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Hi All,

First, I have to repeat how helpful this forum has been!

I am in the process of changing both front & rear subframes on my 2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4WD 2.4L.

I am thankful I found the forum when I was doing the front end. I noticed the ball joint on both sides needed replacing and it was suggested on here to use a CK part with grease fittings which has shown to be more durable.

I have now moved on to the back subframe and noticed that the bushings of the lower control arms are both bad.

Now on to the questions(in bold).... is there a specific part that should be used for the back that is more durable and better quality like the CK Version control arms I used in the front?

Here is a picture taken from a video representing the parts I have:

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When looking at replacement parts that are said to “fit my vehicle” I see many control arms with a bracket on it where a different type of stabilizer bar link is attached rather than what I have above. Are these control arms interchangeable? There seems to be more variety, availability, and differing pricing on the bracketed version rather than the one I have.

Lastly, although I have not finished removing the subframe I am going to assume in advance that the upper control arms could possibly be bad since it seems everything else is/was.

Assuming I find the upper arms need replacing are there any recommended products to use as a suitable replacement that will last?

Thanks in advance for the help!
 

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Sometimes the models with the bracket have a hole drilled through them so they'll work with either older or newer rear sway bar mounts:
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This is exactly what I was hoping for that this part was intended to be made for both types of stabilizer links for the various models. Perfect.

Based on your added information about durability (with the exception of adding grease) it would seem that unlike the front control arms there isn’t much difference between the manufacturers of the rear control arms.

Thanks so much for the knowledge this is exactly the information I needed.
 
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