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    Just as an FYI to you guys using these arms-

    They now make spherical bushings for the housing, so you can have the arms with reg poly bushings and just install the sphericals in the housing and there should be no bind.
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    They as in ADTR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    They as in ADTR?
    No, sorry

    Steeda and UPR make them I think

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/s...+5ba29e70f2fa7

    https://lmr.com/item/UPR-2003-88/79-...content=Brands

    Other companies may make them as well.
    I installed one in my s197 and it made a world of difference

    Looks like team z sells them too
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    Quote Originally Posted by massacre View Post
    Just as an FYI to you guys using these arms-

    They now make spherical bushings for the housing, so you can have the arms with reg poly bushings and just install the sphericals in the housing and there should be no bind.
    That’s amazing news!
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    Yes. Awesome. Picking a set up.


    Quote Originally Posted by massacre View Post
    No, sorry

    Steeda and UPR make them I think

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/s...+5ba29e70f2fa7

    https://lmr.com/item/UPR-2003-88/79-...content=Brands

    Other companies may make them as well.
    I installed one in my s197 and it made a world of difference

    Looks like team z sells them too
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    They are easier to install than poly or rubber bushings too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by massacre View Post
    They are easier to install than poly or rubber bushings too!
    I purchased it though haven’t looked into the install directions.

    One must knock out the shells in the diff housing right? That seems tricky.
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    Air hammer/chisel should blast them right out. Can also use a balljoint press
    Someone makes a bushing removal tool, but you could use washers and a bolt with a big socket

    Worse comes to worst you could burn the rubber out with a torch and then just hammer/collapse the shells outta there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by massacre View Post
    Air hammer/chisel should blast them right out. Can also use a balljoint press
    Someone makes a bushing removal tool, but you could use washers and a bolt with a big socket

    Worse comes to worst you could burn the rubber out with a torch and then just hammer/collapse the shells outta there.
    Yes. and Yes. Bushings have already been burned out for the poly job.

    I sprung for the removal tool from maximum motorsports. This will remove the metal sleeves relatively easily. Also will aid in the install of the spherical ones.

    Received a call from Chris over at ADTR. Influx of orders on the box panther rear control arms. lol Maybe two months out. Was worried he was going to tell me none left and never being manufactured again. Luckily that is not the case.
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    If it’s just sleeves and no bushings I would try and collapse them with a hammer and chisel.
    Once you can get it to collapse in on itself it usually goes pretty easy
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    don't waste your time on the bushing removal tool. i spent a lot of money on one many years ago and it does not work worth a crap.
    melt out the rubber, cut the shells, press new in with ball joint press or shop press. pressing in the new is a pita too the arms want to bend, you have to support then arms so they do not fold up.

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    That I totally agree with.

    My intent is to use the removal tool solely on the axle. That should not bend.
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