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

Jun 29, 2020
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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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  • I know its his car and i shouldn't tell him how to mod it but I have a gew ideas for the stang that look good in my opinion. 1. Front Lip for cosmetics 2. New oem headlights and taillights 3. Diffuser for cosmetics 4. Vented carbon hood to cool down the engine and I think it would look good

    Isaac DavisIsaac Davis11 hours ago
  • How do you get your camera on such a tight places

    Gurinder SinghGurinder SinghDay ago
  • Have you ever thought of replacing your engine mounts?

    Jarrod WhiteJarrod WhiteDay ago
  • Chris "hides his face " Corona " you need face masks " Chris "you under estimate my power lol "

    Brandon RaygozaBrandon RaygozaDay ago
  • That ferrari..better leave that to Italia ferrari engineer..

    dee bu sohdee bu soh2 days ago
  • Soooo when's the vid on the supercharger 😁

    ArcnologiaArcnologia2 days ago
  • Yo what’s good Chris, been watching your videos for a few weeks now and the fact that I have a 1996 Mustang GT makes it even better. I just got my car back from having the engine rebuilt and luckily for me it was about the same time I stated watching your videos so I was able to copy the performance intake install and worked like a charm. If it wanted for your video I am not sure I would have been able or willing to do it and although I don’t plan to go out drifting, I plan to do the suspension and bushing job in the near future. I’ve always been a DIY kind of guy when it comes to changing or replacing car parts but trouble shooting and diagnostic is always the more difficult part but with your step by step video, tips, advise and guidance it’s makes it that much easier. But my main question is what is the status on the super charger for the Driff Stang? I would love to see that video and after affect on the Stang.

    Genghis PatelGenghis Patel4 days ago
  • No wonder mustangs suck shitty suspension design 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    antonio salazarantonio salazar4 days ago
  • You know what, i found your chanel about 3-4 years ago from your soldering tips video.. 😁😁

    Four KingsFour Kings4 days ago
  • I wonder if he knew we could see the ebay car on the driveway when he posted this

    Berry the Magical eagleBerry the Magical eagle4 days ago
  • Looking at your Drifting videos, I feel like playing Forza Horizon on my XBOX 360 but my XBOX is SHOT

  • I just ordered my first torque wrench. I wasn't sure which brand to go for, so I got a TengTools because you use one. They cost a bit more than some of the other brands I looked at. I choose to blame you for that, Chris! ;)

    ptroinksptroinks5 days ago
  • If the stig had a kid, you be that kid. Hands down.

    Diego HerreraDiego Herrera5 days ago
  • What track do you go to

    Ayeitzjoseph14Ayeitzjoseph146 days ago
  • The driftstang series is a strong contender for one of the best series on USkeys it would be the best but not everyone likes cars but for me definitely the best series 👍

    ReconRecon7 days ago
  • Very good job 👍👍👍👍 Nice video 👌👌👌👌👌 You teaching very good you good teacher 👌 👌👌👌👌

    rana hamayunrana hamayun8 days ago
  • You need a new steering well for driftstang

    xX ЯøẞεRt 1ηFiNi7ë ΧxxX ЯøẞεRt 1ηFiNi7ë Χx8 days ago
  • Lmao the way he bounces on the truck then just stares at the camera😂 but good stuff

    SergoffthegridSergoffthegrid9 days ago
  • 18:00 min look how fcking bend the tire is bro I think that is not good man

    Ivo NaydenovIvo Naydenov9 days ago
  • The mustang becomes a mustang😂😂

    N1XXN1XX9 days ago
  • Why did you slow down on the drift stang build I was really hoping to see more of the build

    Briley PutscherBriley Putscher10 days ago
  • Chris says "lightly tap it in". Straight wails on it

    Orin PerleyOrin Perley10 days ago
  • My

    John AndersonJohn Anderson11 days ago
  • chris how do you make hot coco

  • "Mustang becomes mustang" -ChrisFix

    Lion The GamerLion The Gamer11 days ago
  • how to repair melted and sticky dashboard?......Pls............

    jaze0802jaze080212 days ago
  • Ever think of doing a wide body kit installation vid? I would totally love that and would love to see the Driftstang with a rad wide body!

