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    Why do you have to change ARB's when the collars split?

    Can anyone explain to me (in very basic language) why you need to change the ARB's if the linkages are split? Why doesn't just changing the split collars sort the issue?

    thanks for the help.

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    because the collars are not changeable think they are positioned before the ARB is bent into shape. You couldn`t get new sleves over the end of the bar imo.

    Go for R32 ones as they are not sleeved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingermouse View Post
    Go for R32 ones as they are not sleeved.
    And they are a very effective mod!

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    sorry to hijak this thread, but quick question...

    My drivers side anti roll bar bush was knocking (as the plastic but around the anti roll bar had snapped and come away.

    I bought 2 new bushes and clips from audi and removed both the plastic collars from each side and put the new bushes and clips back on....

    Its fine now, no knocking and handles fine - but im guessing ive done it wrong and need a new arb ?
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    If you have removed the Plastic sleve then the bush will not be gripping the ARB correctly. The R32 ARB and the S3 ARB use the same bush iirc. The R32 one is thicker than the S3 one hence the need for the sleeve. Why they didn`t just make the bush have a smaller bore must be down to the forces on it???
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    mm thats annoying. Ill have to get a R32 arb then and use the bushes ive already got.

    Wheres the best place to get one ?
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    subby - no worries, it's totally on point as I was advised by one garage they always do what you have said - my VAG indie said ARB's needed too....they quoted 230 all in parts labour and VAT

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    Quote Originally Posted by russ3ll View Post
    subby - no worries, it's totally on point as I was advised by one garage they always do what you have said - my VAG indie said ARB's needed too....they quoted 230 all in parts labour and VAT
    do you mean that a garage said they remove the collars and just fit new bushes onto the old arb ?

    Im going to see how mine develops. It handles fine at the moment, probaly because the bushes are brand new i guess.

    Does anyone know if you have to drop the subframe to change the front arb? Or can it be pulled out of one side ?
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    yep they said they do that...but they're the shysters who did the previous MOT.

    I'm told you need to drop the subframe.

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    hm... well i guess ill just wait till they start to fail again and change it then. Seems absolutely fine at the moment though - would it be very noticable if they were slipping ?
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    Yes its a subframe down job , rear is easy just have to drop exhaust heat shield
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    so how ive got mine at the moment - 19mm new bushes with no collars. What bad affect is this going to have ? Worse handling etc ?

    Seems fine at the moment and cant warrant spending on a new arb if it all seems fine.
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    Im guessing that the bush will still hold the ARB as they squash quite a bit when fitted to the correct size bar. So in effect you have a bush with less compression on the bar. It may be ok and the bush may just fail faster due to it moving more.
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