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addbhp
05-16-2012, 10:35 AM
I am hoping to do a front suspension refresh this weekend on the 98 323is, and have all the parts, but need a recommendation on who can press new lower control arm bushings into new lollipops. Realistically it would take very little time, so don't want to be charged too much.

Any recommendations other than dealer? Thanks

kenmar
05-16-2012, 08:45 PM
Lubricate it with water+soap and use a bench vise. That's what I did; worked perfectly.

Axxe
05-16-2012, 10:57 PM
Bench vise or a large c-clamp (good quality one, not a princess auto junk clamp) and a couple flat plates and you should be good.

addbhp
05-17-2012, 09:25 PM
Thanks guys will try that.

iverson03tj
05-17-2012, 09:26 PM
i got a press but ur all the way in aurora. so im not sure if its worth it:P but i also need something the same size as the bushing... just incase i dont got it!

InfiniteDice
05-17-2012, 10:53 PM
Then you need to get it over the control arm... It's a rare bit of fun some of us like to forget ever happened.

5style
06-04-2012, 10:31 AM
Go to a shop, i paid $10 to get em pressed in.

To get the control arm in, lube the bushing with LIQUID SOAP. Goes on with very little effort.

Axxe
06-04-2012, 12:22 PM
^ Yup. Sunlight and water 50/50 and it just slides in ;). Leaves a lemon fresh scent too.

5style
06-05-2012, 08:36 PM
^ Yup. Sunlight and water 50/50 and it just slides in ;). Leaves a lemon fresh scent too.

Mine smell like shampoo XD.

The car I worked on a weeks ago, I think the guy is Bostongreen on here, smells like shampoo too lololol