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This is a demo of how to remove the OEM subframe bushing from the IRS. This is the first video of a two part series. I cut, chiseled, drilled and hammered the old subframe bushings to prepare for the solid subframe bushings that.

Mar 13, To replace the subframe bushings: Remove 4 bolt bolts holding subframe to diff, and 4 bolts+nuts holding trailing arms to the subframe. Remove the stock subframe bushing by making this setup on a bench vise: The sockets go in these slits. Have a helper hold the subframe while you set everything up. Aug 01, When removing the rear subframe on an E30, there is always a possibility that either of the two old bushings will be oxidized and therefore seized/stuck in the body.

The OE subframe bushings are made up of an aluminum sleeve with a thick rubber coating around it.

The OE subframe bushings are made up of an aluminum sleeve with a thick rubber coating around it.

The aluminum sleeve protrudes at the top of the bushing and seats into the body during installation. To understand why its. Jan 11, The creative steel tool uses this flared area to press the bushing out of the subframe. The flange on the bushing on the '04 is a smaller diameter than the subframe flare, so the tool can sit on the subframe flare to press the sleeve out.

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Here's a picture of the front subframe cradle bushing on my car ( CTS-V). Nov 15, Registered. S 4Matic, SEL, SEL, SEL, S Joined Jun 17. Posts. #2 Apr 30, There are special toolsto let you do it without completely dropping the frame. I did the fronts but I suspended the engine and completely removed the frame.

I was then able to make my own puller/installer.