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Old 10-07-2005, 11:21 AM   #1
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Rear trailing arm

On my 97 Boxster, both the rear trailingarm's ruber around the bushings where the aft end of the lateral guide bolts to the trailingarm are worn and tearing.
Are these bushings sold with out the arm or dose the whole arm have to be replaced?
I can see that they are pressed in, so I can press them out and press an new one in if I can get them.

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Old 10-07-2005, 01:10 PM   #2
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Like your 928, I don't believe Porsche sells just the bushings. They usually only seel the entire arms for about $500 or so. Since the Boxster is not that old, I don't know if there is an aftermarket company that makes a bushing kit yet, but I will keep my eyes open for it. The aftermarket ones are usually made of a much better material.
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Old 10-08-2005, 07:45 AM   #3
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Yea, I was kind hopeing their was an aftermarket bushing out their.
I priced the arms at the dealer for about $450 each. Have not shoped around yet.
Belive it or not I never had a bushing go out(or any suspenion componet other than the shocks) and that was with 128K on the 82 and 99k miles on the 89 GT.

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I bet you can measure the inner and outer diameters and find one that matches somewhere or have one made for you at a much lower cost than $450. I'd imagine $50 would do it if you can find a company that cuts rubber compounds, plus you can use a better compound that would last longer. Maybe I need to see about having some done and put them up for sale.

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