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Hello everyone!
This is my first official post as part of the PZ squad!
I have a 1991 Prelude, in the process of swapping in a JDM H22a! Big plans!
But that can be for another post!

Here is my problem and main reasoning for this post.

So, most all of my bushings have been seized inside my front and rear lower control arms, and even some of my bolts have been seized inside the bushings. I've tried almost everything and have now resorted to cutting the bolts out of each control arm. After that I am left with a bunch of control arms with seized bushings that AREN'T coming out! So.. I am thinking i'll have to replace all of them. Does anyone have any suggestions as far as finding any? I live in MN and we all know how much Honda's love to rust up here. So junkyards are pretty much out of the question seeing as I would probably run into the same problem as I have. Thanks everybody!
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Re: Hello world! Any help on finding rear control arms?

Are you looking for control arms, or control arm bushings? Unless the control arms are rusted/damaged you might as well replace just the bushings and bolts. You can still get the outer bushing from Honda, but not the inners. You also have the option of going with aftermarket bushings. There are threads all over with information on where to source those. This link contains some of those threads. Look in the Suspension and Steering sections.

If you are set on replacing the control arms, then you're going to have to go with used. New ones aren't available, and there are no aftermarket options that I know of. You can check car-part.com, ebay, craigslist, or part-outs. Keep in mind that you'll still need to replace the bushings.
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Re: Hello world! Any help on finding rear control arms?

I was thinking about trying to find some other control arms because the outer shell of the bushing is COMPLETELY seized/rusted in and we couldn't get any of the bushings out with our press. Regardless of that, I will need new bushings as well. Inner and outer. Thanks you very much! Ill probably try and take the control arms to a shop to get pressed out. Hopefully that works! If not, hopefully i'll have some luck finding some off of a parts car! Appreciate the help Luzer!
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