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Old 05-30-2008, 03:47 PM   #1
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Stanchion arm bushings - poly?

Hey,

Probably not the right forum, but I'm in process of ordering things for a complete front end overhaul suspension wise. Viggen springs under the bed, a broken strut mount, and a completely TOASTED Stanchion arm bushing have prompted the time and $ expenditure... I think the bilstein sports helped kill the mount in 1 1/2 years... driving style on Maine roads may have helped.

My question is this: I've already got the outer control arm poly bushings, and will be ordering the inner bushings and the sway bar bushings (and a new link, one is new)...

Is there anywhere to order a poly Stanchion arm bushing, where it connects to the subframe? Are these made? I didn't see them on genuinesaab and eeuroparts carries only the stock, seemingly 'pressed in' pieces. I know the poly are simply easier to install, hence my desire...

If someone could point me in the right direction, that would be rad of you...

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POWERFLEX!

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According to Nick they aren't really needed and thats the reason why he has never made them.



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Thanks man, much appreciated.

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According to Nick they aren't really needed and thats the reason why he has never made them.
I see where he is coming from, I was just wondering how hard the stockers are to install instead? I was simply going for a 'easier to install' route, as i know the poly bushes tend to be drop in replacements, when the stockers seem to be 'fight them in there' replacements.

Anyone replaced these before?

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You should probably PM Dmitry, pretty sure he goes by the name Dip on here.



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Hey,

Probably not the right forum, but I'm in process of ordering things for a complete front end overhaul suspension wise. Viggen springs under the bed, a broken strut mount, and a completely TOASTED Stanchion arm bushing have prompted the time and $ expenditure... I think the bilstein sports helped kill the mount in 1 1/2 years... driving style on Maine roads may have helped.

My question is this: I've already got the outer control arm poly bushings, and will be ordering the inner bushings and the sway bar bushings (and a new link, one is new)...

Is there anywhere to order a poly Stanchion arm bushing, where it connects to the subframe? Are these made? I didn't see them on genuinesaab and eeuroparts carries only the stock, seemingly 'pressed in' pieces. I know the poly are simply easier to install, hence my desire...

If someone could point me in the right direction, that would be rad of you...

cheers,
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I just rebuilt my entire front end with poly bushings and new control arms with new ball joints. I talked to Nick and he stated to "NOT" replace the stanchion bushings with poly, made for a very ruff ride and offered little improvement if any.

So, what I did is replace all the bushings with poly except the stanchion arms and I replaced those with new OE saab rubber They do have a thin metal sleave inside that wears out, so its a good idea to inspect those and replace if worn.

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I just rebuilt my entire front end with poly bushings and new control arms with new ball joints. I talked to Nick and he stated to "NOT" replace the stanchion bushings with poly, made for a very ruff ride and offered little improvement if any.

So, what I did is replace all the bushings with poly except the stanchion arms and I replaced those with new OE saab rubber They do have a thin metal sleave inside that wears out, so its a good idea to inspect those and replace if worn.

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What tools did you use to get the bushings back in to the stanchion arm? I was able to get the old ones out, but am not sure as to what would be the best course of action to put the new ones back in...any help is appreciated.
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What tools did you use to get the bushings back in to the stanchion arm? I was able to get the old ones out, but am not sure as to what would be the best course of action to put the new ones back in...any help is appreciated.
i used gear puller and a 36 mm socket
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I use a mallet. A little grease and they slide right in. A bench vise works too.
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Thanks for the tips, will try to work on them tomorrow...
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I am also intending to replace these bushings. I found what appears to be the stock bushings on eeuroparts.com, but when you click on the description it describes them as being near the swaybar link... so I am not sure if they're are actually the right ones. Considering how the stanchion arm bushings sort of poke outward from the arm, is it more difficult than usual to press these bad boys in? Any luck yet?
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:55 PM   #12
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I have run the P Flex poly bushings for a while...

Cant wait to go back to OEM!

They make it damn near impossible to get the ball joint back in to the strut, or put the stanchion bolt back in!!
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Maybe the dealer sent me the wrong bushings last time, but when i ordered them they were totally wrong. Came with the little sleeve but were too tall. Anyone know part numbers for OE bushings, cause i would LOVE to not replace the whole arms.
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I bought mine from the saab site...
http://www.thesaabsite.com/93/93fron...ion98-2003.htm

Man are those expensive bushings.

NG ones are cheaper depending on VIN...
http://www.thesaabsite.com/900new/NG...suspension.htm

Wonder how different the bushings really are...
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if i remember right i payed 40 each but ended up sending them back due to the tallness issue. Maybe my parts guy just looked up the wrong thing. I am going to try that route again tomorrow, cause that clunking is really getting to me.
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So my bushings connecting the stanchion arms to the subframe are shot to hell...

Is the consensus that I should just buy two of these from Eeuro?



Or are these difficult to install? I'm looking to install these bushings without dropping the subframe or anything...if the poly ones from powerflex are a lot easier to install I'll just do those, unless the ride is really that much worse.

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So my bushings connecting the stanchion arms to the subframe are shot to hell...

Is the consensus that I should just buy two of these from Eeuro?



Or are these difficult to install? I'm looking to install these bushings without dropping the subframe or anything...if the poly ones from powerflex are a lot easier to install I'll just do those, unless the ride is really that much worse.

Any advice?
Bump...anyone? The current bushings are basically not even there anymore, that's how bad they are.
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installing mine this weekend. Removal was easy Pita to install, need a press or really large vice to put the new ones in. I got one half-way installed this past weekend, until i ran outta vice.
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They need to be pressed in and out. Can probably use a ball joint press instead of a typical press.

Powerflex ones do not need to be pressed in. You have to take them off the car anyway to have the old ones removed, might as well buy the saab ones and have them pressed in as the old ones are pressed out.

May also need these as well: eEuroparts - Sleeve (stanchion arm bushing) - # 4246062
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Can't press the new ones (stockers) in with ball joint press, risk damaging the new bushing, unless you have a large enough socket adapter to catch the sleeve.

Either way, mine was toite as shat, going in.
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