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Old 06-04-2014, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default What control arms for 2010 Outback?

Hi folks,

Looks like I need to replace front ones along with bushings. Its a stock 2.5i model, 6mt.

What other Subaru models' parts can I use to replace these? Will Legacy / LGT / WRX etc control arms fit here?

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Old 06-04-2014, 03:54 PM   #2
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Hi folks,

Looks like I need to replace front ones along with bushings. Its a stock 2.5i model, 6mt.

What other Subaru models' parts can I use to replace these? Will Legacy / LGT / WRX etc control arms fit here?

Thanks
Why do you need to replace the Lower control arms on a 4 yr old car?

The legacy ones are listed as the same part number but not the LGT/Impreza ones.

You will also need the ball joints, castle nuts and cotter pins for those because they do not come with.

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Old 06-04-2014, 11:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply bud!


Apparently the bushings are almost completely worn out and ball joints may soon go too.

So basically no point in getting used control arms only since I will still need the other parts. And Subaru only sells the whole assembly so would have to buy that regardless...
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Thanks for the reply bud!

Apparently the bushings are almost completely worn out and ball joints may soon go too.

So basically no point in getting used control arms only since I will still need the other parts. And Subaru only sells the whole assembly so would have to buy that regardless...
You can get the bushings and the ball joints without having to buy the control arm....
The bushings are like 18 bucks a piece and the ball joints are 31...

Subarugenuineparts.com

Theres absolutely no reason to replace the control arm unless the vehicles been in an accident and they are bent....

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Old 06-05-2014, 07:41 AM   #5
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You can get the bushings and the ball joints without having to buy the control arm....
The bushings are like 18 bucks a piece and the ball joints are 31...

Subarugenuineparts.com

Theres absolutely no reason to replace the control arm unless the vehicles been in an accident and they are bent....
Do you have part numbers for those please? Does Subaru parts (dealers) sell separately?
The service shop owner (independent garage) said Subaru only sells the complete assembly.
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Do you have part numbers for those please? Does Subaru parts (dealers) sell separately?
The service shop owner (independent garage) said Subaru only sells the complete assembly.
I do not have the part numbers but Subarugenuineparts.com uses the same OEM catalog as other dealers IIRC. They are also a dealer, Chaplin Subaru. So your answer is yes you can get them separately through any dealer. You will probably pay more through any other dealer than what I said from Subarugenuineparts.com because they (SGP) chop the mark up off and try to sell quantity to make up for it. Other dealer parts dept wont cut a penny usually. So you will be paying a 30-60% markup from what the parts actually cost

It sounds like the shop is trying to soak you for more money because they are clearly listed in the OEM catalog with pictures and everything. But if you are unsure, you could always call a local dealer and give them your information and have them look it up in their catalog to verify.

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