Could this cause a clicking noise when breaking and sometimes turning? I know it was going bad a little while back. I'm just hoping this is the noise I have been looking for...
Urethane bushings do not sound like too bad of an idea. Where would you reccomend getting them from?well yeah, but you're removing the spring too. not a big deal, just don't expect it to be a 10 minute job. if you're going this far, i would replace all the bushings, on both sides, with urethane versions. not going to be the cheapest or quickest task, but you're going to be half way there anyway and it'll be done once and for all.
Unfortunately I just had the ball joints replaced in the past year or so. Not looking to spend the extra money, as for right now I'm being a cheap ass...If you are keeping the car fairly stock, ford motorsport sells a control arm kit that has new bushings and ball joints. I think it is worth the expense so you don't have any issues with replacing the bushings and ball joints.
Can't you just use a jack to push the a arm up and compress the spring? I might switch out springs while I'm at it anyway.word. take your arms off and drill out the rubber with a 3/8 bit. make a bunch of holes. all of the rubber will peel out. (many folks say to use a torch but that makes a mess..... the drill bit method is easy, cleaner and quicker) after that, push in some urethane units. the urathane bushings use the stock bushing shell so you wont have to press anything in or out. all you will have to do is concern yourself with compressing the spring. google for some write ups and search on here about it. your set up should be the same as a fox body.