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Suspension Bushings

Old 02-23-2004, 11:26 PM
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I bought the energy suspension master bushing set and I am planning on putting it on my car in the next couple of weekends. I was wondering if anyone else has done it and had any Tips or Tricks to make it a little faster or easyer job to do. Thanks

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Old 02-23-2004, 11:28 PM
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Old 02-24-2004, 07:50 AM
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I think I'm going to yank all the parts from my car, pair them up with the correct bushings, and just take it all to a shop to do it for me. They did my toe eliminator bushings for me, I couldn't move those things.
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Has anyone done it themselfs?
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Old 02-25-2004, 10:19 PM
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yeah, its a pain in the ***. Search in the suspension forum, I'm pretty sure there is a good write up or discussion in there about it. You should have access to a torch and a press. I havent done the hardest ones yet which are the toe eliminators. I think those will make the most difference in the back too.
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Old 02-25-2004, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by FCmaniac' date='Feb 25 2004, 08:19 PM
yeah, its a pain in the ***. Search in the suspension forum, I'm pretty sure there is a good write up or discussion in there about it. You should have access to a torch and a press. I havent done the hardest ones yet which are the toe eliminators. I think those will make the most difference in the back too.
I would have to agree, I did them on my car but, I will never do ANY again. a job to hire out IMO.
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Old 02-25-2004, 11:16 PM
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for the people with the energy sispension bushings or other poly ones...



do they squeek?
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Old 02-25-2004, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Cheers!' date='Feb 25 2004, 09:16 PM
for the people with the energy sispension bushings or other poly ones...



do they squeek?
They aren't supposed to but, if they did, I doubt it could be heard over the exhaust/road noise.
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It's not that bad. It's just really time consuming. At first I tried to drill them out, cut them out, beat them out, etc. None of that worked. Until our near and dear friend Mr. Blowtorch came to help. Just get the old bushings burning and they'll pop themselves out nice and clean (usually). Just do it some place that you can deal with the nasty, acrid smoke and gooey, melted rubber. As far as getting them in? Many I did by hand with a rubber mallet and a vise for when they needed some extra pressure. The vise was a small one that was not bolted down to a work bench. The rear subrame was easy. Just take the extra time to remove it COMPLETELY from the car to get easy access to the parts. Drop it and go. It drops rather quickly with just some simple hand tools.



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