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Trying to put together a complete list of bushings needed for the rear control/trailing arms but I'm confused when it comes which bushings I actually need. Are several of the bushings the same? The parts diagrams list a few part numbers but rockauto makes it seem like this (
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Is this right? Am I missing anything?

 

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I think the front lower arms might be better if they were swapped with a new arm. It will save the effort of pressing in and out the existing bushing at least.


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Trying to put together a complete list of bushings needed for the rear control/trailing arms but I'm confused when it comes which bushings I actually need. Are several of the bushings the same? The parts diagrams list a few part numbers but rockauto makes it seem like this ( View attachment 489911 ) will fit multiple locations. I will go with Whiteline for the front trailing arm and upper outer (adjustable camber kit) but would like to go with OEM style for the rest.

Is this right? Am I missing anything?

Also think about picking up a new set of bolts for the rear lower control arm. The bolt may have seized inside the bushing, which means you may have to cut the bolt.


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@go_cougs did you get this sorted? Faced with the same question and after considerable googling it's still not clear to me where the BECK/ARNLEY 1017953 will actually fit. Subaru diagrams only show two bushings using the same part number while the rest appear to be unique...
 

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@go_cougs did you get this sorted? Faced with the same question and after considerable googling it's still not clear to me where the BECK/ARNLEY 1017953 will actually fit. Subaru diagrams only show two bushings using the same part number while the rest appear to be unique...
I ended up just going with poly bushings. So I ordered the following:

Whiteline W63398 Rear Trailing Arm Bushing:
Whiteline KCA399 Rear Control Arm Bushing Kit:
Energy Suspension Rear Control Arm Bushing Set:

You can get away with just using the energy kit but the trailing arm bushings might be hard to press in since they aren't two-piece like the white line. The KCA399 bushings are also not required but I went ahead and got them anyways. I bought a 12ton shop floor press from harbor freight and was able to press all the old bushings out (except the trailing arm, you need to burn and cut that out) using a few different rental tool kits from Autozone, just look at what they have and rent anything that might look like it will help.
 

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23 piece rental balljoint press from advance auto was my tool of choice for the bushing swap. Trailing arm was actually the easiest to press out. A diverse socket set and harbor freight 3 arm puller helped round out the toolkit. I pressed in OEM bushings. Happy with the result.
 
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