Suspension bushes/Rubbers

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Dan, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. Dan

    Dan New Member


    Just noticed I have leaking tension rod bushes so I have decided to replace ALL bushes/rubbers on the car, front and rear DYI.

    My quesions is for those who have actually done it:

    How long did it take you?

    Did you require any special tools? eg. hydrolic presses, pullers etc..

    Is it a 1 man job?

    Is it a prick of a job!?!


  2. kolin

    kolin New Member

    I heard it is time consuming.

    Let us know how your going as I intend to do the same shortly.
  3. Fleet

    Fleet Speed Racer

    you cannot do this job

    unless you have a strong and reliable press. It would also be difficult to attempt to press out the old bushes on your own, even with a good press.
  4. Dan

    Dan New Member

    How big a press are we talking about

    10 , 20, 50 ton?
  5. Zedophile

    Zedophile Member

    Has anyone fitted the suspension kit that Coz sells :-

    Energy Suspension 300ZX Hyper-Flex Master Kit
    Code: 300-ESMK
    Name: Energy Suspension 300ZX Hyper-Flex Master Kit
    Price: $200.00(US)
    Description: The Energy Suspension Hyper-Flex Master Kit replaces all vital suspension components. After a few years, the Zs bushings start to wear and you start to lose that comfortable ride. The Hyper-Flex Master kit is made with polyurethane material, so you don't have to worry about early deterioration.

    The Kit Includes:

    - Front and Rear Sway Bar Bushings
    - Front Control arm Bushings
    - Front Tension Rod Bushings
    - Front Steering Rack Bushings
    - Rear Differential Carrier Bushings
    - Rear Subframe Bushings

    Did it improve ride - our car seems noisy at the rear and I was wondering if it was because the hardened bushes transmitted more noise from the diff? Was the kit difficult to fit?
  6. K-zed

    K-zed Secret Squirrel

    10 or 20 tonne press ok >>>

    For tension rod bushes - easy as! Locally available control arm bushes from O.E.M. are crap - don't know about others. Refer to Chewy for advice.
  7. Dan

    Dan New Member

    Those are the ones I was looking at

    I'd imagine that it would increase noise a bit, but its a noisy car already so not much would change!!
  8. AZA

    AZA Active Member

    i have the master kit installed >>

    was a pain in the ass job the instructions werent very well explained. me and chewy gave it a go to put the rear subframe ones in and didnt have too much luck so i ended up paying a place to install them good thing i had a spare rear sub frame unless you have the time and tools id just get someone to install them for you.

    on another note they do add a fair bit of noise to the inside of the car if you have any diff noise you will hear it easily.
  9. dink

    dink TT 2+2 5spd

    Re: i have the master kit installed >>

    aza, how much did they charge you?
  10. AZA

    AZA Active Member

    i only had the place do the rear subframe and 2 of the diff bushes >

    cost me about $150 i cant remember the exact amount i have done most of all the others.

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