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Old 07-07-2011, 11:23 AM
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Default Naked girlfriend trying to replace radius arm bushing

Made you look.

I've done my wheel bearings and ball joints and now I need to delve into the world of bushings. The radius arm bushing on the driver's side is really bad, and the passenger's side isn't any better. What's it gonna take to replace this? Can anyone give me a link to a pictorial of the job? I've read about grinding 2 rivets on each side and replacing them with #8 bolts, blah blah. I need some insight.

Sorry about not having any naked chicks in this thread. I kicked my girl out a few months ago and she took all the good pics. HeyyyO!
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:24 AM
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LOLz naked girls always gets me.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:44 AM
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just for that.... i'm not helping you! lol
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:51 AM
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:54 AM
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just for that.... i'm not helping you! lol
... at first I was like :-(
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.. but I didn't read your original post. So Idk. Moar nakey pics!
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:54 AM
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How's that?

Now stop drooling and let's talk bushings. I'm going to have my truck aligned when I get done with all this suspension work. Are there any other bushings I should replace, like the ones on the tie rod, etc? I can really hear some clanks from the bad radius arm bushings.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:58 AM
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If you have the $$ change em all. Better to know they are all good. But I would only really mess with ones that look damaged, or are worn to the point of making a lot of noise.
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If you have the $$ change em all. Better to know they are all good. But I would only really mess with ones that look damaged, or are worn to the point of making a lot of noise.
I should say that I'm doing this work with a friend who has a buttload of tools and experience (but not directly on Rangers) and we also have a guy just down the road who is a Ford tech if we get in too deep. So, money isn't a real issue, but I'm not gonna drop $200 on bushings either. More of a time and ability issue.

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A Dodge, a jigsaw, some spray paint... Who cares?
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A Dodge, a jigsaw, some spray paint... Who cares?
There's a Dodge, jigsaw and spray paint in that pic???? Oh wait now I see them.
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Yeah I can see that we're not going to get any work done here.
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Yeah I can see that we're not going to get any work done here.
it's too hot here to work anyways.
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In all seriousness. As far as bushing go those the are worn or making a lot of noise should be replaced. Those that look good and are not an issue I would soak them with some silicone spray which will help them out so they will last longer.
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There's a Dodge, jigsaw and spray paint in that pic???? Oh wait now I see them.
I still don't see them. All I see are two great......tracts of land. Are they in there some where?
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In all seriousness. As far as bushing go those the are worn or making a lot of noise should be replaced. Those that look good and are not an issue I would soak them with some silicone spray which will help them out so they will last longer.
I'm definetly going to replace the radius arm bushings on both sides. Tips, anyone? It's hard finding any info on how to do this. The last guy that asked this question here in the forums a few months ago got ignored.
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