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#1 dasupersprint

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 02:03 PM

Hello,

 

I bought these to prevent the wheels to get in contact with the inner wings when fully turning. I can't figure out how to install them? It's meant to go over the shaft, and you're not supposed to disassemble anything else than the rubber boot to get it there. But look at how much I must open the slit! it's impossible by hand, and with tools I'm afraid I will break the bushing.

 

Surely, someone here done this already? thanks for advice

 

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#2 nicklouse

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 02:10 PM

just spread them.  I used C clip pliers.



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Posted 07 February 2020 - 02:39 PM

yep they will go, theyre nylon so its pretty resilient to cracking, you can wartm them up to make them a bit more flexible, stick them in a cup of hot water for a couple of minuites, but be sure to wipe all the water off.



#4 dasupersprint

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 03:12 PM

Ok thanks, I'll try again and give feedback here for future reference



#5 phillrulz

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 10:32 PM

isnt it better to "twist" it then pry it open on a single plane 



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Posted 07 February 2020 - 10:34 PM

I'd think twisting them to fit over the rack would work

#7 dasupersprint

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 01:26 PM

It worked.

 

The 1st picture on this thread shows a spare steering rack that I have, and it needed the smaller diameter (thicker) bushings. I put the bushings in hot water for 5 minutes and it twisted fine over the shaft after that.

 

On the car though, I needed the bigger diameter bushings (thinner) so I worked out nice, without any pain.

 

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