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Old 02-20-2012, 08:27 PM   #1
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Post Pfadt rear suspension notes.

The attempt this weekend was to replace the rear trailing arms, rear tie rods and subframe bushings with Pfadt upgrades.

After removing; the exhaust, disconnecting the drive shaft, dropping the entire rear end out and removing the rubber subframe bushings (which is not easy), I had to throw in the towel on the bushings that connects the rear trailing arms to the spindle. I spent the better part of a day trying to remove them with a re-created pfadt tool, which was mostly successful until the bolts would sheer.

If someone hopes to do this on their own I would recommend getting a real bushing press c-clamp and removing the entire spindle seperate from the main suspension body and axles the mechanic I spoke with at West Coast Corvettes said that their tool is basically a one shot use maybe two if you're lucky.

West Coast Customes is also listed on Pfadt's website as a authorized dealer so take this info as you wish.

Good luck to all the other DIY'rs.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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I also just did these upgrades this weekend. All you need is to borrow a 2 prong puller from AutoZone. The tool cost me $0. I had them out in about 5 mins a side.
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