If you are like me, rubber bushings in the CMS series are a pain to deal with. This guide aims to tell you everything about them.
Everything You Need to Know
First off, it’s not a bad idea to buy these suckers in bulk. A lot of suspension jobs will require rubber bushings to be replaced. If you’re restoring a car to 100%, you’ll need a good amount of these boys for both the back and front suspensions.
They come in 2 variations: small and normal. They’re pretty inexpensive so I’d buy many (like 20 or so) at a time, that way you have a surplus instead of having to open the tablet or go to the computer every time you need one. You will be needing normal rubber bushings way more than small.
- Normal rubber bushings cost 15 CR (12 CR with max discount)
- Small rubber bushings cost 8 CR (6 CR with max discount)
When taking on a suspension job, having the Test Path expansion (10,000 CR) is extremely helpful for detecting worn bushings.
You also can’t repair bushings.
Where to find bushings:
- Bottom Suspension Arms – 2 rubber bushings
- Front Suspension Crossmember- 4 rubber bushings
- Leaf Spring – 2 rubber bushings
- Lower Suspension Arm – 2 rubber bushings
- Rear Suspension Arm, A – 1 rubber bushing
- Rear Suspension Arm B – 2 rubber bushings
- Rear Suspension Crossmember – 4 rubber bushings
- Rear Suspension Upper Arm – 2 rubber bushings
- Solid Axle Control Arm – 1 rubber bushing
Also, nine times out of ten, if the issue is suspension-related and no worn parts are visible when examining a car’s suspension, the cause is a rubber bushing.