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That bush you cant buy.. So i made it...

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That bush you cant buy.. So i made it...

Postby rnd_audio » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:22 pm

Ok for those of ye that have your altezza a while you will prob have come accross this prob. on the rear hub the bottom bush liking the track control arm to the hub, goes( the irish roads prob have something to do with it too) you cant but this seperate.. or from trd... so i made one first of all its not a bush its a rose joint.. so i went to a local tuning shop and bought civic front arm rose joints
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yes i now have honda parts in my car, they were the closest ones i coud find they come in a set of four, two different sizes
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the standard one in the middle and then the two different ones i got.
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as you can see its not a bush for people that arnt familer its basically a steel ball
now it dosent just fit in, its a little too small in diameter, so i went to my local machine shop to get a sleve made up and they did if you look closely at this next pic you will see the sleve its about a 1mm sleve. and then i just pressed it back in. now in future i can just replace it with the honda part..
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and then to finish it off i replaced the last bush in the hub carrier wit trd ones
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hope this makes it easier for the next person to do this also i still have 2 rose joints left for sale if anyone is intreasted, pm me..
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Re: That bush you cant buy.. So i made it...

Postby robodirect » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:59 pm

Goodskills dude,hope it holds up! 8)
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Re: That bush you cant buy.. So i made it...

Postby Rob » Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:39 am

So Civics *are* good for something? :)
Good job!

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Re: That bush you cant buy.. So i made it...

Postby k900 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:02 pm

i used bmw ones. just took a slight skim off them.

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Re: That bush you cant buy.. So i made it...

Postby robodirect » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:58 pm

how often would you be changing the lil feckers???
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Re: That bush you cant buy.. So i made it...

Postby Evelyn » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:15 pm

Did the Opel bushing not work?
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Re: That bush you cant buy.. So i made it...

Postby rnd_audio » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:48 pm

Evelyn wrote:Did the Opel bushing not work?


there not actually a bush , its a ball joint as standard, so i thought id replace it with the same, im sure a bush would do just fine thou.
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Re: That bush you cant buy.. So i made it...

Postby rnd_audio » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:50 pm

robodirect wrote:how often would you be changing the lil feckers???


its my first time to do it and hopefully my last :) but as far as i know its a common part to wear..
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Postby Rob » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:45 am

rnd_audio wrote:its my first time to do it and hopefully my last :) but as far as i know its a common part to wear..


What are the symptoms when it does go?

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Re: That bush you cant buy.. So i made it...

Postby rnd_audio » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:00 pm

if it gets really bad you will hear a knock from the rear, but i spoted mine on a service, jack up the wheel and feel for play top to bottom if that make sense. could also cause tyre wear if let go for a while,
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Re: That bush you cant buy.. So i made it...

Postby Altezzahead » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:11 pm

rnd_audio wrote:if it gets really bad you will hear a knock from the rear, but i spoted mine on a service, jack up the wheel and feel for play top to bottom if that make sense. could also cause tyre wear if let go for a while,


2 weeks ago i had my two back wheels off and the left one had wear on the inside fairly bad , could this be the reason so or could it just be tracking or balancing ?

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Re: That bush you cant buy.. So i made it...

Postby raffo » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:24 pm

Altezzahead wrote:
rnd_audio wrote:if it gets really bad you will hear a knock from the rear, but i spoted mine on a service, jack up the wheel and feel for play top to bottom if that make sense. could also cause tyre wear if let go for a while,


2 weeks ago i had my two back wheels off and the left one had wear on the inside fairly bad , could this be the reason so or could it just be tracking or balancing ?



more than likely just allignment. Make sure when ur gettin it sorted to get the 4 wheels done - front wheels are generally alligned from the rear wheels so if the rear are off they're all gonna be off.

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Re: That bush you cant buy.. So i made it...

Postby Evelyn » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:20 pm

rnd_audio wrote:
Evelyn wrote:Did the Opel bushing not work?


there not actually a bush , its a ball joint as standard, so i thought id replace it with the same, im sure a bush would do just fine thou.


Ya its the Opel ones I have used, there in a 1.5yr no problems so far :)
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Re: That bush you cant buy.. So i made it...

Postby rnd_audio » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:51 am

yep there will be absolutey no prob using a bush they do the same job....
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Re: That bush you cant buy.. So i made it...

Postby E910 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:02 pm

Nice work. Do you still have the old cross axis bush/BJ handy? Are you able to get me some dimensions off it, namely the OD, ID & length. Cheers
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