As your car ages, so does the suspension. Depending on where you live and your driving style, you may need to replace suspension components sooner than you realize. This 4-Piece Control Arm Kit for your P2 Volvo includes new bushings pre-installed, taking the hassle out of pressing out the old ones and pressing in the new ones.
Over time your suspension wears out, and you might not immediately notice as it happens gradually. If you could compare your car's handling back-to-back from the day you purchased it to after you've racked up 70,000 miles, you'd immediately become aware (I know when I refreshed my suspension I had the "So that's what my car is supposed to feel like" revelation). As rubber ages, it becomes brittle and loses the ability to dampen movement. Eventually, the rubber can separate from the sleeve of the bushing and allow a considerable amount of motion; the opposite of what you want in a properly functioning suspension.
The weight that makes the V70 and XC70 comfortable is the same reason why the bushings wear out quickly. For the next time you need to replace your bushings, instead of struggling to press out the old bushings and press in the new ones with a very expensive, specialized tool, you this Lemforder control arm kit with new bushings pre-pressed in. This will save you time, money, and immeasurable amounts of frustration.
If you would like to see what this process entails, you can check out this DIY.
In the video below, Jay gives us a bit of insight on why you want to replace your control arms with this kit, and the symptoms/signs of worn out bushings. If you like this Really Quick Product Review and want to see more, subscribe and check back here for our regularly scheduled releases.
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