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post #1 of 6 Old 28th February 2007, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Mr. Dumb Guy asks: Which are the control and thrust arm bushings? For that matter, which is the control arm and which is the thrust arm?

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post #2 of 6 Old 28th February 2007, 08:41 PM
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Thrust arm is item number 5 on the picture and the thrust arm bushing is item number 6. I honestly can´t be sure which is the control arm but guessing it´s number 12 since it´s the "other" arm on that pic I might be wrong about that though...!

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Thanks Djonny. Apart from the thrust are bushing, looks like either arm needs replacement if their bushings/ball joints go bad?
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Well there is a thread here somewhere about those bushings and how you can buy the whole arm with bushings for some 130 dollars which I think is very cheap. I´ve already bought the X5 bushings as they fit perfectly and are said to be beefier. But if you use the search button and write "thrust arm bushing" then you´ll get a sh**load of posts about this very problem hope you find all the info you might need.

Ps. Take a look at post number 13 in this thread.
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post #5 of 6 Old 28th February 2007, 09:47 PM
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the thrust arm is number 5 ing the diagram and the bushing is number 6. i am positive about that. by the way what simptoms you haveing that you are replaceing the arm and bushing. the bushing is servicable
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Here's a link to a beastpower page that shows arms and bushings, courtesy of Djohnny's lead. Simplified but illustrative.

http://www.beastpower.com/Merchant2/...Store_Code=BMI
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