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Old 08-12-2010, 07:58 AM   #1
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Anyone esle have a problem with MGW bushing intsall?

I 'am in the middle of the MGW shifter install and there is no way in hell to get the factory rubber bushings into the new arms with out damage!! I'am going to plan B and will post pics.
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:52 PM   #2
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:03 PM   #3
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:57 PM   #4
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Cussing like a sailor helped me, and laughing at how easy it looked in the video.
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:52 PM   #5
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It was the hardest part of the install, but no damage. I love this shifter, i'm glad I went with MGW.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:45 PM   #6
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I had to use channel locks for mine. George at MGW must have Popeye forarms 'cause it is pretty comical how easy it looks in the video!
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:14 PM   #7
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:31 PM   #8
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I used dish soap and no way it was going in. In the video it shows him rotating the bushing after the install and mine would not budge!!! My parts came in today from Mcmaster Carr and The mod will be finished tomorrow.

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Old 08-12-2010, 09:15 PM   #9
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I think I used some grease on mine. Then gently squeezed it in a vise. They were definitely stiff going in.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:40 PM   #10
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Cussing like a sailor helped me, and laughing at how easy it looked in the video.
What an absolute PITA this part of the install was. I would gladly have paid a little extra for the bushings to be supplied and pre-installed. That section of the video where he eases them in like butter just pissed me off!
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:19 AM   #11
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What an absolute PITA this part of the install was. I would gladly have paid a little extra for the bushings to be supplied and pre-installed. That section of the video where he eases them in like butter just pissed me off!
C'mon Chris,You just have to "man-up"

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Old 08-13-2010, 07:12 AM   #12
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I pressed mine in using a little dish soap and my thumbs!
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:10 PM   #13
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All fixed for about $14 from Mcmaster Carr!!


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Old 08-13-2010, 02:33 PM   #14
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ohhhh ahhhh solid bushings......... Gonna Play Beach Boys "Good Vibrations " as you tool down the road?...... Theres a reason they are rubber.....
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:34 PM   #15
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:29 PM   #16
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ohhhh ahhhh solid bushings......... Gonna Play Beach Boys "Good Vibrations " as you tool down the road?...... Theres a reason they are rubber.....


It should be fine...I'm not concerned
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:53 AM   #17
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i actually used delrin bushings when i was testing the shifter and it really was no that much louder than stock.

i may look into making my own high durometer bushings for the shifter . i will let you know and send you some when i can get them.


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Old 08-14-2010, 07:30 AM   #18
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George,

Sounds great!!..I doubt it but do you think it could be that my car is 2011???
Few the few bucks I think its worth having the arms supplied with bushings.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:28 AM   #19
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It is possible that they increased the durometer on them. but i have to tell you if you do get the angle right they will slide right in. i actually had MANY outtakes so dont get to pissed seeing how easy i pushed them in ..but when i got the hang of it i can get them in no problem

but you are right having the bushings already installed will be a plus.


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Old 08-14-2010, 08:41 AM   #20
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It is possible that they increased the durometer on them. but i have to tell you if you do get the angle right they will slide right in. i actually had MANY outtakes so dont get to pissed seeing how easy i pushed them in ..but when i got the hang of it i can get them in no problem

but you are right having the bushings already installed will be a plus.


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I feel better, now!

I tore the shoulder on both OEM bushings, but once in place, they seem ok. I'll just monitor it for noise and vibration. We checked into new GM bushings, but as of right now, they aren't available individually...only as a part of the shifter assembly. FWIW, my car is a 2011, too...
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:04 AM   #21
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Yeah, but suppling them already installed would only coas a few dollars (less than 10) and makew the install much easier... seems like a no brainer.
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:11 AM   #22
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George...its great to have a vendor here that cares about end users

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Old 08-28-2010, 05:37 AM   #23
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I would like to report my mods had no ill effect on the overall performance of the shifter.
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:10 AM   #24
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Cool...I'll keep that in mind in case any issues develop from my torn OEM bushings.
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:07 PM   #25
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I didn't have any problems per say, but they were a pain in the a$$. I lubed them up with KY before inserting
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