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Old 02-19-2008, 03:49 PM
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Poly bushing questions

I have a full set of polyurathane control arm bushings for my truck. The rubber ones just don't cut it, keep shifting badly.

I've changed hundreds of bushings over the years but wonder if I can use the same "tricks" on the poly bushings. I usually just remove the nuts, knock out one bushing, slide in the new one, put on washer and nut, tighten some, then air hammer the back side of the arm, tighten more, hammer a little more till it's home. Then do the other side. I"m basically using the control arm and nut as my press. Always worked fine. Can the poly bushings be installed the same? Really hate to have to pull the lower arms all the way out and fight the springs.

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YEP! but make sure you use LOTS of the sticky lube they send with em!
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Well, all done. 3 hours, 50 minutes. Had to pull the right lower arm all the way out, stinking headers were in the way. Left lower took about 20 minutes, both uppers in about 20. I really don't like working on the floor either. Miss the days of having access to a hoist.
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