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Old 05-22-2003, 10:19 AM   #1
BIGSKYWRX
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Default anyone interst in a group share for "special" tools - trailing link bushing install?

I've been corresponding w/ fellow member schnell on installing Group N trailing link bushings. While the lateral links were relatively easy to install using a simple C press and no special tools- the trailing links present a little more difficulty on the pressing end.

The links come off relatively easy, it is the actual bushing install that is tricky. The front bushing is a metal bushing (rubber middle) you want (need) a specialized bushing tool to aid removal/install of the bushings. A large press is also needed (pretty easy to find).

The rear bushing resides in the rear knuckle. We didn't want to go through the trouble of pulling the knuckle- major headache (pull bearing etc). Schnell found that the bushing was relatively easy to press out, but could not get the new ones in. The specialized tool has a flared entry to aid in pressing in.

Kent Moore (manufacturer of specialized automotive tools) makes the specialized bushing tools for Subaru. The kicker is (no suprise) they are expensive- ~ $120 for each tool- front/rear.

My thought was that if there was enough interest in the club, we could purchase these as a group and then ship them around to who helped pay for them.

Kind of long shot, but I figured what the heck

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Old 05-22-2003, 05:48 PM   #2
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Hey, it's a thought. I may want to do this in the near future. MRT/noltec lateral links with group-n bushings in the stock trailing arms.

On a related note, I need to move my hubs/knuckles inboard about 1/2" using the adjustable links - will the group-n bushing trailing link bushing allow me enough play to move them in?

Thanks,

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Old 05-23-2003, 10:32 AM   #3
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I don't see the trailing link bushings being a problem, I'm just wondering what kind of effect that would have on the entire rear suspension geometry however- a 1/2" each side is a significant change. Are you trying to gain some outboard clearance for tires?

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Old 05-23-2003, 02:27 PM   #4
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Sure, now you propose a tool group buy!

I'm still waiting for my poly bushings, but I would've preferred to use rubber. Maybe if this idea works out.

I had thought about it before, I think that if there was some person on the board who was trustworthy and central, and willing to take on the responsibilty this might work.

Perhaps if you layed out some rules this might happen, my friends BMW club has tools just like this, which you can rent from the club. Questions like, how much should people pay? Who will keep them? How long can I keep them for, will we be buying other tools, and how do we choose which ones etc.

Well that was my $0.02.

Good luck!

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Old 05-23-2003, 03:57 PM   #5
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It would be nice, this is a club and we've got lots of members- it would be nice to make that work for us. We just organized a group buy on another club, where everyone was able to save some $ on a part. No profit made by anyone, just a good deal and the power of group buying.

One thought I had was that if you knew that there were people definitely interseted, the first person could buy the tool(s) and then the next guy buy them from him and so on. Each person would only be out shipping, but obviously you'd want committed individuals.

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Old 05-23-2003, 04:59 PM   #6
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Problem with doing it that way is that it's sort of like a pyramid scheme. Poor guy at the end who's left holding the bag (expensive tool with nobody wanting to buy it).
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