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Has anyone used the bushings that come in these control arms? I'm thinking they are probably as good as stock, so will have to be replaced eventually, but in the meantime how bad could they be?

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They are better than stock...IMPO...out of the box...long term durability...not sure about that. The ball joint is top notch...I can tell u that.

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They are better than stock...IMPO...out of the box...long term durability...not sure about that. The ball joint is top notch...I can tell u that.
Agreed!

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Interesting. I have been working on some chassis prototype stuff. Which I now thinks only applies to the 2005-2006-ish model engine subframes. All my hard work...it seems can be eliminated...buy installing a '08+ engine subframe.

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Well thanks for the info gentlemen. Guess I will add these to the list of parts. After replacing the control arms last august with OEM's the feeling is so......meh. Hoping by adding these mevo's with new whiteline or existing perrin bushings will bring the smile back.

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Interesting. I have been working on some chassis prototype stuff. Which I now thinks only applies to the 2005-2006-ish model engine subframes. All my hard work...it seems can be eliminated...buy installing a '08+ engine subframe.

My product market just shrunk....By a whole bunch...

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Side by side comparison. It rides so nice with the new parts on.
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I am glad u posted the picture of the left (driver) side. That one has that weird tab with the 2 holes. No idea what that's for. the other side is without...and both sides of the oem steel are without the tab...

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I am glad u posted the picture of the left (driver) side. That one has that weird tab with the 2 holes. No idea what that's for. the other side is without...and both sides of the oem steel are without the tab...
The tab is for the auto-leveling HID headlights, which of course we didn't get in the US.

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I am glad u posted the picture of the left (driver) side. That one has that weird tab with the 2 holes. No idea what that's for. the other side is without...and both sides of the oem steel are without the tab...
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I am glad u posted the picture of the left (driver) side. That one has that weird tab with the 2 holes. No idea what that's for. the other side is without...and both sides of the oem steel are without the tab...
You're welcome. They both fit prefect and everything was a breeze. Rides so nice. And I'm mistaken. It doesn't lean anymore.

Traildog, I though you were kidding at first. Haha.

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I'm on the fence about these. My bushings need to be replaced. I should probably just get theses.

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