The shop I used does NOT have a front end lift. I asked one of the mechanics how they tighten the bushings, he said with the car in the air, he knew it wasn't the right way to do it, but doesn't have the correct equipment to do it another way.
Is it possible for the bushings to "feel tight" when tested, but improperly installed and tightened to affect the ride and cause vibrations?
If this is the case, I will take my car to the dealer and pay them to change out the bushings whether or not they feel its the thing to do. I can buy control arms w/ bushings & ball joints for $195/ea so I wonder if this would be easier than having them remove and reinstall these components....