Lower Control Arm Pivot Shaft

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  1. gz21

    gz21 Active Member

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    I installed new Proforged bushing and PST pivot shafts into my lower control arms. I forgot to take a picture of the pivot shafts before I removed them and it has been a few weeks/months since I toke them out.

    Does the bushing get pressed on all the way up to the shoulder on the pivot shaft? The only reason I am asking is since the inner sleeve does not extend all the way up to the shoulder. I stopped pressing them in at the edge of the inner sleeve because I couldn't remember.

    I did search the forums and read lots of posts about lower control arms, but couldn't find the answer.
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    dadsbee FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Looks about right..
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    R/T Boy 67 Well-Known Member

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    Normally poly bushings push on up to the shoulder. The thickness of the bushing flange makes me think that it should. If the bushing flange is aproximately 9/16" thick then it needs to go on up to the shoulder.
     
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      The flange on the poly bushing is just under 9/16".

      I never thought of the fact that the rubber bushing was flush with the lower control arm and the poly bushing sticks out of the lower control arm. Now, it makes sense that the space between the bushing and the shoulder of the pivot shaft is only for rubber bushings.

      Thank you!
       
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      I just use the OEM bushings and shafts. The large diameter flange part of the shaft does not contact the bushing. The above pics look correct.
       
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