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My factory control and stanchion arms are in good shape. It is the bushings that need to be replaced as they are starting to dry rot. I am looking to get the Powerflex bushings for the control arms and stock rubber from Thesaabsite for the stanchion arms, and will need to press them.

I work in an aircraft repair facility and we have all the tools and know how in site to press aircraft bushings, I am sure that I can get it accomplished here.

My question is if anyone here has any experience installing the Powerflex bushings, any hints, tips, what not to do, etc. I hope to have the bushings here within a week or so and install them as soon as they are here.
 

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Pretty sure the only hard part is taking the stock bushings out. Used powerflex in the rear of my 9-5 and the new parts go in by hand, no pressing required. I think you'll be real happy with the results in the front of a ng900, the factory bushings were crap imo
 

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The where the ball joints bolt to the hub assembly can be a paint to separate if you don't have the right tools. Also be careful with the sway bar end links. My car 117k when I did mine and they were in good enough shape to reuse, but others have broken theirs when trying to take the control arm off. If you're not sure about their condition, they are not that expensive.

Good luck. It all goes back together a lot easier than it comes apart.
 

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Mine are not too old. The car has 15 years but only 36k miles now. They are just dry rotting from life in Alaska (temps from -70 to 100 yearly). Time for new joints.

I hope installation is straight forward, then off to an alignment. I might be autocrossing on September 4, but only if I have new joints.
 

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Mine are not too old. The car has 15 years but only 36k miles now. They are just dry rotting from life in Alaska (temps from -70 to 100 yearly). Time for new joints.

I hope installation is straight forward, then off to an alignment. I might be autocrossing on September 4, but only if I have new joints.
Your car is too mint to autocross. Good luck on install let us know how it goes.
 

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Your car is too mint to autocross.
LOL< it still likes to have fun. There aren't usually autocross races near hear at all, only twice a year (unless I wanna drive 360 miles to Anchorage). I haven't dodged pylons since 1996 when I was flogging a VW Scirocco 16v, I just wanna give it a try with the SAAB and have some fun.

Good luck on install let us know how it goes.
I plan on doing a write up.
 
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