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Monoballs in lower control arms worth it?

Hi all,

I'm considering replacing the oem bushings with some monoballs. Most people seem to replace just the upper arm bushings with monoballs, but is it worth it to replace both control arm bushings with a monoball?
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It's very much worth it, but unless things have changed recently no one makes monoballs for the wishbones...
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Am I reading the Turner description incorrectly?: https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-3...l-bearing-kit/

I had thought both bushings are of a spherical/monoball design?
Based on their description of the Thrust Arm Bearing, it isn't a true monoball. It's an upgrade over stock though.
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Thanks for the tip!



Any danger of reinstalling used bushings?

Sure, but if they're tight they're tight. The dust boot helps to keep dirt out, which will help keep the wear down. They're rebuildable as well.
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I have monoballs in both the upper and lower control arms. I think it's louder but not absurdly so. It doesn't seem to ride harshly but I also have Koni Sport shocks and Ground Control springs. I have no plans to remove them anytime soon.

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I had both of Matt's monoballs, but tracking and hard mountain driving wore them out. Need to have both of them rebuilt but trying to figure out what he used for races...
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I had both of Matt's monoballs, but tracking and hard mountain driving wore them out. Need to have both of them rebuilt but trying to figure out what he used for races...
Are you going to try and source the parts and rebuild them yourself?
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