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- Energy Suspension warrants its products against defects in workmanship and material for 24 months when used on passenger cars and light trucks. Products that have been abused, altered, or incorrectly installed are not covered. Energy Suspension will replace defective products or component parts, if inspection for factory personnel determines the part to be defective. Warranty replacement covers only the product. Labor claims, time loss, or freight charges will not be honored.
19.3104 | 2005-2009 Subaru Legacy | Front Control Arm Bushings
2005-2009 Subaru Legacy | Front Control Arm Bushings
Energy Suspension's front control arm bushings for the 05-09 Subaru Legacy will replace the original, soft rubber bushings, restore the alignment of the front control arm, and provide more stability to the wheels during a turn.
Subaru's have the longevity of legends but the rubber suspension components are one of the weak links in that department. If you want to keep your Legacy's suspension in good shape for the long run then replacing the rubber front control arm bushings (which are bound to degrade and fail eventually) with polyurethane bushings will give you a durable suspension part that will last the rest of your Subaru's long life.
Unreliable Rubber Bushings
The front control arms hold the wheel alignment steady through suspension movement and the bushings cushion the connection between the control arm and the frame, but the stock bushings are made of rubber and these bend and twist to absorb vibrations between the wheels and the driver. The bending and flexing take their toll on the bushings and over time cause them to change shape, crack, and eventually break apart. When the bushings degrade or develop a gap you can see unstable wheel alignment leading to uneven tire wear and even steering wander.
Longevity and Durability
If your Legacy is experiencing these symptoms or you want to primitively avoid them then exchanging the rubber bushings for Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings will result in a more secure and durable connection between the control arm and the frame. Besides being much more resistant to wear and tear, poly bushings are also very resilient when it comes to road salt, petroleum based chemicals, and salty coastal climates. The trade-off is that with a sturdier connection between the control arm and the frame more feedback from the road can make it's way to the driver, but this also means your handling will be noticeably sharper.
So, if you want to keep your Subaru in tip top shape for a long time then consider trading out the doomed rubber bushings with polyurethane bushings from Energy Suspension.