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Old June 3rd, 2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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Post how to install SuperPro poly compliance bushings

this is a basic how to for installing SuperPro poly compliance bushings on the 7th gen accord chassis.

As you probably know, the OEM rubber compliance bushings are terrible and dont hold up very well. A couple other members on here and myself decided to give these SuperPro poly ones a try.

Benefits of the poly ones are, ability to add caster for performance, and much longer life of the bushings themselves.

Here is what you get.




**NOTE: These are updated instructions from SuperPro per my request, you directions may look different.
**NOTE: The directions ARE FOR RIGHT HAND DRIVE ACCORD. Please consider that while reading the instructions.


Lets get started.
First loosen the lug nuts, jack the car up and secure it on jack stands. Remove the lug nuts and wheels.


In the front of the wheel well, you will notice your compliance bushing. This is what we are replacing.


You will need to remove your lower controll arm completely to replace it. It's best to work from the front (neaest the brake disk) to the rear (nearest to the motor).

Spray all bolts and nuts you will be removing with PB blaster!!!

Remove the cotter pin from the lower ball joint castle nut.


Loosen the lower ball joint castle nut and pop the ball joint loose.
This is usually a pain in the ass, but I have a great method for doing it.
Place your jack under the lower controll arm (not on the castle nut, but behind it) and jack up about 13 inches.
Take a craftsman (must be like mine in the pic) 3/8" ratchet and slide it next to the ball joint as shown.



Drop the jack quickly, and it should pop right off. If not, try again.
Here is a video link of this method in action. Honda/Acura painless ball joint separation - YouTube

After the ball joint is seperated, remove the strut forks lower nut and bolt.


Remove the sway bar end link nut
(sorry, no pic )

Remove the bolt at the rear of the control arm nearest the cabin


Then remove the compliance bushing bolt.


Remove the lower controll arm.

I had to jack the front hub up a bit to get enough room to get the LCA out. I used a pry bar and small hammer as well. lol


Here's what my passenger one looked like!


You will need to take the LCA's somewhere to have the old bushings pressed out and the new SuperPro ones pressed in. Luckily my buddy at Honda did it for me for free.


Go to your local dealer and ask for the torque specs for the front LCA's and they should print you instructions for re-assembly of the LCA's with the torque specs on them.

Re-installing them was a bit tougher than removal, but just take your time and it will go together.

Here is a pic of LCA with SuperPro bushing installed.


Now that you're done, get an alignment and enjoy!
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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Nice pics!

Did you torque all of the bolts with the suspension in the loaded position?
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 07:51 PM   #3
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Nice!!! I can't wait to install mine!

I'm also replacing ALL my LCA bushings as well as my ball joints and tie rod ends, but the only Poly bushings I'm using are the complaince bushings.... I can't wait
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Nice pics!

Did you torque all of the bolts with the suspension in the loaded position?
yes i did.

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Nice!!! I can't wait to install mine!

I'm also replacing ALL my LCA bushings as well as my ball joints and tie rod ends, but the only Poly bushings I'm using are the complaince bushings.... I can't wait
good call. i need ball joints, but figure ill wait till i get coilovers to replace the ball joints and tie rod ends.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 08:22 PM   #5
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Thanks^... I was considering replacing all my LCA bushings with Poly, but I figured at that point my ride quality would change a good bit and it would also put stress on the surrounding parts... So everything else is OEM and the complaince bushings are POLY baby
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Old June 4th, 2012, 08:01 AM   #6
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Nice write up thread !
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Old June 13th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #7
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Nice write up thread !
thanks, did you get yours in yet? if so, how do you like them?
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Yea I had to take out mine twice because the RHD counter. I wish I woulda checked my caster before installing. To see how much increase I got. I aligned yesterday matter of fact
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how much did it cost you guys?
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I got the non-eccentric ones. Mine cost me $167. The two other guys got the eccentric ones and I believe theirs cost more
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I got the non-eccentric ones. Mine cost me $167. The two other guys got the eccentric ones and I believe theirs cost more
i payed $171 shipped for mine. well worth it, since i wont need to replace them for a LONG time.
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Great job.
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Very nice upgrade! Who did you order from, how long of a wait? What is the difference between eccentric & non eccentric?
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Very nice upgrade! Who did you order from, how long of a wait? What is the difference between eccentric & non eccentric?
thanks!

ordered from Home - Our Online Shop and waited for about 3 weeks.

the non eccentric ones are basic replacements while the eccentric ones can manipulate your caster.
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so I should get the eccentric ones because my right caster is hella bad.
L caster is 3.1
Right caster is 4.6
Causing the car to pull to the right.
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I'm actually wondering whether or not I should've gotten eccentric ones too. Ah well... This Thursday I'm dropping my car off to get all the LCA bushings, lower ball joints, both inner tie rod ends, as well as my front end links replaced. We will see what my alignment shows afterwards with the standard Poly compliance bushings.
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so I should get the eccentric ones because my right caster is hella bad.
L caster is 3.1
Right caster is 4.6
Causing the car to pull to the right.
you dont have too.. why is it off in the first place?

if its related to worn compliance bushings it would fix it with just the non-ecc replacements.

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I'm actually wondering whether or not I should've gotten eccentric ones too. Ah well... This Thursday I'm dropping my car off to get all the LCA bushings, lower ball joints, both inner tie rod ends, as well as my front end links replaced. We will see what my alignment shows afterwards with the standard Poly compliance bushings.
i think you will be happy like i said...
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I have no idea why it's off. My bushings look fine
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I have no idea why it's off. My bushings look fine
i would inspect the side that is off and look for damage or anything odd looking. possibly a bent LCA, but they are pretty stout.

you could in theory use the bushings to correct the pull since thats what they are designed for.
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Sohclubkid thanks for the info!
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I picked my car up this past Saturday after FredSVT installed the poly compliance bushings as well as new OEM LCA bushings and lower ball joints and inner tie rod ends.

When I picked up the car it hadn't been aligned yet, and the bumps were pretty hard.... But I brought it directly to Firestone to get an alignment, and after that alignment, the car felt smoother now with the HFP suspension than I remember it ever being with the OEM suspension when I bought it....

The car corners like a sports car now with the HFP suspension, 17mm TL rear sway bar, and new bushings up front.

Here is a pic of the alignment printout:
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Reviving this thread...anybody know a good place to order these bushings.
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Old September 13th, 2014, 02:15 AM   #23
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EBay has Adus bushings. I had those installed and they feel great.
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EBay has Adus bushings. I had those installed and they feel great.
Installed the adus bushings last year in my accord, they are shot now, alliws the front of the arm to slide up and down. My accord now feels very uneasy braking hard and turning, looking for a better replacement.
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When you installed these which way did you put those 2 cone shaped pieces? I put them with the biggest round part against the bigger bushing. Sorry if that's condusing lol
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This is how mine were installed. Also does yours have a lilttle gap like the bottom bushing does?

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