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Bushes, which ones?

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    Hi all,


    my rear bushes are effed and whilst i get my coilovers fitted i thought it would be a good idea to just replace all the bushes as they are quite cheap.

    which ones do i need exactly as im a bit confused. If its all of them i might have to rethink my plan lol.

    anyone able to say which ones are hard to fit? coz then ill just replace those whilst the suspension is going on.

    http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/audi-a3-8l-96-03-c-2377_2519_2637.html

    many thanks! :icon_thumright:
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    Which rear bushes are we talking about here?

    Rear of the car, or rear of the front wishbone?
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    rear of the car
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    yeh those are the ones for the rear im needing. i could get the front mounting bushes aswell i guess. but thats where it gets confusing coz theres loads!

    a mate of mine said u have to take off the rear subframe to get them on i dunno what the truth is in that. All i know is my car is clonking over every bump and pothole

    cheers
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    I had this and it turned out to be the rear shock absorber...
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    garage said it was the bushes when i had my service. wouldnt wanna risk just putting the coilies on coz it would cost more to get the new ones on labour wise. damn cars!
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    ahh cool nice one. ill grab them and the rear mounting ones then ill see about getting them fitted.

    on a side note when fitties coilies its just the wheel alignment/tracking etc that needs to be done after aint it?
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    Worth having it checked - yes. Although, the be honest, if you don't undo the track rod end or the bottom ball joint, it should be OK.
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    ok cool. so all this mumbo jumbo about how u need a geometry setup with coilovers is carp?
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