post #1 of Old 12-28-2008, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Do i need an alignment after replaceing my Front Control Arm bushings?

Hey guys, i just replaced my front control arm bushings. do i need to get an alignment? it seems to drive just fine. let me know what you think, i keep hearing mixed thoughts.

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post #2 of Old 12-28-2008, 11:36 PM
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Any time you replace parts in the front end, it's a good idea to get the alignment checked. Assuming the rest of the parts are in good condition, and the alignment wasn't off before you replaced the bushings, technically you're not changing anything that would alter the alignment just by replacing the CA bushings.
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post #3 of Old 12-29-2008, 09:54 AM
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Any time you replace parts in the front end, it's a good idea to get the alignment checked. Assuming the rest of the parts are in good condition, and the alignment wasn't off before you replaced the bushings, technically you're not changing anything that would alter the alignment just by replacing the CA bushings.
Your suggestion assumes, of course, that the vehicle was never re-aligned with worn control arm bushings. Unless the OP is the original owner we won't know for sure.

Owing to that, your first bit of advice is best---ALWAYS realign the front end when installing new suspension parts.

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post #4 of Old 12-29-2008, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys, im getting it aligned tomorrow morning.
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