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

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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  • Brandon Marcus
    Brandon Marcus3 timmar sedan

    Do you plan on super charging it?

  • Maha Elluri
    Maha ElluriDag sedan

    Wonder how many times he said “bushing” 🤔

  • your a bum
    your a bumDag sedan

    "i dont wanna become a mustang statistic"😹😹

  • Jacob Matthew
    Jacob MatthewDag sedan

    Where’s the supercharger

  • jurand201
    jurand2012 dagar sedan

    17:54 is that's normal when you look to the wheel ??

  • Quack
    Quack2 dagar sedan

    “I don’t wanna become another mustang statistic” DAYUM

  • Satujoda Srivathsav
    Satujoda Srivathsav2 dagar sedan

    Hi Chris! I just started watching your vids and I have probably binged most of them. And to think you live so close to where I m (New Brunswick)is unreal . I got my first car like 8 months back... it’s a 2016 golf r.... kindly consider making some videos on a golf... the way you explain things is nothing short of amazing.. thank you

  • Smeltis
    Smeltis3 dagar sedan

    when are you gonna finish the car?

  • Marc & Erin Gold Prospects
    Marc & Erin Gold Prospects3 dagar sedan

    Hey Chris I was wondering if you could do a front subframe video. I saw that you did a rear but I couldn't find any videos of you doing the front. I think that would be really good I'm doing my subframe right now but it's really really hard. Especially with all the problems you run into with rust and disintegrating parts.

  • Jordan Hurtado
    Jordan Hurtado3 dagar sedan

    Cheers Chriso, have to try your advice on my ute

  • I killed that beard guy
    I killed that beard guy3 dagar sedan

    1:19 ( ͝° ͜ʖ͡°)

  • Fernando helgenberger
    Fernando helgenberger4 dagar sedan

    “another mustang statistic” 😂😂😂

  • Anakin Weaver
    Anakin Weaver4 dagar sedan

    This is what I like about thee videos it teaches me and how to replace things in my papas car and his car we had to replace the entire exhaust and new fans, spark plugs, computer, manifold, everything we had the remove the entire engine with a tool we use to lift heavy things like an engine and his car is a 1990's so its pretty old

  • Phillip Bekkevold
    Phillip Bekkevold4 dagar sedan

    I love that you still have that 50 cal antenna

  • Ben Barrett
    Ben Barrett4 dagar sedan

    I don't understand how you can only get 200hp from a v8, I mean my 2liter I4 makes 450hp NA

  • BearCat459
    BearCat4596 dagar sedan

    A drill bit and drill will take rubber bushings out in no time.

  • Graham Crawley
    Graham Crawley6 dagar sedan

    Did you torque the wheels while they were still jacked up ?

  • rooster sideburbs
    rooster sideburbs6 dagar sedan

    what was wrong with the old sway bar

  • rooster sideburbs
    rooster sideburbs6 dagar sedan

    why didnt the car come with all this on it in the first place

    LELAKI SEJATI8 dagar sedan

    next : "how to install supercharger for driftstang". cant wait for that chris... 😁

  • Rayyan the Black shadow
    Rayyan the Black shadow8 dagar sedan

    Chris r u clickbathing these videos when u went under the car to see what was causing the bounce why was it night in the sky then u showed the common hand tools then it was morning r u lieing to us and click bathing this entire time?!?!?!?!

  • David Garza
    David Garza8 dagar sedan

    what happened with this series????? why aren't u doing any more vids on the driftstang?????

  • Jared Schwager
    Jared Schwager8 dagar sedan

    Just installed the Steeda rear control arms in my ‘01 GT after redoing the entire front suspension. The difference is night and day. I can fling my car around corners like nobody’s business now!

  • LowKeyCherokee
    LowKeyCherokee9 dagar sedan


  • Web Cityx
    Web Cityx10 dagar sedan

    Chris, Would you change the diff oil in 97 4runner with 250k? The car runs well now.

  • Maciek
    Maciek11 dagar sedan

    "Everything is pretty simple to do and it's all gonna be done with common hand tools" *a few minutes later* YEAH, GREASE GUN BABE!

  • Abbie Marshall
    Abbie Marshall11 dagar sedan

    The changeable sprout renomegaly gather because niece practically snore minus a ratty apology. third, understood nickel

  • Tristan Crayton
    Tristan Crayton12 dagar sedan

    Please start posting more mustang

  • Rasheedha Rasheedha
    Rasheedha Rasheedha12 dagar sedan

    I want the roll cage

  • Chamary stigers
    Chamary stigers12 dagar sedan

    You go race now😂😂🤣🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

  • Gabriel Eunice
    Gabriel Eunice13 dagar sedan

    Just a guy who loves his cars and shows us how to love ours!

  • Hongtao Fan
    Hongtao Fan13 dagar sedan

    greatest channel

  • Muhammad Alfarisi
    Muhammad Alfarisi14 dagar sedan

    "Another Mustang Statistic" is too based

  • Charlie Whelan
    Charlie Whelan14 dagar sedan

    No one the most sus part of the vid 15:14

  • nRyd3r
    nRyd3r15 dagar sedan

    So the next thing is the roll cage?

  • Yung Marcy
    Yung Marcy16 dagar sedan

    Bring back the stang

  • Fabrizio Elevancini
    Fabrizio Elevancini17 dagar sedan

    Hey cris can you do a video on how to do a drumbrake to disk brake conversion

  • Thanos Gaming
    Thanos Gaming20 dagar sedan

    When is the next part coming out?

