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    Trailing Arm Bushing

    I can't find the huge trailing arm bushing for sale ANYWHERE!!

    not even online...

    Does anyone know what kind of options we even have with these??
    Honda -> No
    Napa -> NO
    RockAuto -> No

    ...? (Is all I'm doing at this point...)



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    Re: Trailing Arm Bushing

    Nope I never have either.

    Might have to have someone make a solid one for you.
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    Re: Trailing Arm Bushing

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldblueaccord View Post
    Nope I never have either.

    Might have to have someone make a solid one for you.
    Yeah, that's what I found out after more searching. I was thinking of going with a spherical bearing, which I would have to get a COMA-M30, then weld in a rod or something to get the ID to 12mm

    OR,

    What do you guys think of this: Nolathane bushings I think will fit

    If the inner lip is the req'd 65mm that we need (my old ones are actually 64.4mm, so they should hold I think) then I would only have to drop the ID 22.2mm to 12mm or so.
    The only problem is, when I look at "how hard is nolathane" they say 93 durometer is their hardest, but irregardless, they all look friggin weak compared to the (hard to deflect IMHO) rubber bushings that are the originals.

    Opinions/comments?

    Basically we need a bushing with an OD of 65mm, ID of 12mm, 54.8mm Width for the inner piece (the one the bolt goes through) and a 40.2mm Width for the Outer flange...

    In the case of the Nolathane, it's bigger in every dimension, so I can cut it down to fit, the only problem being that center metal piece needing to have something welded in.

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    Re: Trailing Arm Bushing

    Update, I ordered Whiteline W61608, If they're oversize I'll see if I can cut them down to fitment =]

    I'll keep you guys updated on what I find. My old ones aren't ripped, yet... But one of them has visible cracks coming when you bend it more than 2mm, so I'm motivated to find a solution

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    Re: Trailing Arm Bushing

    Quote Originally Posted by 88Sleeper View Post
    Update, I ordered Whiteline W61608, If they're oversize I'll see if I can cut them down to fitment =]

    I'll keep you guys updated on what I find. My old ones aren't ripped, yet... But one of them has visible cracks coming when you bend it more than 2mm, so I'm motivated to find a solution
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    I was looking at this company the other day they might make something custom if you cant find a machine shop to fix up what you bought.

    Whiteline is pretty well known also.
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    Re: Trailing Arm Bushing

    Keep us updated. Need the same rear bushings replaced too!!!
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    Re: Trailing Arm Bushing

    Honda discontinued the part?

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    Re: Trailing Arm Bushing

    I found them for my '88 Accord LX-i on NAPA's website. See NAPA AUTO PARTS
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    Re: Trailing Arm Bushing

    How close are they to ef trailing arm bushings?

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    Re: Trailing Arm Bushing

    Quote Originally Posted by j3wman View Post
    How close are they to ef trailing arm bushings?
    I don't know what "ef" means. Anyway, I did not actually purchase any of these bushings; I just did a search when I read this discussion in the forum. So, I don't know the answer to your question.
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    Re: Trailing Arm Bushing

    They are discontinued by Honda and I'm pretty sure a direct replacement doesn't exist in the aftermarket (in the US anyway).

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    Re: Trailing Arm Bushing

    Quote Originally Posted by cygnus x-1 View Post
    They are discontinued by Honda and I'm pretty sure a direct replacement doesn't exist in the aftermarket (in the US anyway).

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    Did you follow my link to NAPA? Are they not a source of replacement?
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    Re: Trailing Arm Bushing

    Ef is a 88-91 Honda civic

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    Re: Trailing Arm Bushing

    Quote Originally Posted by derolph View Post
    Did you follow my link to NAPA? Are they not a source of replacement?
    I did, and it pulls up 26 different parts. Which one is it? It is possible that there is something out there that fits but is not listed as a direct replacement. The trick is finding it. Do you have a part number?


    If you search by car model they don't have any bushings for the front of the trailing arms. They do have bushings for the upper and lower control arms though. I've also searched with the Honda part numbers and come up with nothing.

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    Re: Trailing Arm Bushing



    We're talking about this bushing? #23 on the picture
    52384-SE0-014 / 52384-SE0-023

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    Re: Trailing Arm Bushing

    It's indeed no longer in production There was still one available in Canada though. It's now in my spare parts bin

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    Re: Trailing Arm Bushing

    Hit up chedda an see what he can do. I know he was talking about possibly making a rear sub fame and trailing arms for us. I'm sure the cost would be high on something like that but we would be able to get parts for are cars well pass the time we die lol

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    Re: Trailing Arm Bushing

    I ended up converting the WhiteLine bushings I got from AU into Trailing arm bushings.

    I messed up part-way, but they hold well and the trailing arm itself will not shift side-to-side on the centering pin.

    I dont have pics yet, but I can post them up of the final item in the car.

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