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Looking for some advice on installing SuperPro polyurethane lower trailing arm front bushings.

I pressed out the original rubber bushing, but the outer diameter of the new polyurethane bushing (SuperPro #SPF1185K) is too large to fit. Should I have also pressed out the original rubber bushing outer steel shell? I can do that, but if I remove the original bushing outer steel shell, the SuperPro bushings will be too wide such that the bushing flanges won't abut the trailing arm.

No worries installing the other bushings, other than the general hassles of disassembling 40 year old parts with lots of undercoating.
 

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Looking for some advice on installing SuperPro polyurethane lower trailing arm front bushings.

I pressed out the original rubber bushing, but the outer diameter of the new polyurethane bushing (SuperPro #SPF1185K) is too large to fit. Should I have also pressed out the original rubber bushing outer steel shell? I can do that, but if I remove the original bushing outer steel shell, the SuperPro bushings will be too wide such that the bushing flanges won't abut the trailing arm.

No worries installing the other bushings, other than the general hassles of disassembling 40 year old parts with lots of undercoating.
Same car?...

http://forums.swedespeed.com/showth...ilver-vs.-black-washers&p=1868686#post1868686

George Dill
 

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All the shells need to come out, *except* for the lower A-arm bushings. You also reuse the collars on the upper A-arms, which are not actually part of those bushings.
 

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All the shells need to come out, *except* for the lower A-arm bushings. You also reuse the collars on the upper A-arms, which are not actually part of those bushings.
Thanks Phil!

Yeah, there was a note on the SuperPro (front suspension) lower A-Arm bushing kit to not remove the original bushing shells. I think the (front suspension) lower A-Arms and the (rear suspension) lower trailing arm front bushings are the only locations where the original bushings have steel shells.

It seems a little odd that the SuperPro lower trailing arm front bushing flanges will be spaced away from the trailing arm a bit, but that shouldn't affect function.
 

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Identical install - question as to Bushing Part #?

Thanks Phil!

Yeah, there was a note on the SuperPro (front suspension) lower A-Arm bushing kit to not remove the original bushing shells. I think the (front suspension) lower A-Arms and the (rear suspension) lower trailing arm front bushings are the only locations where the original bushings have steel shells.

It seems a little odd that the SuperPro lower trailing arm front bushing flanges will be spaced away from the trailing arm a bit, but that shouldn't affect function.
Ducsingle - I have a 72 ES and ordered the full SP bushing kit from VPD along with the Bilsteins and new front and rear springs. The package contained part# SPF1104K for the Control Arm Lower Inner Bushings, however the SP website suggests that these fit a "142S up to 1969" Do you recall if these are the same part number that you installed? Many thanks in advance.
 

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Ducsingle - I have a 72 ES and ordered the full SP bushing kit from VPD along with the Bilsteins and new front and rear springs. The package contained part# SPF1104K for the Control Arm Lower Inner Bushings, however the SP website suggests that these fit a "142S up to 1969" Do you recall if these are the same part number that you installed? Many thanks in advance.
Welcome to Swedespeed, Darrell.

Looking at the links below it appears that some commonality exists between the '69 140 and your '72 ES for lower control arm bushes.

However, the 140 applications do include a bush not listed for the ES.

Do you have a pic of your 1104K bush?

Thanks.

George Dill

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/s..._2-dot-0L/W0133-1633287.html?loc=Front,+Lower

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/s..._2-dot-0L/W0133-1904638.html?loc=Front,+Lower

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/s...ront,+Lower&tlc=Brakes,+Suspension+&+Steering

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/s...ront,+Lower&tlc=Brakes,+Suspension+&+Steering

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/s...ront,+Lower&tlc=Brakes,+Suspension+&+Steering
 

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Welcome to Swedespeed, Darrell.

Looking at the links below it appears that some commonality exists between the '69 140 and your '72 ES for lower control arm bushes.

However, the 140 applications do include a bush not listed for the ES.

Do you have a pic of your 1104K bush?

Thanks.

George Dill

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/s..._2-dot-0L/W0133-1633287.html?loc=Front,+Lower

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/s..._2-dot-0L/W0133-1904638.html?loc=Front,+Lower

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/s...ront,+Lower&tlc=Brakes,+Suspension+&+Steering

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/s...ront,+Lower&tlc=Brakes,+Suspension+&+Steering

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/s...ront,+Lower&tlc=Brakes,+Suspension+&+Steering

Thx George -

The following link will take you to a description and photo of the SPF 1104K kit and included components:

http://www.haloperformance.com/SuperPro/suspension/for/VOLVO/122/details/20901-1321

Not sure if you can determine fit or not from the photos, but certainly appreciate the insights.

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The early 140s and even some early 164s used the same lower A-frame bushings as the 122. They changed to the larger ones in 1970.
That's why (among other things) I wanted to replace the front end in my 69 164. Later ones are sturdier and also have vented brake disks.
 

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Thread hijack...

1800 1961-1973 Control Arm Bushing Lower 4 needed AFT 663675

140 1967-1969 Control Arm Bushing Lower 4 needed AFT 663675

Ergo 1104K is correct for '72 ES.

End of thread hijack.

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Many thanks for the insights - greatly appreciated. Apologies for the 'hijack'. Looking greatly forward to the install results.

dd
 
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