Press Release #138: BDS Jeep Control Arms now with Rubber Bushings

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Control arms shown with vulcanized rubber & forged flex ends
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BDS Jeep Control Arms with rubber bushings and forged flex ends

Coldwater, MI—March 29, 2013— After more than a year of development and testing, BDS Suspension is proud to announce the next generation of Jeep control arms is now available for popular Jeep JK, TJ, XJ, MJ, WJ and ZJ applications.

BDS now offers the arms with the option of vulcanized rubber bushings or dual fluted greaseable urethane bushings. The new rubber bushing are durometer specific, OEM quality vulcanized Cleavite rubber bushings for improved longevity and reduced noise. The new arms come preinstalled with rubber bushings and larger 1-3/4″ diameter .250 wall formed control arms. Optional replacement urethane bushings are available separately.

Arms come in fixed lengths with rubber ends or adjustable length utilizing BDS’s new forged flex end (view Forged Flex End press release). The new forged steel flex ends utilize a single sided snap ring design steel ball/polyurethane race construction. Housings are e-coated black and come assembled with grease fittings and black e-coated jam nuts pre-installed.

The new BDS control arms come fully assembled and sold in pairs. They also come standard in new BDS long arm and short arm lift kits, see specific kit applications for more information.

For more on the new BDS control arm with rubber bushings and forged flex ends, check out BDS Suspension or call (517) 279-2135.

4 Responses

  1. Dan
    Dan at | | Reply

    I have bds control arms on my 2005 Wrangler LJ. The bushings are shot and need replaced. I would rather not replace them with polyurethane as they were too stiff and I have worried about potential damage since I started to hear about the stress that they can create. What are my options? Are there replacement OEM quality rubber bushings that will fit?

    1. Carter
      Carter at | | Reply

      Hey Dan, our 2nd gen control arms have the option of interchangeable rubber/poly bushings. If you’re running the 1st gen control arms we only offer the replacement poly option for them. BDS tech support will have more info on the topic, feel free to contact them at (517) 279-2135 or

  2. Justin
    Justin at | | Reply

    I have all BDS adjustable control arms with rubber bushings on my 97 TJ. The bushings are worn some are ripped in half. What part numbers are for the upper bushings as well as the lower bushing?

  3. Justin
    Justin at | | Reply

    Sorry, my bushings are poly.

    Thank you

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