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Old 10-08-2015, 06:00 PM   #1
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I'm editing this top post to explain the solution instead of the end of the thread.

I rebuilt my 96 Prelude Suspension (4th gen) with every part possible except the "Rear Lower Control Arm B" - the rear toe arm.

This is a discontinue part that appears to have a removable ball joint bracket. The problem for anyone trying to replace all their ball joints (including this one) is that the bracket and ball joint combo are not available anywhere and the entire arm itself has been long since discontinued. Initially I was going to just replace the bushing in the arm, but I want a new ball joint too. If you want to replace just the bushing you can use the following Nissan part:

I googled and found a company on Amazon that sells an aftermarket bushing supposedly that fits. I then used the alternate part numbers from that posting to find other sellers including an OEM version from Nissan (55152-AR000) in case I did not want an aftermarket bushing. I have not yet tried this, but I believe it will fit based on the size and everything
I have since decided against replacing the bushing in the original arm and just getting a whole new arm/ball joint.

Bush B, Rr. Arm (Lower)
Part Number: 52357-SS0-013 (discontinued)

rear lower control arm b



For the ball joint on this arm, I thought I saw the right part on RA.com and ordered a replica from eBay; this part is NOT the right size, even though it looks like the right shape, the bolts are closer together than those on the 4th gen Prelude control arm. This part is for 3rd gens, so do not order it.


I found the 5th gen items and everything looked extremely similar to the 4th gen arm... just an updated/simpler design, so I ordered it.
Turns out, the 5th gen rear toe arm is the exact same fit as the 4th gen, just a different design. I installed the part today and have another one coming. See the pics for reference.

so for anyone replacing the rear toe arm / control arm B on the 4th gen, buy a 5th gen one.








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Anyone think the 5th gen arm will fit?


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Old 10-09-2015, 10:05 AM   #3
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More Information for MOOG HOBJ10457

Rockauto has MOOG replacements for 30 bucks a pop.

Looking at your pic from ebay, it looks the same, at least the picture is. Don't know if you've tried Rockauto yet.
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More Information for MOOG HOBJ10457

Rockauto has MOOG replacements for 30 bucks a pop.

Looking at your pic from ebay, it looks the same, at least the picture is. Don't know if you've tried Rockauto yet.
It looks like its the same part which would mean it doesn't fit.
and it has the same honda part numbers as the 3rd gen part I got off ebay.

I just ordered a 5th gen Arm and I'll see if it works... fingers crossed 60 bucks

and btw the ball joint does not look pressable.
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Well People. Looks like the 1997 Lower Control Arm B Is a perfect fit for the 4th gens.

52359-S30-003
Arm B Assy., RR. (Lower)

I will post comparison pics soon.
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this is the ball joint end while a bolt holds both exactly aligned (out of picture)


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Old 10-17-2015, 03:26 PM   #7
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Perfect fit...










Same length, better design
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