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LM Outer Rear Strut Rod Bushings
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: June 11, 2019 05:47PM

I know about the inners and the front upper and lowers, but do the outside strut rods on the late model with the eccentric need to be torqued after the car is sitting on the ground?

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Re: LM Outer Rear Strut Rod Bushings
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 11, 2019 06:24PM

OEM washer's markings are usually close... but check camber after driving around the block to be sure.

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Re: LM Outer Rear Strut Rod Bushings
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: June 11, 2019 08:23PM

That's really not what I'm asking so I must not have stated my question clearly.
On front upper and lower control arms and rear inner strut rods, you're not supposed to torque the bolts to spec. with the vehicle raised and suspension "hanging". This could but the suspension in a bind and possibly damage bushings when the vehicle is lowered onto it's own weight.
Is this also true of the rear outer strut rod bolts that adjust rear camber?


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Re: LM Outer Rear Strut Rod Bushings
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 11, 2019 08:42PM

YES it is

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Re: LM Outer Rear Strut Rod Bushings
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: June 11, 2019 09:44PM

It's true anywhere there is a bonded rubber bushing. If you have polyurethane, nylon or anything that isn't bonded together it doesn't matter since the move freely.

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Re: LM Outer Rear Strut Rod Bushings
Posted by: RexJohnson ()
Date: June 15, 2019 09:20AM

On a rubber bushing if the inner sleeve is held so that it can't twist then it needs to be at the normal height when it is locked down. On the rear strut rods the factory washers prevent the inner bushing sleeve from being locked in place so neither the inner or outer have to be at normal ride height as they will self center as they go thru there travels.

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Re: LM Outer Rear Strut Rod Bushings
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: June 15, 2019 07:44PM

How do they do that and what becomes the bearing surface?

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Re: LM Outer Rear Strut Rod Bushings
Posted by: RexJohnson ()
Date: June 16, 2019 10:37AM

The flat factory washers that go inside of the inner sleeve keep the sleeve from biting into the bracket and control arm. That is why you can unbolt the arm from the diff and then push/swing it out of the way without loosening the cam bolt at the control arm.

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Re: LM Outer Rear Strut Rod Bushings
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: June 16, 2019 05:01PM

If it will do that it has a bearing surfaces somewhere that would need grease.

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Re: LM Outer Rear Strut Rod Bushings
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: June 16, 2019 11:20PM

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Re: LM Outer Rear Strut Rod Bushings
Posted by: RexJohnson ()
Date: June 17, 2019 08:26AM

If the bolts are tight the rubber will flex to a point until the tension is enough to slip the washers with the inner sleeve. So after the suspension goes thru a few bumps the inner sleeve should be mostly centered and then all of the movement would be in the rubber.

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Re: LM Outer Rear Strut Rod Bushings
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: June 17, 2019 03:47PM

So the clamping force is low enough the rubber can overcome it?

So why is asking questions automatically doubting what someone says?

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