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Old 03-20-2015, 09:32 AM   #1
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Just bought rear ca bushings

just bought the prothane kit on amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Ill let you guys know how it goes. right now i have stock control arms and stock bushings from 2002. Hopefully these are the real thing and not some knock off. I have had good luck with amazon though over the years, and bought these ones fulfilled by amazon, as opposed to the third party sellers.
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I don't recommend using those Prothane bushings in the upper control arms. The uppers need to flex more than the Prothanes will allow and you are likely to do damage to the mount on the chassis.
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thanks. i actually took that into consideration. originally i thought about getting the SR upper and lower control arms for like 170 on AM, but i was skip installing the uppers. question is, where can i get basic rubber bushings for the top? or am i just not looking hard enough? should i leave em with old rubber, you think?

i guess another thing to consider, i dont make a habit out of hard launches, but once in a while to at least have some fun. still, wouldn't wanna install something that could cause damage.
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It's just not a good idea, in my opinion.

I believe that Maximum Motorsports sells the OEM upper control arms. You will also need the OEM bushings that are installed into the top of the differential housing. MM also has a tool to remove the diff bushings while the rear end is still mounted to the car.
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Good information i was about to make the same mistake and buy that kit, surprisingly i called the local Ford Dealer and the OEM parts are reasonable so that's what i'm doing.
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Get oem uppers or replace the rubber bushings if you can find just the bushings. You will also want the axle side bushing removal tool which makes doing that bushing with the axle still on the car real easy. MM sells it iirc.

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Yea i found the axle side upper bushings from ford racing which i assume are not urethane. If i dont find a panhard bar somewhere used ill just order those. I got the bushings now. They are pretty solid.

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