Need help finding the right bushings for rear control arms

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by Cutlass, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

    As I will be installing a 8.5 axle soon, at the same time I want to exchange the rubber bushings of the control arms with new ones. For the rear I want to stick with rubber. If it makes a difference: My lower control arms are boxed and have a stabilizer bar.
    Stupid me, I am not able to find the appropriate replacements. Can somebody help me out with e lead, or even better a link to the right product @ summit racing. I am about placing a bigger order with them so it would be convinient to do a one stop shopping.
  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

  3. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    I bought Moog K5161's for my rear lower control bushings.Was told they were the same for the ones on the upper housing position as well. I am awaiting to get my control arms back from being blasted and will install them then.
  4. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    That # sounds familiar,..what's your plans for the car? There are better options for more aggressive driving
  5. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

    I will go hybrid :)
    Polygraphite for the front and rubber for the rear. Rubber because it will dampen drivetrain noise (axle booming,....), whereas poly will transmitt the noise straight into the cab.

    Well, I guess I remove one arm each in order to measure. Tried to avoid that because I am about loosing sight with all the "construction sites" I have in parallel ongoing with the car. Probably that is just the way it is when working on a 50 year old car.
  6. Golden Oldie 65

    Golden Oldie 65 Well-Known Member

    I have a complete set of 8 PST polygraphite bushings if you want them. $50 for the set plus shipping.
  7. Cutlass

    Cutlass Platinum Level Contributor

    Thank you Bill, but I will not do the front this year and for the rear I will go with rubber.
  8. '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl

    '72 Skylark Custom 4bbl Well-Known Member

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