Select your vehicle
Refine by:
See All

Trailing Arm

Showing 1 - 15 of 384 results
Display item:
15
30
45
Sort by:
Trailing Arm - Black, Bushing, Direct Fit, Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$20.62
Product Details
Location : Rear, Driver Or Passenger Side, UpperBushing Material : RubberColor/Finish : BlackAdjustable : NoDesign : BushingProduct Fit : Direct FitRecommended Use : OE ReplacementWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and mineral oils, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Trailing Arm - Black, Bushing, Direct Fit, Set of 2
Replacement
Part Number: SET-REPF284301-2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$39.17
Product Details
Location : Rear, Driver And Passenger Side, UpperComponents : (2) Trailing ArmsBushing Material : RubberColor/Finish : BlackAdjustable : NoDesign : BushingProduct Fit : Direct FitRecommended Use : OE ReplacementWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Set of 2Prop 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and mineral oils, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Trailing Arm - Black, Bushing, Direct Fit, Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$38.23
Product Details
Location : Rear, Driver Or Passenger Side, LowerBushing Material : RubberColor/Finish : BlackAdjustable : NoDesign : BushingProduct Fit : Direct FitRecommended Use : OE ReplacementWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and mineral oils, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Trailing Arm - Black, Bushing, Direct Fit, Set of 4
Replacement
Part Number: SET-REPF284301-4
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$111.81
Product Details
Location : Rear, Driver And Passenger Side, Upper And LowerComponents : (4) Trailing ArmsBushing Material : RubberColor/Finish : BlackAdjustable : NoDesign : BushingProduct Fit : Direct FitRecommended Use : OE ReplacementWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Set of 4Prop 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and mineral oils, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Trailing Arm - Bushing, Direct Fit, Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$20.00
Product Details
Location : RearBushing Material : RubberAdjustable : NoDesign : BushingProduct Fit : Direct FitWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and mineral oils, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Trailing Arm - Bushing, Direct Fit, Set of 2
Replacement
Part Number: SET-RC28430001-2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$38.01
Product Details
Location : Rear, Driver And Passenger SideComponents : (2) Trailing ArmsBushing Material : RubberAdjustable : NoDesign : BushingProduct Fit : Direct FitWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Set of 2Prop 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and mineral oils, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Trailing Arm - Black, Bushing, Direct Fit, Set of 2
Replacement
Part Number: SET-REPF284302-2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$72.64
Product Details
Location : Rear, Driver And Passenger Side, LowerComponents : (2) Trailing ArmsBushing Material : RubberColor/Finish : BlackAdjustable : NoDesign : BushingProduct Fit : Direct FitRecommended Use : OE ReplacementWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Set of 2Prop 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and mineral oils, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Trailing Arm - Direct Fit, Sold individually
Replacement
Part Number: RT28430001
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$23.17
Product Details
Location : Rear, Driver Or Passenger SideProduct Fit : Direct FitWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and mineral oils, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Trailing Arm - Direct Fit, Set of 2
Replacement
Part Number: SET-RT28430001-2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$44.02
Product Details
Location : Rear, Driver And Passenger SideComponents : (2) Trailing ArmsProduct Fit : Direct FitWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Set of 2Prop 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and mineral oils, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Trailing Arm - Rear, Passenger Side, Black, Direct Fit, Sold Individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$20.56
Product Details
Location : Rear Passenger SideBushing Material : RubberColor/Finish : BlackDesign : BushingProduct Fit : Direct FitRecommended Use : OE ReplacementWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and mineral oils, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Trailing Arm - Rear, Driver Side, Black, Direct Fit, Sold Individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$20.56
Product Details
Location : Rear Driver SideBushing Material : RubberColor/Finish : BlackDesign : BushingProduct Fit : Direct FitRecommended Use : OE ReplacementWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and mineral oils, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Trailing Arm - Black, Bushing, Direct Fit, Set of 2
Replacement
Part Number: SET-RT28430003
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$39.06
Product Details
Location : Rear, Driver And Passenger SideComponents : (2) Trailing ArmsBushing Material : RubberColor/Finish : BlackDesign : BushingProduct Fit : Direct FitRecommended Use : OE ReplacementWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Set of 2Prop 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and mineral oils, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Trailing Arm - Bushing, Direct Fit, Sold individually
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$16.39
Product Details
Location : Rear, UpperBushing Material : RubberAdjustable : NoDesign : BushingProduct Fit : Direct FitWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and mineral oils, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Trailing Arm - Bushing, Direct Fit, Set of 2
Replacement
Part Number: SET-RF28430002-2
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$31.14
Product Details
Location : Rear, Driver And Passenger Side, UpperComponents : (2) Trailing ArmsBushing Material : RubberAdjustable : NoDesign : BushingProduct Fit : Direct FitWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Set of 2Prop 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and mineral oils, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Trailing Arm - Bushing, Direct Fit, Set of 4
Replacement
Part Number: KIT1-031319-13-B
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$83.49
Product Details
Location : Rear, UpperComponents : (2) Control Arms, and (2) Trailing ArmsBushing Material : RubberAdjustable : NoDesign : BushingProduct Fit : Direct FitWarranty : 1-year unlimited-mileage warrantyQuantity Sold : Set of 4Prop 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and mineral oils, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Page 1 of 26 | Showing 1 - 15 of 384 results

