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Old 12-01-2017, 09:03 PM   #61
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I hope everything is ok. Sounds like you need a vacation. Work is not fun to deal with when things get hectic.
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Arms showed up today, look great! Can't wait to put them on. Pardon the Honda engine in the background, my bench was full of junk from working on it





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Those bushings look eons better than the factory crap. Now I'll have a reason to drive devil's lake after install.
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They are way better, they allow zero slop laterally while being fully flexible. It's the perfect fit for this application, but they cost 20x more than a wad of rubber in a metal ring and they transmit more "noise" in the sense of road feedback.

Gimp, do me a favor and double check the tightness of those ball joint bolts once you have it bolted to the car, they should be plenty tight but I was doing it on the bench with two wrenches, normally i'd be using a bar and socked. They have locking nuts and don't require a ton of torque but just make sure they're all good.

Also, the bushing sleeve and the spacers are mild steel, i'd coat them with grease to keep the rust down. I was thinking about painting them, but if they get scratched during install, they will rust anyway so it didn't seem worth it.
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I'm used to the sound and feel of metal bushings down the road. Gives more response when cornering and with greater confidence.
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Those look amazing! Iím in for purchasing these. PM sent Italianjoe. Thanks for putting this into action Gimpster!
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Hopefully will install mine tonight. Though, I definitely should've sprung for the removable ball joints Oh well, I absolutely love the bushing design regardless. Thank you Joe.
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Hopefully will install mine tonight. Though, I definitely should've sprung for the removable ball joints Oh well, I absolutely love the bushing design regardless. Thank you Joe.
I don't think the ball joints are a necessity, the sealed ones are usually long life anyway, it's not like old cars where ball joints went bad every 30-40k miles.

Worst case, you can always add them later, just drill the rivets that hold them out, and bolt in the new ones.
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I don't think the ball joints are a necessity, the sealed ones are usually long life anyway, it's not like old cars where ball joints went bad every 30-40k miles.

Worst case, you can always add them later, just drill the rivets that hold them out, and bolt in the new ones.
I'm not too concerned.
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