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Old 07-27-2017, 10:55 AM   #1
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Spherical bushings in stock training arms?

I am interesting in using spherical bushings in my stock trailing arms but haven't found anything available online. Does anyone know of something that inserts into the stock trailing arms? I've got poly bushings now but am concerned about possible binding once the lube wears off.
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Old 07-27-2017, 12:01 PM   #2
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Re: Spherical bushings in stock training arms?

Look for uniballs.

https://www.kartek.com/parts-categor...omponents.html
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Re: Spherical bushings in stock training arms?

Ok thanks but this is leading me down another rabbit hole and I'm trying to get out of the habit of researching every little thing for hours

Am I going to be looking for a uniball kit whose cup welds into the control arms? Is there a kit whose cup inserts into the bushing sleeves?
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Re: Spherical bushings in stock training arms?

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Ok thanks but this is leading me down another rabbit hole and I'm trying to get out of the habit of researching every little thing for hours

Am I going to be looking for a uniball kit whose cup welds into the control arms? Is there a kit whose cup inserts into the bushing sleeves?
You should be able to find one where the cup would press into the arm.
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Re: Spherical bushings in stock training arms?

I called a friend of mine who runs short track and asked about the uniballs. He is the one I got my stockcar products truck arms from that I had in the 65. He does not know of a ball that will go in the stock stock arms. They need a machined surface and snap ring groves to hold them in. He said years ago when they modded stock truck arms there was a weld in kit. For many years they have been buying new truck arms with the uniball in them.
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Old 07-31-2017, 03:02 PM   #6
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Re: Spherical bushings in stock training arms?

Why not just use this kit:

http://www.hotchkis.net/product/1963...&md=1998&sm=20

A little less at Jegs:
http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...rsistYmm=false

Even less expensive thru Summit:
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/hss-21390
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:44 PM   #7
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Re: Spherical bushings in stock training arms?

Yes! Ok now that I know it exists I can feel good about deciding that's too much money for now and stick with my poly bushings :/ BUT I'll be grabbing this inthe future for sure.
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