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    Jay
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    suspension shelf life

    How long is the standard suspension supposed to last on the 8L's?

    i'm hearing some creaking as I go over bumps.

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    The Clar!! it mouves!!!

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    thats your bushes mate, unfortunately they dont last long at all!!
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    Haha, put powerflex poly ones on there, they bring a whole new meaning to the word creak.
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    The rear ones sound like they need replacing most or am I best off replacing all 4 at once?

    where's the best (cheapest) place to get them from?

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    if you want direct replacements try GSF or Euro Car Parts.
    if you want uprated one, do a google for powerflex
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    what ones do i need for the front and back ??

    any links ?
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    how much are rear s3 ones ??
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    i would personally go to Audi....my experiance of Europarts etc are that you get what you pay for in most instances..... a cheaper alternative

    bushes arent that expensive from the dealer, its 250 for a full powerflex pack andf they are dearer than Audi ones
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    Just had a look at the diagram on the powerflex website. At the moment the rear is causing me the most problems so am I right in assuming I only need the Rear Beam Mounting Bushes?

    Is this a DIY job or does the car need to be up on a ramp?

    i've been quoted 80 labour to have them repalced. Is this reasonable?

    thanks

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    Anyone?

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    do a search Jay, theres plenty of threads

    use keywords 'rear' 'arb' 'bushes'
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