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Just wondering if anybody has any tips or tricks that they use to change these bushings. (other than just a big old hammer
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Stick the bushings in the freezer overnight before instaling them. It will shrink them enough to help.

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Drill the rubber out of the old ones, then hammer the metal sleeve out. As Mat said, put the new ones in the freezer - if you got the polyurethane ones, push out the polyurethane and keep that in the freezer while hammering in the new metal sleeves, then push the polyurethane in the installed sleeve.
 

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Big hammer.

I used the freezer method also. If your doing the control arms also, be sure to support the open ends while banging on the bushings. don't want to collaps/deform them.



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As long as you don't have to save the old shells you'll have an easy time pushing them out with a air hammer chisel. The only way to go!! Mike, M22
 
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