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Hi all, got my rear axle removed, old bushes removed and axle shotblasted. Have ordered standard axle bushes which are winging their way to me now. Any tips on fitting the new ones or will I need a special tool/press. Thanks in advance 

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To be honest poly bushes just slide in with a little bit of encouragement - with no real need for special tools

There are model specific removal kits, but I would go for something more universal - have a look for kits similar to this:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/26pcs-Universal-Press-Pull-Sleeve-Kit-Remove-Install-Bushes-Bearings-Garage-Tool/382568256495?epid=11023938932&hash=item5912d853ef:g:ZDcAAOSwXAFdv5kH

once done, you can add it to your armoury or punt it on Gumtree to get most of your money back.

You can fashion a puller out of M10 threaded rod, nuts and sockets, but in these strange times unless - you already have them it may be hard to get your hands on them

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6 hours ago, littlekev said:

Hi all, got my rear axle removed, old bushes removed and axle shotblasted. Have ordered standard axle bushes which are winging their way to me now. Any tips on fitting the new ones or will I need a special tool/press. Thanks in advance 

Pic please! Seeing shiney new looking rear beams is a rare treat.... :)

I have 3 to do.

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12 hours ago, LR5V said:

To be honest poly bushes just slide in with a little bit of encouragement - with no real need for special tools

There are model specific removal kits, but I would go for something more universal - have a look for kits similar to this:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/26pcs-Universal-Press-Pull-Sleeve-Kit-Remove-Install-Bushes-Bearings-Garage-Tool/382568256495?epid=11023938932&hash=item5912d853ef:g:ZDcAAOSwXAFdv5kH

once done, you can add it to your armoury or punt it on Gumtree to get most of your money back.

You can fashion a puller out of M10 threaded rod, nuts and sockets, but in these strange times unless - you already have them it may be hard to get your hands on them

Bolt place next to my unit is open.

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Thanks all, I'll give it a bash. I haven't given it a final coat of paint until I've fitted the bushes as I dont want to scratch it . 🤣🤣 I'll post pics after that. 

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Found a couple of big washers from old coilovers, a spacer and a bolt, worked a treat..

 

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It's in great condition. Gotta get it galvanised...

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