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Sold individually%(2). Apr 07, Unlike the upper control arm, the lower cross shaft has to be installed in a certain order and installing the rear bushing first will prevent you from getting it in place. Once again, a 12 point /2" socket fits snugly over the poly bushing keeping it centered while applying pressure to. Nov 24, 5. Remove the shock absorber. Just remove the nut and bushings at the top of the shock and the two bolts holding it to the lower control arm.
6. I use a long 5/8" threaded rod and a sturdy steel plate to hold the spring pressure and secure the lower control arm.
Oct 04, These lower control arm bushings from a Corvette Central urethane bushing kit are being pushed in not quite as easily as this photo shows. I usually start the bushing in the control arm with the arm end sitting on the work bench, then the bushing is pushed into the bore.
Note there is no lubricant silicone on the bushings. Corvette Bushings and Control Arm Shaft Installation.
Before painting, I installed the bushings in the top and bottom A-arms. To make the installation easier, I put the bushings in the freezer for 24 hours so that the rubber would contract. The taller bushings are for the lower control arm and the shorter ones are for the upper control arms.