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I bought the hyperflex kit online and plan to start installing it this weekend. Anybody have any tips for me? I also bought the ES rear trailing arm bushings. So what should I start on first?
 

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crxfisher said:
I bought the hyperflex kit online and plan to start installing it this weekend. Anybody have any tips for me? I also bought the ES rear trailing arm bushings. So what should I start on first?
First tip: The kit comes with balljoint dust covers. Throw them away! They don't maintain a proper seal on your balljoints and will let water and dirt get in. I have first hand experience with this. 4 out of 6 of my balljoints went bad from using these dust boots.

What should you start with first? I would start with the easier items first, like the shifter bushings. Almost all of the other bushings up front require that you get the old ones pushed out with a press. The kit also comes with bushings for your spring hats... unless you have spring compressors, you may need to take your spring/strut assembly to a shop to get those ones replaced.
 

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Oh, and another thing. The silcone grease that comes with the kit is not water or solvent soluble. Wear disposable gloves and try not to get it on anything! I got some on the handle of one of my screwdrivers and it was sticky for over a year. No matter how much i washed it and wiped it down, I could not get rid of the sticky residue.
 

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stickershop covered most of it.

i would recomend that you use gloves also with the greese.. but make sure to use the greese when installing them.

as for the bushings in the arms that need "pressed out" i have had 20 ton presses on those things and have never got them to move. i recomend to use a bushing cutter tool for your impact hammer. and cut the rubber out then cut the metal sleave out.. or you can also use a set of torches to melt the rubber out then cut a slit in the sleave then it will slide right out with a hammer and chissel.

i have done about 5 kits. and i dred doing them they are a pita. but try to have fun

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zulued said:
i have had 20 ton presses on those things and have never got them to move.
I had a friend at an industrial repair facility use his 100 ton press on the bushings. They all slid out like butter. :D
 
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