Thanks so much for the amazing write up, you motivated me to do this myself. It took me much longer than you though, about 10 hours total. The top bushing was in two pieces, completely torn. When I finished the "clunk" was gone and the ride even felt smoother.
Tips from my experience:
1. Be sure to have a big torque wrench/breaker bar for the front drive shaft bolts, they used so much loc-tite it would not break free with a 1/2" impact wrench.
2. Crush the "stop lip" inward on the bushing and use that deformed "lip" to push it out the back (the same way the new one will push in). Use an air chisel!!
3. Getting to the top bushing bolt is ridiculous, I used a deep well socket and a universal. That was the only way I could get to it, I used an impact wrench on the other side once the socket was in place.
Totally worth it though my garage wanted $900 to do it.
Last edited by arwood56; 12-16-2013 at 01:42 PM.