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Changing Radius Rod Bushings

This is a discussion on Changing Radius Rod Bushings within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I saw Sarge's write up and it is really good. I went to change mine out today but my 24mm ...

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    Changing Radius Rod Bushings

    I saw Sarge's write up and it is really good. I went to change mine out today but my 24mm socket doesnt really get much of the nut. Will I be able to use a deepsocket there? I dont have one to try is why Im asking.

    Bob

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    Yes. 24MM deep is what you need.

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    Thanks Sarge--I figured you would chime in!! I had read another write up and saw some pics of another one done and it looked like the guy was using a regualr socket--mine just wont go on enough--guess I'll have to make a trip to alowes tomorrow.

    Bob

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    One more question---is it alright to reuse the original nut? Ive heard some people say to replace them and others that have reused.
    And do you recommend a dab of locktite on the threads?

    Bob

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    I reused mine with locktite.

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    Thanks Sarge--Ill be doing mine tomorrow then.

    Bob

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    doing mine next weekend with bushings and springs.....i can't wait to see how it handles!
    I guess I'll just printout the improved specs for the alignment shop........should any of the specs be changed with the 1.2" drop coils to get more out of it?

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    Did my bushings today--not too bad of a job. Seems to drive a bit better now--especially under braking. I used to get alot of steering wheel shake under braking and now its nice and firm.

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianGoat View Post
    Did my bushings today--not too bad of a job. Seems to drive a bit better now--especially under braking. I used to get alot of steering wheel shake under braking and now its nice and firm.

    Bob
    I'm doing a full frontend rebuild on mine. jacked it up and you can wiggle the wheel back and forth way too much.....its almost scary

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    Yeah OEM bushings are garbage. You will be amazed at the quality of the ride after your Pedderized.

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