Replacing front control arms isn't hard - I did it by myself in my garage - but you need big wrenches (to be safe, get every size from 18 to 22mm). I went with the Steeda control arms because they have ball joints that can be lubed (as well as better bushings). You can also go with FRPP arms.
Does anyone know if the FRPP arms have different/better hydro bushings? Also, do the PP models have different front LCAs than the non-PP models?
To me it seems the jury is still out on the revised LCA with heat shields, so I have yet to bring my car in to have the matter addressed.