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.
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.
Anyone know who is making the Febest parts? And where are they made?
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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!