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@  Vytasb : (30 March 2015 - 04:45 AM) I have UMI arms.
@  jawdog : (29 March 2015 - 08:41 PM) i though the rears are pre lubbed and sealed
@  Vytasb : (29 March 2015 - 06:06 PM) I ordered my rear end links from prime choice. I think they are made by Moog. They looked and felt the same as the set of moogs that I had that failed because I over-greased them and the seal popped (first time dealing with greasing stuff like that)
@  jawdog : (29 March 2015 - 02:49 PM) Has anyone bought any of the 2 for $50 rear wheel hubs off ebay. http://www.ebay.com/...ace6c10&vxp=mtr
@  BlackBetty : (27 March 2015 - 06:21 AM) Steering Wheel adapter FTW. Too bad I need to make a factory amp power toggle switch. Damn Parasitic draw destroys batteries otherwise in Az. Also I will take pics n post later when i sound dampen my trunk area for the subs
@  keithr182 : (27 March 2015 - 04:26 AM) @Sapias: you should get an adapter wired in! I have a kenwood headunit and subs and the works and paid $50 for an adapter so I can keep steering wheel controls.
@  Sapias Lupus : (26 March 2015 - 07:25 PM) Never even hooked them back, aftermarket head unit so they don't work, only ever thought about it for the lights LOL
@  keithr182 : (26 March 2015 - 04:39 PM) @scottydoggs - Thanks. Was thinking I'd have to pull the entire wheel off.
@  keithr182 : (26 March 2015 - 04:38 PM) @sapias Glad I'm on the only one! Did you remove the airbag to put them back in?
@  scottydoggs98 : (26 March 2015 - 03:43 PM) take the air bag off. all the room in the world
@  Sapias Lupus : (26 March 2015 - 02:00 PM) LOL @ what keith said, I did the same thing.
@  keithr182 : (26 March 2015 - 03:31 AM) Anyone have any tips on how to put the steering wheel controls back in after unplugging? Unplugged and removed when cleaning my steering wheel and now i cant get it back in!!!
@  Tobias05 : (25 March 2015 - 11:38 PM) I only use snap on brand now. If snap on kept my helos in the air then its good enough for my 13 yr old buick lol.
@  Tobias05 : (25 March 2015 - 11:37 PM) Used a new craftsman TQ wrench when I did my LS6 intake, had to torque the manifold like ten times before it finally passed a torque check.
@  BlackBetty : (25 March 2015 - 10:18 PM) also right side a HD model where as the left one is not? looking at part numbers on rockauto
@  BlackBetty : (25 March 2015 - 09:23 PM) so CV Half shaft assembly " Does Not Include Retaining Clip CV Drive Axle for Front Left; Any reason why?? is the retaining clip reusable perhaps?
@  Sapias Lupus : (25 March 2015 - 06:47 PM) Somebody have a PDF manual for the Aeroforce?
@  BlackBetty : (25 March 2015 - 07:41 AM) Sears has a digital click torque wrench for $110 that does ft lbs inch lb and micro newtons.. seems kinda spiffy
@  BlackBetty : (25 March 2015 - 07:35 AM) well sounds like ill need to buy or borrow a torque wrench then last one i bought snapped 3 supercharger bolts... still not happy bout that
@  phcdsqu : (24 March 2015 - 03:47 PM) Timken is highly rated, but far more important is getting the torque specs correct when installing new wheel hub.

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DIY Flip Dog Bones 90*


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#1 joshua

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:59 AM

Step 1: Loosen Dogbones with 14mm (sorry no pic of this)

Step 2: Move dogbones out of the way and reinstall bolt
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Step 3: Get out some WD-40 and get to sprayin'
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Step 4: Tighten the bolt as seen in the picture above and it should flip 90* quite easily, and this will be the final result
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#2 Floordford

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:57 AM

Ive got mine in the freezer. I hear it helps shrink the rubber a little. Plus mine are new and never used ones. Ill use lubricant also though.

edit: I used dish soap as the lube. And freezing it helped with breaking apart the small amount of glue they put in there. I had bought new ones and then found out about this trick. So, I did it to the new ones. It worked great. The engine sits still instead of flopping around so much.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:01 AM

This will also help if you sometimes have a "clunk" when you go from park to reverse or park to drive. The GTP was clunking. I noticed the motor was flopping in the wind. So I flipped them. The mounts were 160k miles and worn out. This cured that.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:41 PM

ahhh i see now. I always thought the dog bone flip ment literally taking the top mounts out and installing them upside down haha
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

They really should say "spin the torque mount". But they also call polyurethane mounts solid. Im a Mustang guy and when i hear "solid" i think of a unit that is made from steel and has zero give.
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 11:45 PM

haha me too.. then again i'm a mustang guy too lol
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

This will also help if you sometimes have a "clunk" when you go from park to reverse or park to drive. The GTP was clunking. I noticed the motor was flopping in the wind. So I flipped them. The mounts were 160k miles and worn out. This cured that.


Amen to that being my driveway slopes down.
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#8 goredsox82

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

I just flipped the dog bones on my 01 GS and it no longer clunks from park to reverse. Just checked it in the driveway haven't gone anywhere to "pressure test" them. Diggin' all the shade tree tricks and tips. Thanks for all the help everyone.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

Ill be doing this tomorrow thanks for the tip fellas
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:06 AM

Seems to be a good time of year for this mod. Thinking of doing the same to my '04's original mounts this weekend too.
Good luck with yours 03

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:31 AM

Okay, I've searched high and low and cannot for the life of me find the square dog bone mounts except for stupid aftermarket poly. My passenger mount broke clean in half as it is with the stock rubber. Last thing I need is a more firm mount, but I do need new square torque strut mount bushings. Anybody have a part number or link? Not even RockAuto sells them.
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#12 Crazyguy03

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:53 AM

Let me know if u can't find them. I might have a spare set already flipped.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:16 AM

Well I'm looking so I can put them in a shortened set since I'm lowered now. Any clue where to find some?
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

I bought the offset polys. That way I can keep my billet dog bones
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:08 AM

Okay, I've searched high and low and cannot for the life of me find the square dog bone mounts except for stupid aftermarket poly. My passenger mount broke clean in half as it is with the stock rubber. Last thing I need is a more firm mount, but I do need new square torque strut mount bushings. Anybody have a part number or link? Not even RockAuto sells them.

 

I had looked into this too and you have to buy the whole assembly:

 

http://www.oreillyau.../2901/02328.oap

 

I ended up just getting the poly's from zzp.  The vibration is a noticeable at first and only at idle, but you get used to it 


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 02:02 AM

Welcome to 2013 bro.
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:43 AM

Welcome to 2013 bro.

Didn't even see the date.  Not like this info is outdated anyway.  Still only available in the whole assembly. Just thought I'd try to help someone


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Posted 02 January 2015 - 12:28 PM

I was always wondering what that clunk sound was, now I def got to do this this weekend. 


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 06:53 PM

Just got done flipping mine today. Super easy with this tutorial
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Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:46 PM

Wouldn't silicone spray be better for this as a lubricant, given that it won't displace water (water-displacement 40) and dry out the rubber, causing quicker wear? Just a thought.


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