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    Default Shock bushing replacement???

    How the hell do you get the bushing in the eye of the shock? And then how do you get the bar pin through it???

    It took me over two hours to coerce it together...there has to be a better way.

    For reference, I ended up using an impact gun and a bolt with washers to draw the bushing most of the way through then added a large socket to draw the bushiung the rest of the way through. For the bar pin, a little grease and a C-clamp with a few washers to work the pin through. It looks like it cut up the inside of the bushing a little and that concerns me since the other bushing ended up in multiple pieces and worked itself out within a few hundred miles of installation. Not looking forward to having to do this again anytime soon. Next time will involve a Bar Pin Eliminator kit.

    So, Who has a better way to get'er done?
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    Spray silicone/grease and a vise/press.

    They can be a pain, wish they installed them at the factory!


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    Hillbille nailed it. Coat the outsides of the bushing with silicon and then use the vice to press them in. Once they are seated, coat the insides with silicone and then press the bar pin through. Works every time and will only take you about 2 mins per shock end.
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