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post #5026 of 8099 Old 07-01-2013, 08:47 AM
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Today's Jeeping: I'm going to start cleaning up the control arms and trying to remove the old bushings...without a press. I don't think it'll go well, but I'm going to give it a shot anyway. Coverage at 11:00.
Are they rubber bushings? MAP gas torch works good for me.

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Are they rubber bushings? MAP gas torch works good for me.
They are; I may have to go about it that way if I can't pound them out of place. I'm still looking at replacement sets of bushings, but a lot of them are urethane and require the factory metal bushing shells to be reused.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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No press??? Maybe go rent a ball joint press from an auto shop...

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….

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I wouldn't want poly. Are they the same size Clevites as stock on the JKS arms or proprietary to JKS?

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No press??? Maybe go rent a ball joint press from an auto shop...
Hmm...that might be an option. I could probably rig something up with a vise, as well.

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I wouldn't want poly. Are they the same size Clevites as stock on the JKS arms or proprietary to JKS?
I don't know how much difference the urethane would make, but since the JKS arms have the free-rotating feature there's no reason not to keep a vibration-dampening rubber bushing in place. I'm reasonably sure that the bushings are the same as a factory bushing; they look reasonably identical to my eye.

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Today's Jeeping, Updated: This whole "bushing removal" thing is way easier to type than to complete in reality. I may actually leave the good ones in place and just try to extract the ones that are obviously worn. All of the uppers look intact.

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This will get you one step closer to TT goodness! Oh, and hopefully solve your suspension conundrum.

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This will get you one step closer to TT goodness! Oh, and hopefully solve your suspension conundrum.
Holy f***... I've been fixated on the suspension issues; the fact that this gets me a long way towards a tummy tuck COMPLETELY escaped me! Bonus! Party!

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Holy f***... I've been fixated on the suspension issues; the fact that this gets me a long way towards a tummy tuck COMPLETELY escaped me! Bonus! Party!

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Mmmm.... Bacon...
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I usually drill holes in the rubber and cut the sleeve with a hacksaw and it just falls out.

EDIT: or if you need the sleeve, you could burn the remaining rubber out.

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Yes, bacon indeed. I'll have to start looking for a scrap of aluminum and a couple of pieces of tubing.

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I usually drill holes in the rubber and cut the sleeve with a hacksaw and it just falls out.

EDIT: or if you need the sleeve, you could burn the remaining rubber out.
Solid plan; I like cutting better than adding heat. I'm pretty broke right now, so I'll probably only replace the bushings that need replacing...but it's progress, either way!

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I read some ware about using a hole saw to drill out the bushings.
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Or after you clean them up bring them over here and we can apply 40 tons of pressure to the bushings .

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Yeah, a press is the easiest way!!! Lots of wd40 or similar, my rubixpress bushings were a breeze and they are figure 8 shaped!

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….

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