URO Parts has developed a high quality replacement bushing for Porsche 911 and 914 front control arms. These high quality bushings are made for easy installation using common shop tools. This video explains the reason why a replacement bushing has been so long coming and illustrates the installation process step-by-step.
homemade press , Pressing in control arm bushings
Homemade Hydraulic shop press with 20 ton jack. Pressing in energy
suspension bushings and progress spherical bearings on honda civic lower
control arms. 2x2" square steel 1/4" thick. 3/16 square tube works great
too. The outside dimensions are about 21" tall x 18" wide. updates below.
Update added thick top plates and a base.
- The most difficult part in making this frame with single top and bottom
tube is you have to make sure the top and bottom square tubes is absolutely
parallel to each other. Not only from side to side but from front and back.
This is a little difficult , if you are welding , make tacks then check and
adjust if necessary. If the tubes is not parallel then the part will try to
come out when the force is applied. This is why the single top tube is not
so great idea or if you look at a real press it has 2 tubes at the base
where the part sits.
- If all you have is 1/16 thick tube it will work with most bushings but
you need to protect the top tube with a plate(i write about that below)
- If you make this , try to protect the top bar by using a plate, you can
see I have the black plate tied to the top tube , if you do not use a thick
plate here to spread the load you can easily damage the top bar, if you
look at the orange frame in the background you can see how that one is
damaged. If you are pressing in some soft or easy bushings then you do not
need that part but if you are pressing in something difficult that requires
a lot of force then use something to protect the top.
Wood press - there is a video on youtube about a wood press pressing in a
wheel bearing it is amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krbrm1bN-Mg I
tried wood to press out control arm bushings but they were so tight and the
whole frame flexed so it did not work for me but maybe you can make it
CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS
THIS IS A SHORT VIDEO TO HELP SHOW HOW TO REPLACE THE CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS
ON A 1989 DODGE CARAVAN. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE PRODUCTS VISIT
How to Replace Control Arm Bushings (EASY)
Control Arm Bushing Replacement, This video will show you how to easily
replace Upper Control Arm bushings (press the old ones out and press the
new ones in with common tools). This job is fast and easy and can be done
with basic hand tools and a ball joint or bushing press which you can rent
for free at your local parts store.
You can also use this method to replace bushings in your leaf springs and
pretty much anything that has pressed in bushings!
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HOW TO: Installing VW Polyurethane Lower Control Arm Bushings without a Press
2003 VW TDI 1.9L Diesel Lower Control Arm Bushings are Hard to line-up, but
with a bolt , some grease and some washers the small one is a breeze. The
larger bushing requires force. I used an anvel with a screw type attached
vise and an 8" block of 2x4 wood. Once again the grease was the key. For
the big bushing you will need helping hands (it is a two person job).
BMW Control Arm Bushing Replacement
View this BMW Repair Tech Tip - follow this link:
This video explains how to replace front control arm bushings on your BMW
E30, E36, or E46 3-series that is experiencing control arm bushing failure.
The vehicle that these are being replaced on is an E46 330ci, but the
procedure is the same for the E30 and E36 3-series. This particular E46
had 62,000 Miles on it at the time of this replacement.
Audi A6 (C5) 1998-2004 - Front upper control arm replacement DIY, how to
In this video, Bentley Publishers technical editor Nick Czerula along with
Ric Morin from Motorcar Alternatives illustrates how to replace front
upper control arms on a 1998-2004 Audi A6. For more information on Bentley
Publishers line of Audi technical manuals, visit
Pressing out a suspension bushing on my Acura Integra
I replaced all the suspension bushings on my 95 Acura Integra with Hard
Race rubber bushings. This is me pressing out the rear upper link inner
bushing. The bushing is really long, so I used a deep impact socket to
press with. I'm using the Harbor Freight 20 ton shop press to do this.
Note the safety lexan. Yes, it works.