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Old 08-12-2010, 08:58 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, 01:52 PM   #2
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:03 PM   #3
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:57 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, 04:52 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, 06:45 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, 07:14 PM   #7
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:31 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, 10:15 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, 11:40 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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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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I pressed mine in using a little dish soap and my thumbs!
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:10 PM   #13
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All fixed for about $14 from Mcmaster Carr!!


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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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