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Old 05-16-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Who can press LCAB in?

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
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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Lubricate it with water+soap and use a bench vise. That's what I did; worked perfectly.
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:57 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:25 PM   #4
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Thanks guys will try that.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:26 PM   #5
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i got a press but ur all the way in aurora. so im not sure if its worth it but i also need something the same size as the bushing... just incase i dont got it!
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:53 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:31 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:22 PM   #8
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^ Yup. Sunlight and water 50/50 and it just slides in . Leaves a lemon fresh scent too.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:36 PM   #9
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^ 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
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