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Old 26-04-12, 16:14   #1
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Diff and Control Arm Bushes

Does anyone have any tips, techniques or methods on installing bushes into the rear lower control arms and the diff housing? These are the ones with the steel shell.

I'm actually thinking of maybe just taking them to a suspension place to do it as it looks like an awful job.
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Old 26-04-12, 16:20   #2
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The front lower u can do with a press but the rear ones unless u have a little hand press u have to take the diff out.... I did mine the wrong way but worked......swing the sledgehammer
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Old 26-04-12, 21:53   #3
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I made a tool, it pulls the things out with some stiff hammer blows. by far the bigest prick of a job.
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Old 26-04-12, 22:27   #4
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I've got a question. I'm doing a complete re-bush of my vl and i'm looking at buying the super pro kit. Are there any places where rubber bushes are recommended for use over urethane bushes? like maybe the rear lower control arms??
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Old 27-04-12, 09:35   #5
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I'm keeping the rubber ones in the control arms (which is what I'm trying to install), both upper and lower and changing the sway bar and panhard to nolathane. I don't know how this will go as I haven't driven it yet.
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Old 27-04-12, 10:40   #6
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i put nolitane through out the car, ive driven it and its stiff as a board but ya get that...
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Old 27-04-12, 14:34   #7
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120t hydraulic press did the trick
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Old 26-06-12, 12:11   #8
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any info on where to use and where not to use urethane bushes? I need to order some asap as i got my diff back today from the powdercoater
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Old 26-06-12, 17:26   #9
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I put my diff in my vl on my own with jack stands and a trolley jack and couldnt walk for 3 days after that if u got the cash give it to suspension place save urself the headache
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Old 27-06-12, 09:00   #10
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I put my diff in my vl on my own with jack stands and a trolley jack and couldnt walk for 3 days after that if u got the cash give it to suspension place save urself the headache
I have no problem putting the diff in thats easy as. I just need to re-bush it before it gets rebuilt and put back in.
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Old 08-07-12, 20:49   #11
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ended up taking the diff out to be built and bought a full superpro bush kit. the old bushes were in tight as and needed to be pressed out.
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I've got all mine sorted now, I cut the old bushes out. Made up a contraption for the diff bushes. Used a bit of threaded bar to put through a couple of cylinders and tightened with a nut, it pulled the bushes into to place. Was quite an effort though.
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Old 12-07-12, 12:51   #13
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Just take the diff out and to a suspension shop. I did that with mine on the way home from getting it built. Took hardly any time.
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Old 15-07-12, 17:31   #14
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i done all my ass end bushes couple weeks ago all in super pro bushes, use a press to do traling arms and control arms, i used the oxy to get the diff bushes out.. **** of a thing to do!
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Old 16-07-12, 11:14   #15
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Just a quick tip. Put the new bushes in the freezer the night before you want to install them. Makes im just that little bit easier to fit.
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Old 16-07-12, 14:09   #16
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If I was to produce and sell the specific tool to do the job who would be interested?
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Depending on price, yes. I imagine it'd be something a brake caliper tool?
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If I was to produce and sell the specific tool to do the job who would be interested?
would sell great on forums and ebay etc, if the price is right, id grab one.
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I'd be in for one. Doing mine Soon
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Can you heat up the trailing arms with a oxy to slip the bushes in & out??
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Replacement upper control arm bushes ,polyurethane or rubber? , if there still available. (Minispooled diff)
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Old 04-10-16, 15:34   #22
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Replacement upper control arm bushes ,polyurethane or rubber? , if there still available. (Minispooled diff)
I used superpro bushes Sabo.
Seem to work well, however I will be going to adjustable whiteline trailing arms soon when I build my diff.

http://www.whiteline.com.au/product_...KTA103&sq=8063
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