With the upper control arm out in the open, it was pretty clear that these bushings were beyond shot. How can you tell? For one thing, notice how the bushing is completely cracked, and secondly, the bushing sleeve has about a 1/8-inch gap between the actual bushing when a minimal amount of pressure is applied. Yeah, that's not supposed to be like that. Bushings are designed to act as a cushion and isolate any metal-to-metal contact revolving around the control arms, not just sit there. From this picture you can see that by taking a simple screwdriver and just barely applying some pressure, the bushing completely crushes.