Join Date: Sep 2009
Car Year: 1999
Car Model: Forester S Turbo
A quicker and less expensive thing to do first is the ARB rubber mounts, the ones on the straight section of the ARB. Wear on these is almost impossible to visually check for ForesterS/tb and as they are inexpensive and pretty easy to replace, it might be an idea to do them before going at the end links which in the photo at least, look to be ok. When worn, the inner mounts can and do make a lot of clonking/knocking and sometimes banging noises too, particularly on not so bad surfaces. OEM style rubber mounts should be around $10-15 a set and if that works and you want to, the polybushes work great in this position without causing the harshness and noise that they can make if used in other suspension parts. If you do this and your existing parts are actually worn, the steering and general "tracking" should improve too with a tighter, less vague feeling to the steering wheel, polys will crank this up a notch.
Scruffy 99 S Turbo. TD04-19T hybrid. DeCat. JGM.