link didn't work - just click on the FEBEST link at mike's posted page, sort by 'average customer review')
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I figure at $25 bucks a pop I'll take a chance.. I'll post back how they look/feel. I've had other non-Subuaru cars with similar strut/FWD suspension geometry and they seemed to do fine with a simple rubber bushing. Once you tool up (or purchase) the aluminum extrusion it's a simple matter to cut them to length and punch or mill the bolt holes. It was hurting my head to pay $100 each for a little extra damping.
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I haven't installed them yet but they look decent. I have a question concerning removal of the old bushings though. I wanted to practice removal on the control arms from my parts car and was surprised that they we so easy to remove (not complaining). I seem to remember reading about some people struggling to remove these... Once removed I fount the control arm looked brand new where covered by the bushing. Otherwise the arms have some paint flaking off but no real rust. Could these be nearly new arms? One of the removed bushings looked fine while the other had obvious tears in the rubber.
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i've used and bought a bunch of those exact FEBEST bushings from amazon. they're fine as far as i can tell.
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Good to hear!
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Anyone know who is making the Febest parts? And where are they made?

GERMAN QUALITY CONTROL: Our German quality control experts ensure that all parts are of the utmost quality. We have specially developed metals and rubbers that create a super durable, and long lasting end product.

After reading that statement I see they an office in Pompano Beach, FL. On Febest Auto Parts - Auto Parts Wholesalers & Auto Parts Distributors website it says fast shipping from Miami and Panama.

There prices are low and they are advertising high quality aftermarket auto parts. Hum?
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$20 now

fyi

(hey GG, do those come with the 'waffle' donut-shaped rubber bumpers and big washer? I ask because, if I buy them to replace the prothane parts I have, I might not have saved the OEM parts)
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(hey GG, do those come with the 'waffle' donut-shaped rubber bumpers and big washer? I ask because, if I buy them to replace the prothane parts I have, I might not have saved the OEM parts)
not any of the ones i received. just one item - the bushing/housing.
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I replaced just the bushing insert on my Outback with STi bushings. Had a friend who upgraded to poly bushings on his STi and gave me his stock parts. Used the press at work and in just a few minutes, had them on the car. I don't have the NVH as you get with poly bushings but they're stiff enough that the car doesn't feel as squishy when going over rough road. Best free mod I've done!
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