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mr ilia 03-23-2013 03:59 PM

GTA - rear subframe bushing - where to do? I have parts.
 
Hi,

I got rear subframe bushings and rear control arm bushings...half way in I realized this is too much for me to do....I put everything back together now....heed help to have it done.

Can some one please direct me to a shop or a person who can change the bushings for the subframe and control arms (all rear)?

All ceased nuts and bolts is not an issue as I already dealt with...I can travel to place to have it done....I will pay cash fir this job.

PM or reply, I would like to do this with in next week.

Help?

BMe30 03-24-2013 09:03 AM

Rmp did mine.

kruler 03-24-2013 10:12 AM

stancefactory will take care of you

mr ilia 03-24-2013 06:16 PM

what were the prices like to do this job?

frankie591 03-24-2013 09:13 PM

at least 5 hours of labour I'd bet.

BMe30 03-24-2013 09:19 PM

I dont recall. It was 4 years ago and i had other stuff done at the same time.

Give the shops a call.. Get a quote and go from there.

cormier 03-25-2013 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frankie591 (Post 1603048)
at least 5 hours of labour I'd bet.

I wouldn't think so if they're already off the car ready to be pressed

mr ilia 03-25-2013 10:53 AM

I need full labor here...including full disassembly...I called BMP, but they want to see the car before giving a quate.

Bullet Ride 03-25-2013 11:33 AM

Getting it off the car is the hard part. If you don't have access to a press just burn the old bushings out, the new bushings can be pressed in using a piece of threaded rod and a couple of washers and nuts.

mr ilia 03-25-2013 12:43 PM

This is where I'm with this. The old bushing has ceased to the frame...
It looks like once it get get it loose I will be able to use the heat gun to melt the old part and press it out with the floor jack.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bullet Ride (Post 1603095)
Getting it off the car is the hard part. If you don't have access to a press just burn the old bushings out, the new bushings can be pressed in using a piece of threaded rod and a couple of washers and nuts.


cormier 03-25-2013 01:01 PM

Have you tried the threaded rod method? Nothing worked for me until that. Mine came off in 15 minutes of that method

Bullet Ride 03-25-2013 01:07 PM

^ yup +1

5/8-11 tap into the bushing, screw a bolt into it, then pound it out from inside the car.

noid 03-25-2013 01:15 PM

If you still want to do the job have a look at these two links:

http://www.rtsauto.com/e30-rear-subf...l-and-install/

and

http://www.rtsauto.com/the-easy-way-...-arm-bushings/

If you don't have a vise, go get one, its hands down the most useful tool to have. The bigger the better. I have a ridgid f60, and it has been able to press in/press out anything and everything.

If you are looking to get a brand new vise, I would recommend looking into gray tools. They have very reasonably priced vises. If you are ok with getting a used vise. I know of a place that sells industrial grade vises in hamilton (vises from closed down steel factories) for damn cheap.

mr ilia 03-25-2013 01:19 PM

I had a plan to go to Brafasco to get 5/8 lag bolt, since Home Depot and Canadian Tire do not carry bigger than 1/2....If I can get the bushing off with this methid, than It should be easy to get the rest of the job done....I will have to do the trailing arm bushings, but I may have some one else do this for me, since I'm no comfirtable disconnecting rear break lines...

cormier 03-25-2013 01:23 PM

No? It's not hard or anything just be careful not to get fluid everywhere :p

Good time to replace ebrake cables and whatever brake/fuel lines are worn


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