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Oh come on!? You just do not have the right technique. The process of removing rubber bushings takes just a few minutes per side. Yes, I have done this on various cars over the past decade.

Once you have the spring plates removed (or a-arms) you apply heat to the inside bore. A propane torch will work but takes longer. I use a rosebud tip on an oxy-acetylene torch. When you see a whisp of smoke and hear a slight sizzle you simply grab the rubber with your gloved hand and twist off. This leaves just a thin layer of rubber residue that comes off effortlessly with a wire wheel.

No issues. No fuss. Yes, this is manual labor but really easy in comparison to other things on the car.
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