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IPD Subframe Bushing Inserts

Post by chrism » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:27 pm

Has anyone installed any of these subframe bushing "reinforcers", for lack of a better name?

https://blog.fcpeuro.com/how-to-replace ... ng-inserts

Do they work?
Do you just tap them in with a light hammer and then reinstall the washer/bolt/etc.?

Or should I forget that whole idea and go for a real bushing replacement? Is that a difficult task? Special tools required?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: IPD Subframe Bushing Inserts

Post by ndphotonl » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:27 pm

Did you also read the reviews on their site? https://www.ipdusa.com/products/8969/12 ... insert-kit

They have a installation video on that by the way.

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Re: IPD Subframe Bushing Inserts

Post by chrism » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:55 pm

Thanks for the links, ND.

Even if the things didn't last forever, the simplicity makes it rather attractive.

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Re: IPD Subframe Bushing Inserts

Post by dlundblad » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:31 am

My concern would be subframe bolts breaking and really being SOL.
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Re: IPD Subframe Bushing Inserts

Post by Georgeandkira » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:16 am

I installed them and felt the difference immediately. It wasn't as transforming a feeling as a set of new shocks but it was there.
Apply a bit of the lube and tap away as you posted. I used a heavy hammer and very little force.
The bolt and washer brought 'em home, as you posted.
My existing bushings showed no evidence of deterioration. I guess that facilitated ease of installation as the holes hadn't collapsed.
The bolts are quite large. Mine required a bit of wire brushing as they were dirty (white powder) upon removal.
Do report back when it's all done.

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Re: IPD Subframe Bushing Inserts

Post by BlackBart » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:02 am

I want to add these after I've done some other basics. Then ipd sway bars. I hate lean.
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