If you want a challenge why bother with the kit - just pull them out with your teeth.
If the bushes have seized in the arm then you can hacksaw the metal surround off the compliance bush and remove them that way. But if the others are seized they might need pressing out with a hydraulic press at a garage. Some people just change the compliance bush only when they do this job.
Up to you but having tried it the hard way myself I'd still recommend new arms.
Thank you: fair enough. I couldn't resist the temptation to buy a MOOG one (decent quality reportedly) at this kind of pricing:
Sadly they don't stock the other one but I hope I don't have to have the same brand at both sides and will then get something else I trust, e.g. Borg & Beck at GBP50 or Blueprint at GBP60 for the total of just over GBP70-80 for both resp. The 4 bushes alone would cost me at least GBP35 total, so not that much of a difference anymore.
Also that way I'll have as much time playing with the bushes in the old ones afterwards as I want ) After watching a couple of bush replacement videos on Youtube it looks like hacksawing is going to be necessary indeed unless WD-40 and that toolkit do wonders.
Update: do the lower arms in my car actually have compliance bushes at all? There are only 2: the inner one for frame attachment and the outer one for the strut fork attachment. Looks like compliance bush is the 3rd one where it exists.
Edited by dandreye, 16 February 2018 - 07:44 PM.