Each of the bushings come with a metal inner sleeve, and all of the sleeves were designed to match your OE bolt size, saving you money on hardware.
Fixing your Lexus Lows
While cruising around in your Lexus GS300 you may have noticed some banging sounds from the front end accompanied by a loss of handling. These are two common signs of failed front control arm bushings. The OE front control arm bushings installed on your Lexus GS300 are made of a soft rubber designed to absorb almost all vibrations from the road. There is a downside to this softness however. The rubber is prone to stretching, eventually cracking and rotting away leaving the control arm loose. Not only does this reduce your GS300's handling, but the control arm can bang into other chassis parts potentially causing even more damage!
NVH vs. Dependability
This is Prothane's 18-212, a polyurethane replacement kit specifically made for the Lexus GS300 1998-2005. These polyurethane bushings offer a much better durability than the OE rubber and will dramatically improve your handling. Since the polyurethane is less flexible than rubber your NVH might increase slightly,but the longevity and dependability of the 18-212 is well worth it. If you were planning on racing the increase to NVH might even be useful, giving you a better feel for what your Lexus can handle.
Saving you money and Effort!
The 18-212 was also designed to be cost-effective and easy to install! The front lower control arm bushings are designed as two half-bushings with a metal sleeve, you just insert each half on either side of the control arm, then slip the sleeve through. The control arm link bushings will still require a press to install, but thanks to their tapered ends it shouldn't be difficult. Each of the bushings come with a metal inner sleeve, and all of the sleeves were designed to match your OE bolt size, saving you money on hardware. Prothane's 18-212 is covered with a lifetime warranty handled in house here at DST.