: Differential Bushing $16 DIY option WITH PICKS



1990Z51
08-13-13, 12:06 PM
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/2004-2007-cadillac-cts-v-general/282041-differential-bushing-16-diy-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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1990Z51
08-13-13, 12:10 PM
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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1990Z51
08-13-13, 12:14 PM
Then you just place the bushing in and bolt everything back together!
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odla
09-17-13, 11:47 PM
How is this holding up so far?

jims_ctsv
12-23-13, 04:32 PM
Does anyone know if this actually works?

thebigjimsho
12-25-13, 06:55 AM
I don't see any picks...

RyRidesMotoX
12-25-13, 10:59 AM
I'm curious as to how its a $16 fix with a $20 bushing? Ummm did a congressman come up with this math? Dafuq?

JFensty
12-26-13, 12:08 AM
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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StretchASU
12-26-13, 10:24 AM
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.

onebadcadi
03-13-14, 10:25 PM
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.
http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w566/liftedduramax02/Mobile%20Uploads/20140313_181342_zpslmplbskd.jpg (http://s1330.photobucket.com/user/liftedduramax02/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140313_181342_zpslmplbskd.jpg.html)

nikdsctsv
03-14-14, 09:53 AM
seems too me that 50$ for a revshift or creative steel bushing would be worth the hassle of saving 30$. May be just me.