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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:40 am 
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Has anyone got any tips about replacing the inner bushes on the front lower control arms on a ba? Apparently the originals are fluid filled and mine are rooted so i was wondering whats involved as they look like a**hole to replace. Also wondering wether to go nolathane or use standard?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:52 am 
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anyone?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:21 pm 
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Do yourself a favour and get someone to do it :) If it's the same one's i'm thinking of it's a prick of a job. I paid around $600-650 to get mine done with nolathane and it's well worth it

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA Falcon front inner control arm bushes lower
Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:09 am 
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au2man wrote:
Has anyone got any tips about replacing the inner bushes on the front lower control arms on a ba? Apparently the originals are fluid filled and mine are rooted so i was wondering whats involved as they look like a**hole to replace. Also wondering wether to go nolathane or use standard?

:D hey au2man,
Your right they are not all that easy to do!
For what its worth -I would pay to have them replaced with nolathane as they will last longer if you plan to keep car for 5yrs or more,However the standard bush will give a softer feel with less road noise picked up.
I had a EL & had upper & lower all done in nolathane & it felt harder up front & there seemed more road noise but it handled better.
Chances are your top bush's aren't far behind either! may as well do them all & chuck in a camber kit as well.
How many clicks you got on the BA now? :(

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA Falcon front inner control arm bushes lower
Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:29 am 
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au2man wrote:
Has anyone got any tips about replacing the inner bushes on the front lower control arms on a ba? Apparently the originals are fluid filled and mine are rooted so i was wondering whats involved as they look like a**hole to replace. Also wondering wether to go nolathane or use standard?

:D hey au2man,
Your right they are not all that easy to do!
For what its worth -I would pay to have them replaced with nolathane as they will last longer if you plan to keep car for 5yrs or more,However the standard bush will give a softer feel with less road noise picked up.
I had a EL & had upper & lower all done in nolathane & it felt harder up front & there seemed more road noise but it handled better.
Chances are your top bush's aren't far behind either! may as well do them all & chuck in a camber kit as well.
How many clicks you got on the BA now? :(

59000kms. Looks like some dumbass didnt fit one of the bushes correctly from the factory,its not seated all the way in.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:00 pm 
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au2man wrote:
dc357 wrote:
au2man wrote:
Has anyone got any tips about replacing the inner bushes on the front lower control arms on a ba? Apparently the originals are fluid filled and mine are rooted so i was wondering whats involved as they look like a**hole to replace. Also wondering wether to go nolathane or use standard?

:D hey au2man,
Your right they are not all that easy to do!
For what its worth -I would pay to have them replaced with nolathane as they will last longer if you plan to keep car for 5yrs or more,However the standard bush will give a softer feel with less road noise picked up.
I had a EL & had upper & lower all done in nolathane & it felt harder up front & there seemed more road noise but it handled better.
Chances are your top bush's aren't far behind either! may as well do them all & chuck in a camber kit as well.
How many clicks you got on the BA now? :(

59000kms. Looks like some dumbass didnt fit one of the bushes correctly from the factory,its not seated all the way in.


If your interested, I'm running a group buy for Nolathane bush kits that ends next Friday when I will be placing the order. All the details are in a sticky thread at the top of the For Sale section.

A full front end B-Series kit is $360, so you could replace every bush at the same time.

I'm sure if you did most of the work yourself and got someone like Pedders to remove the bushes for you, it would be a fairly inexpensive job.
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Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:58 pm 
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au2man wrote:
Has anyone got any tips about replacing the inner bushes on the front lower control arms on a ba? Apparently the originals are fluid filled and mine are rooted so i was wondering whats involved as they look like a**hole to replace. Also wondering wether to go nolathane or use standard?

Take it to a good mechanic.
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Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:40 pm 
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I might be going for super pro bushes as word around the traps is its hardness is somewhere between standard and nolathane. Most people are saying putting nolathane in the front of a BA will increase its harshness quite significantly.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:30 pm 
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Upto you, but I'd be checking the details on that.
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Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:28 am 
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I didn't find it more harsh putting nolathane in the front, the main thing i noticed was a better feeling in braking, no more sponginess

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:02 pm 
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I didn't find it more harsh putting nolathane in the front, the main thing i noticed was a better feeling in braking, no more sponginess

That's interesting, the radius rod and its front bush does take most of the load when braking, and if it's soft, there will be a slight delay effect as the bush squashes. Upgraded braking with heavy application would exascerbate this effect.

But when a sharp bump is hit it also creates a similar type of load.

And when braking over sharp bump(s), the two loads add together.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BA Falcon front inner control arm bushes lower
Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:56 pm 
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Hey Guys,

Some great info on this thread!! What I would like to know from the guys whom have tried to press in & out the front and rear control arm bushes themselves what issues they've had in doing so. I'm a Fitter by trade and bushes and bearing are a daily thing for me, also I'm about to try and do them myself on my BA at work. I tried getting the method out of the local Pedders, and as you can imagine he wasn't very willing to hand over his secrets...

What sort of press were you using?
What were the biggest issues?
Would a Power pack/enerpac be a better option? (http://www.enerpac.com/en-US/products/c ... -0?tid=302)
What sort of "specialist tools" would be very useful?

If I can figure it out I will be more then happy to post it on here for all to use, plus detailed drawings...

Cheers

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