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PostSubject: Front lower control arm bushings   Front lower control arm bushings EmptyMon Sep 23, 2019 6:54 pm

...does anyone know if the 2-piece lower control arm bushings for the '96 fit the '98-99 control arms? To wit: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=8113960&cc=1022038&jsn=698

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PostSubject: Re: Front lower control arm bushings   Front lower control arm bushings EmptyMon Sep 23, 2019 10:40 pm

Albert,
The OEM Parts List says the 95-96 are the same P/N and the 97-99 are the same but different P/N's.
The Dorman control arms I got from Amazon a while Back were about $50.00 each at the time and included the bushings and the ball joints.

I installed them when the "new" front cradle was installed. Drove nice and tight for the short amount of time I actually got to drive it before the rear rotted out from under me. The bushings that are in the Dorman arms are/were Poly bushings.

I hope this tid bit of info is helpful.

Also I believe this is the same P/N list I have. http://rivperformance.editboard.com/t7618-the-holy-grail#118520

This copy has the pages are numbered slightly different than the one I have but look between what is marked Pg 999 on the top left of the page and #1,000

You will find the bushings listed under the control arm pic. Item's #14. All 4 bushings have the same P/N. Because I was able to get the control arms loaded and new for only $50.00 + , I chose to go that route at the time. Just the labor to remove and replace the bushings only would have been the same or more money.
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PostSubject: Re: Front lower control arm bushings   Front lower control arm bushings EmptyTue Sep 24, 2019 4:48 pm

Thank you Rick.  I might just get the Dorman arms, funny RockAuto does not list them under the '98 Riv but I found them on the Autohousaz site and put that number into RockAuto and Bang there they were.  Kinda wonder why that is -- but hey I found 'em.

Seeing that the front lower CA bushing is nylon I kinda doubt it's dead.  That rear one is a suspect.  I am due for a new set of summer tires this year (before spring) and figure I ought to rebuild or replace the LCAs while I am at it.

BTW any idea why the 97-99 are the same but show different #s? Different bushings?!?!?
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PostSubject: Re: Front lower control arm bushings   Front lower control arm bushings EmptyTue Sep 24, 2019 5:34 pm

albertj wrote:
Thank you Rick.  I might just get the Dorman arms, funny RockAuto does not list them under the '98 Riv but I found them on the Autohousaz site and put that number into RockAuto and Bang there they were.  Kinda wonder why that is -- but hey I found 'em.

Seeing that the front lower CA bushing is nylon I kinda doubt it's dead.  That rear one is a suspect.  I am due for a new set of summer tires this year (before spring) and figure I ought to rebuild or replace the LCAs while I am at it.

BTW any idea why the 97-99 are the same but show different #s?  Different bushings?!?!?

No, I have no idea why they have different bushing numbers but the same control arm assembly numbers.

What and who is "Autohousaz". Never heard of this site.????
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PostSubject: Re: Front lower control arm bushings   Front lower control arm bushings EmptyTue Sep 24, 2019 10:48 pm

autohausaz is a car parts sales organization in Arizona.  They lean toward European car parts, but I get stuff for my Riv there sometimes.  They have a narrower selection of parts.  Their 'schtick' is to only list parts they think are OE quality or better.  They usually succeed.  I got my first set of ATE brake rotors there.  They were great, bought a second set.  The first set I got lasted almost 8 years.

I am thinking there might be different durometer bushings in the 97 versus 98-9 control arms, I'd like the stiffer ones which ever those might be -- I suspect 97.
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