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    Spherical bearings

    I'm setting up my wagon to hit the track soon, i figured it would be a good idea to replace my trailing arm bushings. Little did i know their condition until i took them off. The 20yr old OEM bushing in the pic is about to rip through and the other one came apart as i took it out.

    Surprisingly, these bushings were damn easy to pull out. Didn't need to take off the trailing arm, just unbolted the bushing, held it down and hammered it out at the metal sleeve which petrudes about 1/5". This is a good thing considering the torching method is a pain in the ass and takes longer.

    I highly recommend u guys to change these, there is no real need to do the bearings if u guys don't plan on tracking your wagons competitively since their a bit pricey($250), u guys can just get the $30 Energy suspension bushings which are still a huge improvement.





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    Re: Spherical bearings

    May I ask where you bought those from?
    Yes, we have the same car, no, that doesn't make us friends, nor will that get you any parts for it.

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    Re: Spherical bearings

    inlinefour.com here in Cali
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    Re: Spherical bearings

    cost?
    PLEASE CHECK OUT MY eBay!!!!

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    Re: Spherical bearings

    Quote Originally Posted by wagon<3
    I highly recommend u guys to change these, there is no real need to do the bearings if u guys don't plan on tracking your wagons competitively since their a bit pricey($250), u guys can just get the $30 Energy suspension bushings which are still a huge improvement.
    Read the whole thread
    Yes, we have the same car, no, that doesn't make us friends, nor will that get you any parts for it.

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    Re: Spherical bearings

    If you really look into it, $250 is not that bad given that most of our bushings are completely shot, so assuming you replace the OEM bushings and get the inserts, you are basically spending the same coin.

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    Re: Spherical bearings

    alright im in cali and planning on heading over there to inlinefour, the oem replacement ones they have for $100+(cant remember price) , how do you take out the current bushing and put the new one in?
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    Re: Spherical bearings

    The spherical bearings will be great for a track vehicle, but for daily driving usages you other guys will get nowhere near the life expectancy of the good old fashioned rubber RTA busings.

    This is not "hating" on the featured product at all - they are truly bad-ass.

    This is simply pointing those would-be installers on their daily driven street wagons in a different direction.

    As with many racing parts it's to be expected that you change them out much more frequently than you would their street counterparts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alphaxomega
    alright im in cali and planning on heading over there to inlinefour, the oem replacement ones they have for $100+(cant remember price) , how do you take out the current bushing and put the new one in?
    I just replaced my RTA busings on my 1990 wagon (actually twice today - long story, but let's just say OEM ones won't work for my application any longer due to binding) and I used a special tool made just for Honda rear trailing arm bushings.



    This allows one to simply unbolt the toe arm, upper control arm, and the trailing arm busing from the vehicle and let it hang low enough to install the on-arm press to press the old bushings out, and then press the new bushings in. Problem is the tool is expensive at like $175.00, so unless you plan on replacing multiple sets of RTA bushings it might make doing one set way too expensive a DIY project.

    Click HERE for step-by-step (with pics) procedure on replacing RTA bushings while trailing arm is still on vehicle

    Hope this isn't viewed as a thread jack

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    Re: Spherical bearings

    lol They got cheaper ones one ebay around $85 and they look legit.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 0651809019
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    Re: Spherical bearings

    yeah, i was going to say the same about those spherical bearings...they're AWESOME for track cars, but for daily driving, the wear is bad

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    Re: Spherical bearings

    Quote Originally Posted by Alphaxomega
    lol They got cheaper ones one ebay around $85 and they look legit.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 0651809019
    Yeah that's good man. When our shop bought ours it was back in 2005 or so when there were no knock-offs available.

    Having done RTA bushings with the tool I'd say it's worth the $85.00 even if only doing one set. You could always charge someone money to "rent" yours, or charge labor for you to the work yourself.

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