996 Turbo Solid LCA Bushing Install

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996 Turbo Solid LCA Bushing Install

Post by TheDeckMan » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:09 am

I ended up making my own puller tool to be able to pull bushings out on the car without requiring the removal of the control arm. Here is testing it on the bench. In light that it has not made it back when loaned out I will have to make another one or two in the near future that will be available for others on here.
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Puller tool used on the car with impact and wrench to remove old bushing
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Old bushing removed, I normally hit with a scotch pad to clean the bore up prior to putting the bushings in. Another note is to make sure to use plenty of grease on the puller bolt to prevent it from galling the threads and then needing to cut the bolt head off.


If you have access to a welder and a lathe/bridgeport, here is a drawing for those who want to make their own.
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I made a couple sets of LCA bushings for later use in other 996/997 cars as I add others to the garage. Here is the Phenix Engineering LCA bushing installed into the control arm. I ended up making them out of 7075 heat treated Aluminum to ensure the strongest possible.

First ones test fitting prior to hard coat anodizing
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Finished install with thrust arms attached
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Any questions feel free to ask. Install takes about an hour all said and done with difficulty being a single IPA beer requirement.
996TT - GT2 Clone Build -RWD, UMW Tune, H&R RSS, Phenix Engineering Control Arms/LCA's, GT3 6 Pistons, SpeedTech 3" X-Pipe, Ported Headers, 997 GT3 Shifter, GT3 Buckets, GT2 Clutch/PP, GT2RS IC's, RSS Roll Bar, GT3 Brake Ducts, Joe Toth Aero/Ducts
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Re: 996 Turbo Solid LCA Bushing Install

Post by pfbz » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:58 pm

Nicely done.

I have lots of tools and equipment, but a metal lathe isn't one of them.

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Re: 996 Turbo Solid LCA Bushing Install

Post by techweenie » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:57 am

TheDeckMan wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:09 am
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Any questions feel free to ask. Install takes about an hour all said and done with difficulty being a single IPA beer requirement.
Curious about the road feel after going to solid bushings. Kudos on the tool!

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Re: 996 Turbo Solid LCA Bushing Install

Post by TheDeckMan » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:16 am

techweenie wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:57 am

Curious about the road feel after going to solid bushings. Kudos on the tool!

Between the solid LCA's and some adjustable rear toe links the difference is substantial, no real increase in noise, but the car does talk a bit more to you via the tires and chassis as those are two of the major deflection points.

One of the things I have noticed is also that on roads with a crown you can easily avoid being sucked in as the tires will stay where you want them due to no longer having lost of suspension deflection.
996TT - GT2 Clone Build -RWD, UMW Tune, H&R RSS, Phenix Engineering Control Arms/LCA's, GT3 6 Pistons, SpeedTech 3" X-Pipe, Ported Headers, 997 GT3 Shifter, GT3 Buckets, GT2 Clutch/PP, GT2RS IC's, RSS Roll Bar, GT3 Brake Ducts, Joe Toth Aero/Ducts
997TT - Sport Chrono, LSD, UMW Tune, DSC, Phenix Engineering Toe Links & LCA Bushings, Tubi Race
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Corrado SLC
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Re: 996 Turbo Solid LCA Bushing Install

Post by FRUNKenstein » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:24 am

Amazing stuff!
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