2nd Generation Specific 1986-1992 Discussion

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Old 11-13-2006, 12:03 PM
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I figure after 20 years of abuse its about time I threw in some new bushings in my RX-7. I'd rather not pay the labor involved in the ordeal (besides it sounds like a great learning experience) I needed to know if there were any specialty tools needed (ie: a press) or anything like that, or will basic tools suffice? (socket set, wrench set, lift, etc)



also what are the benefits of using poly urethane bushings as opposed to stock mazda bushings?

cost vs. benefit are they worth it? after all these ones made it 20 years...
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:42 PM
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I think there is a sticky in the suspension section about how to do it.
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:42 PM
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Old 11-16-2006, 02:12 PM
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ENERGY suspension products has a great selection of polyurethane bushings... They have a whole kit for the 2nd gen FC (which I am getting for sure at some point)... Good luck. Its not an short/easy job I hear.
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:45 AM
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nope its a job that will take a few days...we finished doing this on my fc last week before we put the T2 rear end in an n/a body..a blow torch will help out a lot..just burn the bushings out.. a press will help a lot or a bench vice..
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:36 PM
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thanks guys, looks like I'll have to set aside a weekend and give er a go. wish me luch!
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:04 AM
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and if you have someone else do it, it'll cost around $900.
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:13 AM
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i think someone else got it done for around $300
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:15 AM
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you need a press for the front bushings, they are a huge pain.
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by j9fd3s' post='846789' date='Nov 27 2006, 12:15 PM

you need a press for the front bushings, they are a huge pain.




I guess if you're a girl, I used my hands, but there was a tough one, so I used my Bench vise.
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