I also finally got mine completed this weekend, tip to anybody if you plan on doing this in one day, make sure you have a corded sawzall!! My 18 volt went through batteries like nobody's business.
I used a wide tooth sawzall blade for the rubber and fine tooth for cutting the sleeve. The air chisel also helped out a lot, once you get one slit cut in the bushing, use the air chisel to fold the bushing in (once the cut is made the bushing is like butter to the air chisel). Then from the top of the cradle hit the air chisel on the collar of the bushing and it pushes right out.
So swapping these bushings could have some improving effect on the wheel hop as well as simply just firming up the rear end? Even without having the anti-hop axles? I still havent gotten around to installing mine yet. Hell I still have the transmission mount insert waiting to be installed as well. Geforce axles are next on my short list of mods, and I was thinking of doing the axles and cradle bushings at the same time.
Does anyone know what the torque numbers are for the 4 cradle bolts and then the traling arm bolts? I am finally gonna get around to snugging them all up and want to torque them down correctly
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Last edited by darkman; 03-05-13 at 09:09 PM.
Anyone install the rear cradle bushings in a 07 yet
I was sifting through old threads and noticed there is differences between 04/05-06-07 cradles
Want to make sure before I start tearing my car apart
I don't want to have to buy a cradle if they don't fit
Perfect thanks for info
Darkman thanks as always i have bunch of the pages but seem to be missing some of the important ones! Is there any central location to get the rest of them?
Just got mine in the mail, they sure look purty. Went with the red guys.
My way of getting the old ones out, was to use the biggest drill bit I could fit in my drill, then drill out the rubber between the inner bushing and the outter collar, reaming the rubber untill the middle bushing all but falls out. Then torched the craddle around the outter collar untill the rubber all peels out (becarefull , expecially around the gas tank) be prepared to blow out flamming rubber. Then a sawsall for the outter sleeve, one cut then bend and pry it out. Not too bad once you get the hang of it after the first one.