Why do the metal anti-sway collars prevent one using the OP's method. Can the bush mounting bracket not be split with the collar in place? I assume I have the metal collars on a 2006 GT, I've had a peer and feel (oooh err) with a torch and the collars are still in place.
I ask as I would have to do this on the drive and shudder at the idea of lowering the subframe to remove the ARB from the car, I've seen some photos in the forum and the other place, and I fail to see how one can work with jacks supporting the car, engine, transmission tunnel and subframe...
... I mean, come on, have a word!
I'll tackle most things, recently changed the upper/lower wishbones, drop links, pads and discs all round, even changed the inlet manifold last year, but this looks like too much of a faff. I rather pay to have it done rather than risk having a car on my head.
So, back to the original question, can the mounting bracket be split with the ARB still on the car, or do the new bushes have to be inserted from the collar side? I've bought some powerflex bushes for the ARB, but am now considering buying a new ARB, fitting the powerflex bushes to it and getting my Indie to fit it.
All the best