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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old July 24th, 2012, 20:49 Thread Starter
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Pole Urethane bushing shop install

How much should I expect a shop to charge me to install a Prothane Urethane Bushings - Total Kit ?


http://twosrus.com/catalog/product_i...roducts_id=431


Anyone in the socal area willing to do this ? I pay cash
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I'm in socal PM me.
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A regular repair shop...if they'll even do it probably 4-600
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I did all prothane bushing on my car in a weekend its not bad if you had power tools It would probably take just 1 day. i also paintwed the springs and the strut housings and all of the suspension bars with black high temp and orange high temp paint and cleaning them took awhile.

burn the old bushing out with a torch it takes 10 minutes just set them so the rubber falls into a bucket full of water you dont have to press any of them out a torch does it quick and pretty clean just clean the extra rubber with a screw driver or butter knife.

I'm in oklahoma and the cheapest quote i got was around 600 i think so I decided to do it myself.
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You can do it yourself if you have a garage jack stands and basic hand tools. You could burn out the bushings but that's messy. Another way is you can use a 3 jaw puller, bolt and washers. You might need a razors to clear away overlapping rubber to get a good grip on the 3 jaw puller.

It is time consuming it took me about 4-5 hours plus another 1 hour for an alignment. You need to have one done after other wises your toe and camber settings will be off.
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I'm in the middle of installing my 2sRus prothane poly bush kit right now.
If you don't want to burn them out with a torch, some of them in the front can be pounded out with a ball peen hammer. The rest can be cut out using a suitably sized hole saw, the ones used by carpenters to make large holes in doors. Get a really deep one.
It helps if you have a drill press and a large corded drill.
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How much should I expect a shop to charge me to install a Prothane Urethane Bushings - Total Kit ?


http://twosrus.com/catalog/product_i...roducts_id=431


Anyone in the socal area willing to do this ? I pay cash
My friend has a shop press, so I did it at his house. I spent half a day doing it, but that included beer breaks, installing coilovers, test drives, and a combination of string/bubble level alignment and "seat of the pants" aligning the suspension.

Shop press is the cleanest way to do it. Don't have to deal with fumes and mess, don't have to clean out the bores for the bushings, and shop presses are just cool to use. If a bushing is being stubborn, it helps to drill into the rubber to soften it up a bit and give it more compliance.
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how much hard it's to say, but if i ever doing it again, i will charge at lest 400-600ish. it one hella a job even i did it myself at school shop, with 20 ton press. ( 4-5 days 1.5-2 hours each day) The hard part is take out the old bushing. you have two options for DIY.
1. you can burn it out.
2. you can do it with a long vise and some socket push out. ( requires some cutting on the old bushing lid b4 pressing out.)
installation is very easy. while you had it out, do your ball joints too.
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If you haven't done these yet do yourself a favor and go buy a Harborfreight A frame press.



http://www.harborfreight.com/6-ton-a...ress-1666.html

It's easy to assemble and can live in it's box in the garage or even your closet at home when you're not using it. I'll be the fastest and cleanest way to get the bushings out. With this you and a friend can easily knock it out in a half to full day. If the old bushing isn't pressing out, just turn it over. Some will go out one way but not the other.

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