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Old 06-27-2014, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default LCA front inner bushing

From a GC8 WRX. Upgrading to aluminum control arms without having to go wider track like the STi's.

It's been a BIIITCH getting these things burned/pressed out.

Finally to the last part. Need this outerring off so I can smooth and press in new whiteline bushings.

Will hear be the best for this ring? I already have been trying to cut slits in it but still no budge.
Just like this tutorial second post:
http://www.wrxforums.com/forums/13-s...8-wrx-sti.html

Here's a pic of where I'm left with.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:40 PM   #2
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****ing a dude. you butchered that.

You can either...

A: Take a hacksaw and cut the inner sleeve in two and then separate it.
B: Press it out using a press ( you should of taken this approach before you ruined the control arm)

Regardless of the situation you are going to have to deburr and clean up that mess of a control arm you created.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:37 PM   #3
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Get a reciprocating saw and cut the metal sleeve, be careful not to cut into the control arm.

Once you get a clean cut across the sleeve it will just pop out with a tap from a screw driver...

Then press in new bushings!
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:53 AM   #4
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Get a reciprocating saw and cut the metal sleeve, be careful not to cut into the control arm.

Once you get a clean cut across the sleeve it will just pop out with a tap from a screw driver...

Then press in new bushings!
This. IMHO the fronts aren't worth replacing as the bush material is like 1/4" thick. Came to that conclusion halfway thru the 1st and did it anyways. Same item GC LCA's
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:55 AM   #5
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Put the arm in a vise, and a hacksaw can get through that with some effort. Simple and inexpensive if you dont have a reciprocating saw
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Old 06-29-2014, 12:42 AM   #6
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Well PIA had this control arm and they tried to air hammer it out because they couldn't get it to fit correctly in their press. But i have cut the sleeve on one side already and that thing does not want to budge. Thats why it looks so destroyed. You can see those notches at the bottom for every chisel hit
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:45 PM   #7
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I pressed mine. It took some creativity with different sockets. But the press I used had an open bottom so it aloud me to put the contol arm in a good posistion
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