Trailing Arm Customer Reviews

Fit good and amazing shipping
Jeff Fugate
VERIFIED PURCHASER
Purchased on Jun 19, 2020
The part fit good. Amazing deal and shipping
Jeff Fugate
VERIFIED PURCHASER
Purchased on Jul 16, 2020
Trailing Arm - Black, Bushing, Direct Fit, Set Of 2
Jul 14, 2020
Worth every dime no brainer.
They fit very good.
Robert Bradford
VERIFIED PURCHASER
Purchased on Jun 04, 2020

Trailing Arm Guides

What to Look for When Purchasing New Trailing Arms

Think of your car's trailing arms as the missing piece of your car's puzzle. Not only does it connect your wheels to your car's chassis and axle, it's also a big part of your suspension system. So without your vehicle's trailing arms, you're as good as driving a wheel-less car. But how do you know what to do, and what not to do, in purchasing new trailing arms. Don't fret! Here are a couple of dos and don'ts that can help you find the perfect suspension investment for your car.

Dos

  • Know your suspension system. There are basically two types of suspension system and each is differentiated by its trailing arms. If you're running with a live axle system, then you'll need a trailing arm that is fitted with two to three links plus a panhard rod. For a twist-beam rear suspension, a trailing arm with a beam instead of a panhard rod would be a perfect fit.
  • Always inspect the quality of your bushings before purchasing new trailing arms. Bushings act as your arms connection to your chassis and axle. If they are unusually cracked or rusted, this can lead to premature wear of your new trailing arms. So make sure you have good quality bushings installed on your suspension. If otherwise, replace your bushings to prepare for your new arms.
  • Check if your trailing arm is fitted with anti-roll bars. Usually attached to your arm by four bolts, this thin metal rod attaches your arm to the rest of your chassis. So if your original trailing arm comes with this part, then you're most likely to get an arm with the same attachment.
  • Purchase only trailing arms made of high-grade material. As mentioned, your trailing arms connect your wheels to the rest of your car's chassis. If it wears out easily, you might end up with a domino of car problems, which ranges from under-steering to uneven tire wear.

Don'ts

  • Don't purchase a trailing arm if you have a multipoint suspension system. Although it may look like this system is connected with what a set trailing arms, these are not actually the same part. Multipoint suspension systems are connected to the car's chassis by links instead of arms.
  • Don't settle for trailing arms that doesn't have a warranty clause. Warranties enable you to get the most out of your purchase. Without an acceptable warranty, you put your suspension system, and the rest of your car, at risk of premature wear and additional costs.
  • Don't forgo quality for price. Although some dealers offer aftermarket trailing arms that have temptingly lower prices, it is still best to opt for OE replacement parts. You are always sure of their quality and fit and most comes with good warranty coverage. If you really want to save, you can always do the installation yourself instead of going to your local dealer.

Replacing Your Trailing Arm

You were supposed to upgrade your shocks, when you suddenly find a rusting rod dangling from your wheels. No wonder you've been getting odd vibration while driving down the highway-you have a broken trailing arm. So before you lose all control over your car's steering, replace this part with this step-by-step DIY guide.

