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Old 07-19-2014, 12:03 PM   #1
03wrxNate
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Default Replacing bushings on 05 Legacy front LCAs, need some advice.

Im looking to replace both bushings on both front control arms. Located in Portland.

1st, I need to know the best places to pick up the bushings. Im looking to just replace with stock, but aftermarket is a possibility . Dealer, shop, online?

2nd, where is the best place to go to have them push out the old and press in the new bushings?

3rd, is there any tips or tricks while performing this repair. I have removed LCAs before, just never replaced bushings.

Thanks for your time NWIC, and any help you can provide.

Nathan.
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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Hi there. Your best bet is to replace both your inner and outer LCA bushings. It is a fantastic upgrade to the LGT. I chose the adjustable Whiteline KCA 334 outer and W0506 inner. You will want an alignment after the installation. They can be kind of a pain to install. You will want a press and also need to undo the ball joint. A good write up can be found here http://legacygt.com/forums/showthrea...gs-142980.html.
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:26 AM   #3
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Ideally there would be some group-N bits for your car, though I'm not sure they have that application. Harder rubber in those particular suspension pieces would be ideal/preferred due to the articulation needed. But quality urethane pieces are the next best thing after that.

Urethane would also be slightly easier to install providing you have the right sized bits to push them in with.

For urethane my first preference goes to Whiteline, then superpro, then do a lot of soul searching for the alternatives...
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:54 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice guys.
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:54 PM   #5
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If you want to stick with an OEM part but want a stronger rubber, replace the factory ones with STi bushings from a 2008. That's all I use at the shop and they don't need to be greased periodically like the Whiteline or Perrin counterparts.
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