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Old 07-22-2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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Rubber bushing pushing out

I have lower RE control arms and i noticed this afternoon that the passenger side arm's bushing is pushing out on either side of the arm. So much that I grabbed a little piece about the size of a dime and broke it off. These things are brand new. And I only wheeled with them once???

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Old 07-22-2009, 05:38 PM   #2
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:17 PM   #3
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That's certainly not typical for RE's rubber bushings and it's never happened to any of mine. It was very likely simply defective if both ends of the arms are in the factory mounts, I'd give your dealer or RE a call on that problem.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:54 PM   #4
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call re, that shouldn't happen and iv never seen it happen to an re kit before. btw is that a super ride or super flex kit?
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is the superflex end set correctly and the jam nut tight?
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Can't tell for sure in the picture - but it looks like the stock bracket is bent. The sides look bulged out. b They should be straight up and down.

The RE bushing has a metal sleeve inside it - the ends of that sleeve stick out just a tiny bit on each side - 1/32"?
The end barely fits in between the bracket sides - or should.
When you tighten the bolt, the bracket bends inward and squeezes that sleeve. There's no room for the bushing to get out or even try.

Probably easy to fix - remove the arm, swing it out of the way - bend the bracket sides so they are straight like there were when new. Hammer should do it, or an adjustable open end with a snipe. No heat, you don't want to take the temper out.

Then push the control arm back in place - you'll probably need some liquid dishwasher soap to get the rubber to slide back in.

Tighten the bolt - use Locktite, and double nut it (both ends!)

Just a little work, but no cost. RE will probably tell you the same.

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