How to Replace Control Arms and Bushings to Fix a Bouncy Suspension

Publicerades den 29 jun 2020
Learn how to replace control arms and bushings to fix a car with a bouncy suspension. I show you how to figure out what is causing the bounce (shocks or bushings) and then I show you how to replace the upper and lower trailing arms and install new poly bushings. Then we take the DriftStang to the track and test her out!
How to Replace Struts:
How to Replace Shocks:
How to Install Coilovers:
Tools and Products I used:
Upper and Lower Trailing Arms:
Torque Wrench:
Extendable Ratchet:
Rubber Mallet:
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  • Can you please supercharge/turbo it or even add on a cold air intake. WE WANNA SEE MORE POWA BABY!!!!!

  • Put a supercharger or turbo kit in it

  • Neighbors kid: mom the neighbor is jumping and talking to his cars again

  • I took my truck to the dunes and jumped it multiple times. I then took my truck in to Les Schwab because of a bouncing and a knock. They told me everything was fine except for my brakes and body mounts. I replaced my brakes before I went in. my shocks were leaking oil but barely. My shock bushings where gone and my CV axel cage was broken..... but i only needed brakes an body mounts.

  • 15:34 push the bushing in as far as you can get it then "lighty" tap it in

  • I see the problem that's bad

  • Is this series is dead or not

  • man, I love how you place the camera exactly where it needs to be so we can see the difference. Just awesome!!

  • Who tf disliked the video?😂

  • 7:00 pov: your a cute mechanic

  • 14:20 I figured out a pretty easy way to get the old bushings out. I used a long, bi-metal holesaw that was slightly smaller in diameter than the bushing. Once drilled the worst of the bushing comes straight out (actually it was all stuck in the holesaw as usual) and the remnants are relatively easy to remove afterward. Using a brass wire wheel in a drill made a really nice job of cleaning up the last of it.

  • Hey Chris! Danny here! What grease did you pump into those bushings @12:30 ?

  • So what with hiding your face??????

  • 5:05 that's what she said xD

  • Are you just reading comments all day?

  • This is a great channel. We'll done.

  • I'm really good at diagnosing cars now because of you thx man !

  • I Wana see how to install a turbo kit u could install it on the drift sting

  • This is acctualy really helpful for my dad’s car...

  • What type of mustang is it im new to cars.

  • When is a new Driftstang vid coming out? Love the vids

    • I'll be working a few long awaited DriftStang videos very soon now! Stay tuned!

  • a mustang becomes a mustang and HEADS FOR A CROWD

  • Has a jack failed on you before @ChrisFix

  • When will we see more on the DriftStang??? i wanna see that supercharger!

  • Chris lad, you're driving like Luke Duke!

  • How mucd did it increase the NVH?

  • *Only uses jack to replace brakes*

  • I used a sandpaper flapper wheel on the end of a drill to clean out the remaining rubber in the joint.

  • that was a good drift

  • After looking at this video I am more informed and encouraged to buy used cars and having them repaired than buying ne. No having a monthly car payment makes a lot more sense to me. Besides the fact that the cost of new vehicles start off at an incredibly unreasonable price point.

  • "And then lightly tap it to get it the rest of the way in" proceeds to hit it with lots of force

  • Still waiting on the super charger video:,(

  • Who is watching in 2021

  • I love this guys channel he is a great editor too he make the video’s at least 15 minutes too 20 minutes

  • yes very lightly tap it in totally looks gental

  • I’ve never seen a car jacked at that angle lol

  • Hey Chris how u doing? i was just wondering i’m planning on making a rally car so do u think u would be able to make a video on getting a roll cage fitted pls? thanks i really enjoy the content keep it going :)

  • You need some new wheels bro

    • Which wheels would you like to see go on?

  • hey, Chris for the driftstang you should install racing pedals and a quick release racing wheel. that would make it really good and complete

  • My favourite saying from Chris “out with the old, in with the new”

  • “The Mustang becomes a Mustang and wants to spin out” 😂

  • Just watched this vid last night. Saw a similar year mustang drive past me today and thought- he probably needs to change his bushings. He will need to watch this video

  • 11:05

  • LMAO AT 0:10 “I don’t wanna be a mustang statistic”

  • I think it will be cool to install a sport steering wheel on the Driftstang and a turbo

  • Show us how to install Headers and a Cam to put the supercharger in good use.

