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Old 12-20-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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SUSP: DIY rear spindle bushings with a energy suspension bushings

I was working on my good friend Manny_Turbo CD5. We were installing a set of function and form coilover. When going to remove the rear OEM shock the lower bolt seized. When trying to remove the bolt the bushing broke off for the rear spindle DAMN.... After thinking about for 30 min and looking in the garage, I saw the energy suspension box and the bulb in my head turn on... lol I saw a set of bushings in the box, the set for the front upper control arm. I didn't use them because of the camber kit in front of the suspension. Anyway it worked and now I did it for my coupe.. I hope you guys like the idea


Rear spindle



rear bushing


bit of heat




Now remove the metal sleeve



Remove the rubber bushing. But leave the outer metal ring where the bushing was




Now heres the new bushing




And now install the energy suspension bushing and here it is finish





It should press in with you hands but its going to be tight. The bushing is the same size of the OEM bushing and can use the OEM bolt.. Have fun
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:50 AM   #2
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wow. awesome. i actually ended up replacing mine with hard race bushings. i bought special tools to press bushings on the car.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:10 AM   #3
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Im going to do this soon,

Just wish there was a RTA bushing mod we can do
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:21 AM   #4
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Awesome! I also decided against using my upper control arm bushings and now I'm glad I didn't. My rear knuckles will be coming off soon anyway so this is perfect timing. Rep points for you!
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:40 AM   #5
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Put the replacement bushings on the fridge and freeze em. They will install a lot easier.
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. I got both spindles done. Just waiting for the paint to paint the spindles. Some more pics to come and better pics too
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:38 PM   #7
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ur supposed to remove the metal collar when installing the ES poly bushings.

nice write up none the less =D
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:40 PM   #8
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ur supposed to remove the metal collar when installing the ES poly bushings.

nice write up none the less =D
He left that in there so the ES poly bushing would fit correctly.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:33 PM   #9
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Seems like a better route to take vs the stock rubber.

Which camber kit did you get?
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Nice mod Richie!
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Damn im doing the front lower control arm and taking them bushing is a pain in the ass without the fire took me half the day to take one bushing out with air hammer drill at the shop i still go to do the three fml
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:03 AM   #12
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you do realise those bushings need to be able to pivot and move. they can't be rigid. the poly bushings will need replaced sooner then later. good try tho. when you disassemble one you'll see the bolt sleeve has a ball in the middle that displaces a lot of rubber to allow it to flex when the suspension cycles.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:02 AM   #13
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This is prob true. However, it is the same way for the front lower control arm bushings.
And if you do need to replace these more often. It will be a lot easier to replace than replacing the stock ones.

Most people buy the kit and the kit comes with 4 and you only need two each time you replace them.

I have not done this yet. But would like to. Anybody with any followup on how they are doing?

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Old 09-08-2013, 09:59 AM   #14
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This is prob true. However, it is the same way for the front lower control arm bushings.
And if you do need to replace these more often. It will be a lot easier to replace than replacing the stock ones.

Most people buy the kit and the kit comes with 4 and you only need two each time you replace them.

I have not done this yet. But would like to. Anybody with any followup on how they are doing?

steve

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I found it luckily I had posted it before..
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Poly is ok:
Shift linkage bushings
Engine mounts
Steering rack
Front upper arms
Sway bar mounts and end links
Lower control arms to shock mounts
Upper shock mounts (top hats)
Front crossmember/radius rods


Poly is NOT ok, use OEM or Mugen hard rubber:
Rear trailing arms
Lower control arms to body (front & rear)
Rear lower control arms to trailing arms
Compensator arms
Rear upper arms
and it doesnt say front or back.. so disregard anything ive said lol
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