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MSA Control arm bushings


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Just got bushings from MSA (Prothane brand) delivered, checked their site and they state that some bushings are designed to use the original OEM outer sleeves, some not. All the info I have on replacing these say to press out/ hacksaw out the outer sleeves before installing Poly bushings to allow for the extra clearance but not specifically this brand. Hard to see if they'd fit with or without since I don't know how much compression (if any) is needed for install.

Anybody put MSA/Prothane control arm bushings in and did you need to remove outer sleeves? I'd hate to cut them out and then need them to fill a gap.

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I am assuming that you are referring to the FRONT suspension bushings, right?

Have you got the suspension disassembled yet?

I bought my bushings from MSA (packaging didn't specify the brand) and the only bushings that required the OEM "outer sleeves" to remain in the car was the Moustache Bar (rear Diff mount). Front Suspension bushings and Rear Suspension (outer bushings) all required the sleeves to be removed.

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Sorry Carl, yes fronts.

Haven't disassembled yet, still soaking everything down with penetrating oil.

Was going to do the whole smash at the same time, control arms, tension rods, steering rack/coupler, and swaybar along with front s/s brake lines. Probably going to paint/cleanup all the components too.

I like to have as much info before I start, kind of cuts down on the 'surprises' later.



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