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Old 11-30-2017, 12:06 PM
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Often suspension components, such as control arms, are positioned within it's receiver mount by the relative press location/positioning of the bushings within the subject component; meaning the arms, in this case, are somewhat "floating", within the press-fit of the bushing shells, allowing correction for inaccurate metal stampings.

The manufacturer has tooling or a "jig" to fixture the, in this case control arm, to properly/reasonably locate the arm relative to it's three point attachment. Best practice when replacing these bushings is to observe the position (dept of press into control arm) of the original bushings and mimic such with the replacement units, unless one wishes to intentionally attempt to change the geometry.

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