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PostSubject: Upper control arm to differential   Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:16 pm

Anyone have experience with the pressed in bushing?
I'm replacing the rear uppers & lowers.
I have the new bushings but dread trying to remove the original.
I've heard some leave the original in
Let me know what you guys think. Thanks

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PostSubject: Re: Upper control arm to differential   Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:46 pm

Take them somewhere that has a large press. I have done some, and broke my small press doing it. Its not hard, just need the right tools.
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PostSubject: Re: Upper control arm to differential   Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:51 pm

These are the ones pressed into the axle.
No WAY I'm carting that around
I'll burn them out before it leaves here Twisted Evil
What I was wondering is if anyones kept the old without any problems.
Doesnt seem like theres much deflection in the stock rubber, but under load I'm sure it moves.

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PostSubject: Re: Upper control arm to differential   Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:47 pm

Ah well I can see what you mean.

I put my new arms on the old bushings. Still nice and tight!
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PostSubject: Re: Upper control arm to differential   Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:51 pm

THAT'S what I wanted to hear
Thanks Glen

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PostSubject: Re: Upper control arm to differential   Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:57 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Upper control arm to differential   Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:19 pm

I've heard of people using a small blade sawz-all and running it through the bolt hole and just cutting a couple lines so that the bushing can basically just snap in half and be pulled out in 2 parts.

That was a long sentence Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Upper control arm to differential   Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:30 pm

Ya, mostly they just torch out the rubber center & punch the pressed in sleeve into the recess til it comes out.
I just didnt want to go thru that if it wasnt completely necessary.
Glen did what I was thinking & his is fine so I'm leaving the stock bushings in
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