    TheQuilava96TheQuilava9612 days ago
  • Chris u gotta fix that warped wheel it’s pretty bad

    Alina OstrovskayaAlina Ostrovskaya12 days ago
  • Can any car replace upper control arms with trailing arms?

    A NonA Non12 days ago
  • is it as simple as it seems or no

    Zander ComanescuZander Comanescu12 days ago
  • Jealous of his neighbours who get to see these videos being created live, id ve at the window with a cuppa tea!

    Blake KerriganBlake Kerrigan12 days ago
  • i swear with all these videos you can probably rebuild a car from nothing but the chassis

    lego chewbaccalego chewbacca12 days ago
  • How did it take you this long to put in a new sway bar and controlling arms?

    Sean KennedySean Kennedy13 days ago
  • On the first date: alright babe, first thing I always like to do is get those safety glasses on.

    Steven WaldonSteven Waldon13 days ago
  • Hey Chris, I'm looking to buy the kit that includes the sway bar with the arms attached already. Where do I buy that?

    Dustin PawelczakDustin Pawelczak13 days ago
  • good

    Nauman ShaukatNauman Shaukat13 days ago
  • Hey man your good at drifting.

    Darren BarclayDarren Barclay13 days ago
  • I replaced the shocks on my 1998 explorer awhile back and they had a rust hole the size of a baseball.😂

    Iconic CodyIconic Cody13 days ago
  • 👍👍👍👍

    محمد فيصلمحمد فيصل14 days ago
  • Use me as the (put on some twirly boys in that bish)

    Blake WebsterBlake Webster14 days ago
  • LOL I’m doing the cheaper version I’m only 16 I’m getting SR performance everything

    JoshieVidsJoshieVids14 days ago
  • i wish my ute had springs XD haha .... Leaf for life ...

    Thomas BorczThomas Borcz15 days ago
  • Thank you Chris I replaced the control arms in my 2011 Hyundai i20

    Rakshan ShivakumarRakshan Shivakumar15 days ago
  • You have coil overs? I didn’t see you add or remove the springs?

    Javier ArreolaJavier Arreola15 days ago
  • 2:59 when u dnt have a trampoline

    Hamzah AhmadHamzah Ahmad16 days ago
  • imagine him replacing every part and giving the car a mega upgrade

    WALLWALL16 days ago
  • He is addicted to the tread locker and soapy wooder (aka soapy water)

    Semen ShuparskyySemen Shuparskyy16 days ago
    • Also to brakeabar and torque wrench

      Semen ShuparskyySemen Shuparskyy16 days ago
  • I can't wait to see the Driftstang with a supercharger. And I can't wait to see the install.

    Brian BishopBrian Bishop17 days ago
  • Oww everytime I see springs, I think of the time I accidentally let go of the spring compressor and it bounced off my leg. Thankfully it didn't knock my head otherwise, I would of knocked out for a sec. lol

    Co0kieNo0dleCo0kieNo0dle18 days ago
  • Pretty smooth transition at 4:30

    Miguel SantiagoMiguel Santiago18 days ago
  • You can hide from the mustang statistic, but you can’t escape it

    Abels CaliberAbels Caliber19 days ago
  • Are you geting a body kit anytime?

    Okko HeinonenOkko Heinonen19 days ago
  • Bro i see u did alot to this car. U should change the steering wheel and put a small bodykit for it, change wheels and color and put the rolecage. Then ur car would be 🔥 but its still 🔥🔥

    PanGucio69PanGucio6919 days ago
  • i'm watching this and i don't even know how to drive lol

    chayma taoussichayma taoussi19 days ago
  • how do you make sure that the parts you order online will 100% fit your car when they are so different?

    MitchieBTWMitchieBTW19 days ago
  • " the mustang wants to be a mustang and spin out" - Chris 2020

    gameing squadgameing squad20 days ago
  • Man, I wish I could have my own driftstang!

