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Old 01-20-2017, 09:46 AM   #1
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Exclamation New way to remove sub frame bushings!

Hello everyone! I recently changed the rear sub-frame bushings on my Camaro. Many people suggested I use the method of heating the bushing and allowing the weight of the car force the bushing from the sub-frame. When I was thinking about this and watching videos of others doing this I didnt really think it was the right way to do it, and wasnt really comfortable with moving the car around like that with the rear end out. I triend BMRs suggested bash the hell out of it with a hammer method and that was verry innefective. So what i did was use the heat method with my own twist.

Tools required
- 2 Jaw balancer puller (a set of 3 can be bought from harbour freight for fairly cheap)
- 1/2" drive ratchet
- Socket to fit on the balancer puller
- Short extension that fits in the metal center of the bushings
- Propane torch

Steps
- First you are going to want to place the small extension in the metal center of the bushing, this will help center the puller
- Second, your going to want to put the puller on the extension, were using the puller to push the bushing out, opposite of its intended purose.
- Third, use the ratchet and socket to get some light pressure on the bushing.
- Fourth, start applying heat with the torch to the metal sub frame surrounding the bushing
- As you apply heat, slowly tighten the puller, trying to keep it as verticle as possible, be aware if it gets a lot of angle. If it does start to go crooked stop, and re position and start again.

I hope this helps! if you have any questions please ask them here or feel free to PM me!

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Old 01-20-2017, 10:27 AM   #2
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So you dropped the whole rear subframe???
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Old 01-20-2017, 12:58 PM   #3
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So you dropped the whole rear subframe???
Yes, I had to drop it to do some other bushings so I did everything with it out.
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Old 01-20-2017, 01:00 PM   #4
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Cool!
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Old 01-20-2017, 01:15 PM   #5
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Cool!
Thank you!
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Old 01-20-2017, 02:13 PM   #6
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Nice DIY write up. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-20-2017, 02:17 PM   #7
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Looks a lot easier!!! Good info!
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Old 01-20-2017, 02:44 PM   #8
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Looks way cleaner than using the cradle still in car way I did, got pretty smokey burning them out with just the weight of the car to push the bushings out
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Looks way cleaner than using the cradle still in car way I did, got pretty smokey burning them out with just the weight of the car to push the bushings out
It worked really well. I think its a lot safer than using the weight of the car like many do! maybe this can become a sticky for future reference mods?
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:22 AM   #10
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Awesome Idea. Where was this 2 years ago. LOL Good job.
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:43 AM   #11
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Awesome Idea. Where was this 2 years ago. LOL Good job.
Thank you! hopefully those that haven't already done the bushings will see this.
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