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Has anyone ever installed these? I'm wandering if I have to remove outer sleaves or just the inner rubber of the old ones. Is there a loaner tool I can get to press out the old bushings? Any pictures or how to diys would be very helpful.

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The entire bushing will need to be removed. I usually use an air hammer or saw to cut one side of the outer sleeve and then peel the bushing inwards
 

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so should i use a haxsaw to cut the sleeve? and whats the best way to get the rubber out? i have no choice but to replace bushings because i have to cut the bolt on both sides to get it out. gotta love that northern rust! I've already removed the torsion bar.
 

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I also have brand new lower control arms to go back in. will i have to do the same thing with the front bushings on the new control arms or can they be pressed out or hammered out with a socket slightly smaller?
 

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Shop press is the preferred method.
 

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There should be one bushing on the arm and one on the frame. The frame one is the one I’m assuming the listing is for. I’d use a sawzall to cut the outer sleeve after removing as much of the rubber as possible
 

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heat up the metal to melt it out? any suggestions on some sawsall blades for the bolts? im eating through metal blades trying to cut the hardened steel bolts.
 

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Those bolts shouldn’t be hardened. Any metal blade should do. I feel like I use the torch
 

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hey you guys are awesome! thanks for all the help. I'm still waiting on parts but when it is completed I will post up some pics with the new off road tires and the lift.
 

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Harbor Freight investment in a decent press and some blocks it will come in handy for a lot of suspension bushings
 

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Just wanted to verify. I did have to remove the sleaves with the old torch and hacksaw method in order to install these bushings. I should have it finished by the end of next week. I will post pics when I'm done. I have my tires on order so should be installed next week.

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So far so good on the overhaul I still have to finish the driver side. Here is my progress so far.

Passenger side complete.

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New urethane bushings in lower control arms.

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Steering linkage in.

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Drivers side almost disassembled. I still have to cut the bolts for the control arms and cut out the sleeves for the bushings. Then I can reassemble everything and set ride height. Then it's off to the shop for alignment! Woohoo!!!!

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I need your address, and to have you park in a dark alley... ;)
 

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Drivers side down to the frame. Now just gotta replace bushings with urethane bushings and reassemble then repack bearings set ride height and get it aligned.

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Well hear we go folks! The finished product! Got about 2000 miles on the new tires and suspension. Rides soooooo good and the tires are great!

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I purposely set it a little higher in the back for towing my camper.

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Still sits about 1/2 inch higher in the rear with the camper hooked up. Tows great down the road!
 
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