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Old 04-10-2014, 07:56 PM   #1
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Rear Bushing replacement?

Mainly, the big trailing arm bushings, not the rose bushings.

Someone eluded to the fact that they can be swapped for polys without a press. is that the case? I'm about to have the rear suspension apart for brakes and coilovers and wanted to toss new bushings in if it's as simple as people suggest.

Anyone done this project themselves? any words of wisdom/advice?
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holy crap... interwebz have NOT let me down!!

http://johnossaab9-5.synthasite.com/...arm-bushes.php
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Yea I need to do this, need to find poly bushings.
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I can't say I did them myself, but I got the same poweflex bushes and I brought the wagon to my Indy and he had them swapped in about 25 minutes, no joke. He was impressed with the power flex bushes being two piece and how easily they installed.

Not sure how he got the old ones out so fast, I wasn't watching, but there was definitely some air chiseling going on.
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Yeah I did these when I had my 9-5. Honestly took less than half an hour. And an air hammer is what I used to get the old sleeves out. The powerflex bushings are really nice and easy to install.
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you should change the four cross stay bushings while you are there
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How hard are they to do if you have a press? Angles look tough to get a straight shot at it.

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you should change the four cross stay bushings while you are there
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the "correct" way to do it is to remove the entire control arm from the car... bleh
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I'm not super concerned with the rose bushings, yet.
I received the bushings today, and I'll swap 'em out this weekend.
I'm sort of hoping the old bushings crumble when I pull 'em out.
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I need to do this too,

I figure I need $300 worth of poly to finish the bushings in the car.

What mileage is everybody at? <--100k.
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I need to do this too,

I figure I need $300 worth of poly to finish the bushings in the car.

What mileage is everybody at? <--100k.
It's on my to-do list as well, I just hit 108k.
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