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Old 29 Jun 2012, 11:07 am
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they look much bigger than i expected. i stuck a lighter in the pic for size reference. oh and the instructions actually say to BURN the stock ones. nice. -teehee
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I just love the smell of burnt rubber !!!

How to rebuild control arms.
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Old 29 Jun 2012, 12:34 pm
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^ yours came out really nice. mine will only look nice where the bushings are.

i'm doing these and changing out a wheelbearing at a friends shop. i'm hoping to have everything finished and back off the lift in two hours or less so i'm out of his way ASAP. -i'll get to use a press and a much larger torch

i'm reeeeeeallly hoping the nuts for the vertical bushings do not break free, but if they do, i have tools to cut the the floor too.
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they look much bigger than i expected. i stuck a lighter in the pic for size reference. oh and the instructions actually say to BURN the stock ones. nice. -teehee
And they are RED which adds HP....

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^ yours came out really nice. mine will only look nice where the bushings are.

i'm doing these and changing out a wheelbearing at a friends shop. i'm hoping to have everything finished and back off the lift in two hours or less so i'm out of his way ASAP. -i'll get to use a press and a much larger torch

i'm reeeeeeallly hoping the nuts for the vertical bushings do not break free, but if they do, i have tools to cut the the floor too.


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Are there vertical inside metal bushings?
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And they are RED which adds HP....

how much horsepower do the red bushings add? as much as your chrome gas cap? i figure i should be up to like 90hp at the wheels with these. i believe the red are stiffer than the black. i need it.. all the clunking drives me nuts daily and the wheelhop i get in this thing when it's wet out is aggravating. my stiffer engine mounts eliminated some of the wheelhop, hopefully the stiffer bushings eliminate the rest.

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Are there vertical inside metal bushings?
the originals get re-used. i've attached a picture of the instructions. everything included in the kit is in the original pic. according to rule number 9 i should apparently use the matching color loc-tite or recheck them every morning.

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JUST took Neon ones out after years & Years- Prothane supplied internal bushings for horizontal and vertical-
but did have to burn out horizontal rubber to re-use outer race IIRC.
They did take a set- will find out shortly when I get both new super-disco Spherical bearings in if it made a diff.
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how much horsepower do the red bushings add? as much as your chrome gas cap? i figure i should be up to like 90hp at the wheels with these. i believe the red are stiffer than the black. i need it.. all the clunking drives me nuts daily and the wheelhop i get in this thing when it's wet out is aggravating. my stiffer engine mounts eliminated some of the wheelhop, hopefully the stiffer bushings eliminate the rest.


the originals get re-used. i've attached a picture of the instructions. everything included in the kit is in the original pic. according to rule number 9 i should apparently use the matching color loc-tite or recheck them every morning.

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Any part you add that is *RED= + 1 HP on the butt Dyno. (BD)
Chrome Parts +1.5HP on the BD
Anodized and powder coated part any color = .5HP on the BD except *RED.


It is unfortunate that most suppliers of polyurethane bushing do not indicate the durometer # of the polyethylene they are using. If you knew you could request harder or softer #'s for your specific applications. I am not sure if color has anything to do with what harness level the bushings are unless they indicate that either? When I order bulk polyurethane with a specific harness or durometer # for projects it is usually available in a variety of colors.
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Hey, Buddy, could you do me a BIG favor and measure overall height of that 'Original Factory (Inner) Sleeve' as accurately as possible?

Diameter of the top washer thingy (doesn't have to be accurate) too

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i will measure it with a micrometer, but i won't have it apart until next week. the shop i get to work on it in is closed this week. but i'll get you EXACT. (:
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