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.

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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!

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