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Urethane Bushing Kit for GK5?

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Old 11-21-2018, 03:52 AM
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very nice, i am waiting to install my hardrace bushings on the 30th
 
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Old 11-21-2018, 02:21 PM
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ebay gods have heard my cry for help!

https://pages.ebay.com/promo/2018/11...08183455912173


 
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Old 12-17-2018, 02:39 PM
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FINALLY installed the bushings onto my spare/new control arms. Also, installed Megan RCA's same time.




First immediate impression, the car seems to drive more stable now. It's pretty spooky (in a good way).

I tried to take my favorite loop-the-loop on ramp at the usual speeds (40-50 mph) but due to other cars on the road this morning (esp the ones that take the turn, and occupy 2 lanes instead of their own .... smh), I couldnt get the car up to full speed and really test thing thing out. BUT .... one thing is obvious, the usual feeling of play/deflection is greatly reduced ... and I can take aggressive turns with MUCH confidence!!!
 
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:32 PM
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rears went on ... I must say I had a blast removing the oem bushings and giving my new toys (dewalt drill and dewalt reciprocating saw/sawzall) a spin for the first time. props to codeman again, for the tips and making this a smooth install. the one "pita" moment was getting it all to line up, it did take me a good 4-5 tries until it all feel into place. for those interested in how the install went, it was something like this:

-jack up the rear end
-remove wheels
-release brake lines as needed
-remove bolts so the rear beam and swing down
-drill holes into bushings
-saw the bushing so the plastic ring is gone
-tap out the bushing with a hammer + chisel/flat head screw driver
-clean up the area, and then insert new bushings
-line it up, and pray it not a pita
-bolt everything back up
-profit














such a satisfying moment when it finally pops out




Impressions/reviews to follow in a few days/weeks
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:52 PM
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IMPRESSIONS:

-car rides as smooth as eggs on the highway, esp above 65 mph. feels more firm, less prone to road imperfections (or the wind) knocking the car around. that "squirm" that I was once used to, is gone
-used to get alot of rattle noises from the exhaust hitting metal, most of that is eliminated
-can turn/corner sharp as heck now, and with insane high speed .... with mega confidence

Final Thoughts = this mod is most def worth doing.
 
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