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It appears that some of you responders have not actually replaced these bushings yourself.

It is not a slam dunk as implied, they do not just slide out or off. It is a messy, time consuming project.

There are bushings on each side of the spring plates, they are vulcanized in place. You will need to remove them by carving, scraping, melting, swearing, and burning yourself, before all is said and done.

Then you will need to sand the surfaces nice and smooth before you can install anything new.

Cleaning out the bore in the body is not too bad, as well as the bore in the removable plate.

I installed poly graphite bushings, they fit just fine right out of the box, no machining or trimming was required. Yes they squeak, yes they groan, but after 35K miles they look as good as new!

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