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Old 05-23-2019, 03:49 PM   #1
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2009 WRX 5-door

Default Control Arm Bushings - OEM Rubber vs. Superpro Urethane?

I'm debating whether to swap out the stock front & rear control arm bushings with Superpro urethane ones on my DD, 130K mile, '09 WRX, but I've got a couple questions for guys who have already done so.

- How long have you had Superpro front/rear control arm bushings on your car, and have you had any issues with binding or creaking?
- Did you notice a significant increase in precision and control?
- Did you notice a significant increase in NVH?
- Worth it for a DD, or not?

FWIW - I've got a Whiteline ALK on the fronts already, and I had a set of Powerflex urethane rear camber correction bushings installed for about 25K miles until they started binding and creaking. So now I'm back on stock rear control arm bushings. I've replaced the majority of my other (non-rotational) suspension & chassis bushings with urethane, so my suspension setup is pretty dialed in.
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:36 PM   #2
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2002 Subaru WRX


30k miles or so, I've since sold my car. Worst thing I had ever done.

The whole car was mostly urethane, but those, those front arm bushings, were the worst. The rest were just fine, and was happy with it. But up front, you feel through the steering wheel much much more NVH. Stick with rubber there.

Just my $.02
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Old 05-26-2019, 09:00 PM   #3
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2005 STi


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