As many of you may be aware there has been a "Cheap" option, that lets say brand "E" has done a video on notating that they are smaller than factory and change the pre-load on the arm.
Brand "U" lets call them has an install video saying that they have recreated the factory part with the same "type and amount of rubber being used"
Technically not true because as shown in the video by brand E the durometer is definitely not the same from the deflection noted.
With all the BS aside we have made a part like the factory bushing and a special tool to help install these. One of the problems with installation of this part is the end that brand E glosses over. When you get to the part where the tube holds that end from sliding down the shaft you have a "sharp edge" from the metal the rubber can catch on. If it catches you will scar the inside rubber. This will make a second attempt more difficult.
We have made the delrin "tools" to allow you to use a 1/2" stainless rod with some nuts and large washers to install. There is a taper to allow the rubber to clear the edge of the A arm without catching it.
I had Cary do up one for me and fully document this so that you will have some instruction as how to do this. We are currently compiling and putting this together now.
To be clear the delrin parts are the only "tools" we are providing. We figured that most of you have an Ace Hardware or Home Depot nearby and can acquire these for less than we can ship them for.
Yup, I'll need one set of these with the tool.
It would have been two but I already bought a set of "brand E" about 8 weeks ago. From the looks of it, this is a great value, and I could have saved a decent chunk of money. Oh well.
Perfect timing. I'm in.
Also will go along with other winter projects, including the door/seal rebuilds kits (with all options), and how are you coming on the targa/top seals?
Sadly, I also installed brand"E" last spring.
I’ve been waiting on these. Thank you.
I am in but you knew that.
I've also been waiting, so I'm in.
These also fit the 911 arms right?
Are rear trailing arm bushings in the works?
I'd be interested in one maybe two sets.
K i'm in
in for a set. thx
Id love to see a video to see how much of a PITA this is, but im in, with tools. two of my cars are on 45 year old rubber and the 3rd is on $500 worth of RSR parts so this seems like its worth a shot.
An early set of the bushings somehow landed in my mailbox, and the quality is first-rate. Compared to the poly bushings I was about to use, they are a no-brainer.
I still need to get my A-arms powder coated, but as soon as that is done, these are going on!
Are these available now on the 914rubber site?
i would like a set with the tool please.
And what about trailing arm bushings?????
I am still masking payments on the brand E I installed last year!
I need these and the strut-top pieces.
In for one set with tools. Thanks, Mark!
I'm in for 2 sets and the tool!
(now get to work making the rears )
PMs sent to all
I'm in for a set.
I will take a set with the tool.
In for a set plus tool.
Codes sent to all so far
I would like a set with the tool.
Set with tools.
I'm in for a set and the tool.
I'm in for a set and the tool.
PMs sent ot all
Ordered bushings and strut bearings yesterday.
In for a set with the tools.
I'm in for a set with tools as well.
Sorry guys, I messed up. We only sent out 2 pcs (should have been 4) for the bushings. We are correcting that today,
I appreciate your patience, I didn't oversee this myself, or provide Scott with the full details.
You all should have the 2nd half in a few days as I just finished packing these up.
and thanks again,
Since most of us will be doing only 1 car, maybe the tools should be on a rental program?
For what it costs to ship back and forth, and keep track, thought it best to get these out there. I'm sure they could easily be loaned back and forth.
It looks like we shipped out over 20 tools.
Also theres a little tool hoe in all of us.
I know i'm a tool hoe and at least i got a full set for one of the cars.
I haven't seen the 911/912 question answered yet, Mr. Rubber
Oh, I'm in, but there have been so many threads regarding this offering that my interest in obtaining said product(s) may have been overlooked, so, in essence, I didn't receive a message with the 'secret code' (yet)
Got my extra bushings yesterday. That was quick! Thanks again for the awesome parts and service, Mark.
So a question and sorry if it was asked.. But the install instructions are blurry.. Do you take the cap off somehow on the end of the control arm?? I assume yes but not near the parts right now but thinking through it.
Closing the GB 12/23
I ordered bushings from PMB, will the tool work with those?
I just did make it! I'm in for two sets of bushings with the install tools. Only need one set of tools. Thanks!! and Merry Christmas!!
Oh, and I also need two sets of the rubber targa holders.
Am I to late or can I still get a set with the tool?
Do we have as link to the install procedure?
Just did mine today. Pretty self explanatory once you have all the parts in your hand.. Also elephant racing has a youtube video that is the same basic install.. I did have a bit of rubber get cut on the install but think it overall went well.
We recomend usina 1/2" threadded rod as ot is more self centering. It is possible to get them at an angle, but easier to see when it starts to go sideways.
Ill have to watch the video to comment. I can tell you one on our will not slide around like the undersized U ones. Thats what we fixed with proper sizing and harder rubber. If you wat h the elephant video, you can see how tbey wpuld continually change the preload.
After looking at my newly coated A-arms, there is no way I am going to risk knocking out the caps. They are just too nice.
I already have a couple of long 3/8" threaded rod that I use to drop the motor. I think that I can make a couple of plates and try it again without going through the bar, but on either side of it. That is if I can't find a shop nearby that has a press.
How much for the all-thread and nuts?
Use a 4 foot 2x4 as a pry lever under the edge of a workbench to push the bushing and outer cap on. .
I snoozed. Looks like the coupons have gone dead.
Any how-to video/write-up yet? I got motivzated and pulled off a control arm this afternoon (it already has Weltmeister bushings in it) but now I'm holding a beer and starting at it on the bench. I bought the tools with the bushings, do not have a press.
For example, does the bushing go in the holfer first, or on the arm? Do I grease them? If so, both sides?
I can go buy some threaded rod - I presume it's avaialble at Lowe's - just pondering life right now.
These seem pretty tight; are they going to restrict control movement?
Also someone tapped in some zerk fittings. Should I remove those?
OK, I'm totally stumped.
I went to Lowe's and bought 3' of 1/2" threaded road, washers, and nuts. Which was a great idea until I got back home and realized the end of the control arm where the torsion splines are is closed off.
How in the hell are you supposed to install these without a press?
There is a plug on it. Thats good.
We are in the process right now of working on the install video.
There are some tips and trick we want to impart to you. Im hoping to have this wrapoed up in about a week.
The main things to remember are the bushings neet to be heated in boiling water and lots of lubrication, and yes lots of lubrication. You get my drift. You need to install as hot as possible and not let the edges tear up the inside of the bushings. You will want to set them to be in a neutral position.
What is that. Where the should set when off of the car. . Take some pictures before you disassemble. This is always a good idea.
I wish i had more for you right now, but we are having a 3rd party do this up and we are in the process of working out the technical info he needs to point out. These are a more challenging install if you have not done it before.
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