Originally Posted by karmatose
I'm pulling for ya, man. Here's some inspiration.
More inspiration from when I did mine:
I changed the subframe bushings, trailing arm bushings, boots on both sides on both half shafts, wheel bearing on the passenger side, diff mount, diff gasket, diff fluid. All with OEM stuff; not like some people who pushed in their new bushings by hand.
Using the rod method I bent one of the trailing arms in the process of trying to install a trailing arm bushings. Instead of bending it back, I had a guy from California send me a trailing arm that was as minty fresh as my old one. Long story short, that was a $150 lesson (after shipping) I wont be repeating
May I reiterate that using a vise makes pushing the bushings in/out exponentially easier? Honestly, I don't even know why I even attempted the rod method when I had a vise the whole time. With the vise everything came out and went in so smoothly and without issue.