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Old 02-16-2011, 06:03 PM
VegasRanger02 VegasRanger02 is offline
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Default Lower control arm bushings replaceable?

Can anyone tell me if the lower control arm bushings are replaceable? I cant seem to find exact information or parts.

Im going to start work on my suspension and I want to put all new ball joints and bushings where I can.
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:53 AM
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Default Re: Lower control arm bushings replaceable?

Yes they are. Check this link out. http://www.newfordparts.com Look under front suspention, lower control arm, then click on the "view illustrations" button.
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:00 PM
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Can anyone tell me if the lower control arm bushings are replaceable? I cant seem to find exact information or parts.

Im going to start work on my suspension and I want to put all new ball joints and bushings where I can.

2002 need front end rebuilt? How many miles?
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:31 PM
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Default Re: Lower control arm bushings replaceable?

about 120k no in need but.i am going.towhen i kift it and out new shocjs etc
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:14 PM
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Default Re: Lower control arm bushings replaceable?

Seems there is a lot to choose from in the aftermarket parts, I put new ball joints and bushings in my truck back in Oct. Last night after driving home from work as I was pulling into my driveway this happened. lower right ball joint broke dropped me in the street in front of my house fortunately it didn't happen earlier as I drive about 40 mile one way to work 30 of it over a mountain pass.
Stay away from cheap replacement parts!
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:28 PM
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OUCH! Any bad damage to anything?
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:47 PM
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Holyshit! Tell me what brand those BJs are so I never buy them...lol But seriously, Im glad you're okay!
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:14 PM
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Holy shit! Thats gnarly!! YAAAAA, never go cheap when its one of the parts holding up the entire truck. Eitherway, there is no excuse for a balljoint to break from regular use.. I smell a lawsuit..

Ya im planning on only using MOOG, a little pricey but definately considered the best replacements out there.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:32 PM
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I don't remember who I bought them from, bought upper and Lower control arms with bushings and ball joints installed. After getting the truck into my driveway and tearing it apart. Found some interesting things. Balljoint measured out to 1.771" dia. Original are 1.747" Bought a Moog oversize to replace the broken one and It was sloppy in the a-arm hole.Had to put the original arm back on with the new joint.
This joint is an oddball doesn't match the others I bought has a manufacturers mark on the top of the joint "MS" in an oval.
I don't want to say who I think I bought them from but it was a major on line parts distributor.
Only other damage was to the right front axle tore the outer boot.
It is all back together and seems to be running alright.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:05 AM
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Default Re: Lower control arm bushings replaceable?

May I suggest M00G brand. It is the best IMO. You will spend a few shinny pennies for that brand but M00G holds up to its name. The upper control arms you can replace just the balljoint, but the lower one you have to replace the whole arm.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:16 AM
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May I suggest M00G brand. It is the best IMO. You will spend a few shinny pennies for that brand but M00G holds up to its name. The upper control arms you can replace just the balljoint, but the lower one you have to replace the whole arm.
Are you sure you don't have that backwards, the upper factory has a non-replaceable ball joint. Where as the lower is replaceable. I just installed the moog in my original arm, no problem!
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:26 AM
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Are you sure you don't have that backwards, the upper factory has a non-replaceable ball joint. Where as the lower is replaceable. I just installed the moog in my original arm, no problem!
Yes I did have that backwards. I just replaced mine. I don't know why I got that wrong. It's late and I'm tired.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:40 AM
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Yes I did have that backwards. I just replaced mine. I don't know why I got that wrong. It's late and I'm tired.
We all do it, thank got for the edit button!
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:30 AM
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Default Re: Lower control arm bushings replaceable?

Yup moog for sure. the lowers have zerk fittings from moog so you can regrease em, i think. ima build a unibsll upper arm to work with the stock spindle
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