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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:32 am 
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Can anyone provide a little help with installing these? I can't find any install info anywhere. Specifically, Any tips on removing the rear bushing, and a photo of the completed install showing the correct mounting of the new bushings on the front and rear of the LCA would help a lot. I am installing on new LCA's with the stock bushings on them. I have a press but just made a mess of the rear bushing and still can't get it to budge! :? :x

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:01 am 
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Haha, yeah it’s a little tricky.

The rear bushing is hellspawn. I heated mine with a torch and chewed it mostly off with a sawzall until all that was exposed was the knurled sleeve over the inner shaft. This sleeve must be pressed off. What I did was weld 2 pieces of angle to the sleeve and then put it in a press- pressed the inner shaft against the angle on the sleeve and it popped out.

I can take a picture over the weekend, but there are 2 ways to install the bushings. The right way, and the way that will fall out when you are on track (ask me how I know).

The rear bushing has 2 pieces, slide the little one on first, and then the larger one making sure it’s flange is retained by the bracket, there is nothing else holding it in.

The forward delrin bushing has a little offset spacer. The holes on the K-member for the new rear bracket will only line up with the spacer in the right orientation.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:16 am 
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I can take a picture over the weekend, but there are 2 ways to install the bushings. The right way, and the way that will fall out when you are on track (ask me how I know).


Doh...That sucks. I was looking at the two bushing pieces and figured that was how they had to be installed or else the whole thing would fall out. Just didn't seem right that that was all that holds them in place. I assume you put the small bushing on first next to the inner part of the shaft on the LCA with the flat part touching the bushing that is installed in the bracket right? In other words, you install the small bushing on the shaft with the concave part first so it touches the LCA and not the bracket.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:20 am 
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concave part first so it touches the LCA and not the bracket.

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correct, then the bracket will then be able to push in far enough to line up with the holes in the k-member, as long as the delrin spacer is orientated correctly.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:34 am 
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Perfect...Thanks. I also noticed that the mounting holes in the bracket are different sizes and that the holes in the K-Member are also different. Does the bracket align with the larger of the two holes to the inside of the K-Member which also has the elongated hole?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:21 am 
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Did it look like this when you were pressing it out? This thing doesn't want to budge at all!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:12 am 
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Whew...Got it out after cutting slits down both sides to loosen it. Does this assembly order look right for the left side?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:32 am 
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hhdinyuma wrote:
Whew...Got it out after cutting slits down both sides to loosen it. Does this assembly order look right for the left side?

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that does look right, though i have forgotten about the different sized holes in the bracket, but it really fits only one way once it's centered. I can take a picture tomorrow..


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sorry for the delay, this is my passenger side arm

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:20 pm 
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Thank man. I got both sides mocked up today and they look just like that. Your tips definitely helped clear up my confusion.

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