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06-28-2016 09:16 PM
Parasuv0 Hello, Felix you are a helpful Cat!

I have my rear control arm bushings gone and from reading a lot on here, I wish to know what is best to do, get the Prothane 6-307 is about the only ones I see that *could* work on my 09 SES, or just get the control arms whole and live with that.

Is it actually true the bushings are the same size from 00-11 ??

Why is this so difficult to find ?
10-01-2015 12:10 AM
felixthecat The rust sure doesn't help,,,,,,,,
09-30-2015 05:41 PM
Magus2727 This is a known problem to brake on the cars when an upgraded sway bar is used and the soft suspension is still in place. you can purchase a new reinforced one for (IIRC they go for about $50-80 each).

If you have the tools to do the repair your self its just hard work due to rust. PB blaster is your friend.

Edit: is it like this picture?
09-29-2015 10:44 PM
chrlsful Tryin 2 C if this thread relates to my catastrophic failure in the rear today... wheel is stuffed up into the wheel well, the outer end of a LOWER control arm type thing sits on the pavement. Can't get in there 'n look due to nominal hight of the rig currently. A small metal ring w/bushing inside broken off, rests on the pavement beside the rig.

Just posted a tech Q thread as I'm alone 'n of extremely low income but need to get going ASAP...

(3 months after last post above)
07-06-2015 10:42 PM
sailor In the US the '05 was a handy step between the early & later cars for a knuckle.

Fits the early struts, but uses the larger later brakes (plus SVT) & larger ball joint stud.

No change on the tie rod end stud size.
07-06-2015 09:50 PM
photn02 yeah thanks, ill just start with some bushes then move on from there.
07-06-2015 07:49 PM
Magus2727 if you go with the 05 hub you have other things to worry about (different size of shock absorber comes to mind).

Good luck. there are a lot of how to's on the forums for various parts. and just beware of the inner tie rod is a PITA to replace.
07-06-2015 06:29 PM
photn02 Thanks yeah ill have a look, i remember having a conversation with Felix about 05 only hubs and the larger ball joint required.
07-02-2015 09:52 AM
Magus2727 nope don't need to change the hub. will fit SVT brakes. That is what I have done. have 2005+ tie rod components with SVT front brakes.

do some searching on it. the steering rack was the same rack from 00 to 2011 i think and the knuckles were the same over the same year. but the tie rod hardware changed from in 2005 to some beefer stuff.
07-02-2015 02:04 AM
photn02 doesnt that mean i need to change my knuckle/hub as well?

if i go an 05 i should be able to install SVT calipers shouldnt i?
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