Corvette Central’s Tips On Late Model Bushing Replacement

Our cars age like we do – given enough years and enough miles, we both start to creak at the joints a bit. Of course, most of us hopefully won’t try to do something about our own knees, elbows, and hips at home, but as for the Corvettes? Well, replacing worn out rubber bushings will go a long way to putting things right with your suspension, and it’s a job that owners can tackle at home.

To help you through the process, our friends at Corvette Central have just posted an article on their tech website, offering some helpful tips for C4, C5, and C6 owners looking to either replace the OEM rubber with stock parts or upgrade to polyurethane. While bushing replacement can test the patience of the most Gandhi-like shade tree mechanic, with the proper technique and a few “secrets,” it’s not as bad as you might think.

“While this is a task best suited for those with experience and access to a hydraulic press,” says article author Chris Petris, “it can be accomplished with a conventional vise.” Have a look at CC Tech’s writeup and decide for yourself whether your aging body is up to the task of sprucing up your Corvette’s pivot points…

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Paul Huizenga

After some close calls on the street in his late teens and early twenties, Paul Huizenga discovered organized drag racing and never looked back, becoming a SFI-Certified tech inspector and avid bracket racer. Formerly the editor of OverRev and Race Pages magazines, Huizenga set out on his own in 2009 to become a freelance writer and editor.
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