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    front wishbones which ones to go for i have 2 different ones on mine one has a bigger bush holder on the front and the other has a smaller bush holder the drivers side has the bigger bush holder and is after market i am confused

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    As long as the bush size is the same it doesn't matter.

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    wasnt there a recall on one of these sizes

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    any body

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    Early cars had smaller bushes. Later had bigger. Simple as that. get a matching set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sham101 View Post
    front wishbones which ones to go for i have 2 different ones on mine one has a bigger bush holder on the front and the other has a smaller bush holder the drivers side has the bigger bush holder and is after market i am confused
    You want to get another matching smaller wishbone and get rid of the larger one.

    I don't think you can purchase it from Audi/TPS though as they were recalled and replaced with the larger ones- they will try and fob you off and sell you a matching set.

    Best bet would be buy just 1 wishbone with the smaller bush.
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    carnt get one with a smaller bush

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    The smaller bush ones are like rocky horse ****. I didnt reailse I had a set until I removed them. Sold them for over £200.
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    need driver side one with smaller bush

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    Just get two of the larger bush and poly them with the black series bushes. I doubt youd feel the difference between the two anyway

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    Goto the tt forum, theirs a guy that sells insert to replicate the original smaller.wishbones.
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    How come the smaller bushed wishbone is the one to go for and why did audi replace it with a larger one on the later cars?

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    I have a pair of wishbones from my LCR for sale. They do need re bushing.

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    i will have them if the price is right pm me

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    Quote Originally Posted by carld View Post
    How come the smaller bushed wishbone is the one to go for and why did audi replace it with a larger one on the later cars?
    Have a little read up here -

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    "The control arm change introduced understeer to the cars handling, as it makes the handling of the car more "muted" and safer for non-skilled drivers. DEFCON bushings convert your current MK2 arms, allowing them to accept bushes designed for the model year (MY) 1999-2000 TT in the front position of the front control arms of MY 2001-2006 TTs. The change induced in the car’s handling with DEFCONs installed is significant: Faster turn in, a huge reduction of understeer, and much more communicative steering feedback."
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    When I bought my S3 it has the Mk1 small bush wishbones, but I changed all bushes and the wishbones to the newer ones the day after picking it up so I can't compare them as I only did a motorway trip drive home.

    I still have the pair of MK1 wishbones, use one of them as a doorstop, an apparently rare doorstop, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwistof View Post
    Have a little read up here -

    Modshack | Stage 3 Boost Machine

    From a TT site -

    "The control arm change introduced understeer to the cars handling, as it makes the handling of the car more "muted" and safer for non-skilled drivers. DEFCON bushings convert your current MK2 arms, allowing them to accept bushes designed for the model year (MY) 1999-2000 TT in the front position of the front control arms of MY 2001-2006 TTs. The change induced in the car’s handling with DEFCONs installed is significant: Faster turn in, a huge reduction of understeer, and much more communicative steering feedback."
    ah brilliant, thanks.

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    I've got the defon inserts fitted

 

 

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