  • Chris Stein
    Chris Stein22 dagar sedan

    You are such a godsend. The way you explain things is so thorough. It’s so helpful for people truly wanting to learn everything about to is shit

  • Jetmir Berisha
    Jetmir Berisha23 dagar sedan

    Best suspension explanation on the internet

  • Mark Cadman
    Mark Cadman25 dagar sedan

    Great stuff. Really helps and Chris is very clear and helps you through the job - “non American car owner”!

  • Chris Comeaux
    Chris Comeaux25 dagar sedan


  • Anna Pare
    Anna Pare26 dagar sedan

    Hey chris when will you add a power adder in the driftstang

  • Jesus Ojeda
    Jesus Ojeda27 dagar sedan

    I think its funny when his excited and other times his not

    FNO_JKAX27 dagar sedan


    FNO_JKAX27 dagar sedan

    You should put in a double din radio

  • MSundis
    MSundis29 dagar sedan

    Neighbors: Honey, the guy is yeeting some rubbery things on his yard now.

  • KultureSkateCo.
    KultureSkateCo.Månad sedan

    Can you please supercharge/turbo it or even add on a cold air intake. WE WANNA SEE MORE POWA BABY!!!!!

  • Borge170
    Borge170Månad sedan

    Put a supercharger or turbo kit in it

  • Blue Wolf Plays
    Blue Wolf PlaysMånad sedan

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

  • M Knight
    M KnightMånad sedan

    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.

  • OOF K3N4N
    OOF K3N4NMånad sedan

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

  • The King London
    The King LondonMånad sedan

    I see the problem that's bad

  • MRSA
    MRSAMånad sedan

    Is this series is dead or not

  • Jim Siriotis
    Jim SiriotisMånad sedan

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

  • Big Dawg187
    Big Dawg187Månad sedan

    Who tf disliked the video?😂

    ARMORED RIOTMånad sedan

    7:00 pov: your a cute mechanic

  • mastergx1
    mastergx1Månad sedan

    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.

  • 9Deuce_GoStang
    9Deuce_GoStangMånad sedan

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

  • Darel Siler
    Darel SilerMånad sedan

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

  • ManTruck29
    ManTruck29Månad sedan

    5:05 that's what she said xD

  • László Csizmadia
    László CsizmadiaMånad sedan

    Are you just reading comments all day?

  • Tony Mackey
    Tony MackeyMånad sedan

    This is a great channel. We'll done.

  • ImCanmanBih
    ImCanmanBihMånad sedan

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

  • diane paltoo
    diane paltoo2 månader sedan

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

  • Marcus Ganaban
    Marcus Ganaban2 månader sedan

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

  • MartinRCflight
    MartinRCflight2 månader sedan

    What type of mustang is it im new to cars.

  • Dhiraj reddy

    Dhiraj reddy

    Månad sedan

    It is the 1998 mustang gt

  • -__Henrik__-
    -__Henrik__-2 månader sedan

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

  • ChrisFix


    2 månader sedan

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

  • Stealthpanda911
    Stealthpanda9112 månader sedan

    a mustang becomes a mustang and HEADS FOR A CROWD

  • FazeCyber
    FazeCyber2 månader sedan

    Has a jack failed on you before @ChrisFix

  • demskillzbro 365
    demskillzbro 3652 månader sedan

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

  • Shopping Americana Recordings
    Shopping Americana Recordings2 månader sedan

    Chris lad, you're driving like Luke Duke!

  • William White
    William White2 månader sedan

    How mucd did it increase the NVH?

  • Diesel Drinker
    Diesel Drinker2 månader sedan

    *Only uses jack to replace brakes*

  • William White
    William White2 månader sedan

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

  • kylruby
    kylruby2 månader sedan

    that was a good drift

  • Bob McGarry
    Bob McGarry2 månader sedan

    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.

  • Bluejay64
    Bluejay642 månader sedan

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

  • Pentrade
    Pentrade2 månader sedan

    Still waiting on the super charger video:,(

  • Aahil Salman Sadiq
    Aahil Salman Sadiq2 månader sedan

    Who is watching in 2021

  • Noah G
    Noah G2 månader sedan

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

    THEMINECRAFTLIFE2 månader sedan

    yes very lightly tap it in totally looks gental

  • Longline
    Longline2 månader sedan

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

  • Khayotic
    Khayotic2 månader sedan

    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 :)

  • Brittain Boswell
    Brittain Boswell2 månader sedan

    You need some new wheels bro

  • UZQF


    18 dagar sedan

    @ChrisFix TE37’s

  • ChrisFix


    2 månader sedan

    Which wheels would you like to see go on?

  • OllieMTB
    OllieMTB2 månader sedan

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

  • Rust Bucket
    Rust Bucket2 månader sedan

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

  • WildF1reFan
    WildF1reFan2 månader sedan

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

  • Adamsfamily
    Adamsfamily2 månader sedan

    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

  • Lenard Jodi Tolentino
    Lenard Jodi Tolentino2 månader sedan


  • Jahanzeb Amir
    Jahanzeb Amir2 månader sedan

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

  • Full Full-time
    Full Full-time2 månader sedan

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

  • El_ Chinno
    El_ Chinno2 månader sedan

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

  • Petrica Plesca
    Petrica Plesca2 månader sedan

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

  • Zach_Waltonn
    Zach_Waltonn2 månader sedan

    You had a biiiigg Ole bend in your rim

  • Hussein Mohamed
    Hussein Mohamed2 månader sedan

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

  • Nathangamezz 49
    Nathangamezz 492 månader sedan

    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

  • Emmanuel Ogua
    Emmanuel Ogua2 månader sedan

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

  • Ralph Diaz
    Ralph Diaz2 månader sedan

    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?

  • alesana4546
    alesana45462 månader sedan

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