Knowing suspension rubber would need to be replaced IF I ever put 5177 back together, I purchased the A-arm bushings
During another discussion today, I decided to check the length of the "stock" A arm bushings and the findings may be the quality I just received are less than desired.
The frame drawing shows the tabs should be 47mm -0/+.5 or 1.850" -0/+0.020”. I
Checked 4 of my removed A arms and yes the bushings are 1.850 +/- 0.005 (the tolerance of quickly checking with calipers)
However when I checked 8 of the 16 new ones and they were 1.850 +/- 0.040".
Yes, the ranged from 1.81 to 1.89!
Did I receive rejects? Or is this just a car and nothing to worry about.
When I get the time I plan to make better measurements and document the actual findings But before I confront the vendor, I would like to know what would be acceptable