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    Looking for someone with a press

    I'm looking to save some time replacing the Miata differential mounts this time. I can do it without a press, it just takes a lot longer. Anyone have time today or time in the next week to let me use their press?

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    I don't but I know these guys can do it, and it's pretty cheap, like $5/bushing and turn it around in a couple hours. http://mcbridesinc.com/
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    I have a press and some recent experience with Miata bushings. I will be home by 3:30 this afternoon.

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    Thanks Tom, thanks Jim!

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    Checked out McBride's, and they charge $20 per side to install the bushings on the differential. They say it is "difficult to get into the press" that is why they charge that much. Yes, I guess a tiny Miata differential can be difficult at times.

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    Ah, that's good to know. Still I'd do it, Bushings are my least favorite thing to remove on a car, installing new 2 piece ones are cake.
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    Jim is the Bushing Replacement Master. He was laughing at those bushings that usually make me cry. I was the green understudy, learning the art. And he has a press.

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