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Steering rack bushing install

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So, maybe I was snookered by the low price of the bushings, too, as others apparently were; I read a thread on here where the pay-off of replacing the OE bushings with the SOS bushings is imperceptible to many. I figured what the heck, I'm in pretty deep. But, if I've got to get the car realigned afterwards, there's a significant hidden cost. I hate the feeling that I'm missing something: why cannot you just replace one bushing/pair at a time, only undoing one thing at a time, and avoid both an alignment and wholesale removal of the rack?
 
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You don't *have* to get the car realigned, but in general you *should* when changing anything in the suspension. For something like steering rack bushings though I don't think it's really necessary as long as you aren't doing anything to the tie rods.
 
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