Finished the lower bushing prototype today. Took a while to get the dimensions just right, but it came out great. And the bushing set w/sleeve even weighs less than the stock parts they're replacing.
Made the three remaining upper bushings for my car, and will make the three remaining lower bushings tomorrow. Then I have to wait for the sleeves to come back from anodizing (they arrived in NC today). Once, I've installed mine, and I'm satisifed that everything is as it should be, I'll produce and ship the sets that have been paid for.
I'm sending a set out Monday to someone that has a spare sub-frame, out of the car, for a test fit. If all goes as expected, the other kits that are paid for will go out within a week or so.
To install the new UHMW bushings:
1. Clean the sub-frame bushing mount holes.
2. Insert the upper bushing. You may need a dead blow hammer, it's an interference fit.
3. Tap in the sleeve from above, to just below the top surface of the upper bushing.
4. Place the 1 1/2" stainless steel washer on top of the sleeve.
5. Press the lower bushing up from below until it stops. There should be a very small gap (see picture) between the top of the lower bushing and the sub-frame, that will disappear when the bolt is tightened.
6. Insert all 8 bolts loosely, using the stock sub-frame bracket (front) and cup (rear). 4 - sub-frame, 4 sub-frame brackets
7. Align the sub-frame using the alignment holes on each side near the back of the sub-frame. (I'll post some pictures of this when I re-install mine in a couple of days)