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    Trailing arm bushing options

    So I am approaching being done with replacing all bushings with urethane, and it occurs to me that I have not seen any such options for the trailing arm-to-body bushings which are so soft and sloppy. Has anyone found a compatible bushing to fit (like the one pictured, which of course is far too small)?Trailing arm bushing options-7ae3f4b1-d761-439e-a11a-65babc0140dd-jpg
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    Rear Trailing Arm Bushings?

    #23 correct? in the drawing.

    I havent heard anyone replacing it. Theres a civic style arm that alot of companies make a bushing/sperical bearing for might be an option.

    EDIT: this is the one im thinking maybe 6:35 min mark.

    Hard race video install hits about 6 min mark as well.



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    https://kingpinmachine.com/

    I have my eye on this guy for a while might be one to try out.
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    Re: Trailing arm bushing options

    I found an autoparts warehouse supplier that has these trailing arm bushings listed. I'm sure they are no name brand but anything is better than stock at this point. They had a minimum order of 4 so I ordered 8 (4 sets) I will sell you guys the remaining sets when i get them, shipping was expensive and says 24 to 42 days so, dont hold your breath. I'll let you know when i have them and when i can test to make sure they fit. I am confident they will fit as they looked correct online, are listed for the correct car, and are listed by the honda oem part number. They will be about $40 including shipping for a set.
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    Thank you!

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    Re: Trailing arm bushing options

    Has anyone tried the windshield adhesive trick yet? I'm considering it.
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    Re: Trailing arm bushing options

    Quote Originally Posted by conozo View Post
    I found an autoparts warehouse supplier that has these trailing arm bushings listed. I'm sure they are no name brand but anything is better than stock at this point. They had a minimum order of 4 so I ordered 8 (4 sets) I will sell you guys the remaining sets when i get them, shipping was expensive and says 24 to 42 days so, dont hold your breath. I'll let you know when i have them and when i can test to make sure they fit. I am confident they will fit as they looked correct online, are listed for the correct car, and are listed by the honda oem part number. They will be about $40 including shipping for a set.
    Sorry to disappoint but they just now refunded my money to say these are not available. Mine definitely need replaced bad. I'm looking into the DIY poly bushings now. Don't know much about it but i assume i can take the old bushing out, clean out all the rubber and pour new poly stuff in there.

    On my other forum for Insights, many used the windshield adhesive trick for the engine mounts and it definately made them stiffer but they did work. I assume windshield adhesive would work pretty good on these mounts but i think you would need to take them off and make sure its straight before gunking it up.

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    Re: Trailing arm bushing options

    What is the OD of these bushings?

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    Re: Trailing arm bushing options

    https://www.hardrace.com/Product_detail.asp?id=2253

    https://www.hardrace.com/Product_detail.asp?id=2242


    Would it be worth calling an asking what the dimension of these are?
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    Probably. They should be able to be turned down if theyre a few thou too large like the control arm bushings.
    I just want to point out that the solid bushings are $300 YEESH.
    I was really hoping an energy suspension bushing would fit. Don't remember what size the civic/integra bushings are now, I did when I last posted. I should really just grab some, theyre $35. https://www.suspension.com/16.7106

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    Go big or go home?
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    Re: Trailing arm bushing options

    I sent a message to hardrace, but I also ordered the Energy Suspension 16.7106 for the Civic/Integra. I think its a bit bigger than ours so maybe it can be turned down on a lathe.

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    I wish I could help more but I dont have any xtras of those suspension parts to play around with.
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    I have a whole car to play around with, but the bad part is I have the rear end "jacked" up on its old wheels, its a little hard to get to. I will dig it out if I really need it lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiRen View Post
    Probably. They should be able to be turned down if theyre a few thou too large like the control arm bushings.
    I just want to point out that the solid bushings are $300 YEESH.
    I was really hoping an energy suspension bushing would fit. Don't remember what size the civic/integra bushings are now, I did when I last posted. I should really just grab some, theyre $35. https://www.suspension.com/16.7106
    2 - 3317 - Trailing Arm Bushing -OD=75.42mm(2.96in) ID=29.10mm(1.141in) ,length=51.21mm(2in)

    Thats the specs of the civic bushing off your link
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    I was looking all over for that, I knew I saw it was 3" somewhere. Yeah it should be able to be turned down, it will need a steel sleeve inside it.

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    I saw a 3.16 or a 3.19 measurement some place and then the site was offline and I can remember where I saw it. It might have been youtube.
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    I got them in, I didn't bother measuring them because they are absolutely massive lol. More than enough to turn down, now I am more worried about the width. It might be A LOT to turn down.

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    ShiRen

    Any update on this. I can't wait a whole lot longer to replace all my bushings before getting tires for the winter on the car. If you think it can work, ill buy a set and have them turned. My brother in law has a lathe I could use.

    Thanks for your efforts so far.

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    Im wondering if the front lower control arm bushing might be the way to go. I think that bushing is 1.100"
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    I think the Civic ones will be fine, I started driving the car without aligning it, I just eyeballed the toe, never even took the trailing arms out. I did look at the width though and its actually pretty close, for having to turn it down it really should be a pretty good starting place.

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    Re: Trailing arm bushing options

    Quote Originally Posted by ShiRen View Post
    I was looking all over for that, I knew I saw it was 3" somewhere. Yeah it should be able to be turned down, it will need a steel sleeve inside it.
    I have a spare OEM NOS honda bushing, was gonna take measurements to call energy or make a cast from it , but you might have gotten a better start on this. if you still need the measurements i can get them, just gotta find where i put it.

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    That would definitely be helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by gp02a0083 View Post
    I have a spare OEM NOS honda bushing, was gonna take measurements to call energy or make a cast from it , but you might have gotten a better start on this. if you still need the measurements i can get them, just gotta find where i put it.
    That would be super!
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    Re: Trailing arm bushing options

    Here is a drawing of the dimensions. The civic bushings posted above aren't quite wide enough. The only issue i see with that is over time the bushing will slide out to one side of the sleeve.


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