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Old 10-22-2011, 12:05 PM   #1
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DIY, trailing arms outer bushing removal

I just did the outer trailing arm bushing removals on my '10 SS! Here we go:

1) Jack up rear end and remove wheels. I used 2 jack stands, 1 on each side ahead of the wheel well.
2) Using an 18mm socket and open end wrench remove the outer trailing arm bolt form the lower control arm.
3) Using a fresh blade in a utility knife remove the outer portion of rubber on both sides so the bushing will slide though and there's room for the puller to secure itself on the metal. This IMO is the hardest part of the whole proccess! It's a real PITA!
4) Obtain a 2 arm 3 1/2" reach puller. Either rent from Autozone (or your favorite auto parts store) or buy one. Autozone has fee rental so that's what I did!
5) Use a 3/8" washer and nut on the end of the puller to push on the bushing during removal
6) Install the puller onto the bushing so it pushes the bushing out toward the front of the car. It's a tight fit but it will work if you're carefull!
7) Start tightening the puller and watch the bushing come out like butta!
8) DONE!

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Old 10-22-2011, 12:23 PM   #2
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Nice work looks like fun, what did you replace it with? Did it help the handling?
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:29 PM   #3
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I'll be installing BMR bushings on Monday when they arrive! I already have BMR trailing arms but I didn't know about having to replace the bushings too! I'll let you know how they work after a couple burn outs! Hopefully no more wheel hop!
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:23 PM   #4
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hey I will be doing this as well after income tax... post some pix up of the install please
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:01 PM   #5
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Thanks for your post. I took your puller idea and used it to install my Granatelli trailing arms and BMR outer bushings and it worked like a champ. I honestly expected the puller to pop off of the mounting bracket since I had to crank so hard on the puller bolt to move the bushing, but it didn't. Like you said: comes out like butta!
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:11 PM   #6
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Thanks for the pics!
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:49 PM   #7
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nice write up, this is my next mod as well!
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:50 AM   #8
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Nice
And Tuffy's Auto in Fort Myers charges $450.00 to remove that bushing.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:16 PM   #9
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Thank you very much ssmike, your tip to use the two-claw puller saved me a lot of frustration! I ordered the tool sold by PHADT that was just for pulling that bushing and it didn't work at all! It would have required removal of the entire control arm to allow enough room. Your way cost less than a dollar at Lowe's for the washer and nut!

As for the benefit of the trailing arm upgrade, I highly recommend it! I did this along with a chassis brace from Hotchkis and wheel hop during hard launching has completely been eliminated! I hope to try out both on a autocross or road course soon!
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:27 PM   #10
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I did mine the hard way. With some thread stock, a hole cutter and some washers and nuts.

Got it on video with no blood.

I like your way MUCH better.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:21 PM   #11
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I used a propane torch and burned those two out. Great idea.

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I used a propane torch and burned those two out. Great idea.

I remember that.
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Hmmm I've got a set of BMR bushings sitting on my desk that I never installed with the trailing arms because it looked like it would be more of a PITA than it would be worth vs the benefit of installing them. Perhaps I will consider this...
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:16 PM   #14
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I definitely want to try this; do you need a press or any specialty tool to get the new bushing in?
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:32 PM   #15
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No the new one slides right in.
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Does anyone have the BMR Rear trailing Arm Bushing part number so I can go ahead and pull the trigger? I found what I believe are the correct part on JDP motorsports, but just wanted to confirm.
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Does anyone have the BMR Rear trailing Arm Bushing part number so I can go ahead and pull the trigger? I found what I believe are the correct part on JDP motorsports, but just wanted to confirm.
The BMR rear outer trailing arm bushing is part number BK006 and it can be purchased directly through us or one of our many distributors. If there are any other questions I can help you out with let me know.

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The BMR rear outer trailing arm bushing is part number BK006 and it can be purchased directly through us or one of our many distributors. If there are any other questions I can help you out with let me know.

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Is that the part number for the new revised bushings that will be released in a couple weeks?
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Is that the part number for the new revised bushings that will be released in a couple weeks?
Yeah the newly revised bushing will retain the same part number.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:34 PM   #20
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So if I want to buy the BMR trailing arms, I need to also buy the BK006 for the other end of the trailing arms? I just want to make sure I buy the right ones so I dont buy another set of the ones that come with the arms!
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I just did the outer trailing arm bushing removals on my '10 SS! Here we go:

1) Jack up rear end and remove wheels. I used 2 jack stands, 1 on each side ahead of the wheel well.
2) Using an 18mm socket and open end wrench remove the outer trailing arm bolt form the lower control arm.
3) Using a fresh blade in a utility knife remove the outer portion of rubber on both sides so the bushing will slide though and there's room for the puller to secure itself on the metal. This IMO is the hardest part of the whole proccess! It's a real PITA!
4) Obtain a 2 arm 3 1/2" reach puller. Either rent from Autozone (or your favorite auto parts store) or buy one. Autozone has fee rental so that's what I did!
5) Use a 3/8" washer and nut on the end of the puller to push on the bushing during removal
6) Install the puller onto the bushing so it pushes the bushing out toward the front of the car. It's a tight fit but it will work if you're carefull!
7) Start tightening the puller and watch the bushing come out like butta!
8) DONE!

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Not sure what kinda butta you had going for you, but mine was stuck like it was super glued in place.

I replaced the bushings yesterday. That was a 7 hour nightmare in the garage. Including the 45 minute round trip to autozone to get the puller shown above.

I tried the method that another thread showed which was use a crow bar and a socket and pry it out, nothing to it. That didn't work.

Went and got the puller and spend forever working to get them out.

I read earlier this morning that some come out easy and some are not coming out, without a crane.

Good Luck to anyone taking this project on.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:06 PM   #22
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So if I want to buy the BMR trailing arms, I need to also buy the BK006 for the other end of the trailing arms? I just want to make sure I buy the right ones so I dont buy another set of the ones that come with the arms!

The BK006 ones are the correct ones for the outside ones. They do not come with the trailing arms. However, BMR has a new replacemnet bushing coming out in another couple weeks from what I heard. This was just after I bought the BK006 ones. I have not heard yet, why new ones.
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I just started this and found the arm is under some pressure. Is this normal? It doesnt just fall away. I have to pull it down with a 2x4.
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I just started this and found the arm is under some pressure. Is this normal? It doesnt just fall away. I have to pull it down with a 2x4.
If you still have the coilover bolt in it will be for sure. If not then it will still be a bit but if you pull around on the whole rotor it should loosen up and come out pretty easy.
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Great thanks. I got to say I have the front bushings done and I am really dreading doing the rear. This is a real pain. I am starting to wonder if this is worth it. Just speaking for myself of course

I do have the correct bushing? Feel like an old fool thanks PQ
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