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Old 03-26-2015, 02:33 PM   #1
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Default Super Pro trailing arm and rear lateral link bushing kit

I recently purchased a full set of Super Pro trailing arm and lateral link bushings from Geoff at Cygnus Performance, and had them installed on my 192k mileage MY2002 WRX wagon. My car was feeling a bit sloppy for the past several months, with the occasional clunk coming from the right rear, and the car just felt it's age. I have no intention of replacing my car anytime soon, much to my girlfriend's dismay.

I already have most of the suspension done with Crucial Racing springs, Koni inserts, Cobb swaybars, Kartboy end links, and Group N top hats. So, needless to say, the trailing arm and lateral link bushings would be a natural progression.

I had acquired a set of aluminum Saabaru front rear lateral links, steel rears, and the trailing arms to help to minimize down time. The squishy OEM rubber bushings were pressed out, the arms were cleaned up, and the new firmer Super Pro bushings installed, and an alignment was done finish it off.

My initial impression of the bushings is this - they are a must do modification. The car is now more responsive on acceleration, and the ride quality is better... If you like a firmer feeling car. The NVH is not as bad as I would have thought with the polyurethane pieces. On asphalt, it is definitely smoother, but when on concrete surfaces where there are grooves and ripples, there is increased vibration.

Overall, the suspension feels like it is reacting to bumps better and the car is more stable at speed.

I highly recommend these bushings and having them done at the same time. If you can find spare trailing arms and lateral links like I did, it will make the job so much easier and less of a hassle.
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Old 03-26-2015, 03:56 PM   #2
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Alignment done afterwards? And did you press out the old bushings yourself or did you take it somewhere to get them pressed out?
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Old 03-28-2015, 07:22 PM   #3
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Its like we are twins! Nice impression/write up!
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Old 03-29-2015, 12:44 AM   #4
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I just got mine installed and love them as well.


I got group n front trailing arm and Tic lateral link bushings and love the way they feel. They tightened up my steering feel. I'm installing their steering rack bushing next.
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:39 PM   #5
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Its like we are twins! Nice impression/write up!

Thanks, Unabomber. I don't normally write reviews, but when I do, they are concise and to the point.
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:52 PM   #6
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Alignment done afterwards? And did you press out the old bushings yourself or did you take it somewhere to get them pressed out?

Yes, the alignment was done immediately afterwards. No, I didn't personally remove the old bushings; my friend/mechanic did the entire job.

As I said in the original post, I supplied the OEM spare trailing arms and links to help make the swap and 'upgrade' easier to complete.
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I must've completely skipped over the 3rd paragraph where you mentioned all those things. lol.
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