AH FabricationsEM Tuning
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Defratos's Avatar
    You’re Dethpicable!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    London....Relocated to the Mid East
    Posts
    2,230

    Talking New ARBs & Bushes

    Finally got my delivery of the goodies I ordered last week, just wanted to share some pics with u guys:

    project grip:
    19mm rear nuespeed arbs
    22mm front nuespeed arbs
    all round bushes (apart from bottom tie-bars which will be changed, and already got the engine mount on) enjoy...


    2002 S3 BAM | Jabba Re-Map | Uprated Haldex | Koni adjustable coilovers | Neuspeed ARBs | Powerflex Bushes | ECS tie-bars | Dog bone | Eibach spacers | TTDA | T'Dynamics DV | Dieselgeek short shift | Toyos | MIJ Custom Exhaust | Sound system | Security Tints |

    Audi S3-BAM

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    526
    I have these. You'll like them!

    Are they powerflex bushes?

  4. #3
    Defratos's Avatar
    You’re Dethpicable!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    London....Relocated to the Mid East
    Posts
    2,230
    Yup Powerflex all da way , so how much did you pay for fittin the bushes?
    2002 S3 BAM | Jabba Re-Map | Uprated Haldex | Koni adjustable coilovers | Neuspeed ARBs | Powerflex Bushes | ECS tie-bars | Dog bone | Eibach spacers | TTDA | T'Dynamics DV | Dieselgeek short shift | Toyos | MIJ Custom Exhaust | Sound system | Security Tints |

    Audi S3-BAM

  5. #4
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    526
    Quote Originally Posted by Defratos
    Yup Powerflex all da way , so how much did you pay for fittin the bushes?
    Sorry meant the ARBs - got standard bushes on mine which were fitted with all the new suspension so not sure of labour just for ARBs and bushes.

  6. #5
    jediknight's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Cambridge
    Posts
    834
    why did you decide 22mm front? i thought the popular choice was 21mm front?


    Age 18: CRX MK2 | Age 20: Corrado VR6 | Age 21: Audi S3 (rip) | Age 23: Audi S3 | Age 25: BMW E46 M3

  7. #6
    Defratos's Avatar
    You’re Dethpicable!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    London....Relocated to the Mid East
    Posts
    2,230
    well, wanted a similar setup to the R32 (which I think is either 22 or 23) and after many long discussions on here with others I came to the conclusion that I'll be happy with this setup
    2002 S3 BAM | Jabba Re-Map | Uprated Haldex | Koni adjustable coilovers | Neuspeed ARBs | Powerflex Bushes | ECS tie-bars | Dog bone | Eibach spacers | TTDA | T'Dynamics DV | Dieselgeek short shift | Toyos | MIJ Custom Exhaust | Sound system | Security Tints |

    Audi S3-BAM

  8. #7
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    526
    Quote Originally Posted by jediknight
    why did you decide 22mm front? i thought the popular choice was 21mm front?
    If we are talking about the Ess_Three set up, as we so often are, it was 22mm front and 19mm rear.

    Regards,

    B.

    P.S. Defratos let us know how you get on with the powerflex once they are fitted. I've read positives about their effect in terms of tightening up the suspension, and negatives regarding their harshness and / or impact on the longevity of other suspension components. I'd be interested to hear how you get on with them as I had considered changing to polly bushes next time they need changing.

  9. #8
    Markb's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Midlands, Staffs
    Posts
    2,136
    Just had my front ARB replaced along with all new OEM bushes when I had my coil-over's fitted.

    I was advised / learnt from experience that the powerflex bushes are too harsh for road use. They will make the car bounce and the ride will be harsh.
    Pirates black Honda Accord Type-R VTEC

  10. #9
    Defratos's Avatar
    You’re Dethpicable!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    London....Relocated to the Mid East
    Posts
    2,230
    my arbs have their own silicone/poly bushes that came with them (red), my bro has the full set of bushes on his Golf mk4, with nearly the same setup as me, and to be honest I prefer how his car feels over pot holes, speed bumps, judders etc.. I find it might more solid with the bushes in as the original bush has hardly anything left in it if you take a look, so it's nearly metal to metal for most of the time
    2002 S3 BAM | Jabba Re-Map | Uprated Haldex | Koni adjustable coilovers | Neuspeed ARBs | Powerflex Bushes | ECS tie-bars | Dog bone | Eibach spacers | TTDA | T'Dynamics DV | Dieselgeek short shift | Toyos | MIJ Custom Exhaust | Sound system | Security Tints |

    Audi S3-BAM

  11. #10
    Defratos's Avatar
    You’re Dethpicable!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    London....Relocated to the Mid East
    Posts
    2,230
    more reasons for fitting these bushes (just look at the state of the old ones)


    2002 S3 BAM | Jabba Re-Map | Uprated Haldex | Koni adjustable coilovers | Neuspeed ARBs | Powerflex Bushes | ECS tie-bars | Dog bone | Eibach spacers | TTDA | T'Dynamics DV | Dieselgeek short shift | Toyos | MIJ Custom Exhaust | Sound system | Security Tints |

    Audi S3-BAM

  12. #11
    thinking about stuff

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    599
    Quote Originally Posted by Defratos
    more reasons for fitting these bushes (just look at the state of the old ones)


    how does it drive? Happy?

    2001 Black RS4 - P11 LCC
    1992 Burgundy Pearl Corrado VR6 - A20 LEE

  13. #12
    Defratos's Avatar
    You’re Dethpicable!!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    London....Relocated to the Mid East
    Posts
    2,230
    haven't installed them yet. probably won't get around to doing it for another 2 weeks (travellin next week) the pics were from a Golf
    2002 S3 BAM | Jabba Re-Map | Uprated Haldex | Koni adjustable coilovers | Neuspeed ARBs | Powerflex Bushes | ECS tie-bars | Dog bone | Eibach spacers | TTDA | T'Dynamics DV | Dieselgeek short shift | Toyos | MIJ Custom Exhaust | Sound system | Security Tints |

    Audi S3-BAM

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO