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Was looking around autozone for some stuff and came across these bushings. It looked like it had the same ID to fit over the radiator nipple thingy and a good enough OD to fit inside the stock rubber bushing. "And it FITS!!"

You can buy it at any auto parts store that sells HELP products. It's $2.99 a pair.



1. This is one of your Radiator bushing location, the other one is by the battery.


2. Pull it out from the top or bottom like this.




3. This is how it looks like when u pull it out. And you want to stick your finger in it to push it through the otherside so u can rip off that torn section.








4. Example of how it fits just right.




5. Install stock rubber back to the radiator


6. You can use alil oil to make it slip inside to make it easier, rubber+ruber=friction so use lube. Move radiator to a side that you can snug the new rubber bushing inside.





Thats it your done. Enjoy a non wiggly radiator
 

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i did something different to fix my radiator...i bought brand new rubber mounts and it still didnt help so i went to home depot and bought these rubber things that you put on the bottom of chairs so they dont slide and drilled a whole in them and put them in, then put the rubber things on top of them and then tighten down the metal part as much as i could and it keeps it really tight
 
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I did this mod a while ago thinking it wasn't that big a deal and I was the only one it happened to but with the energy suspension universal sway bar bushings in red, looks sick and also very useful, but splash lemme give you a heads up depending on how the fit is the bushings sometimes slip out and get lost, so once in a while take a look under your hood, I've had this done since last year about the time we met and I gave you the part, and since then I've lost almost 5 bushings(fortunately the box comes with 8 for about 10 or 12 bucks
 

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I did this mod a while ago thinking it wasn't that big a deal and I was the only one it happened to but with the energy suspension universal sway bar bushings in red, looks sick and also very useful, but splash lemme give you a heads up depending on how the fit is the bushings sometimes slip out and get lost, so once in a while take a look under your hood, I've had this done since last year about the time we met and I gave you the part, and since then I've lost almost 5 bushings(fortunately the box comes with 8 for about 10 or 12 bucks
I lost 3 just the past week. I'm going to try glueing the bushings to the hold rubber mount and see if that helps
 

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what I would suggest, and what makes sense to me is a high temp rubber cement, I'll see if I can try it and report back....
 

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If you have an aftermarket intake, use the two rubber bushings that the stock airbox was attached to the engine bay with. They are a direct fit and require no modification to work. I have had mine on my radiator for almost a year now.
 

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went to go glue mine in today only to realize that they where missing sadly the pack I had only had 2 of them so I guess some reworking is in order
 

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Here is my solution for the bushing. You will never loose a bushing again! Don't mind the dirty bracket :)

Basically I drilled a hole across the radiator stud and used a 1-1/2" galvanized pneumatic finishing nail and bend it in an "s" pattern to retain the bushing. You could use a cotter pin if you have them laying around....I did not want to make a run for just 2 cotter pins so I made do and it seemed to hold up OK.

 

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Here is my solution for the bushing. You will never loose a bushing again! Don't mind the dirty bracket :)

Basically I drilled a hole across the radiator stud and used a 1-1/2" galvanized pneumatic finishing nail and bend it in an "s" pattern to retain the bushing. You could use a cotter pin if you have them laying around....I did not want to make a run for just 2 cotter pins so I made do and it seemed to hold up OK.

What bushings did you use are those energy suspension?
 
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