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What do u need to install the new ones do you know?

 

Just a bit of common sense and a good understanding of the search function.  You can go rubber or urethane, I chose urethane on my daily and it suits me fine (there are many many threads on this if you want to peruse around more, you can find the writeup on the bushing install here .... http://www.bmw2002faq.com/topic/116731-m20-triple-weber-build-x2/page-2  

 

EDIT: the initial removal you only need to warm the outside of the bushing until it starts smoking and then hit it with a hammer.  The heat-softened rubber lubricates itself right out! Best of all, no mess of completely burning the bushings out.

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Guys, guys... enough with the flames.  all you need for the compliance bushings is a something to pry with.  Put it in the hole and ...pry.  They pop right the fk out.  Old and dry... old and oily.  no matter.  That's really all it takes..

 

Think that largely depends on the car, I've seen control arms where a dry removal also brought out the metal bushing surround portion of the control arm sleeve with it   Hence the warm-it-up-but-don't-burn-it-out method.

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For the front track rod bushing (front of sub frame) you just pop them out with a screwdriver, real easy. The only ones that I had to burn out were the rear subframe ones, and you dont burn the rubber out! You heat up the metal inner sleeve, punch it out, then the rest comes out with a screwdriver. Installing, hell if I know. I like urethane better  :lol:

 

My example video, part of my rear subframe rehab video that can also be found on youtube.

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I know that metal doesn't rust up so much in LA Andrew, I just like to  try and avoid adding work, like repainting where paint cooked off.  I even tape my installation jigs, to try and avoid scratching off paint.

 

 

Think that largely depends on the car, I've seen control arms where a dry removal also brought out the metal bushing surround portion of the control arm sleeve with it   Hence the warm-it-up-but-don't-burn-it-out method.

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They will come out real easily with a length of all thread rod, some large fender washers, some small washers that will go through the tube that holds the bushings  and nuts.  New ones install easily in the reverse using some silicone grease.  Not as much trouble as some of the others have said.

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