2013 XV Crosstrek Front Lower Control Arms

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    HackInABox

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    Hi, I'm a new member and a bit new to Subaru in general. Please excuse my noobness if it ever offends.

    I've had a 2013 XV Crosstrek for about 6 months now, with 92k miles and its been great so far. I was changing my brake pads for the winter and I saw that the bushings in the front lower control arm on both sides are looking pretty shot. I don't have a press to replace just the bushings, so I'm looking at replacing the full arm, and getting the ball joint done as part of the deal.

    The problem is that I can't seem to find anything but the OEM arm for the the front anywhere I look. I like OEM, don't get me wrong, but I'm looking at $450 to do both sides. I've considered salvage, but I feel it would defeat the purpose if the bushings are already part worn. Now if I look at parts for the Impreza, the control arms look identical in images. I'm well aware that the specific measurements might be different, and they aren't listed as fitting, but does anyone know for sure if the parts are interchangeable? My reference are these two listings
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-NEW-20...ide-Lower-Control-Arm-20202FJ040/202898362581
    https://www.carparts.com/details/Subaru/Impreza/TrueDrive/Control_Arm/2013/SET-RS28150011.html?

    Alternatively, what could I do to replace just the bushings? Like I said I don't have a press. Are bushing drivers able to get the job done? I'm most worried about breaking something in the process and being up s***creek
     
    HackInABox, Jan 3, 2021
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