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Old 01-25-2010, 10:48 PM   #21
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Those be some fuxxored seals. Did you go after them with a screw driver? Anyway, new seals required.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:54 PM   #22
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haha no but pulling the axel out was no easy task. It was like 90% out but that extra 10 was a bitch and this was with the upper control arm disconnected. So I should replace both seals. From what I read I dont need to open the diff just pry out the old ones and tap in the new ones. I dont understand were the spring comes into play thought
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Just to clarify that... You blowtorched it while on the car? I'm sure that would make it a lot easier to get out.
No. Attempting a bushing swap in the car isn't a good idea at all - it takes ~20 minutes to remove it from the car.
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haha no but pulling the axel out was no easy task. It was like 90% out but that extra 10 was a bitch and this was with the upper control arm disconnected. So I should replace both seals. From what I read I dont need to open the diff just pry out the old ones and tap in the new ones. I dont understand were the spring comes into play thought
The springs are inside the lip on the seal, it keeps pressure against the mating surface to improve sealing. BE GENTLE putting the new ones back in. Any damage and you'll have to buy another and start over.
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Yeah, I recall them being more than that for some reason. I guess I'm thinking about another seal. Getting the old ones out can be harder than it looks sometimes. Try not to scar the diff mating surface too bad in the process.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:11 PM   #27
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Well I plan to call mazda and order them. I dont mind paying more for OEM parts. I am glad I didn't **** something big up haha. I also still need to get the old bushings out :(
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Never again will I do this Well Its mounted back in the car. I hope this mod is worth it.
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Did you put in the Energy Suspension bushings from 949 Racing?

How do they ride as in do you feel any added noise or vibration?
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It feels good. I feel like there is very little lag in acceleration its just more direct and there is less movement in the whole drive train so thats always good. As for NVH very little increase in my eyes. So was it worth it ummm on my stock 1.8 I would say no but I learned a lot doing the install and I plan to turbo down the road.
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Did you put in the Energy Suspension bushings from 949 Racing?
Yes but I bought them from flyinmiata
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