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 Post subject: Polyurethane bushings
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:14 pm 
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How do you get these suckers in? Is there a secret trick, or should I just take the control arms to a shop with a press? I got SuperPro bushings, they look very nice, but the instructions are a bit sparse. Also the big offset bushing for the rear of the front control arm should be mounted so that the rear of the control arm is moved out, right? Causing the wheel to be a little further forward?

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I paid some local shop to install mine. Cost me 10 bucks a corner.

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where did you guys get these? I am in FL.
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I think I started out at Whiteline or Rospen, the name of the manufacturer is SuperPro and I got them through Global Performance Parts, LLC. Call Becky at 616-399-9025 but I think you have to figure out what part numbers you need first. I paid $149 for control arm bushings, front and rear.

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global parts has the entire parts catalog on their website in pdf...

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You can get Noltec's through these guys too. http://www.oztek.us/

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Okay, I've talked to about ten machine shops and suspension shops, no one can press the bushings in. Most recommended that I cut them in half. Since some of the bushings came already in two pieces and the package specificly says they should not have to be modified in any way, I am hesitant to do that. Any ideas?

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what was their reason?

maybe you could try a vise,or a "c" clamp.
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please don't cut them in half, i'd suggest checking with your local autocross club for some recommended shops, it's not that rare or difficult of a job to do.

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I agree with n1tro, those shops are probably just for maintenance and wouldn't really know about poly bushing installs.

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You're right n1tro and Spydir, I found a place which does performance suspension work and they popped them right in. As Mustang and Camaro specialists, they found my control arms adorable. Thanks for your help guys, I didn't think I should have to cut them.

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They found them adorable? :? Not sure how to take that so... I'll just laugh it off. :lol:

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i could slide just about slide a swift control arm bushing into my lower control arm bushings in my Camaro so ya i would say ya they're cute like a little kitten or some thing :-P

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Hey! Don't cut those bushings! There is a way to do this.

Go to the store and buy a long bolt that will fit though the center of the bushing and the control arm. Make sure it has threads all the way down the shaft, not just part way. Get a couple of nuts that fit the bolt and a selection of washers that have an outer diameter larger then that of the bushing. Now run the bolt through the bushing and the hole in the control arm and put on the nuts and washers so you don't pull the bolt head through in inside of the bushing. Lube the heck out of the bushing with a non petroleum lube. Using two wrenches, crank down on the nut and pull the bushing into place. The bushing may get very deformed during the pressing process but it will return to shape once it's all the way through. Oh, take out the metal tube in the bushing first. Put it in last.

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