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    GSXcite Well-Known Member

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    Just rebuilt upper a arms on my 66 barracuda. I noticed a collar on the old rear bushing after I pressed in the new bushing. The new bushings did not have a collar. Is it necessary to have this collar, and where would you get one if needed.
     
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    72bluNblu FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Yes that is the ring I have on my old bushing. I can't see where it would do anything to stop the bushing from moving. The old ones are so pitted and rusty I would never be able to remove them to use on the new bushings. Have any of you installed new a arm bushings without the sleeve and had no problems with not using them?
     
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    Talk to @hemi71x about those bushings. I think he might have a few rust-frees for sale
     
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    They're not necessary as long as your bushings fit tight in the control arm, or you're doing some serious corner carving. If you are, you should be getting some aftermarket suspension parts more suitable for that.
     
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    No corner carving for me in the barracuda. I have a hayabusa and a Miata for those urges. Going to go without them . Thanks for the reply's.
     
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