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94-96 A-arms Poly Alternative

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:00 am
by Saphire Mule
Hey has anyone used a set of Energy Suspension A-Arm bushings on a 1994 to 1996 Beretta with the sports suspension?(rear bushing is vertical)
If so what number did you order?
The 3.3154G and the 3.3154R are not the right ones.

Thanks

A-arms bushings

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:03 am
by Chris88CL
So far as far as we know nobody makes a set that fits.  Im trial fitting a pair from a 3rd gen cavalier pretty soon.  RKsport sells them.  Not sure if they fit or not yet tho.

A-arms bushings

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:57 am
by Saphire Mule
Hey Chris88CL
Thanks for the info
I ordered a set for a 1998 Chevy Cavalier from Summit Racing. Part # PTP-7-234 for $30.39
The horizontal ones are a direct fit. The Vertical back ones will fit but you need to machine or grind the A-arm socket (or metal rim) down to 5/8" thick. I milled 175 thousands off each side or about 3/16" They fit great. I will be checking on the height of the back bushing compared to stock it may be just a little shorter (flat washer on top and bottom maybe). I will also be comparing the back pivot bushing on the rear axle to the cavaliers to see if energy suspension has those also.
I will post some pics later this week

A-arms bushings

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:05 am
by Chris88CL
Awesome. Good to know!  Thanks.  

This deserves a sticky.

A-arms bushings

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:45 am
by Saphire Mule
Just to let everyone know there is 300 thousands difference in height on the back bushing,
and to use 2 grade 8 washers one on top and one on the bottom to make up this difference. Will try to post these pics.
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_...._59.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_....3_9.jpg

Thanks for the help Chris.





A-arms bushings

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:01 am
by Chris88CL
If you email the pictures to me I can host them. You need to be logged in to view them on myspace and its annoying.  lezarch at hotmail dot com

Re: A-arms bushings

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:53 pm
by MY91GT(Z)
any pix for people to see on this

Re: A-arms bushings

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:03 am
by 3X00-Modified
94+ control arms with cavalier bushings installed.

I will be doing this with mine sometime soon... I am already running the fronts, I just need to get another set of control arms and I can do the full setup since what I have is somewhat rough.

I would actually like to find a set of rails in decent condition too.

Re: 94-96 A-arms Poly Alternative

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:00 pm
by ErichZ26
who's is that? That looks nice. Do those J body bushings work nice?

Re: 94-96 A-arms Poly Alternative

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:02 pm
by 3X00-Modified
I have the fronts only now... not sure what happened to this owner of this but when I find a nicer set of control arms im gonna do the whole setup like above so ill let you know then.

Re: 94-96 A-arms Poly Alternative

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 7:33 am
by ShaneLT(ShaneZ26)
This may be a dumb question to some but its an honest one.

What is the name of the part that runs side to side in this pic? The shiny silver piece? And is it from a Beretta? If so where can we get new ones?

Image

Sorry I'm not good when it comes to part names.

Re: 94-96 A-arms Poly Alternative

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:27 pm
by ShaneLT(ShaneZ26)
Anyone?

Re: 94-96 A-arms Poly Alternative

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 10:37 pm
by Wanako
Shanez26 wrote:Anyone?


the two silver ones? that would be the subframe. Where to get them new? don't know, but you can find them in most yards and are quite sturdy as long as they haven't been eaten by salt.

Re: 94-96 A-arms Poly Alternative

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 11:08 pm
by ShaneLT(ShaneZ26)
OK thanks.

Re: 94-96 A-arms Poly Alternative

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 10:46 am
by ShaneLT(ShaneZ26)
Anyone know where I can get part numbers for the sub frame & xmembers?