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Old 10-12-2008, 12:31 PM
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I would replace the bushings with slee's blue polyester bushings. They should last longer than the urethane, and replace the back one with factories.
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financially, that's not an option.
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Old 10-12-2008, 02:12 PM
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Then how about getting a set of control arms used like I did from Oleg, which would be cheaper than the cost of new bushings but you would lose your caster correction?
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:25 PM
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any purchases are pretty much not an option.

i have another set of used bushings, but i don't see anything wrong here. i've tried yanking on the panhard to see if there's movement there, none.

can't get the other control arm down...in true "my life with cruisers" fashion, one bolt is holding me up...the middle bolt appears to have rusted itself into the sleeve. the nut came right off, but even with a bar, i couldn't get the bolt to budge
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:03 AM
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ige -

I chased a clunk for almost a year. Finally just put an impact on the panhard up front and in the back, and the clunk went away. There was no noticeable play on mine either.

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Old 10-13-2008, 01:25 PM
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Yep, panhards will clunk first.

Ige, you can tell tell if your bushings are bad by determining if they are OME

They "look" ok, FWIW. The 80 front end really likes to clunk, I'd check torque first for sure.
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will do...thanks for the options.
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:28 PM
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ok, no way in hell the left control arm is coming down without severe mutilation of the center bolt. i've been soaking with kroil on a regular basis and i tried the 1/2" ratchet with 3' bar and the bolt won't even think of turning

fortunately, oleg called it; sway bar. yep...the links had just barely loosened at the frame. tightened them real good, threw my new shock on (just picked it up this morning) and all is good in the world again.

if you dont' believe how scary it sounded, loosen your sway bar nuts at the frame and hit a road with a bunch of cracks in it...sounds like both wheels are going to fall off
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