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#532028 - 11/30/04 10:17 PM Calmini Urethane A-arm Bushings  
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I need to replace the urethane upper a-arm bushings in my 1st gen Calmini a-arms. Does anyone know of a 3rd party source P/N I can use in place of thier $30 kit?


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#532029 - 11/30/04 10:25 PM Re: Calmini Urethane A-arm Bushings  
RobG  Offline
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is $30 too expensive or something? that doesn't sound unreasonable for poly bushings. why not go with Calmini?

-Rob


#532030 - 12/01/04 02:30 AM Re: Calmini Urethane A-arm Bushings [Re: RobG]  
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I never was able to find an alternative for these bushings. I've gone with the stock rubber bushings the last few times, and I'll probably go back with the Calmini polys next time.

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#532031 - 12/01/04 09:13 PM Re: Calmini Urethane A-arm Bushings [Re: RobG]  
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No $30 is not too much, but if there was a $15 alternative I would rather go with that. It is Xmas time and money is always tight... :-)


#532032 - 12/01/04 09:14 PM Re: Calmini Urethane A-arm Bushings [Re: Starchild]  
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Thanks I guess I'll get some new Calmini ones...


#532033 - 12/02/04 12:55 AM Re: Calmini Urethane A-arm Bushings  
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I have the Calimini A-Arms as well and my bushings never seem to last more than 1.5 years. Just for basic knowledge anyone know off the top of their head what stock bushings run and how frequent are the hard core wheelers having to replace them? I'm thinking about going back to the stock ones. I truely see no advantage to keeping the Calmini's.


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#532034 - 12/02/04 07:05 PM Re: Calmini Urethane A-arm Bushings [Re: Paddler]  
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Dumb question, but are you lubing them before you put them in?

I know when I did mine (2am tired and frustrated) I didn't lube em good enough and they still creak, but they are three years in and holding strong.

Peter


#532035 - 12/02/04 07:40 PM Re: Calmini Urethane A-arm Bushings [Re: pplotz]  
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Grease the crap out of them with White Lithium.


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#532036 - 12/02/04 09:12 PM Re: Calmini Urethane A-arm Bushings [Re: Paddler]  
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I think the stock ones were pressed in. I remember it was a real B&*(ch to get them out to remove the pivot bar. I am not sure they would work in the calmini arm..


#532037 - 12/02/04 09:30 PM Re: Calmini Urethane A-arm Bushings  
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If I remember right, the stock one have a smaller outer diameter too, and yes, it was hell getting them out, my roomates weren't to happy with me banging around at 2AM either <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" />

Peter

P.S. shep you move down to denver?


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