Poly Cab Install-fe1

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  1. cobalt123

    cobalt123 Platinum Member

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    are you tired of sloppy handling and wheel hop?
    finally hear is our answer!

    this is how to install the prothane poly cab's for cars with fe1 suspension.
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    you will need to get the poly bushings http://www.neverenoughauto.com/index.php?target=products&product_id=16743

    step 1
    remove control arm by removing 1 rear control arm bolt(21mm head)
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    2 front bolts(15mm head)
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    and 1 ball joint bolt(15mm nut,16mm bolt).
    control arm removed
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    step 2
    remove the rear bushing by pressing it out or you can remove the rubber and carefully cut the metal sleeve and tap it out. i tried both with good results.

    remove the front bushing by clamping the metal bar in a vice and hitting the control arm with a large dead blow hammer or equivalent.
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    control arm with both bushings removed
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    take the front bushing and remove the rubber from the steel bar.
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    step 3
    if there is any rust where the old bushings were you need to remove it and paint the bare metal.before you install the bushings. remember lube is your friend!
    grease both halves of the front bushing and slide them into the control arm. then grease the steel bar that was in the original front bushing and press it in.
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    now take the rear bushing grease it up and press it in followed by the steel tube lube it up and slide it into the bushing
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    important there is a small radius on one side of the rear bushing this has to go towards the top of the control arm.

    step 4

    now that both bushings it is time to install the arm.
    you want to grease the bushings anywhere they will touch metal.
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    control arm installed
    front
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    rear
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    step 5
    repeat on other side


    this is how i installed mine i am not responsibly for any damages or injuries
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2009
  2. Cobalt Tom

    Cobalt Tom Platinum Member

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    how long did that all take you?
     
  3. cobalt123

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    about 68 seconds
     
  4. YelloEye

    YelloEye Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The actual job not putting together the howto lol
     
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    i know i guesstimate around 2 hours with a lunch taking your time i dunno
     
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    YelloEye Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Curious also as to why this wouldnt fit FE5...
     
  7. cobalt123

    cobalt123 Platinum Member

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    i dont see why it wouldnt fit fe1,3,5 this was done on a fe1 tho but vendors make them for all suspension types
     
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    Just curious cause from everything I've seen FE1 can swap to FE5 swingarms...got a little bit before I start tweaking with the car though :D
     
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    o okay being the suspensions are interchangeable going upwards (no one would downgrade lol)
     
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    Guessing the stock bushings are made of rubber in the FE5 as well :(
     

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