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Shop to press in bushings

Postby TreoWayne » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:23 pm

I want to install urethane bushings in my Escort. I think I can manage to install the sway bar bushings, but I would like to get the control and trailing arm bushings pressed in by a professional. Are there any recommended shops that I can trust to get the bushing pressed in without bending the somewhat delicate suspension parts? Any ideas on what the costs would be if I bring in the parts off the car?
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Postby dat280zxguy » Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:38 pm

Lincoln Clutch and Brake had quick turn around time when they pressed my wheel bearings for me.

Very helpful, and they certainly were knowledgable, I was suprised when they knew right away what would be needed for my Celica.

Think they charged me $25 for the service per bearing.
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Postby kallikak » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:51 pm

Hmmm, any place in Omaha anyone can recommend?
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Postby dfink » Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:51 am

Can you use some treaded rod and a couple of sockets to get it done.
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Postby Tommy Boy » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:34 am

Most shops that do any kind of suspension work probably have a press.

Like your Jensen Tire, etc. I have had good luck in the past with the location on North 90th street.

It is possible to press bushings in with a bench vise, not sure if you want to try it though.
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Postby kallikak » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:11 am

Cool. I'll try JT first. I wouldn't think it would be possible to remove them with a threaded rod and sockets, just because everything I've read so far recommends at least a 10-20 ton press.
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Postby omahasubaru » Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:35 pm

Russ @ Russ' Garage

http://www.russgarage.com

give him a ring... he did all the bushings for me on the E30 and on the cheap.
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Postby DaWorstPlaya » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:33 am

GotCone? wrote:Russ @ Russ' Garage

http://www.russgarage.com

give him a ring... he did all the bushings for me on the E30 and on the cheap.


+1 on Russ ... He has a press and can do bushings.
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