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Your photo shows the bushing that comes built into the control arm - you don't purchase that bushing separately. The rearward end of the tension strut plugs into that bushing. The tension strut bushings that you purchase separately mount on the forward end of the tension strut where it connects to a bracket welded to the engine cradle. NOTE: The tension strut is also called the strut rod.

Your photo shows the bushing built into the middle of the control arm:
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(There's also a pivot bushing on the inboard end of the control arm that connects the control arm to the engine cradle. That bushing also comes built into the control arm.)

Items 38 and 39 are the tension strut bushings that you purchase separately. They are often purchased in a kit that includes the washers - item 40:
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I was thinking that the supply of tension struts/strut rods had pretty much dried up, but I see Rock Auto has the actual Mopar part (04782060AB/4782060AB). 👍

The problem with greatly reduced tension strut diameter under the bushings due to corrosion is more than being loose in the bushings: The rod could break in two (they can get pretty thin) - probably wouldn't cause total suspension collapse on that wheel, but could do some expensive damage (also a possible collision) if you hit a pothole or slammed the brakes on hard.
 
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