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Old 02-13-2019, 10:54 AM   #2
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Then we welded the cups in place and then removed the bolt, washers and brass bushing.

Welding the Rear cup in is a pain because of clearance issues. Ours ended up a tad sloppy.

Then I reinstalled the Tension Rod with new bushings. Torque spec for all Tension rod bolts is 87-108 Ft-Lb per FSM (we couldn't figure a way to fit a Torque wrench on the rear bolt so 'tight enough' worked)

Of note, the replacement bushing collar in our kit was a direct match for the factory collar. As mentioned in this thread, some of the bushing kits seem to be coming with collars that are too long by about 10mm, however the Moog K200163 Kit was a perfect match to the OEM collar. Also, we did not have suitable paint on hand so we skipped painting since I needed to disassemble it again later to replace the Tension rods with new ones. I used Rust-Oleum Rust Reformer, Black Spray Paint to paint the new cups.

That's about it. Let me know what you think!

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