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Author Topic:   home made solid bushings
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 129
posted June 08, 2005 12:59 PM  
rather than getting solid steel or aluminum bushings...has anyone just tried welding thick washers to the control arms on each side to make a solid mounting point....why do you need it to be solid all the way across the bushing hole???

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posted June 08, 2005 03:11 PM  
One reason not enough contact,if the bolt is softer it will cut the bolt if the washer softer egg shape the hole.

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posted June 08, 2005 03:46 PM  
The washers would have to go to the inside otherwise it wouldnt fit inside the frame bracket and you would have to make sure you kept the holes in teh washers in line not only with ea other but also the holes in the frame otherwise the bolt woulnt go thru. I would think it would egg out the washer in no time as well but could be wrong. Plus the bolt needs to be supported in the middle to keep from bending as well.

You might be able to do a plate on both sides with a piece of steel tubing between them, sort of the same idea as a bushing. The only problem is keeping the bolt lubed so it doesnt rust and bind up.

Dirt Maniac

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posted June 08, 2005 04:35 PM  
The solid bushings arent that expensive. The work and worry of what you are talking about would be worth buying them.

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redneck racing
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posted June 10, 2005 11:23 AM  
I use the polyurothane ones instead of the steel. Eddie

Dirt Freak

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posted June 10, 2005 12:39 PM  
We use poly on the left front and rear trailing arms and use steel rf uppers and heim style rf lowers.

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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted June 10, 2005 03:01 PM  
who sells the solid bushings?


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