Buy a heavy duty press from harbor freight and press them out that way, or bring it to some one that has a press or a shop to press them out.
Hello, yep I'm still here lurking lol. Bringing my civic back to life to use as daily/occasional track, 330k miles and still going. I don't recall having any clunking before installing these bushings. I currently do not have any clunking, bushings running about ~200k miles. I actually daily this car for ~400miles a week for my work commute.I see that you are still active 👌🏼 Did you have any symptoms of sloppy rear end and a clunk when going over bumps before installing these?? I would like to replace all rear trailing bushings on my car for Energy Suspension Black Bushings. Thanks!
for lurkers: prothane rear control arm kit doesn't contain the front position bushing (with the flanges) on the trailing arm. It contains the rear position bushing, the knuckle bushings, and the upper arm bushings. I'm returning mine to get the energy suspension version (instructions suggest it contains both trailing arm and both knuckle bushings).True, I guess last resort is to press it out and go with the prothane kit instead.
Let us know because the flange is whats stopping me from doing this job.for lurkers: prothane rear control arm kit doesn't contain the front position bushing (with the flanges) on the trailing arm. It contains the rear position bushing, the knuckle bushings, and the upper arm bushings. I'm returning mine to get the energy suspension version (instructions suggest it contains both trailing arm and both knuckle bushings).
Yeah I'm midway through getting ebay flanges--going to measure when they arrive so I can get the correct sleeves.eBay aftermarket trailing arm bushing replacements come with the supplied flanges that you need. From what i've seen the energy bushings don't supply the necessary flange in order to complete this job. Obviously as the 8th gen series is old most trailing arm flanges will not cooperate and usually need to be sawed off in order to knock out the rubber/collar.
I've finally had enough with the rear end slop. My modified suspension is stiff so all movement is going towards these bushings when taking a turn. I have 3 options; New $600 pair of arms from Honda, Energy Suspension bushing or the eBay rubber bushings but both collars have to come out for the replacements. I'm sure option #3 is best for my situation but the arm is a little crusty so not sure yet...
I'm actually rooting for the energy path since the collars can stay in place but the damn flange...... Thinking about purchasing the eBay rubber kit and using the flanges for the energy bushings.
Yeah I have that in my watch list too. Like how wouldn't have to worry about hunting for hardware lol; shipping options make it almost the same as rebuilding flanges+sleeves.I was snooping around Siberian Bushings website today and found this:
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Seems like a nice alternative to the energy ones and comes with the nessesery collar/flange.
I think I’m going for the Siberian bushing route lol don’t want to make my life hard by hunting extra parts that don’t come in a kit. Keep updating please!Yeah I have that in my watch list too. Like how wouldn't have to worry about hunting for hardware lol; shipping options make it almost the same as rebuilding flanges+sleeves.
Yeah the 50-70$ shipping might not be so bad if you get all the bushings for the rear suspension together. Piecing together the sleeves and flange pings will probably make my total cost for installing the energy rear lower bushings ~$200 (approximating $80 set, $50 sleeves, $60 flanges).Ended up purchasing the Siberian Bushings. Was too convinced about everything in one kit and couldn't stop thinking about it today. $200 gone but let's see how the install goes...
How did you remove your trailing arm? In one piece (knuckle + arm) or did you separate the two? I'm only knocking out the arm bushings.