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Old 03-08-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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i'd like to borrow RTAB removal tool in GTA

anyone? thanks
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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make one, pipe caps and threaded rod.

FYI, removal isn't the problem, pressing them back in is. To remove them just cut them out.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:44 PM   #3
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make one, pipe caps and threaded rod.

FYI, removal isn't the problem, pressing them back in is. To remove them just cut them out.
thanks man, i'll google how to make one
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #4
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dont bother with stock rtab and making tools! Just buy poly bushings, they press right in.
I've done both and I can tell you get the poly urithane. for the extra 50$ the time and effort you save are well worth it!!!
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:12 PM   #5
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That's right... pull the subframe ... apply propane torch to metal surrounding the tab, wait for yummy sizzling bacon sound... use any method desired to hammer, pull or yank them out...

Are they grouchy? apply more heat. Repeat.

You can do it with the subframe on the car... to do this effectively you do need a tool, or make a tool.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:34 PM   #6
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dont bother with stock rtab and making tools! Just buy poly bushings, they press right in.
I've done both and I can tell you get the poly urithane. for the extra 50$ the time and effort you save are well worth it!!!
Yupp mines are poly too... to take them off i used a drill with a round bit (deep enough to go atleast half way) and cut out the middle.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:55 PM   #7
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dont bother with stock rtab and making tools! Just buy poly bushings, they press right in.
I've done both and I can tell you get the poly urithane. for the extra 50$ the time and effort you save are well worth it!!!
do i need limiters for poly rtabs?
what is a good place to buy them?
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:19 PM   #8
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I'd personally go with OEM mounts. Poly starts squeaking after a while.

Also, it is impossible to use limiters with poly. They already completely limit the trailing arms movement. Which is a bad thing actually.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:46 PM   #9
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Despite what is mentioned above, if you still want poly bushings, mine are for sale.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:13 PM   #10
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I used a drill with a round bit
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:15 PM   #11
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poly is not advised, yes they are easy to put in, but the joint moves in more than one plane
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:21 PM   #12
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i've done some research and decided to go for the OEM ones with limiters. thanks everyone for your input.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:14 PM   #13
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I made a tool that you can borrow. You'll have to come to Guelph for it though.
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