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Old 03-27-2013, 03:08 AM   #17
dagger108
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Originally Posted by Imprezaspeed07 View Post
yeah I realized that... live and learn I guess haha
One of the lessons I learned when trying to remove a bushing sleeve recently was that you don't necessarily cut all the way through the metal to remove it. If you cut the metal most of the way thru, it can be thin enough that you can then shear the remainder without damaging the piece to remain. This would probably work better for the endlink bolts if you altered your angle. You don't have to cut perpendicular to the axis of the bolt. Think cutting a tree with an axe vs. a saw.

Also, I just removed the FCA and replaced the bushings on our '02 bugeye, and didn't think it was incredibly difficult to reinstall them. Removing a couple of the mounting bolts required a 2' breaker + 2' extension and the bushings were a challenge til I learned the lesson above. That being said, Cali cars don't have nearly as much rust as the rest of you all (even after 12 yrs), and I'm having it towed to the shop for a full alignment and torque check on all the bolts as soon as the last parts go on.
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Last edited by dagger108; 03-27-2013 at 03:18 AM.
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