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Unread 06-15-2008, 09:01 PM   #1
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Bored and low budget. rear bushing replacement

Well, last week I finally got around to swapping out my old dif for a low mileage cressida....made a huge difference. Unfortanetly, while I was looking at the underside, I noticed what sad shape the bar bushings were in. I decided to replace them and upgrade a little at the same time with a low budget mod.

Bushings in sad shape.
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Thought I'd use some old end link bushings that were laying around.
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Drilled bushings, pressed in old sleeves.
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Cleaned out all the old crud and rust.
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Bushings are too big, have to grind them down a little.
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Pressed in bushings with mini vice.

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Bushings after they are pressed in.

Washer for a collar and spacer.
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New bushings installed and ready to go.
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Well after the fact, gave it the twist test on the vise, it seemed to twist more then my liking. So went back and installed a second washer on the other side. Tightened it all up, and up to next to no deflecton.

Bushing replacement/upgrade is just a low cost mod, not really expecting any gains, although considering how bad the old ones were....... Part 2 will be the bar to subframe, have something in mind for that as well.

Maybe someday I'll just go buy some new ones.
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Nicely done. How long did it take altogether?
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