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      08-01-2016, 11:11 AM   #1
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Suspension Tools... any other option other than Koch?

Reposting this here from the main board since there are more DIY people here...

I don't mind paying for good tools, but $190 for the KT20451 to remove the rear bushings? ouch....

Anyone know of the same type of tools but a little more reasonable?
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I'd look at Harbor Freight and find a generic tool set.
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I'd look at Harbor Freight and find a generic tool set.
I have. But unfortunately, I can't find anything that has the band type compression for the trailing arm bushings.
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I have. But unfortunately, I can't find anything that has the band type compression for the trailing arm bushings.
Wanted to send a thanks out to you. Your thread led me to the Koch site to see the tool set you were talking about. I found Koch sells some nice threaded wheel mounting pins for $14 for a set of 2 EA. I ordered them Saturday and they arrived yesterday. Nice tool and great customer service. I've been looking for years for a nice mounting pin. A set of 2 for $14 is a good deal. Thanks again.
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Wanted to send a thanks out to you. Your thread led me to the Koch site to see the tool set you were talking about. I found Koch sells some nice threaded wheel mounting pins for $14 for a set of 2 EA. I ordered them Saturday and they arrived yesterday. Nice tool and great customer service. I've been looking for years for a nice mounting pin. A set of 2 for $14 is a good deal. Thanks again.
Well, after talking to Pelican parts, found the exact same tool set at Baum Tools.

http://www.baumtools.com/shop/rear-a...ols-p-255.html

But it's even higher than at Koch! $325

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Well, after talking to Pelican parts, found the exact same tool set at Baum Tools.

http://www.baumtools.com/shop/rear-a...ols-p-255.html

But it's even higher than at Koch! $325
Sounds like Koch is the the place then.
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Sounds like Koch is the the place then.
Actually, I'm going to look at a homemade route. Pelican parts showed collapsing the one busing with a heavy duty hose clamp. I've got enough sleeves and drivers that I should be able to put something together.

Time to get out the digital caliper and start measuring things.

If I figure it out, I'll post a DIY.
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You can make your own tool. There are a few DIY's on how to do this. You could have a tool for under $50.00
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