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Old 05-15-2012, 02:24 AM   #1
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Okay, here is my install review on the Lateral Link Bushings from TiC in the Enthusiast package. I was lucky enough to be chosen to test out these Lateral Links that are meant for the driver that is interested in handling but not full race stiffness. My overall impressions on the install is good. They were not too hard to install alone, but I can see how being on jackstands would make this job a real pain. After you get the old bushings out these pop right in easily with a vice. The real trouble on the install is if your drivers side long bolt is seized or rusted through. My overall feelings in driving the car is stiffness in the rear over bumps but not too outrageous. I have coilovers on the car so the stiffness is not really an issue for me. Well onto some pictures. They definitely look very good and shiny. Overall a great product from these guys!






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Old 05-15-2012, 02:40 AM   #2
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Don't you need an alignment afterward?
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:10 AM   #3
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Yes you will need an alignment afterward. Planning on doing mine after I finish installing the Trailing arm bushings and front lower control arm bushings!
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:39 AM   #4
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Keep us posted on how your car handles now. Did it really make noticeable difference in how your car handles? lateral link bushing is probably the only bushing I haven't replaced on my car yet...
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Yes you will need an alignment afterward. Planning on doing mine after I finish installing the Trailing arm bushings and front lower control arm bushings!
Which do you plan on replacing the front LCA bushing with? Superpro, whiteline, oem?
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:50 PM   #6
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Apologies man! Have been VERY this week. I now have the trailing arms done, which were easier to do than the rusted lateral links in my opinion. I feel that a noticeable difference has been made and even the NVH has improved as I can feel the bumps on DD basis but it seems to absorb some of the larger potholes well. You can instantly tell over turns that the rear is The rear seems to have firmed up a lot! I cant say much about the increase in traction since I dont really do hard starts and the car already has so much grip that wheel slip doesnt really happen. I think it takes more of the play out of the suspension and you can "feel" what the back end of the car is doing and how its acting. Handling is a definite plus on this. Install is the only difficult part if you dont have a press.

ragejed I replaced the front LCA bushing with a Whiteline Caster Adjustment kit which was amazing as the steering response grew heavier instantly and it feels like the the front doesnt wash out as much.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:23 PM   #8
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This looks like the best place to move my review of the bushing too.

So, I have been driving around to and from work with the bushings installed for a couple weeks and the car does feel firmer and less loose in the rear.

I feel like the bushings reduced my cars body roll slightly and that makes some sense. The lateral link to wheel hub bushing now has less play in it therefor making the rear sway bar work better.

Also before the install I had a squeak noise in the rear of my car when first driving. Like the bump at the end of my drive way or the bump out of the work parking lot to the street. Which I have not heard at all.

I don't race my car or push it to the limit so I am sure others may notice more of a difference then I did.

I would say in my case it was like upgrading to better rear sway bar end links.

So thumbs up on these bushings. If you already upgraded everything else or your looking to replace your stock bushings its time to get these bushings.
They are way easier to install then the stock ones by a long shot. Removing the stock bushings can be a real pain as well as dealing with stuck bolts if your in the salt belt.

I did not notice an increase in NVH, but I do already have a lot done to my suspension.

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Old 06-08-2012, 12:34 AM   #9
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I would love to get these bushings.... but unfortunately I couldn't get the bolt to break loose. I took my car into Subaru dealer and they couldn't do it either.

I will just have to find time to destroy the long bolt.
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Does NY use a lot of salt on their roads too
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Yup, as does CT.
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These bushings plus anti lift is amazing
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