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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 shrubdrop.buzzted Reading Time: 12 mins.

Jan 04, C4 Rear Control Arm Bushings. January 4, October 5, CC Tech C4, Suspension, Tech Tips.

The rear camber strut rod bushings wear the most due to their thin strip of rubber that wraps around the inner sleeve.

Time: 3 hours. Tools: ½” drive metric sockets. Torque Numbers: Spindle control rod to control rod bracket – 63 lb/ft. Spindle control rod to hub carrier – Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins. Dec 05, C4 Corvette Parts Auctions on eBay Corvette Books C4VR Member Name Badges C4VR Apparel & Accessories @ Zazzle Lower Control Arm Removal (1/2) 7/1/13 pm. redvette89 Standard Member Send Private Message Joined: 12/5/ Posts: I am in the middle of replacing all of the suspension bushings and sleeves and the front lower control.

An easy way to get the rubber bushing out of the control arm when you don't have a press. In an earlier video I used a 1/8 drill bit and a pick to get the rubber part of the bushing out.

In this video I show an easy way to remove the bushing sleev. C3 CORVETTE CONTROL ARM BUSHING REPLACEMENT. Apr 07, Step 2: Use some fine sandpaper to clean most of the powdercoat out of the bushing holes in the control arm. It's amazing what a difference those few thousandths of an inch make when pressing in the outer shell.

Step 3: Press the outer shell into the control arm. I found that a 12 point /2" socket fit snugly over the poly bushing keeping it centered while. The cure for our Corvette's mushy suspension was a clear cut path to Energy Suspension in San Clemente, California for a full suspension upgrade with their polyurethane bushing Corvette Hyper Flex Master Kit PN for Corvettes.

Nov 01, I remove this mounting plate on the C4s to make lower control arm removal easier. cars have the shock mount cast into the lower control arm.

May seem obvious but the grease fitting should be left out or taken out during this procedure to avoid breaking it off in the ball joint.

The plate is removed and the control arm pushed downward away from the spring. I apply silicone grease to the area in the control arm where the spring sits during assembly.