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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    sooo whos breaking out the torch to install these hahaha MAKE A VID!!!

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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    I'll tell you another way that works pretty well, and the tools are more common. I've done a few this way. You'll have to drop the cradle prolly at least a foot. Get a hole saw, use it on the top of the bushing, and then do the same from the bottom. That'll get the rubber out, then you just USA a sawsall on the metal sleeve. Probably the easiest way without a torch.

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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetwilliebrownjr View Post
    I'll tell you another way that works pretty well, and the tools are more common. I've done a few this way. You'll have to drop the cradle prolly at least a foot. Get a hole saw, use it on the top of the bushing, and then do the same from the bottom. That'll get the rubber out, then you just USA a sawsall on the metal sleeve. Probably the easiest way without a torch.
    This is a great idea. It may also be the quickest way of going about it.

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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    Yep. I'll prolly be putting mine in tomorrow. Got them Saturday, but haven't been back to work to use a lift yet.

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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetwilliebrownjr View Post
    Yep. I'll prolly be putting mine in tomorrow. Got them Saturday, but haven't been back to work to use a lift yet.
    Wow. I still haven't received a shipping E-Mail yet...and I didn't order any of the brand new bushings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetwilliebrownjr View Post
    Yep. I'll prolly be putting mine in tomorrow. Got them Saturday, but haven't been back to work to use a lift yet.
    Waiting for some feedback on these. I feel like if they don't work as good as planned your screwed. I don't think you can replace the stockers and then go with cradle bushings.

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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    Yep, you're stuck with them, but can they really be worse than stock? Thats like saying paper towels are better to wipe your ass with than charmin. They do The job, but they leave a bit to be desired. Plus, a whole new cradle is not really that expensive.

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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    I actually prefer a paper towel...

    Any feedback on an installed set yet?? Anyone?

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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    Installed them today. Didn't even have to completely drop the cradle. I loosened the front 2 bolts, and took the rear bolts completely out, and let it drop down about 5 inches. I then drilled a hole through the bushing, then used a die grinder with a carbide burr, and shoved it in the hole, and used that to cut the sleeve. Then air hammer on the bottom flange of the bushing. Then, do the same for the front. All in all, not to bad. Maybe 3 hours total. Unfortunately I haven't been able to try them out yet, because I'm at work. I'll let yous guys know what I think in a day or 2.

    And the paper towel thing... That's just brutal. Charmin plus FTW!
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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetwilliebrownjr View Post
    Installed them today. Didn't even have to completely drop the cradle. I loosened the front 2 bolts, and took the rear bolts completely out, and let it drop down about 5 inches. I then drilled a hole through the bushing, then used a die grinder with a carbide burr, and shoved it in the hole, and used that to cut the sleeve. Then air hammer on the bottom flange of the bushing. Then, do the same for the front. All in all, not to bad. Maybe 3 hours total. Unfortunately I haven't been able to try them out yet, because I'm at work. I'll let yous guys know what I think in a day or 2.

    And the paper towel thing... That's just brutal. Charmin plus FTW!
    Red or blue?

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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    Blue. It's a dd. The rear is so much tighter in corners it's almost unbelievable. Slightly more noise, but the radio is always on anyhow. It's so unbelievably snappy when you take a quick turn! I can't get over it. Didn't get to try to dump the clutch, so I've no idea about wheel hop, but I had very little with the 8.8 conversion anyhow. These are a must!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweetwilliebrownjr View Post
    Blue. It's a dd. The rear is so much tighter in corners it's almost unbelievable. Slightly more noise, but the radio is always on anyhow. It's so unbelievably snappy when you take a quick turn! I can't get over it. Didn't get to try to dump the clutch, so I've no idea about wheel hop, but I had very little with the 8.8 conversion anyhow. These are a must!
    Did you do the trailing arm bushings too? Where's the noise coming from--down low or up high? What kind of noise? Road noise? Bump noise? Sexy noise?

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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    I did the trailing arm bushings about a week ago, and couldn't tell any difference in noise. The only noise I hear after the cradle bushings is just regular polyurethane bushing road noise. It could even just be placebo, because I expected it. It's not much at all. The radio turned up to about 2 notches drowns it out. I'm always jamming, so not even sure if it's louder, or I'm just paying more attention. There's also a sexy noise, but that's the magnaflows.

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    I just got my car back from revshift on saturday. They installed rear cradle bushings, control arm bushings, new trans mount, sway bar bushings....actually EVERY bushing in the suspension has been replaced with their blue poly bushings. The car handles entirely different. Wheel hop is pretty much non-existent, corners are alot sharper and I notice the car reacts way more snappy and responsive in every aspect! I will be installing new tires tomorrow as well as an alignment so I'm sure it's going to feel another 100% different/better after that as well!

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    Re: REVSHIFT Rear Cradle Busings

    How's the noise?

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