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#1 FieroGTFan

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:25 PM

Hey guys,

Finally installed my GNT performance bushings (WHICH ARE AWESOME!) but unfortunately I ran into issues with the suspension. When I was trying to get the spindle out of the rear arm, I could not get the bolt to move, so I had to cut it. Being stupid I wasn't paying attention and cut three of the four bushing sleeves that need to be reused for the GNT bushings. Now I am attempting to put the suspension back together however I need to find bushing sleeves. I know I saw that some of you will use the bronze plain bearings in this location, however I am afraid of any wear to the bronze this may cause with the movement and loading/unloading on this part when the suspension travels. Has anyone had issues with this, or is this the best way to go out getting these parts replaced?

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#2 FieroGTFan

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:15 PM

Ran into possibly an even worse issue with the Conquest now... I was working on getting the crossmember bushings out and realized that after getting the bushing out, two of the sleeves are completely destroyed. Rusted so bad that the sleeve came out missing the rusted piece.

Anyone have any ideas for this one?

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 06:10 AM

Those are for the rear subframe. Test fit them without the sleeve and see how they fit. May have to get som thin sheet metal and make your own filler piece.
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:56 PM

I'll have to give that a shot. I need to clean out the bore from when the sleeve pulled out from then I'll test fit the bushings. Hopefully soon I have some good luck!

Edited by FieroGTFan, 09 August 2018 - 07:56 PM.


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Posted 24 August 2018 - 11:45 AM

Yep that is the limitation with the aftermarket bushings.  May have to locate some new spares if you cannot bridge that gap with sheet metal.  

Based on your location, I normally would tell you a specific member in the Lancaster area to contact whom would have definitely had these.  Sadly, he is no longer with us.  

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