Difficulty level: Easy to moderate

Tools you'll need:

  • Breaker bar with a 24mm socket
  • Car jack and jack stand
  • Crescent wrench
  • Trailing arm replacement

Steps:

  1. Using a crescent wrench, loosen your wheel's lug nuts. This allows easier removal of your wheels once you lift your car off the ground. Position your jack and jack stand or hydraulic lift and gently lift your car.
  2. Completely remove your wheel to gain access your shock absorber. With your wrench, remove the bottom bolt from the shock mount stud and take out your shocks.
  3. Next remove your strut rod by undoing the nut and bolt from the frame. You should also unbolt the cotter pin from the shock bolt stud. Using your wrench, remove both nut and bolt and set aside.
  4. Now that you can see your trailing arm, remove the two bolts that hold the arm in place. Remember to use a breaker bar with a 24mm socket to take out the rear bolt. There should also be two clips that attaches the trailing arm to your chassis, unfasten those clips as well. Once all the bolts and clips are loose, remove your trailing arm from the entire assembly.
  5. Install your new trailing arm in place, starting with its front part. Mount both ends into the assembly and make sure to line up the bolts into each hole. Tighten the nuts and bolts found at both the front and rear.
  6. Secure the rest of your trailing arms with the harness clips.
  7. Reassemble all the other parts, following Step 1 to 3 in reverse order.
  8. Lower your car to test-drive your new trailing arms.

Trailing Arm Buyer's Guide

Summary

  • The trailing arm is a vehicle suspension device used in live-axle suspensions, where a metal bar known as trailing arm or link connects the axle to the chassis’ pivot point.
  • Some manufacturers refer to it as the leading arm or trailing link.
  • The trailing arm is a solid metal bar that employs bushings on both ends and is typically found in front of the rear axles.
  • Trailing arm serves as the pivot point perpendicular to the length of your vehicle, meaning it’s angled almost horizontally.
  • Trailing arm and semi-trailing arm are the two types of trailing arm suspension.
  • You may begin to experience clunking noises when cornering or braking, uneven tire wear, and poor handling if one of your trailing arms goes bad.
  • Tailing arms on CarParts.com are priced anywhere between $13 and $423.
  • There are basically two types of suspension system--live axle system and twist-beam rear suspension. Each is differentiated by its trailing arms.
  • Usually attached to your arm by four bolts, anti-roll bars attach your arm to the rest of your chassis.
  • If you have a multipoint suspension system, then you do not need a trailing arm.

What Is a Trailing Arm?

The trailing arm is a vehicle suspension device used in live-axle suspensions, where a metal bar known as trailing arm or link connects the axle to the chassis’ pivot point. It is commonly used on rear axles, right before the coil spring. In other words, trailing arms are like control arms but commonly for the rear wheels. Some manufacturers refer to it as the leading arm or trailing link.

Although the terms trailing arm, trailing link, and leading arm are used interchangeably by some, other people may only be familiar with one term. Trailing arm is the widely accepted one, which means to avoid any confusion when purchasing parts, use trailing arm instead.

What Is a Trailing Arm For?

The trailing arm is a solid metal bar that employs bushings on both ends and is typically found in front of the rear axles. What it does is to serve as the pivot point perpendicular to the length of your vehicle, meaning it’s angled almost horizontally. The other function of the trailing arm apart from serving as the pivot point is to hold the axle and connect it to the vehicle chassis.

Pros and Cons of Various Trailing Arm Types

There are two common types of trailing arm suspensions known simply as trailing arm and semi-trailing arm suspensions. These two types differ in the number of trailing arms used and how they achieve their functions.

Trailing Arm Suspension

The trailing arm suspension has two trailing arms that are commonly larger than the control arms. It comes in a single piece with the upper portion acting as the coil spring’s support while the other end is fixed to the wheel.

Trailing arm suspensions offer the best vertical wheel movement, which is its strongest advantage over the semi-trailing arm. However, they only allow the wheels to move up and down, negating any provisions for lateral movement or camber.

This means that in the event of a body roll, the trailing arm in a regular trailing arm suspension system will tend to angle along with the body, making all four wheels leaning towards the outer side of the corner. This can cause the car to understeer, which may be its number one weak point.

Semi-Trailing Arm Suspension

Semi-trailing arms offer an additional function that a regular trailing arm doesn’t have. From the name itself, semi-trailing arms allow the wheels to attain good vertical movements, while also being able to be more flexible on corners. That’s because this suspension system is part trailing and part transversing.

The transversing aspect negates the understeering caused by the tendency of the regular trailing arm to lean along with the body when body rolling. This makes handling a vehicle with a semi-trailing arm more manageable than those that employ regular single-piece trailing arms. Both characteristics balance the understeering and oversteering tendency of regular trailing arms and the swing axle, respectively.

