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JDQCIVIC4DR

changing rear trailing arm bushing ?

any body changed their rear trailing arm bushing ? what's the easy way to do it?
~Sp33~

I have, but i paid a shop to do it. Didn't cost me much at all.
C-Rex

I did it ages ago in my first CRX they knock out real easy and just tap in the new one.
What exactly do ya want to know?
JDQCIVIC4DR

i got some quotes like $300. i just want to replace it i heard its a bitcch also  they pop out some times if you do it wrong. just have to replace the one close to the rear door. i messed up total of  tires a 16 inch nitto 450 with 90 percent trend. 17inch federal 40series with 85% trend/  15 inch kumo 50%trend, now im messing up a 17inch 40 series bfgoodrich with 50% trend on it.  i just want to know how and is the best way to take out the rubber and fastest way to to change it.
Type-S EF

the stock bushing, prothane, and spherical ball bushings all require removal of the old shell, but the energy do not, ive put in energy ones, all you do is heat up the shell till the rubber starts to smoke, and they'll push right out, then cut out the centers cuz you re-use those too, and wire brush both the inside and the piviot, lube and assemble.
JDQCIVIC4DR

thanks im going to try that out. what did you use to heat it up or burn it?
Type-S EF

oxy asetaline torch, but i think a propane torch will do just fine, doesnt have to get that hot.  And you dont have to burn the rubber, your just melting the outside that is vulcanized, a process that you can just consider like its glued in place, but its all rubber, and it will just come out, kinda like that crap stuck on the bottom of the pan, let it soak in water and it comes right off, but when its baked on, its a bitch.
JDQCIVIC4DR

thanks gotta wait until i get all the parts still debating go with rear disc brakes. i wonder if any rear disc brake from eg, ek, da, and dc are all bolt to ef.
Type-S EF

DA will,  and CRX SI  thats about it.  But the DA use different trailing arm bushings, so if you order civic ones, your stuck trying to find CRX rear disc
JDQCIVIC4DR

damm i hate working on drum brakes i rather work on the disc brakes. well gotta hit pick apart see what they got some one was trying to sell me the complete rear disc and trailing arm from a DC integra for $200 bucks. thanks for the 411

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