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#1 Myles_91

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:51 PM

Hi all,

The bushes on my car are finally giving up. I own a 99 Subaru Liberty BE RX.

Just after some advice on whether replacing most or all bushes with Whiteline gear would be suitable for daily driving. So far i'm looking at the front control arms and the rear control arms, no sway bar links or any of that jazz yet. This will all go in with a set of fresh Bilsteins.

So I'm interested in hearing everyone's opinion.

I'm also interested in rubber but i can't seem to find much on it other than Subaru made stuff. If you have any info on rubber either it would be great if you could point me in the right direction.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:09 PM

Rubber, always go rubber! Quieter and longer lasting. If possible get the group N bush kit from the impreza if it fits, as they use a stiffer rubber.

I forget how many pedders bushes i have replaced with standard stuff due to it lasting 5000-10,000kms
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:12 PM

Hmm group N sounds good, any particular vendor?
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:53 PM

I used to hate having to regrease all my Whiteline bushes in my Legacy every 6 months as it started to sound like an old Falcon. Replace with new rubber ones and enjoy the quietness and relative firmness of new bushes over old.

Just order from Subaru.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

Alright I'm convinced on rubber, hopefully it wont blow out my budget with genuine haha!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:47 AM

Have a look online aswell for prices. Or see what Kris from Rising sun Subaru can do for you ;)
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:56 AM

Ok cheers I'll have a browse. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:35 AM

Go to a dealer, ask for a quote on the bushes you want (you'll need you VIN) - make sure they print it out.
Type the part numbers into the Google box and buy them from the US for 1/3 of the price.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:54 PM

Haha awesome, shall give it a crack,
Cheers everyone!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:23 PM

Whoa just set up an account with Walker Subaru over in the states and turns out i can save about $300 even with shipping,
Cheers bobbyjimmy, your advice will save me a heap of cash!

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:36 PM

Whoa just set up an account with Walker Subaru over in the states and turns out i can save about $300 even with shipping,
Cheers bobbyjimmy, your advice will save me a heap of cash!


Good advice from a guy that used to sell parts for Subaru australia hey ;)
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

I get a fair few part numbers here to order overseas.

Last time I got part numbers from Subaru here, they parts guy says "just need the part numbers again for overseas huh?" :lol:


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:46 PM

Haha must of been a trade secret!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:31 PM

Hey Guys,
I'm a little bit swamped for choice over in the US for online stores. Does anyone have any recommendations for the best Online US parts supplier?
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:09 PM

I use these guys regularly without any drama.

I do use a third party reshipper though.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:18 PM

Who do you use to do your forwarding Alex?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:19 PM

Cheers Alex,
I'll check it out.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:26 AM

http://www.shipito.com/ are good re-shippers.
Flat $8.50 on top of whatever the shipping is - can use DHL, FedEx, TNT, UPS, USPS etc etc.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:26 PM

Hey everyone,
Ordered my parts from Subaru Genuine Parts in the US last week, and received them today, so just over a week.
I got all bushes to do with the lower control arms both front and rear, a total of 12 bushes, for $350 including express shipping.
All the bushes where genuine Japanese except the 4 front control arm bushes, which where Subaru FHI of USA,
I was very happy with the customer service and quick responses via email.
I also recommend using Paypal as a payment method 10x easier, just ask them!
Thanks everyone who helped, you guys saved me a few hundred bucks! (Which will go towards Bilsteins)

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:29 PM

Nice one! I might have to do the same!

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