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Old 22-May-2006, 10:19 PM
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lower control arms

wanted to know if i change my lower control arms on my 96 integra if i would have to do an alignment?

or would i be better off just changing the bushings?

can someone help me?

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Old 22-May-2006, 11:44 PM
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you really only need to do alignment whenever you lower your car
to do a brake conversion.

I dont hear about alot of pepole changing the rear LCA bushing only because its a bit a hassle and you might actually save some money and time buy just buying new aftermarket ones.

i gotta shop around for bushing then find a place that will do it for a decent price, while you could have just gone to a shop or order new ones, and put them on urself in 1 hour.

plus later on you might want to consider aftermarket LCA and you will be glad you did it now rather then 4-5 months down the road

just my 2cents
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Old 23-May-2006, 09:40 AM
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As long as your compensator arms aren't touched, your rear alignment is fine.

Brake conversion doesn't necessary warrent alignment - swapping the entire trailing arm is just the simple route; when you can just take out the hub and do it that way.
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Old 23-May-2006, 11:21 AM
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jsut get aftermarket ones changing bushings is no fun and it's a big job in the flat rate book so $$$$

you could save soem money pulling the arms yourself
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Old 23-May-2006, 11:25 AM
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go aftermarket because they have the design that allows you to install an anti-sway bar underdeath the car... you should grab one of those and get ride feeling tight!!!
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