Looking at my 4 control/trailing arms the bushings have seen better days. Considering how stupid expensive replacement bushings are (not to mention the PITA it looks like it'll be to press out old ones and press new in) I was thinking of welding a washer to each end, essentially locking the center to stop it from moving and bypassing the need for rubber which has to cause some unwanted flex anyways. The outer rubber ring is completely rotted off all 4 bushings (both sides) so a large washer could easily slide over the center and sit snug against the the arm, then tack it to the outer edges. Pull-A-Part had a nice set of 4 that came off the donor for my rear cross member that were actual recent replacements, but $20 EACH seemed a little excessive for a straight bar with bushings- the entire cross member with (new) bolts was only $18 so I'm looking for "free" alternatives.
Anyone else try this? Or anyone running some sort of solid bushing (or adjustable end link) in after market arms? Any issues or noise? Any problems you can think of I might run into?