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Hot Rods how do i change rear triangulated 4 bar bushings w. coilovers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cycledelicjohn, May 17, 2019.

  1. cycledelicjohn
    Joined: Mar 9, 2008
    Posts: 744


    how can i change these bushings without arm wrestling them ?
  2. Happydaze
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,142


    Seriously? Ok, raise body / fame so suspension is unloaded. If you want to do it with the wheels off (probably better) have axle on stand first before unloading the suspension. Remove, rebush and replace bars, probably one at a time. Use antisieze everywhere. Nothing should move much and unless there's a ton of bind or preload anywhere for some reason it should go together easily enough.

    The fun starts when you find the bushings have frozen onto the bolts so won't come out. Thanks Bonneville!! :)

  3. Andy
    Joined: Nov 17, 2002
    Posts: 4,764


    The bushings really have no transverse rotational freedom. The bars can't twist and the bushings can't either. The bars and bushings are strained when the rear hits a bump on one side.
    A rod end on one end would be advised.

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