Over the past few weeks i have Bought and installed whiteline WALK kit, control arm bushings, and rear trailing arm bushings. My plan was to install them at once but time was against me and all the proper tools are in storage because of a recent move. So i ended up installing the whiteline set-up in phases. I started with the WALk kit, then the control arm bushings, and lastly the rear trailing arm bushings.
Sorry i do not have any pics but upon request i can take some photos of them installed if anyone wasts some.
Whiteline WALK kit
This has been by other reviews as the best bang for buck and i agree because it is the easiest one to install by far. The car feels well more planted when entering corners, exiting corners, braking. When i first took the car out, i felt so much more connected to the road. This results in more road noise at 20-30mph.
Whiteline control arm bushings
If you do not have a hydraulic press or access to one i do not recommend changing the control arm bushings. Getting the control arm into place after installing these is a PITA in my book, but that could be because i do not have the mechanical skill like some other dubbers. It was a trial and error process to get the WALk and control arm to line up to but the bolts in.
results- It just added on to what the WALK kit did, but not as extreme.
Rear trailing arm bushings
Same as the control arm bushings, you need a press to press out the stock bushings. After doing the front bushings, my rear end felt a little more sloppy than it used to. Meaning that the front and rear wasn't balanced any more. Well these took care of that. Installation was about as easy as the WALK kit, just a few more steps. Its really straight forward if you look at the trailing arm and wheres its connected. When you remove the trailing arm be sure to support the the rear suspension with a jack so its easier to reinstall it when you put the new bushings on. The stock bushings are real wimpy and are defiantly designed for comfort.
Results- Well more responsive rear end. It felt like you upgraded the rear sway bar but not as extreme. Once again a little more road noise is transferred to the cabin at 20-30mph.
Im sure that These bushing add a bumpier ride on those not so smooth roads, but if you have a cup kit of coilovers you prob wont feel an increase in feeling the bumps unless you really pay attention.
#1 increase- WALk
#2- Rear trailing arm
#3- control arm bushings