    JakeJake20 days ago
  • I wish performance cars already came upgraded, aftermarket always has something better

    The Lone Power RangerThe Lone Power Ranger20 days ago
  • When is vinyl coming

    Cyber’s worldCyber’s world21 day ago
  • 1:15 aaaaallllrrrriiiiggghhhttt 😂 I love you Chris 😂👍

    Aled DaviesAled Davies21 day ago
  • Why don’t u add a roll cage?

    Mason BerrnsMason Berrns22 days ago
    • @ChrisFix ChrisFix if I get a new car right off floors could I just clean my headlights with soapy wooder and then alchohol then put 3 to 4 coats of clear coats on them to prevent the yellow color?

      golden131boygolden131boy13 days ago
    • Stay tuned for the installation video!

      ChrisFixChrisFix22 days ago
  • This man uses 5 stands and 2 wheels to keep his car up i use a 2x4 and a bottlejack

    GG22 days ago
    • Safety 1st!

      ChrisFixChrisFix21 day ago
  • Hey Chris, question for you. If you were to recommend a reliable torque wench, which one would it be? I have been researching them and for the most part have not been able to find a reliability calibrated one with great built quality. I'm new to the DIY 🌎. Thanks

    DJ SimmaDJ Simma24 days ago
  • 0:35 Holy S%$^t !!! We found out who the STIG is!!!!!

    Aιμιλιος XαλεποπουλοςAιμιλιος Xαλεποπουλος24 days ago
  • lol even tho I don’t have a car I just love his content and it satisfies me the way how he’s super humble and nice Love your content 👍

    Knight_Ryder21Knight_Ryder2125 days ago

      Knight_Ryder21Knight_Ryder2124 days ago
    • I'm glad you're enjoying the videos! Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFix24 days ago
  • What is that tire set up on your truck!?! Nice!!!

    Victor GarciaVictor Garcia25 days ago
  • Mom, the neighbor is bouncing on his truck with a racing helmet on filming himself again...

    Ryan McMenomyRyan McMenomy25 days ago
  • that wasn't bouncing. the car was twerking.

    john ayackojohn ayacko26 days ago
  • Chrisfix is the best.

    Jimmie Johnson fan 48 Karri LotzJimmie Johnson fan 48 Karri Lotz26 days ago
  • Is it weird i use this for ASMR

    DaWn NoRmZDaWn NoRmZ27 days ago
  • Ls swap it

    Mik CunMik Cun27 days ago
  • U should supercharge the driftstang

    Spicy BoiSpicy Boi28 days ago
  • You probably won’t see this but what’s your favorite F1 team

    Graham MorrisGraham Morris28 days ago
  • Best videos & 'splanations on the net. Liked + Subscribed!

    PhooBarPhooBar29 days ago
  • When tightening a nut on the bolt instead of the bolt on the chassis, isn't it easier to put thread locker on the bolt/nut after the bolt is in it's place? 🤔

    David LeiboviciDavid Leibovici29 days ago
    • Did you just... CORRECT CHRISFIX!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

      Douglas StarbirdDouglas Starbird27 days ago
    • @ChrisFix depends on position of the bolt, when it goes completely through a part and is tightened with a nut- the thread is accessible, you can put it on and you won't get any wiped off while inserting the bolt, same way when putting on the nut, just put on the nut's threads from the side Sure, sometimes the bolt is vertical and unless putting on the nut it isn,t going to stick, but just from my experience when I replaced struts- I lost most of the threadlocker when i serting the bolt

      David LeiboviciDavid Leibovici29 days ago
    • How would you get it in the threads?

      ChrisFixChrisFix29 days ago
  • I swear, this series is to good to be free

    829922 992264829922 99226429 days ago
  • I love watching chris’s videos even though I don’t a problem on my car.

