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I received my Backwoods Armor Forward Arched A arms in today and I want to get ready to install them. My bike is only 7 months old. Should I purchase new bushings to make the install easier? How hard is it to remove the bushings from my stock arms? This is my first time messing with the suspension. Any tricks, tips and/or helpful advice is appreciated.
 

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Bushings come out very easily from the arms, but bushings are cheap so i'd put new ones in if i were doing it...just that much longer that you won't have to change them again :)
 

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Here's what I put in mine....Delrin and it's inexpensive. Keep in mind this is only for the lowers, go to the website and get the upper kit too.
50-1121 All Balls Racing
 

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Will I have to mess with the ball joints?
 

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You wont have to mess with balljoints man. Our midsize rangers have the single balljoint in the strut housing itself, just unbolt and seperate the a-arm. Id replace the bushings it if was me, however if you cant get them quick, just toss old ones back in. they're easy to change. Like Commander said, GO with superdaves if you want to have aset that'll last a long time. I want to, but havent ever met anyone with them...untill commander just said he had them. Ill be sending him a PM or doing it here so we can all see what he has to say. for our midsize rangers, it'd cost 307 dollars for EVERY bushing on the midsize. Tht comes with Steel inserts as well. Income tax season i plan on getting them. Tired of messing with the dang things. I replace bushings like every 2 oil changes it seems. (about 150 hours) it sucks! Its easy, but just time consuming.
 

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I'm a firm believer in Super Dave's bushings. I've had great life out of them.......MUCH better than OEM.
JERRY!!!!....you got superdaves bushings?!?! Ok...please do tell about them man..i plan on buying some, have read TONS of threads about them, everyone claims they're great.. Are they? Have ya worn any out? If so..how long did it take??
 

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all u have to do is jack ur bike up take the nut off the ball joint take a hammer a knock it side of the a arm right at the ball joint until it comes loose from the ball joint its goin be a pain sense u have never took it off may need to us a tie rod fork after that take your two bolts out at the frame the take the a arm off pull the bushings out of the a arm with channel locks an install them in the new a arms...depending on how worn ur ball joints are when u go to reinstall the new a arm an push it on the taper of the ball joint the nut may want to spin the joint to stop it from doing that take a jack stand or a block of wood that's what I use an drop jack an let the weight of the bike down on the a arm that will make it seat firmly in the taper of the a arm I always smack the a arm up a couple times to make sure the ball joint is seated good then when u got to tighten to nut the ball joint shouldn't spin..... hope this made sense an helps
 

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Hopefully I won't have to many problems since the bike is only 7 months old. I ordered a set of All Balls racing bushings. They were like $50 for (2) front lower & (2) rear lower bushing sets.
 
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Front and rear bushings are all the same at the Frame... So keep that in mind incase you need more. Hell i think ALLLLLL the midsize bushings are the same arent they guys? I recall ordering a whole freaking pile of them and spending an hour chaning them all last year i think?
 
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