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Ok I went the route and purchased the poly bushings for the rear torsion or reaction rods as they are called for my 89 244. The only problem is, do I remove the old outer shells of the old bushings and just insert the poly bush in the end of the rod or do I use the old bushing outer shell and insert the poly bushings into this and then into the rod? No instructions in the box..what a shock.
 

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Re: Poly bushings (MAx)

Visit<p><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com</A>/<p>and download the pdf instructions.<p>George Dill<p>
 

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Re: Poly bushings (gdill2)

its not really a shock imo, because they tell you to download the pdf instructions. its to save paper, but dont you need a special volvo tool? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Poly bushings (Camyman)

No. The polys press in by hand fairly easy. If I remember from my install correctly, they were two piece and had a sleeve to push in through the center to complete the press fit. But you did need to have the old ones pressed out. Any shop worth beans should be able to do this for you. A machine shop might do it for you for free if you ask nicely. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Poly bushings (kowalski)

I've used two-piece red poly torque rod bushings...they fit in very easily, especially if you use the grease that should come with them. Bushings go in first, then push the metal sleeve through the hole.<p>There are, however, one piece ones that might need a vice or press to install. Never seen 'em in person before.<p>The old rubber bushings are really easy to press out as long as the torque rods are still round on the ends. The set from my 240 were abused (by me) making them impossible to press out, so they were torched and then the sleeve was driven out with an air chisel. The torque rods from my newer 240 were not yet distorted by years of my hard driving, and the bushings pressed out in ~5min.
 
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