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Old 02-10-2014, 11:02 PM   #1
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Default How many lateral links or arms we have in 1998 sc2?

I am confused....do we have 4 lateral links/arms ?

if not..

two towards front of the car are called lateral links and two towards back of the car called trailing links/arms?

are they all same size?

they are called rear control arms?

and again all 4 are same size and specifications?

What happened is..I could not pull those two arms that are towards front of the car...I could pull out those which are towards rear of the car...but in my car...the ones which are in front are bent not the rear ones...

so my confusion/question is...can I use the rear ones I have pulled from junkyard to repalce the bent front ones I have ?

I hope am not too confusing to you guys...I dont have the right word for this part that is why...

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Old 02-11-2014, 03:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: How many lateral links or arms we have in 1998 sc2?

Latteral links total 4
Trailing arms total 2

2 pairs of different length latteral links. Front pair is longer & stationary, rear pair is shorter and use to adjust toe.
Trailing arms are the same for both sides.

Latteral links go from the center of the rear subframe to the rear knuckle, trailing arms go from the front/forward portion of the wheel well to the knuckle.

#'s 18 and 19 are the latteral links; #15 is the trailing arm: http://parts.nalleygmc.com/images/pa...24ZZ07-001.JPG

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Old 02-11-2014, 11:17 AM   #3
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Default Re: How many lateral links or arms we have in 1998 sc2?

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Latteral links total 4
Trailing arms total 2

2 pairs of different length latteral links. Front pair is longer & stationary, rear pair is shorter and use to adjust toe.
Trailing arms are the same for both sides.

Latteral links go from the center of the rear subframe to the rear knuckle, trailing arms go from the front/forward portion of the wheel well to the knuckle.

#'s 18 and 19 are the latteral links; #15 is the trailing arm: http://parts.nalleygmc.com/images/pa...24ZZ07-001.JPG
So we have 98 sc2 ....which years and models are compatible for frlnt lateral links?
And front and rear they both look the same.... are u sure they are different in length?

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Old 02-11-2014, 12:01 PM   #4
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Default Re: How many lateral links or arms we have in 1998 sc2?

The rears are ~2in shorter than the front. 30000% positive after messing around with the evil buggers to replace the 220k mile old rubber bushings with brand new polyurethane bushings
If it's not too frozen & buried in the snow I can get a picture of just the knuckle with both links later.

'91-'02 all models interchange.
The "fun" part comes in if & when you have to get the link that's sandwiched between the bolt head and the knuckle, I had to cut the bolts on both sides and get new ones, Fastenel wanted $22/each for them and I managed to find a dealer that gave 'em away for $10/ea.

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Old 10-14-2016, 01:13 PM   #5
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The rears are ~2in shorter than the front. 30000% positive ...
Technically, the REAR Lateral Links are slightly "LONGER" then the forward or front of car lateral links (See below thread w/ pictures etc) and the front requires a T55 Torx bit socket at the cross-member. The BOLT at knuckle is discontinued but measures M14 x 2 x 300mm or 330mm. Great place to check for a Loaner Tool Program is Advance Auto Part or O'Reilly Auto Parts store whichever is closer or in your area. Advance Auto offers 14day loan time where O'Reilly is 48hrs. A good Advance Auto Product is:
Powerbuilt Tools Upper Control Arm Bushing Press Kit
Part No. 648604

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Titled: How-To; SC1 Suspension Bushings Replacement

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Default Re: How many lateral links or arms we have in 1998 sc2?

Question about Rear Suspension Geometry, please...When the rear suspension is compressed, does the Toe measurement tend to go more positive?
Meaning, when the rear suspension is compressed,
does the Toe go from l l towards / \ ?

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Old 10-15-2016, 12:40 PM   #7
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Default Re: How many lateral links or arms we have in 1998 sc2?

Are you asking about the S-series specifically, or IRS in general? Whatever it is, I think it is quite minor if the geometry design is done right. How much and which way (in or out) would depend on the specific design, and wear on all the compliant joints, of course. It probably changes with road loads of speed, cornering, braking, wind, etc. I suggest you start a new thread if you want to continue this discussion; it is not really germane to this OP's request.

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