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Old 03-27-2013, 10:16 AM   #1
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since im rebuilding my front end suspension

i believe that i might as well go all out and use poly bushings. i know I'm being lazy buy how much estimated would it cost to do this?.

just looking for peoples thoughts that have done this already

any input/info would be appreciated
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how much would it cost to have done or to do yourself?
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if you make your own bushings with tools you own it will be alot cheaper than buying them.



but they make aftermarket bushes too. i would say if you already have tools and a press buy a cheap lca and press your own.

or gs sells the lca's with poly and upgraded bolts for $400+ then you need tie rod bushes and steering rack bush. plus any other bushes they make now

you could spend thousands re doing the suspension if you dont want to over look anything. esp if you trying to get performance.
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I posted recently that I found a GREAT seller on ebay that's selling poly bushings from PPS for extremely fair prices.

He has a hanful available now, but I've emailed him, and he's able to get anything in the PPS catalog within a couple weeks.

Might be a good option if you're on a tight budget.
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Putting the bushings in is a royal PITA. Find someone with a hydraulic press and pay them to do it.

If I had it to do all over again, that's what I'd do. Cutting out the metal sleeve sucked balls.
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Putting the bushings in is a royal PITA. Find someone with a hydraulic press and pay them to do it.

If I had it to do all over again, that's what I'd do. Cutting out the metal sleeve sucked balls.
The Gen Saab ones are 2 piece so you don't need them pressed in. You just new to have the old ones pressed out.

I'm pretty sure eeuro is starting to sell poly bushings for our cars. Thought I read that in an email.
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If EEuro is selling poly bushings, I'm certain they'll be the same PPS that the seller turbo) has on Ebay. They'll likely be twice the price, though.
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If EEuro is selling poly bushings, I'm certain they'll be the same PPS that the seller turbo) has on Ebay. They'll likely be twice the price, though.
Saab Control Arm Urethane Bushing Kit | Proparts Sweden 61340110PU | Free Shipping

Here is one of the Control Arm bushings for $21.45, they are the same PPS ones. Not sure what what they go for on eBay but they can't be all that much cheaper. Just simply putting another option out there.
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Saab Control Arm Urethane Bushing Kit | Proparts Sweden 61340110PU | Free Shipping

Here is one of the Control Arm bushings for $21.45, they are the same PPS ones. Not sure what what they go for on eBay but they can't be all that much cheaper. Just simply putting another option out there.
those are the inners?
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those are the inners?
Na, they are the outter ones between the stanchion arm and where it connects to the control arm.
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The Gen Saab ones are 2 piece so you don't need them pressed in. You just new to have the old ones pressed out.

I'm pretty sure eeuro is starting to sell poly bushings for our cars. Thought I read that in an email.
Yep....taking out the bushings was the part that sucked ass.
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I'm pretty much replacing my front and rear suspension. Grabbed new control arms/balljoints along with poly kit from GS. They didn't make all the bushings I needed at PPS/eBay and the Powerflex sells them individually. GS ended being a pretty good deal for the package, $108. Looks like the polys from eEuro are temporarily unavailable. I'll be pushing/cutting the new bushings out and replacing with polys very soon. I've decided that I'll just do it myself instead of finding a press. I kinda live in the middle of no where.
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When I did mine, I bought new control arms through GenSaab for the genuine part. Not a knock off and they pressed out the bushings for me.
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When I did mine, I bought new control arms through GenSaab for the genuine part. Not a knock off and they pressed out the bushings for me.
Believe they have Scantech's now.
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Believe they have Scantech's now.
That's a bummer. I got mine a while ago.
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cut the sleeve with a hack saw a new blade is nice but not necessary. the first one took me 20 minutes after i used a gear puller to separate the rubber part , the second one even faster. the GS package at 108 it is fairly cheap and easy and made the car surprisingly a lot tighter than before.
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well i have a set of new control arms already, and i'm doing the outer/inner/swaybar mount & endlink bushings, and its gunna be scary cutting into the stock bushings to accomadate for the poly bushings o_O. shoulda woulda coulda with the GS stuff but i wanna do it myself. i also ordered a set of vogtland springs from GS that will be here tomorrrow but once i bought them i figured that i would might as well replace the bearing plates and struts. i cant afford koni stuff right away im on a budget, (fixing up a house) whats a good sportish strut assembly i can use? (i work for advance auto parts) and i sell alot of monroe stuff but has anyone had any experence with it? (results vs stock)
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well i have a set of new control arms already, and i'm doing the outer/inner/swaybar mount & endlink bushings, and its gunna be scary cutting into the stock bushings to accomadate for the poly bushings o_O. shoulda woulda coulda with the GS stuff but i wanna do it myself. i also ordered a set of vogtland springs from GS that will be here tomorrrow but once i bought them i figured that i would might as well replace the bearing plates and struts. i cant afford koni stuff right away im on a budget, (fixing up a house) whats a good sportish strut assembly i can use? (i work for advance auto parts) and i sell alot of monroe stuff but has anyone had any experence with it? (results vs stock)
I'll have some used ones off my Viggen soon. Not sure what brand until I get them off. Still in good shape, just decided to upgrade to Koni/Eibach setup.
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