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Old 06-12-2009, 05:32 PM
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This is great news! These things do a lot of good, me thinks.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:01 PM
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Ok, so this is beyond what I can do as a DIY in my cramped Queens garage. At least putting in the bushings myself is. Couple Qs:
1) Are these still available (PM sent to CW)
2) It seems the core exchange is ok from a DIY, and maybe best to budget an alignment to be safe.
3) It seems taking the parts to the shop is about 5 hrs = $5-600 for replacing the bushings. Thoughts on how long it should take them to do an exchange, if that is still an option from Chris?

Thanks,
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:19 PM
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Just returned your email, thanks.

Core exchange program is still available, as well as the kits themselves.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by chris walrod View Post
Just returned your email, thanks.

Core exchange program is still available, as well as the kits themselves.
Chris,
I've done a few of these over the last year. Maybe I can become your East Coast Bushing Replacer....





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Old 08-11-2009, 10:10 PM
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Curious as to how these compair to monoballs I installed in my last 993tt. We installed only one in each lower control arm and left the other stock. It was very firm yet quiet. Can't remember which one we did I think it was the large one.

Any reports of noise and sqeeking yet??

Great work Chris
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by MarinS4 View Post
Any reports of noise and sqeeking yet??
I was an early adopter and have put at least 10K miles on since I did the bushings...no problems whatsoever, definitely no squeaking.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Noah View Post
I was an early adopter and have put at least 10K miles on since I did the bushings...no problems whatsoever, definitely no squeaking.
Me too. Great steering feel and no noise.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:47 PM
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Good to hear, indeed.

A rear kit is being trial fitted now. The rear lower control arm is a bit more complicated due to its articulation so we're developing a three piece urethane monoball type of joint.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:20 PM
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I just emailed you.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:18 PM
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Anyone do the core exchange and have the mechanic mount them? Curious as to how much $$ savings and if it is worth it vs. just getting the bushing kit and handing them over to the mechanic, or hand the cores with new bushing over. I read the DIY and this is not something I'm interested in doing myself given my workshop facilities and tolerance for a PITA in my life right now.

Anyone have a DIY on the control arm/a-arm removal install?

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Old 08-24-2009, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by JPS View Post
Anyone do the core exchange and have the mechanic mount them? Curious as to how much $$ savings and if it is worth it vs. just getting the bushing kit and handing them over to the mechanic, or hand the cores with new bushing over. I read the DIY and this is not something I'm interested in doing myself given my workshop facilities and tolerance for a PITA in my life right now.

Anyone have a DIY on the control arm/a-arm removal install?
I had my shop (RUF Dallas) do the bushings on my 964 without core exchange. And did core exchange on my 993. RUF and I preferred the core exchange, it was easier for everyone. Cheaper for me. And Chris sends you some very shiny control arms!

Chris can provide a DIY.

Good luck.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:28 PM
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I saw the DIY for the bushing change, but not the arm removal / install. Anyone have one?
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:38 PM
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I don't won't to get the '95 vs '96, '97, '98 rear suspension argument started again, but has anyone just taken the time to measure the lengths and angles of the '95 parts against the later years. surely, if there was a change, it can be measured. I thought it was a given that there was a change until I read all the posts from folks that said that there was not a change.
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:12 AM
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I love when old threads come back. Are core exchanges still being done? If/when I ever get the title issues resolved on the 95 I will be putting in a H&R/Bilstein suspension so this will be a while in there project. Engine needs some new seals (valve covers) so I may get lazy and sell it "as is".
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:20 AM
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Yes, they are still available on an exchange basis -- sorrry I havent replied to this thread until now, just busy up here at Mosport this week for the ALMS race.
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