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    Ginge's Avatar
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    ARB bush squeak

    Ok so my rear arb bushes are squeaking like mad, it is thoroughly frustrating I promise you.
    I have replaced the bushes and drop links and coated everything with silicone lube.
    This stopped the squeak for about a week but now it is back again and it is definitely the ARB bushes.

    The question I have is can I shave off some of the inside of the bush to reduce some friction on the ARB. I can't see a problem with it but I thought I'd check before I break something

    Many thanks, Tom.
    99' S3 APY currently just 007p, Badger 5 TIP, Customised Miltek non-res cat-back, Jetex cone, H&R Springs and Bilstein B8 Dampers ... 3" Downpipe, AH Fabrications FMIC and R-Tech Re-map on the way

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    pretty sure you should be using grease not lube. I had to re-do mine a while ago usually stops it for atleast 6months but it is weather depentent.
    2002 Dolphin grey S3 - Sym2+bose, heated leather, ally mirrors, R32 ARB's with superpro, Jabba stage 2 map, TFSI coils, Samco TIP, Forge DV & privacy glass

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