I've been having some troubles with my suspension, and based on how it drives, the advice from others on the forum, and stories from others with similar problems, it looks like I have broken Endlinks and/or LCA bushings. Since Endlinks are cheap, I picked up a set of Rallitek HD to upgrade a bit. When I install those, I am going to inspect the bushings as well. Before I get into that, I've been doing some research on the subject, and I need some advice. I am a somewhat agressive driver when the car is handling normal, but unfortunately, a majority of my driving is the commute to work (1 hr both ways). I already have 58k miles on a 2009. That said, this car will never see a track of any sorts, especially since I don't have the turbo. I still want to have some fun driving, but will installing polyurethane bushings (i.e. Whiteline), make it a rougher ride for mainly a DD? I'd like to upgrade, but don't want to sacrifice the ride at the same time. These are basically my options (for driver and passenger):
1) Whiteline front LCA bushings: ~$165 + labor
2) OE replacement bushings: ~$46 + labor
3) OE replacement LCA w/ bushings and ball joints: ~$356, and I can install myself.
I'm hesitant to try to remove/press the bushings myself, as I am not very experienced with things of this nature, and I don't have any mechanic friends.