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Old 07-24-2010, 05:56 PM
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Default 8.8 Upper Control Arm Bushing removal

Anyone ever replace the upper bushings on an 8.8 at the top of the housing where the upper controls arm bolt to. I recently purchased a 86 8.8 and they need to be replaced pretty bad. I purchased new bushings and cant quite figuire out how to go about removing the bad ones. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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you can drive them out with an air hammer if your careful, but they make a special tool for such, to reinstall you can use a piece of thread rod and try and get large diameter washers to pull them back in most of the way, but there is a spacial cup tool for such, latemodel restoration sells it
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The tool is Made by maximum Motorsports.

http://www.maximummotorsports.com/st...roducts_id=190
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I was instructed to drill 3/8" holes through the old bushing material and then dent the shell in with a chisel or air hammer, then it should bang out pretty easily
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If they are stock,

Perhaps a set of stronger aftermarket upper control arms ? Check the for sale section of the forum, the job is not fun on the car, id remove them.


A pic of mine are enclosed to show what your really dealing with
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by aode08 View Post
If they are stock,

Perhaps a set of stronger aftermarket upper control arms ? Check the for sale section of the forum, the job is not fun on the car, id remove them.


A pic of mine are enclosed to show what your really dealing with
they were referring to the ones in the axle housing
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I also used the "swiss cheese" drill method. Went alot easier than I expected.
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Thanks, I will try drilling and using an air hammer before spending thirty bucks on a tool I may never use again........
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Originally Posted by rleey07 View Post
Thanks, I will try drilling and using an air hammer before spending thirty bucks on a tool I may never use again........
I just did my uppers today... holy hell, what a bitch. Specifically since the axle was still in the car. I wish I har an air hammer today when I was working on it.
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Yeah I can imagine, mine is sitting in the floor of my garage, so hopefully it will not be too bad....
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