Prothane Total Kit 7-2048
This is Prothane's Total Kit for a 1965 and 1966 Chevrolet Impala convertible. One of the biggest problems in restoring your vehicle's suspension is your original stock rubber bushings have likely split or even completely rotted away. Prothane's Total Kit will completely replace those old rubber bushings with polyurethane bushings that will last much longer than stock, and restore your Impala's suspension to better than new.
Items Included in 7-2048
This Sway bar kit offers carefully matched sway bars, mounting bushings and sway bar links for the front and rear of your vehicle making this an all in
one kit. The kit includes the following parts for the front and rear:
- Front Control Arm Bushing Kit
- Front Strut Rod Bushing Kit
- Front Transmission Mount Kit
- Front End Link Set
- Tie Rod and Ball Joint Dust Boots
- Body Mount Bushings
- Rear Control Arm Bushing Kit
- Rear Track Bar Bushing Kit
Front Control Arm Bushing Kit
The Front Control Arms are covered by Prothane kit 7-211. This kit comes with a lower bushing for each side with a new steel inner sleeve. For the upper arms there is a pair of bushings for each side with new steel inners and outer metal sleeves. These inner sleeves are designed to match your OE bolt size. Also included is a pair of thrust washers to complete the installation.
Front Strut Rod Bushing Kit
For the Front Strut Rod this kit contains Prothane part number 7-1211. In this kit there is four half bushings and two inner sleeves that will make two complete bushings, one for each side. The strut rod comes off your lower control arm and connects to the frame of your vehicle, running parallel of the vehicle instead of left to right. These bushings play an important role in keeping your control arm in place when accelerating or decelerating.
Front Transmission Mount Kit
The Front Transmission Mount Kit, Prothane part 7-1604, includes new nuts, bolts and washers with this 1 or 2 Bolt style Transmission Mount. This mount will fit applications with either one or two studs that mount to the cross-member. Prothane's Transmission mounts incorporate a metal interlock Run-Safe feature. In the middle of this mount features a metal interlock that increases the strength and durability of this mount. Rubber transmission mounts tend to split open over time and this polyurethane replacement will not separate. If for some reason the polyurethane ever failed the interlock allows the mount to maintain performance in keeping the transmission from moving.
Front End Link Set
Prothane part 19-405 will give you new complete front end links are included; one for each side. New front end links with polyurethane bushings will give your sway bar a handling performance that you have not felt before.
This kit does not come with sway bar bushing due to the large variance in sway bar sizes for this vehicle. You can measure your sway bar and grab a universal sway bar bushing that should work just fine. For help on this check out our how-to video found on our instructions page.
Front Tie Rod and Ball Joint Dust Boot
With two of Prothane part 19-1712 and one of part 19-1715 all of your tie rods and front ball joints will be covered. These polyurethane boots will fit tightly over your joints holding in the grease and keeping harmful contaminants out to increase the performance and extend the life of your tie rods and ball joints. Instead of having to replace your entire tie rod or ball joint, you can replace the cracked rubber boots with these polyurethane boots to keep your costs down for this restoration.
Body Mount Bushings
Included in this Total Kit is Prothane part number 7-149 which includes all bushings needed to replace each original mount are included. These mounts have an upper and a lower half and new washers to replace your rotted rubber mounts. Polyurethane body mounts on your Impala will give your vehicle a much smoother ride and restore body to chassis alignment.
Rear Control Arm Bushing Kit
This Total Kit comes with a complete Rear Control Arm Bushings kit that covers each bushing on the rear control arms, Prothane part number 7-310. New inner steel sleeves that match your OE bolt size are included as well as thrust washers to complete installation.
Rear Track Bar Bushing Kit
Lastly this Total kit includes the bushings for the Rear Track bar, Prothane part 7-1207
. These are also a split design for easy installation. There are two different size bushings included to fit the two different inner diameters on either end of your track bar.