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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Differential Bushing $16 DIY option WITH PICKS in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Here is a description of how to replace the front differential bushing with an Energy Suspension 3.2125R 1-3/4" OD Rear ...
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    Differential Bushing $16 DIY option WITH PICKS

    Here is a description of how to replace the front differential bushing with an Energy Suspension 3.2125R 1-3/4" OD Rear Frame Shackle for Chevy Truck. Cost is about $20 (amazon). This is very easy and the fit is great. The only drawback it removing the exhaust if you live in the rust-belt

    This was described here without pics http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...iy-option.html

    ... so here is a version with pics!!

    Take off the exhaust
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    Remove two rear differential bushing bolts. The bolts do not come all the way out and they do NOT need to.
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    Remove the front bolt and nut (be careful, you need to support the differential with a jack stand) The differential will drop down enough to service the front bushing
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    This is what came out of the front bushing (the outer cage stays in place - no need to try and press it out)
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    Re: Differential Bushing $16 DIY option WITH PICKS

    Next you need to cut the new bushing down so it is 2.5" overall in length. I took 1/2" off one of the halves to get the correct length.
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    You also need to cut the center insert down as well.
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    Re: Differential Bushing $16 DIY option WITH PICKS

    Then you just place the bushing in and bolt everything back together!
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    Re: Differential Bushing $16 DIY option WITH PICKS

    How is this holding up so far?

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    Re: Differential Bushing $16 DIY option WITH PICKS

    Does anyone know if this actually works?

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    I'm curious as to how its a $16 fix with a $20 bushing? Ummm did a congressman come up with this math? Dafuq?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyRidesMotoX View Post
    I'm curious as to how its a $16 fix with a $20 bushing? Ummm did a congressman come up with this math? Dafuq?
    Well, you do end up shaving some off the bushing.........

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    Re: Differential Bushing $16 DIY option WITH PICKS

    Quote Originally Posted by JFensty View Post
    Well, you do end up shaving some off the bushing.........

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    So we do the hard labor and someone else gets the residuals of our work...definitely politician math going on here.

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    I just did this . And it was easy. And the results are amazing . Reduced wheelhop. Way stiffer. When you order the bushings it comes with two. So I have a spare. I found out the best way to get the old bushing out was a slide hammer.

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    Re: Differential Bushing $16 DIY option WITH PICKS

    seems too me that 50$ for a revshift or creative steel bushing would be worth the hassle of saving 30$. May be just me.

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