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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, is there an aftermarket lower control arm upgrade in Cadillac SRX Forums; 2006 3.6 and 105k miles Apparently after 3 sets from the dealer they barely last 10k miles. I'm wondering if ...
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    repnatl is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
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    2006 3.6 and 105k miles Apparently after 3 sets from the dealer they barely last 10k miles. I'm wondering if there is a urethane upgrade/insert. I'm not letting the dealer do these again so want something stronger. I don't have a bent frame or any damage to it. Alignment is good except the negative camber can't be adjusted on this truck. (Inside of tires bald after 40k miles which isn't bad for low pros) has anybody else gone through this many lcas?

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    Re: is there an aftermarket lower control arm upgrade

    I am going out on a limb here but I think you do have a problem, why do you have too much negative camber?

    What are you wearing out?

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    It's barely off its not that bad but there aren't any adjustments for the camber on these. 40k miles before 1" of the inside tires wear. So it's not really off like when I had lowered hondas and went through tires in months vs years on this truck. The lca to frame bushings are what keeps popping and creaking.

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    Re: is there an aftermarket lower control arm upgrade

    How much out is it and on only one side?

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    I believe last time I did it was about negative .10 degrees nothing major

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    Re: is there an aftermarket lower control arm upgrade

    Both sides?

    I just cant see you wearing these out this fast, something is up here.

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    Yes both sides were almost identical as far as the negative camber. All tires even with religious rotations. Its not making any sense to go through this many lcas. I know Ford cars and trucks burn through them but something isn't right for this truck to go through them so quickly.

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    Re: is there an aftermarket lower control arm upgrade

    How is caster and can you measure your bump and see if the sweep in motion is right?

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    Caster was within spec the only thing out was the camber. Not sure about the bump when I take it in again after the next set I'll see what's up.

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    Re: is there an aftermarket lower control arm upgrade

    Is the front or rear bushing wearing out?

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    Re: is there an aftermarket lower control arm upgrade

    From the SM-
    "The caster and camber adjustments are made by loosening the lower control arm adjustment bolts and repositioning the lower control arm."
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    Quote Originally Posted by glake89 View Post
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    "The caster and camber adjustments are made by loosening the lower control arm adjustment bolts and repositioning the lower control arm."
    I was thinking that also but he insisted even after I showed him how to do it lol. The front lower bushing are the ones wearing out. Rears no noise

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    Re: is there an aftermarket lower control arm upgrade

    I mean the for or aft bushing in the arm?

    Something is off here, the LCA has an easy job so no reason it needs to be failing.

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    Haven't pinpointed whether it is the feont or rear frame bushing I'll get some wd40 and recheck. It really does have an easy job I've never seen such low mileage constant failures.

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    the lower control arms ARE adjustable for camber and caster, i just aligned mine personally last week. The mounting holes are slotted for adjustment. As far as wearing out, what's the problem? Noise, knocking while acceleration, braking, turning? Play in lower control arm bushings? Tire wear?


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