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Old November 21st, 2011, 12:38
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upper control arm bushing alternatives

Are there any alternatives to the stock upper control arm bushings? mine are shot and I need to replace them soon.

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Old November 21st, 2011, 12:40
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Re: upper control arm bushing alternatives

You can get some rebuildable bushings that go there. RK used to send them out in their kits. I'm trying to find them but haven't had any luck yet.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 12:50
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Re: upper control arm bushing alternatives

What do you mean alternatives ?

Stock rubber bushings are good for 150,000 + miles, poly bushings probably last even longer, and there are all kinds of flex joints similar to those used by lift kit makers.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 12:57
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Re: upper control arm bushing alternatives

I mean soemthing that's *hopefully* easier than pressing the old ones out. My stock bushings lasted a lot longer than 150K. I'm at 247K and they just recently started making noise.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 13:06
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Re: upper control arm bushing alternatives

Well, you still have to get the old one out...
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Old November 21st, 2011, 13:08
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Re: upper control arm bushing alternatives

I think I found a set at Rocky Mountain Suspension products, but the description is rather ambiguous, but it sounds liek the rigth thing. and you don't have to take the old ones out. it says to leave the metal sleave in place.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 13:36
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I think I found a set at Rocky Mountain Suspension products, but the description is rather ambiguous, but it sounds liek the rigth thing. and you don't have to take the old ones out. it says to leave the metal sleave in place.
Meh, it's simple to get the old ones out. Once you get the rubber part out use a sawsall to cut thru the bottom of the sleeve and the top of the sleeve.

The cheese ball poly replacements aren't worth a crap. Or they weren't for me anyways.

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Old November 21st, 2011, 13:52
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Re: upper control arm bushing alternatives

Stock WJ UCA bushings are a direct swap and improvement over stock XJ UCA bushings.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 14:58
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Re: upper control arm bushing alternatives

6 cyl? 8 cyl? or does it even matter? (I imagine not)
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Re: upper control arm bushing alternatives

Doesn't matter. Got the idea from Cal a few years back and did it.

Stock XJ UCA bushings have knurled sleeves. WJ UCA bushings have what feels like a different rubber material and a solid, correct diameter sleeve.

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Re: upper control arm bushing alternatives

Ironman4x4fab has new bushings/sleeves.
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Re: upper control arm bushing alternatives

groovy. are they available at Napa, or do I have to go to the stealership?
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groovy. are they available at Napa, or do I have to go to the stealership?
napa should have them. You can go on napaonline.com enter your zip and search for the part. If they have it it will be on their site.
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Re: upper control arm bushing alternatives

Check out genright. They sell a Driver upper JJ that you can throw in. Its what I did. I was going threw those bushing every couple trips and they were such a PITA. I know currie sells a JJ kit. Its like $180 and you get a new pass upper mount with the JJ in it. Something to check out
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Re: upper control arm bushing alternatives

Anyone have a part number for the WJ bushings? I've checked a couple of places and they only had listings for a complete pair of replacement UCA's.
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