  • You are the best! Hope to see videos endlessly!💪💪💪💪

  • You had a biiiigg Ole bend in your rim

  • Now that I've watched the driftstang series TWICE, I am wondering when you gonna upload more videos of you drifting?

  • Chris you know the roll cage I have a idea for the colour black roll cage but have lots of Chris fix sticker like a sticker bomb

  • Have you ever thought about doing a Q and A session?

  • I have a Chevy 08 avalanche when I step on the back bumper the truck goes all the way down and the exhaust hits the frame do you think it’s the shocks or should i change the springs & shocks?

  • What dose it mean if your bushing washer fall off after pressing them in

  • This is all well and good unless you need to 🎵 jump around

  • At the end : New car parts can make you happy and try them out Conclusion : Money can buy happiness

  • Hey when are you going to start drifting again

  • out with the rounded out rubber bushing *yeeting the bushing, and in with the new

  • Dumb question, but can bad control arm bushing wear down tires quicker too?

  • 5:31, is the wheel warped or is just me?

  • When chris decide to put the old setup when you watch the how to fix your transsmision it has the upgraded setup how is that posibble?

  • Hi, would you consider it a bad idea to do all these mods on a 98 V6 mustang ?

  • Can you make a video and or link all the tools you have so we can make sure we have them all before we begin working on a car, cause I know I have tools but idk if I have the right ones or enough

  • Good video. Thanks 👍

  • next you should put a quick relese and new wheel on it

  • Can’t wait for the super charger

  • Hi Chris on a 2007 bmw 3281 why the rear tires are outon bottom and inside on top ??

  • Thank you so much sir for your videos and the effort you put into making them. I don't have a car yet but on most occasions I am able to offer sound mechanical advice and solutions to my friends and family just because I watch your videos. I am forever grateful.

  • On my 2015 ram 1500 I had shaking so I got all new Tires and also got new upper a arms with new bushings but I still have shaking at high speeds. What else could it be?

  • 3:00 5 year old me on a trampoline

  • "Another mustang statistic"??

  • “Safely jack up the rear” *Stands the car on the front bumper* lmao.

  • Neighbors wives to their husbands: why can’t you fix our cars like Chris fixes his.

  • I have around 260,000 miles with original control arms from factory, would you recommend replacing them? My ball joints are bad but with the amount of miles I have, I figured I’d just replace the control arms. What do you suggest?

  • When is chris going to supercharge the drift car?

  • Plz do more driftstang videos they r soo cooool

  • More drift vids!!!!!!!!!

  • 18:53 now thats the best drift i seen him do

  • More driftstang videos pls

  • “The mustang becomes a mustang, and it wants to spin out” so basically like hitting crowds? 😄

  • When does next vid on driftstang comes out

  • 19:20 foreshadowing

  • I need some help figuring out what that piece under the diff is called at 18:12 pls help

  • I am 13 years old and I see all his video even i drive car love you. This is fav SEnewssr

  • Did he just say It’s set up for a Super Charger?

  • hey man, can you make another ''summary'' video about your drift car? would be awesome.

  • When are you going to make more of these videos?

  • I f*cking love this channel!!!

  • I remember when I was 5 my dad let me fill the gas in his truck then it was to much for my 5year old hands and the nozzle went up and all the gas got in my eyes and luckily there was emergency eyewash station and my eyes are fine now I mean I still blink a lot but I can see fine so always use eye protection and don’t go i front of the nozzle or let kids fill the tank just to maybe help somebody one day

  • Well if you go to the track it's maybe just maybe a good idea to change a bent wheel. Look from 17:58 onwards


  • My shop wants $1,000 to fix this, oil change, and brake fluid change. So here I am ((: thanks Chris

  • imagine having two almost identical mustangs, one set up for drag racing, the other set up for drifting.

  • I still wanna see a new steering wheel and stripped interior

  • i still follow chris since the beggining of the drift car seiris and i like to watch still

  • 11:48

  • Ok I’ll just toss it right here it’s fine shhhh it pick it self up 😂 love the vids

  • I’m back 😂

  • Is the QA1 a bit over kill for street use and a different brand be good for that? I like QA1 products but I have to look at the laws of diminishing returns.

  • Spends hundreds of dollars on new rear end suspension to more efficiently spend hundreds of dollars on new tires 😅 car guys, man

  • You should buy a somekind of dirtbike and restore it😁