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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 02, 05:09 AM Thread Starter
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Just to clear things up with rubber vs. poly bushing installation...

- Do the rubber units need to be lubed also? Where?
- Should the rubber be torqued when the car is on the ground?
- I've heard I can install them myself with out a shop press by putting the rubber bushings (control arm) in the freezer for a few hours, and they'll drop right in. Any thoughts?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 02, 05:27 AM
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no lube needed.
yes, torque with wheels on the ground
I don't know about the freezer deal. You would still have to press out the old bushings which are probably rusted in.
Why not press in the new ones then?
Be sure to put a brace between the lips of the A frame or you will squeeze them together when pressing the bushings in and out. A short piece of angle iron works well.
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Thanks for the tip on angle iron, David.

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