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Old 08-30-2011, 09:41 AM   #1
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Quick ? on rear subframe bushing inserts..

Just got the front washers off the subframe bolts-
its not the back ones that are tougher, are they?
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:54 AM   #2
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Doesn't matter, I was taking a short break and the longer I sit here the tired I get so...I'll find out on my own.
And if those subframe bolts were torqued to 74lb/ft at the factory, Ill eat my wrench!!
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:25 AM   #3
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Never done the bushing inserts, so I can't help you there, sorry.
We usually replace the whole bushing with solid mounts, as it stiffens everything considerably more, without compromising comfort or noise.
But since you're local, we can help you with about anything else your heart desires!

From looking over their instructions, it seems at that point, both front and rear should be about the same difficulty.
Maybe a little easier since they're a little bigger...
Maybe a little harder since they may be harder to get to...
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:11 AM   #4
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Fronts were definatly harder to get off than the backs for me!
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:27 AM   #5
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Don't blink or you will miss the plate fall off.



This works equally well on the front or rear plates.
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:31 AM   #6
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Yeah the backs have a bit more room to grab onto. The smaller fronts were a tad tougher. I heated them up first which helped (10-15 seconds with a torch).
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:55 AM   #7
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Yep, the fronts were much tougher-thank God!

I was afraid I'd done the "easy" ones first and they kicked my a$$.

Thought the bigger ones might be worse, but fell off in comparison.

Good to go now-can't wait to try them out.

And I don't have any fancy pneumatic jackhammers, or lifts, or anything that might make this easy, JusticePete!
Just a one man operation with jackstands, handtools, and a masochistic streak.
Also a > two and three quarter inch gap between my tire and fender. I'm gonna be needing some drop springs soon! This Pedders stuff IS addicting!

Talk to you soon and thanks for the inserts
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:57 AM   #8
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I used the two hammer approach. Took about 4 good blows of the hammer and they came right off. Rears took 1 good blow.

Use whatever method works best for you and gets them off.
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:03 PM   #9
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I had memorized your insert post before starting caverman, but still had a time with the fronts.
And despite using every precaution I could think of, I ended up having to pry a bit to line up my pins as well.

Alls well that end well. By the time I've saved for the next mod, these aches and pains will be gone and I'll be ready for the next challenge!
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