NOTE: This is the ORIGINAL design kit. Anything NOT Wits' End is a UNAUTHORIZED copy from a unscrupulous company that prefers stealing ideas to coming up with original solutions.
The Bushing Press Tool Kit has all of the press tools needed to press every suspension bushing found on the 80 Series Land Cruiser regardless of year. These tools are made from steel and are sure to last through MANY installations.
NOTE ON THE 60mm TOOL: An OEM bushing is out of round but as you measure multiple times around the O.D. you get 2.368-2.377”. This varies a little between bushings I am sure but the important thing is that the OEM bushing OD is about .014” larger than our tool diameter.
The 60mm is unique from the other press tool sizes because the pressing face is such a small area. The OD is 2.360” and the ID is 2.100” so this creates a face that is only .130” wide. If the tool gets crooked, or isn’t perfectly aligned on the bushing face, while pressing than this .130” face is getting deformed and mushroomed out. We don’t have a lot of clearance with this tool so any mushing of material to the O.D. is effectively increasing the outer diameter and therefore creating the stuck condition.
There isn’t much we can do except decrease the OD but then this makes the press face thinner and would make the problem more common. It can be a tricky tool to use but the user is causing the stuck condition because of subpar alignment during pressing. This happens to the best of us, even the designer of the tool ;)
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Just like any wits end product this is top notch. Just what I needed to change all the bushings in my 93 that where all original.
10 out of 10 on wits end creating solutions for the 80 lc market. As soon as turbo kits are available I am ready to purchase!!
Great product. Don't try replacing the bushings without this kit. First time for me, I could not image doing so w/o this kit !