    Dr KilleenDr Killeen29 days ago
  • First, I just wanted to say thank you for your video series on car repair. It's been a godsend to me and the fact that you walk us through the steps one by one and not assume that your viewer already knew to do this step and jump to that step and not make the viewer feel like you're 'dumbing it down' for them. However, the vehicle that I work on is a Chrysler Cirrus and I don't know about your other viewer's vehicles but my vehicle's engine compartment is tighter than tight ought to be and I would love to see a video showing any tips or tricks that you have up your sleeve for those hard to access areas of engine compartments. Right now, I'm replacing the valve cover gaskets and of course, the rear valve cover is giving me a hell of a time. There are hoses, wires, etc and it would be great to know what can be temporarily disconnected, if disconnected what sort of clamp or plug can used safely to limit loss of liquid within those lines, how to remove those bolts in the crazy places where you can only get access with a single finger, etc. Now, if you made a detailed video like that, THAT would be an incredible tool for not only me but for a great deal many other subscribers of yours. Keep up the great work.

    Dan RodriguesDan Rodrigues29 days ago
  • Another great thing I noticed is the grease fittings 😄

    Jeff HurleyJeff HurleyMonth ago
    • @ChrisFix Y E S.

      Douglas StarbirdDouglas Starbird27 days ago
    • Yessss

      ChrisFixChrisFix29 days ago
  • You were real detailed in this one. I'm using these to replace my lower control arms and spring to fix my noisy suspension on my 2013 Lincoln mkZ aka Ford Fusion. Thanks @ChrisFix!

    Jay Cee MaxJay Cee MaxMonth ago
  • I don't know how to drive a car but still watches him working

    krishna vallabhanenikrishna vallabhaneniMonth ago
  • Would you make a video comparing Monotube and Twintube Shocks for comfort?

    JannyUKJannyUKMonth ago
  • You seem to upload only in the winter.

    living in a desertliving in a desertMonth ago
  • Hey Chris gut the interior and put cages on the front

    Zayed199Zayed199Month ago
  • I don't want to become another mustang statistic Dead😂

    Dale Gribble Bounty HunterDale Gribble Bounty HunterMonth ago
  • I was an aircraft mechanic . While watching your videos i am thinking you can be a great aircraft mechanic because you like using torque meter like technician do

    Murat OrhanMurat OrhanMonth ago
  • 1:20 jack🤔

    Megan TorresMegan TorresMonth ago
  • Chris, I am so inspired by your videos and it granted a huge help to me. If it's possible to make a video explaining how to diagnose a bad converter and how get it clean or functioning well again. Thanks a lot bro.

    Walid ChannelWalid ChannelMonth ago
  • “The mustang becomes a mustang”

    Florida ManFlorida ManMonth ago
  • “The mustang becomes a mustang “ 😂

    Tomas SantosTomas SantosMonth ago
  • VIDEO IDEA: how to add camber to your super sick DRIFT CAR!!!

    Crypto GamingCrypto GamingMonth ago
  • See I pay attention 🤣 okay but where’s the turbo video. Or the supercharger?

    Ryan WilhelmRyan WilhelmMonth ago
  • I love this Channel

    Renan Rodrigues de MeloRenan Rodrigues de MeloMonth ago
  • Chris's enthusiasm and passion is very infectious. Love ya man thanks for getting me through tough times. 👍

    Dmitri CiccarelliDmitri CiccarelliMonth ago
  • what torque wrench is that? Is there one you can recommend that is not made in China?

    Chase ChickChase ChickMonth ago
  • Gotta love QA1

    Nick RouseNick RouseMonth ago
  • I need some help, my car continues to make this clunk sound everytime I reverse and accelerate, I have replaced my transmission and had a mechanic check my mounts and said they are fine but can't find the sound. Its a 07 Grand Prix Gxp. Anything suggestions helps

    Money TurtleMoney TurtleMonth ago
  • Hi Chris! I am from Russia and what is your quality for auto parts?

    Своими РукамиСвоими РукамиMonth ago
  • We’re more driftstang videos🥺

    NushinnNushinnMonth ago
  • "Honey, now he's jumping on his truck."

    Wade WalshWade WalshMonth ago