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- 3457 - 4 - Control Arm Bushings
- 3401 - 4 - Control Arm Bushings
- 2 Metal Sleeves for 3457
- 4 - 911108 Formula 5 Prelube
- 1 - Installation Instructions - #17430
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Energy Suspension provides grease to install these parts, but you can never have too much. Grab an extra 3-pack of grease so you can more liberally apply grease when installing.
8 ounce tub of High Performance Grease by Energy
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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.
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HyperFlex Control Arm Bushings
A control arm bushing plays a vital role in a suspension. Replace that faulty O.E. rubber bushing with an Energy Suspension Hyperflex control arm bushing. These polyurethane bushings provide the longevity and performance needed to maximize a suspension's efficiency. Energy Suspension's Hyperflex polyurethane is a firmer bushing than the O.E. Not only does this increase the longevity of the bushing but gives the suspension a boost in handling performance. With a firmer bushing, there will be a slight increase in NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness), but most drivers prefer the boost in performance in spite of that.
The Faulty O.E.
As your suspension travels, a rubber control arm bushing is repeatedly stretching and flexing. After a while, the center sleeve begins to sag and your suspension alignment is throw out of whack. The sagging will go on until the rubber fails completely.
Be sure to use Formula 5
A control arm bushing rotates a lot against the metal shell, so make sure you grease it well with Energy Suspension's own Formula 5 Bushing Lubricant. Using plenty of grease is the best way to ensure a long lasting part without any squeaking. If you'd like some extra grease just in case, pick up an extra 3 pack or an 8 ounce tube.
Product Reviews for 4.3161 | Rear Control Arm Bushing Replacement | Mustang Cobra
- 5 Star (1)
- 4 Star (1)
- 3 Star (0)
- 2 Star (0)
- 1 Star (0)
Energy Suspension 4.3161
starstarstarstarstar_border" Beautiful! "
Barely in anyway shape or form do I feel the movement in the entire rear of the car. Aggressive turning is somewhat enjoyable. A little added noise and vehicle vibrations as to be expected, these are way harder than rubber after all. These were installed on a 97 mercury cougar RWD. Im sure I wouldve saw a difference with even rubber bushings. However, I replaced these and the knuckles with all poly and well i enjoy the turning capabilities I have now. When the wheel is moved the reaponse I just as quick. I always believe things can always get better hence the 4 rating.verified_user Verified Buyer - anthony speciale - . Energy Suspension 4.3161 - 4 out of 5
starstarstarstarstar" great "
Excellent on my old '95 Tbird. just had to reuse one of the central sleeves from the rear bushing since the kit didn't come with one, and the sleeve has some weird washers that fit inside of it you have to reuse. otherwise press them in with the oodles of grease they supply, and cut them to fit (not required on mustang). then enjoy your old Tbird, cougar, or Mk8 having a stiffer feel and wandering a lot less during acceleration. An added bonus is you wont need the $100 Toe compensators they really only exist to keep the soft rubber bushings from flexing during corners and acceleration. just have to stick a washer in there against the bushing. Then knock out and grind the spherical bearing from your old compensator so the washer fits between the frame. Sure feels like a cobra mustang now =) wonder why?!verified_user Verified Buyer - Brian - . Energy Suspension 4.3161 - 5 out of 5