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Rear trailing arm bushing install tool. DIY / How To

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  1. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Thought I'd make a tech article out of it.

    How to make your own trailing arm bushing install tool / press for installing new trailing arm bushings. Handy with the energy suspension aftermarket bushings. Cost is about $15.

    Parts:

    1- Scrap 2x4
    12 inches of 3/4 inch all thread
    2- 3/4 inch bolts.
    2- 3/4 inch washers. The bigger and thicker the better.


    Cut two pieces of 2x4. Mine are 8 inches long. They work great.
    Drill a hole through the center of each 2x4 slightly bigger than 3/4"
    Put it all together. Done.

    This is an actual pic of mine. Used it on 5 different hondas, worked like a champ every time. Its missing one 2x4.. It ran away to join the circus or something. Hence the paint shop drawing at the bottom.
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    Install as shown. Line everything up the way it should be and tighten the bolts down to press the bushing into place. Its a little tricky to start, but be patient and keep it lined up, the bushing will pop right in.
     

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  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Awesome writeup! :thumbsup:
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    when i put the ES bushes in on my old civic with clayton we just pushed them in by hand...


    getting the OEM ones out, now that would be a fun writeup.
     
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    I am doing this now after seeing it. Thanks for the writeup +rep.

    Aww shit I need to spread it around. Sorry man would someone else rep it for me.
     
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