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Old 10-10-2019, 06:23 PM
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What bushing brand should I get..I see so many types..just street use but want something good..price range is so different.
I want to rebuild the front suspension. It's all original and old
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:00 PM
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In my somewhat limited experience, the Elephant rubber bushings are about the best available for the front lower controls arms for a street car. They are on the expensive side, though, but come some tools to help with the installation.

I put the Elephant bushings on my 914 a couple of years ago. Job wasn't too bad and they ride and handle nice.

If you decide to buy some other brand bushings, you're welcome to borrow the tools.

You probably want to stay away from the urethane or "racy" bushings, since they'll ride more harshly and will make noise (usually squeaking).
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Old 10-11-2019, 02:05 PM
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Thank you...It seems like elephant racing is the preferred choice..I asked on pelican and everyone said elephant.
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Ok I have the control arms off.. is there an alternative for the ball joint tool...can I go to the local auto store and pick one up..looking for the socket to remove them..
Have all new bushings ,ball joints and turbo tie rods to install...
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Heat and a dull flat chisel. Next up is a 4wd front end socket. I never had to go past the heat and beat method.
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Would you happen to know the part number or what car it dits.. I looked for one but has to many options
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Pls try again
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Would you know what year car and type I would have to look up at the local parts store to find the correct socket . Or all the four wheel drive sockets the same size..
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I'll measure tomorrow if you dont find it by then. With this method you might use the harbor freight kit then cobble any missing pieces with parts/tools you have on hand.

But, heat is the way to do this. Flat chisel and/or punch after some torch time and they come off.
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:10 AM
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Thanks for all the help
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