Control arm bushings

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  1. Bad88

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    The info I am providing my be old news to you guys but I thought I would share anyway.

    I have a '88 K1500 and it has a body and chassis lift installed.

    I am rebuilding the front end and need new upper control arm bushings. This lift kit is a Rough Country Suspension kit and they do not make the A arms in this style anymore nor do they have replacement bushings. I was able to (finally) find out who their supplier was.

    Rough Country Suspension gets their stuff from Daystar Suspension. I called and spoke with Mike (at Daystar) 1-800-595-7659. Mike was very helpful and turned me on to one of their distributors; Valley Spring Service in Arizona. (602) 275-0445.

    Luckily, Valley Spring can still get (from Daystar but Daystar does not sell to consumers direct) the bushings I need in poly and they can make the 4 steel sleeves I need.

    Apparently, Valley Spring can do several things so I will check out their website a little better.

    Here's the bottom line: I expect to pay no more than $125 for everything I need. That is a far cry from the $299.95 for each new upper control arm!

    Hopefully these two resources will help someone else.
     
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    Yes sir auto parts tear you off!! Online only way to purchase parts..and other needed items..bought a carb. for my riding mower today..$102...others wantd $250..expensive
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    Thanks for the info bad bud.
     
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    Bad88 that was awesome for you turning us on with the ifo you found out and how to save some mula.
    Thanks! GMC ☺
     
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    Bushings and sleeves for both upper control arm are on the way o me! Only cost $68! Big relief that I was able to get these and not have to shell out $680 for new control arms. Whew.
     
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    Got them and installed!
     
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