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Post by McCauley5983 on Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:54 pm

im tryin to get the front upper and lower control arm bushings but everybody wants to play stupid so if someone could explain why there are two different size bushing kits it would be appreciated
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Post by 74Malibu383 on Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:47 pm

The upper and lower bushings are defintely different, but I only know of one "set" size. I would call PST and ask them for sizes. You don't have to buy the polyurethane ones, but they'll know the proper diameter. http://www.performancesuspension.com/controlarm.html
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Post by bigredlaguna on Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:04 pm

If I remember right, the lower A-arm for the 73 model year had a bushing size that was different than the rest of the years. Even at that, some 73's had the same size as the rest. So it is easier for suppliers to just provide both sizes for the lower A-arm and let you figure out which one you have.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:03 pm

billy-ray wrote:im tryin to get the front upper and lower control arm bushings but everybody wants to play stupid so if someone could explain why there are two different size bushing kits it would be appreciated

when I did my bushings in 2003,I had to get the bigger ones for my 73.
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Post by ant7377 on Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:35 pm

Yeah my 73 also needed the bigger ones. Also 454 equipped
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:39 pm

we just guessed and ordered a kit, guess we got it right.

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Post by Limey SE on Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:41 pm

did not hydro order the 72 set and 73 make it work ?

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Post by bigredlaguna on Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:46 am

Just dug out the parts list from the kit I ordered from energy suspension.

Seems the only difference is at the lower front A-arm bushing. Some had 1-5/8" shells and some had 1-3/8" . They just put both sizes in the kit to cover whatever you have.

BTW the kit I ordered is labeled for a 74-77 Buick Century set #3-18111
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Post by TWBouska AKA Wooderson on Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:58 am

i just did my suspension last weekend and although i didnt measure and i forgot what size they were when they were ordered, i believe they were the 1 5/8", i will tell you that that those energy bushing and some KYB gas adjust shocks make a HUGE difference in how nice the car rides, i highly recommend it.
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