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Old 03-09-2004, 20:12   #1 (permalink)
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EL Lower inner control arm bush

Got a question from my dad this morning that we thought someone may have the answer to....

He is seeing several EL XR's that are wearing these bushes and stuffing the wheel alingment and sometimes soon after the front tyres as well.

As he understands it, the EL is the only one to use the Red 'Nolathane' bush, the previous and subsequent models seem to have reverted to rubber. Is this correct?

If so, can the EL be fitted with the rubber version to eliminate this problem?

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Old 03-09-2004, 20:39   #2 (permalink)
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Re: EL Lower inner control arm bush

No idea sorry mate though I'm having the same problem myself. Going through tyres so fast it's not funny.
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Old 03-09-2004, 20:46   #3 (permalink)
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Re: EL Lower inner control arm bush

I had an EL XR6 and it too eventually wore the lower control arm bushes out.
You should see pedders they have a harder type of bush that will fix the
problem. The geometry on this model when altered (ie lowered)
even with camber castor kit, puts extra hurt on this part.
Rubber will be worse. Geometry in the AU is much better.
The new BA is 2 fold again.
It was 300 big ones for both sides though,fitted.
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Re: EL Lower inner control arm bush

I dont have this problem, i hav Camber pins in the lower arms of mine and caster/camber kits in the top.
But i am pretty sure all E series had rubber bushes in this spot.
I may be wrong.
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Old 03-09-2004, 22:24   #5 (permalink)
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Re: EL Lower inner control arm bush

I thought that was the case, but didn't want to say anything
he sounded convinced.
Yeah definetely put the neoprene bushes in.
Mine only wore due to old age.
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Old 03-10-2004, 05:42   #6 (permalink)
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You should always let your dad think he is right, makes them feel important.
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Re: EL Lower inner control arm bush

ALL the e series had rubber bushes including xr if you wear a set of lower inner bushes out its from two problems the first is something is bent? but the main thing is what everybody forgets to do soTKFD6 THE ONLY REASON this has not happened to you is you had camber pins fitted to lower inners obviosly to hide something thats bent but when these were fitted it did something very few people do with any change of height of a vehicle EG you buy a set of springs that should lower it say 50ml and it comes down 35ml you live with it. so it will settle another 5-10ml over a couple of months and then 6to12 months down the track the bushes are screwed uppers and lowers SO WHY? ITS BECAUSE PEOPLE DONT undo not 1 of the many control arm bush in the front or the rear of the vehicle and then secure them at the new ride height if everyone tried this it would clear about half these forums and save all of you money hope this helps alot of you cheers greg venomXR
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Re: EL Lower inner control arm bush

Can you clear this up for me Venom, are you saying that if you do not
undo the control arm bushes and then do them up again once lowered
that it ruins the bushes.
Even though when you go over a bump they go up and down anyways.
It is more to do with the different angle that the arms sit when lowered,yes?
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Re: EL Lower inner control arm bush

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I dont have this problem, i hav Camber pins in the lower arms
Where did you get these?

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Re: EL Lower inner control arm bush

excuse me for being stupid, but pedders have told me my front 'radius' bushes are shot....is this the same thing?
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