Visit The Dirt Forum for More Information

Author Topic:   YOU WHO, that drilled your control arm bushings...
3dracer
Member
posted September 16, 2003 12:03 PM
i did just the tops on mine. i did 8 holes in each bushing using a long 1/8 drill bit.

luke

4340
Member
posted September 16, 2003 01:04 PM
you drill your rear control arm bushing to soften them up. kinda like a torque absorber.

luke

wermm
Member
posted September 17, 2003 04:19 PM
would it work to drill the left side to help get a little rear steer in the corners?


c21
Member
posted September 17, 2003 04:45 PM
I drilled about 6 1/4 inch holes above and below the sleve. its still solid under power and braking but they twist much easier.


jmfosnaught
Member
posted September 18, 2003 09:13 AM
would one of these techniques help if i'm just a hair tight (in the feature) going in to center? the car is great from the center off just think i could get in slightly better.

*hardly ever use brakes*
*we run up top on a big 4/10 mile track*

[This message has been edited by jmfosnaught (edited September 18, 2003).]

c21
Member
posted September 18, 2003 12:42 PM
We have run really soft bushes in both right arms & hard in the left for a couple of seasons & find it helps to loosen the car turning in & is a little tighter off the turns. We are getting 1/4-5/16" movement on the right side arms.


istock59
Member
posted October 01, 2003 08:56 PM
Instead of drilling bushings, has anybody tried the trailing arm bushings from a Camaro SS? 1999 variety, I believe. See attached JPG.

Take and turn them 1/4 turn from what you see in the pic.



c21
Member
posted October 02, 2003 11:11 AM
C21, the bushing is identical in size to the metric stuff (upper and lower). In fact, the lower control arms off those late-model Camaro are exactly the same as the metric ones. That's why I have a pair, I found a pair of them on ebay for $15.

No durometer. Rubber seems harder, but that could be just because they aren't 20 years old...

Back to the Archives