A bit more elbow grease was required to force out the rear cross-member bushings. Plastic mallets are handy in order to reduce potential damage when using blunt force measures. The guys at Wheel Warehouse did a great job in getting the diffcult parts of the installation done quickly and well.
|The Whiteline cross-member bushings contain solid material surrounding the metal center sleeve where the stock bushings are hollowed out. This reduces the allowable displacement between the body and the cross-member as there is no longer a radial range of undamped free play built into the bushings.|
The stock differential bushings also feature large voids which enable significant free play between the differential and body. However, unlike the solid design of the cross-member bushings, Whiteline’s differential bushings contain through holes in an even circular pattern.
|The holes through the bushings increase compressibility in the radial displacement. The differential is a noisy assembly and maintaining some compliance aids in preventing all that sound and vibration from being transferred to the passengers through the body.|
Finishing up the remaining bushing changes in the rear control arms required a lot of grease to get things separated.
With all the rear bushing changes out of the way and the rear end re-installed the KW coilovers could be hooked up using the stock upper mounts