The only downside is its reduced trailing capability since the camber angle can change as the wheels move up and down. Modern cars nowadays replace trailing arm suspension systems with multi-link or double wishbone setups for better ride quality and handling.

Symptoms of a Bad Control Arm

The most common root of trailing arm issues is a bushing failure. Once the bushing starts to deteriorate, performance will drop as well. Trailing arm bushings wear out over time as it’s made of rubber. As you know, rubber can melt from too much friction or harden in the long run, causing the structure to brittle and break.

Once the bushings on your trailing arm are fully out, there’s nothing to cushion the connection point when the wheels move up and down or angle on a corner. Here’s when you’ll begin to notice these symptoms:

Metal clunking noise when braking or cornering

Trailing arm bushings work like control arm bushings, as what bushings normally are for. They minimize metal to metal contact and reduce friction on moving parts. If they wear off, you may start hearing sounds. They could set off as faint clunking sounds that gradually worsens over time when the damage goes bad.

Excessive wheel movements such as driving over unpaved roads can also worsen both the sound and the damage on your bushing.

Uneven tire wear

Since the trailing arm aids with the wheel movement and angle when turning, it can cause the tire to wear faster in case it fails. A failing trailing arm can cause the alignment to go off, causing the tire to have more surface contact with the ground, hence, more friction. The lack of balance and improper alignment, especially when cornering, can cause some tires to wear out faster than normal.

Compromised steering

Any issues in the steering mechanism of your car can compromise its handling. A bad trailing arm with worn-out bushings can make it even worse. Apart from making your car difficult to maneuver, it can also cause minor to major braking problems, which are unsafe, to begin with. You may also feel mild to intense vibrations in the steering wheel depending on the severity of the problem.

How Much Is an OE Trailing Arm Replacement?

Prices of trailing arm replacements vary depending on the brand and design. On CarParts.com, trailing arms are priced anywhere between $13 and $423—a large margin to cover a wide range of repair and replacement needs. They are sold in single pieces and sets, while there are also those that are offered as part of a larger kit. Trailing arm kits can include other suspension components and are relatively more practical to go with.


What to Consider When Purchasing New Trailing Arms

There are basically two types of suspension system and each is differentiated by its trailing arms. If you're running with a live axle system, then you'll need a trailing arm that is fitted with two to three links plus a panhard rod. For a twist-beam rear suspension, a trailing arm with a beam instead of a panhard rod would be a perfect fit.

Check if your trailing arm is fitted with anti-roll bars. Usually attached to your arm by four bolts, this thin metal rod attaches your arm to the rest of your chassis. So if your original trailing arm comes with this part, then you're most likely to get an arm with the same attachment.

If you have a multipoint suspension system, then you do not need a trailing arm. Although it may look like this system is connected with a set trailing arms, these are actually not the same part. Multipoint suspension systems are connected to the car's chassis by links instead of arms.

Replacing Your Trailing Arm

Before you lose all control over your car's steering, replace your broken trailing arm  with this step-by-step DIY guide.

Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
Tools you'll need:

  • Breaker bar with a 24mm socket
  • Car jack and jack stand
  • Crescent wrench
  • Trailing arm replacement

Steps:

  1. Using a crescent wrench, loosen your wheel's lug nuts. This allows easier removal of your wheels once you lift your car off the ground. Position your jack and jack stand or hydraulic lift and gently lift your car.
  2. Completely remove your wheel to gain access to your shock absorber. With your wrench, remove the bottom bolt from the shock mount stud and take out your shocks.
  3. Next remove your strut rod by undoing the nut and bolt from the frame. You should also unbolt the cotter pin from the shock bolt stud. Using your wrench, remove both nut and bolt and set aside.
  4. Now that you can see your trailing arm, remove the two bolts that hold the arm in place. Remember to use a breaker bar with a 24mm socket to take out the rear bolt. There should also be two clips that attach the trailing arm to your chassis, unfasten those clips as well. Once all the bolts and clips are loose, remove your trailing arm from the entire assembly.
  5. Install your new trailing arm in place, starting with its front part. Mount both ends into the assembly and make sure to line up the bolts into each hole. Tighten the nuts and bolts found at both the front and rear.
  6. Secure the rest of your trailing arms with the harness clips.
  7. Reassemble all the other parts, following Step 1 to 3 in reverse order.
  8. Lower your car to test-drive your new trailing arms.

Copyright ©2020 CarParts.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Use
Privacy Policy