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Rear Control Arm Bushing Replacement (Instructional Video)

This is the first of hopefully a series of instructional videos we will be producing. This video describes the entire process of replacing the rear control arm bushings on a 3rd generation Rx-7. Hopefully I will get a little better at this with time

Link: How to Replace the Rear Control Arm Bushings on a Mazda Rx-7

Any feedback is appreciated. If you have suggestions for other instructional videos you'd like to see, let me know.

Hope the community finds this useful!
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Nice. I linked to this from the 3rd gen FAQ. Would be nice to see the vid w/o the annoying advertisement before it...
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Nice. I linked to this from the 3rd gen FAQ. Would be nice to see the vid w/o the annoying advertisement before it...
Cool, thanks. I'll see if I can remove the ads.
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Thank you for the hard work. I like your method of pushing out the UCL inner bushings a lot better than jimlab's method as seen here:

https://www.rx7club.com/showpost.php...5&postcount=13

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Originally Posted by HalfSpec View Post
Thank you for the hard work. I like your method of pushing out the UCL inner bushings a lot better than jimlab's method as seen here:

https://www.rx7club.com/showpost.php...5&postcount=13

Thanks again

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No kidding, talk about unnecessary over-complication! But in Jim's defense, I think he may have been using the 12-ton press which may not have enough room to position the arms the way I did. At least I'd like to think that's why he did it that way
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Awesome vid, def needs to find its way into the FAQ
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No kidding, talk about unnecessary over-complication! But in Jim's defense, I think he may have been using the 12-ton press which may not have enough room to position the arms the way I did. At least I'd like to think that's why he did it that way
It was a Harbor Freight 20-ton press, but it was the A-frame model and didn't have enough clearance to remove the inner control arm bushings the way you did. Both ways work, so I guess I'm missing the point of the disparaging comments.
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Originally Posted by jimlab View Post
It was a Harbor Freight 20-ton press, but it was the A-frame model and didn't have enough clearance to remove the inner control arm bushings the way you did. Both ways work, so I guess I'm missing the point of the disparaging comments.
If the arm didn't fit in the press then it's completely understandable. Didn't mean to sound disparaging, it's just kind of a scary setup. Both ways work, I just would rather use the safer technique (though I admit I've done something similar for a much larger control arm that didn't fit in my press).

I really dislike the A-arm presses. I had the 12-ton model and it failed catastrophically, twice. I like the H-frame design much better.
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This video isn't available in the link anymore. Is it still available somewhere?
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this video isn't available in the link anymore. Is it still available somewhere?
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Thank you really helped with the install
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