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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Differential Bushing $20 DIY option (with pics) 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 $20 DIY option (with pics)

    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 $20 DIY option (with pics)

    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 $20 DIY option (with pics)

    Then you just place the bushing in and bolt everything back together!
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    re: Differential Bushing $20 DIY option (with pics)

    How is this holding up so far?

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    re: Differential Bushing $20 DIY option (with pics)

    Does anyone know if this actually works?

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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 $20 DIY option (with pics)

    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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    re: Differential Bushing $20 DIY option (with pics)

    I know this is old, BUT... to anyone who has done this, are you leaving in the metal sleeve before installing the new bushing?

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    re: Differential Bushing $20 DIY option (with pics)

    Nvr mind.

    The info I was looking for was in the first post.

    Thanks

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    re: Differential Bushing $20 DIY option (with pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by nikdsctsv View Post
    seems too me that 50$ for a revshift or creative steel bushing would be worth the hassle of saving 30$. May be just me.
    Actually the fact that you don't need to remove the sleeve means you can do it without renting special tools.

    I'm wondering about the added diff whine with this bushing.

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    re: Differential Bushing $20 DIY option (with pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    Actually the fact that you don't need to remove the sleeve means you can do it without renting special tools.

    I'm wondering about the added diff whine with this bushing.
    BINGO!

    Worth the price of admission right there.

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    Re: Differential Bushing $20 DIY option (with pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    Actually the fact that you don't need to remove the sleeve means you can do it without renting special tools.
    And having the sleeve still in there means there's less bushing material. It's probably only a marginal difference, but it'll be a bit more firm than the bushings that remove the sleeve.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch View Post
    I'm wondering about the added diff whine with this bushing.
    AFAIK, Energy Suspension uses poly with a durometer that's in the same ballpark as the other bushings that are out there, so it should have the same impact on NVH.
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