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    Control Arm Bushing Replacement - Anyone with a Ball Joint Press?

    Hey, I'm gonna install some of the R2 Racing front upper control arm bushings from TM Engineering. Does anyone have a ball joint press or a hydraulic press capable of pressing them out?

    Does anyone know where I could possibly rent this tool? I've tried Advance, Fairfax Auto Parts, Napa, and Olympus.

    Pic of control arm:
    http://www.mkiv.com/manual/manualtt/...ement/fs-1.jpg


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    i took mine to a machine shop...... 40 bucks for the front AND rears, save a headache
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    how much did u pay for the R2 Racing front upper control arm bushings

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    300 percent density - Thanks for the tip. Where are you located in MD? If the shop were close enough, it may be worth the drive up there because they have previous experience with Supra parts.

    Did you get the TM Engineering/R2 Racing camber correction kits too?


    94twinturbo - The kit was ~$116.50 plus shipping or so from MVP (check their site).

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    Hey,

    I just ordered the rear bushing set...should have them by friday this week. I will also need to know where I can take my control arms to get the new bushing put in and have the old ones removed.

    There is a local machine shop down the street from where I live, in alexandria on RTE1, I know they turn rotors. I'll check with them and see if they have a press as well and get back with an estimate.

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    WhiteBlazze, I actually just talked with Jon Pryts at Piper Motorsports down in Manassas, and he said they'll be able to do it for me.

    I don't want to speak for them and whether they'd be able to do yours too (but I can't see why they wouldn't). You may want to give them a call: 703-530-0353

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    Where can one acquire these bushings?

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    Originally posted by hungwin jza80

    94twinturbo - The kit was ~$116.50 plus shipping or so from MVP (check their site).

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    thanks i need this i have a serious problem with my alignment because of this my control arms move and make a lot fo noise

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