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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-18-2015, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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What's the Preferred Brand for FE1 Control Arms?

Narrowed it down to 3 sets:

Dorman ($62 each): More Information for DORMAN 521322

Moog ($73): More Information for MOOG RK620302

ACDelco ($79): More Information for ACDELCO 45D3595

And for the bonus round, the Moog Problem Solvers ($125 each): More Information for MOOG CK620302

So many choices...

And exactly how hard is it to replace JUST the rear bushing? I hear something about having to "press" the bushing out, then the new one back in, and that this could require special equipment (according to my Haynes manual). If I'm going to have to pay a shop to do something like that, I'd rather just buy the whole arm so I can do everything myself.

Any input here wou;d be GREATLY appreciated. Been putting up with creakiness over bumps for too long, and I'm hoping maybe a new set of control arms will solve the mysterious 55-65 mph front-end shimmy with my car.
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I went with the Dorman one a few months ago and I had no problems whatsoever.

The arm had the bushings in place and everything so I didn't touched that or needed a press.

Installation went smooth to! Having an half an inch drive long flex head ratchet and some extensions definitely helped though.
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Most guys would probably suggest going OEM (ACDelco), but I don't personally have any experience replacing them.

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For just that small of a price difference I would go oem for sure

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dorman gd quality

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process is time consuming it can be done but ul need a new alignment and proper tools

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Id either go moog or acdelco.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-25-2015, 03:38 PM
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Ac delco first. Oem is always better. Next would be dorman last moog I would say.

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