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Author Topic:   QUESTION ABOUT LOWER A ARM BUSHINGS
TOOLBOY
Member
posted May 17, 2003 11:40 PM
I just use stock rubber bushings in my nova lowers with a shim to take up the slack on the front side of the front mount.


Roadhzrd
Member
posted May 18, 2003 01:21 AM
The steel is good for a nice smooth asphalt track. I'm sure the urethane would be fine but stock bushings work great too.


Gene
Member
posted May 18, 2003 10:00 AM
I use a solid bushing only on the large side, and a fexable bushing in the small side on all lowers. Seems to work well and no binds.


TOOLBOY
Member
posted May 18, 2003 01:31 PM
Small metric frames with stock lowers use a metric bolt that is just a little under a 1/2" bolt and i drill the frame and then drill out the bushings to use the 1/2" bolts anyway. If you are using the nova lowers with stock nova bushings the bushings are already 1/2 id and you will have no problems running stock bushings.


TOOLBOY
Member
posted May 18, 2003 10:37 PM
urethane


maxwell
Member
posted May 27, 2003 01:21 PM
TOOLBOY when using stock bushing i usally soak them in brake fluid for two days it really softens them up you have to replace them more often but it frees up everything


racer50
Member
posted May 27, 2003 08:41 PM
if you want to free up the lower A go buy some lock nuts for the bushing bolts tighten them up and back them off a turn. been running them this way for 3 years and havent oblonged the holes yet.


racer 4
Member
posted May 27, 2003 09:22 PM
to repair wollered out a arm holes use a long solid rod the diameter you wish the lower bushing bolts to be insert through both front and rear sets of holes and place grade 8 large washers using steel rod as guide weld washers in place i do this to all my cars to ensure that there is no bind in lowers you would be suprised how far off some frame mounts are doing this will take alot of bind out of lower a arms