Introduction: Installing Aftermarket Rear Suspension Lower Control Arms!
My hard working 1999 civic has its original lower control arms. The bushings on it seems Ok but I felt the need to put new bushings or rather new arms!
A pair I found on Amazon and I bought them. They are aluminum and offer minor weight savings.
Step 1: Remove the Old.
Using my Drill I quickly raised the car, took off the wheel, removed the bolts. Power lube as always helps.
Step 2: Comparison.
The newer arm is definitely lighter in weight.
Step 3: Install the New Arm.
Installation is the reverse of removal. I had to raise the suspension to 14 inches between the centre of the spindle nut to the inside of the tire well. I torqued all bolts properly to 54Nm. Now the car has new control arms and is a bit lighter. Looks good too.
All in all each side took 15mins. Not bad for a long term component!