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Old 11-04-2002, 07:10 PM   #1
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Hey, I just picked up a set of Whiteline poly bushings that fit the rear trailing arms. Specifically, they replace the rubber parts that are in the front of the trailing arm. My question is: does removing the stock bushings require a press? And, must the trailing arm be completely removed from the car to do it? Or, can the stock parts be slid out after droping just the front of trailing arm down?

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P.S. Has anybody got some before/after stories to report about this modification? I'm wondering how much of an effect they have on turn in, mid-corner stability, ride quality, etc.
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Old 11-04-2002, 07:17 PM   #2
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I've got the STI versions of these bushings and would like to know as well...

From what I've heard, you need a press to get them in and out.
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Old 11-05-2002, 06:54 PM   #3
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I completely removed mine, pressed them out, pressed the new ones in. They aren't going to fall out I can't contribute on before/after. I did all my suspension stuff at one time.

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Old 11-05-2002, 09:21 PM   #4
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Default press'm out/ press'm in - got it!

Thanks for the info, man. I was hoping that they'd slide out, but... from an engineering perspective I suppose that it is better that they don't. Right on.
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Old 11-06-2002, 11:37 AM   #5
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Not sure that you need a full on hydraulic press for this. I used a small arbor press, worked fine for me.

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