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Old Wed, Sep-20-2006, 08:26:47 PM   #1
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Default Subframe Bushing DIY?

Heya fellas, i actually DID search, and couldnt come up with anything, does anyone have a detailed subframe bushing DIY?

I know the entire subframe is going to have to come out of the car, and ive come to terms with that, i think im ready..

Anyone know of a good DIY?

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Its not hard. Just remove everything. Then use a press or the torch method to remove the old bushings.
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Its not hard. Just remove everything. Then use a press or the torch method to remove the old bushings.
I know about the removal of "Everything" dude, but i still would like SOME form of guidance while im down there
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Good luck with that! Make a writeup for posterity
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remove exhaust
remove diff
remove upper control arm
remove lower control arm
undo the 4 bolts holding the subframe on
fronts are just bolts, the rears are a bolt with a nut on the end of the bushing. then they thread into the body

then either use a torch to heat the bushing then beat it out. Or just have a shop press out the old bushings. If you are using oem then you will need them to press the new ones in.

There are no tricks, thats why i said everything. Its pretty fookin easy to get under your car and look to see what needs to be removed. Can't hold your hand via teh interweb
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Honestly...i will...

I'll make you guys a DIY.

Im tired of more complex jobs not having any kind of quidance grawrrr

And SG_M3, chillax mah brotha..

I had an idea as to what to do, i just was wondering if there were some sort of tips or snags to avoid..
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i know you have removed the diff, thats why its only a couple of more steps. The removal of the bushings in the PITA off the project.
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Honestly...i will...

I'll make you guys a DIY.

Im tired of more complex jobs not having any kind of quidance grawrrr

And SG_M3, chillax mah brotha..

I had an idea as to what to do, i just was wondering if there were some sort of tips or snags to avoid..

buy a bentley. or get a copy of the TIS.
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i know you have removed the diff, thats why its only a couple of more steps. The removal of the bushings in the PITA off the project.
No worries with that, im taking the subframe to a shop to have them pressed out and new ones pushed in (probably some tms race ones)
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solid subframe bushings are not the best idea. Solid bushings anywhere for a street car are a bad idea.
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