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Aftermarket Front LCA rear bushing not lining up

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Hey All

Sorry for the newb post, been a forum troller for years on many many projects but always found such good how-to I've never actually needed to reach out so..thats cool lol

Trying to fit a "Mevotech" Supreme replacement LCA and when I slot the from bushing in, the rear looks as below..about 4-5mm off...

Tried hammering in the old bolt into the gap (cuz it has that wedge/flare on the end) to maybe get it to line up, but I didn't find success with some pretty hard hammer blows. Not wanting to wreck the bushing I stopped. But not before it flared the frame hole out a touch.

I didn't want to bore out the hole further but I feel like if I want this LCA to fit thats the only option?

I think a better option is just to return it and find an alternative?

I tried heating the old worn one to test softening up the rubber but it didn't seem to do anything.

I've emailed mevotech but this just came up.

I appreciate any suggestions!!

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Did you send Mevotech that last picture?

I've had to force things into alignment. Tool of choice: come-a-long (stretched to the rear of the car- axle beam). Seems that things are almost always a bit off with these aftermarket parts. That said, it's a coin-flip as to whether one wants to make the part work (not sure how bad it would have to be in order to really mess up a wheel alignment) or get something else (perhaps replace the bushings in the original arms): either way one tends to encounter having to do a bit of extra work.
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