Re: [DML] To replace or not to replace...
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Re: [DML] To replace or not to replace...

As long as you are this far into it, I would recommend replacing the bushings.
New ones make a noticeable difference to handling sharpness.

How many miles are on the bearings?  Was the grease in good 
shape when you took them apart?  


-------------- Original message from "Matt Spittle" <matthew.spittle@xxxxxxxxx>: -------------- 

> I'm putting my car back together from the frame up, and today I 
> removed my old ball joints from the control arms. Should I replace my 
> upper/lower control arm bushings? They look fine to me, no large 
> cracks in them, anyway. Can they be pressed out without destroying 
> them? I'd like to powdercoat the control arms, but I'd definitely 
> have to press out the bushings before doing that. Additionally, 
> should I replace my wheel bearings? They aren't making any noise. 
> Just wondering what's really necessary here and what would be 
> excessive (e.g., I'm not replacing my rotors or brake pads because I 
> consider those to be frequently replaced items anyway). 
> thanks, 
> Matt 
> #1604 

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