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Cupra R splitter and wishbone..

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ALPINE, Feb 26, 2010.

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    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    just a couple of questions really. i have just orderd my splitter from seat today and wonderd if there is and tips and hints on fitting??

    Secondly, that clonk i asked about a couple of weeks ago, wel its my nearside wish bone. rear bush is spit and there is alot of play there. Can i change the wishbone myself? im quite handy with a spanner but cant say i have ever changed one.

    also, how the fk, does the grill come off?

    cheers fellas :)
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    with the splitter, you will need to trim the two centre brackets down, so they are flush with the sides. then basicaly centre it to your bumper and drill a few holes and fix it with some self taping screws!

    grill is just clipped on, if you want to remove the whole grill you will have to take the bumper off! but you can ease off the chrome surround off but be very careful as they are very weak, use a flat sxcrew driver and work your way around!
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    The wish bone change is a PITA... But can be done with patience and the help of another mortal.

    Why are you taking the grill off if you don't mind me asking?
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    coz i made this and need to fit it!! :)

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    need to drill a hole and tighten it up from behind.
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    AAAAAaaaaah!

    Spill the beans... Where did you get it from. I want one of those. lol
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    off a fellow asn member. its the same as a old skool, s3/s4 badge but has had the silver bits removed :)

    i been after 1 for aaaggggggges!
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    I see... Hmmm... I will find one of those and take a hack saw to it. lol
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    you can get on n the bay for about £15 i think bud.
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    Thanks mate... Though a £700 bill has put a stop to all minor mods till next month.
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    nice, know how you feel, only found out after i bought the splitter that my wishbone was mullerd! i thought it was a little ARB worn so wasnt that bothered for now! ahh well, live n learn as they say!
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    True true... Still, all part and parcel of A3/S3 ownership. Me thinks a big drink up is on to drown my sorrows tonight, good job the car is in overnight at a VAG specialist tonight. lol
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    I had exactly the same on my a3 the other month, clunking from nearside, turned out it was the main bush holding the wishbone against the subframe.

    I got two wishbones with balljoints and all new bushes off the bay for £65. Took me about 6hours in total in the rain - goodtimes. There are only 2 bolts and 1 ball joint per arm, but one bolt is a complete **ck, and old crusty balljoints dont come off easy either.

    Make sure you have time patience and the right tools. Wip off the wheel, undo the ball joint (i had to hit it quite a lot to come free, even had to molegrip the bolt as the balljoint separater wasn't gripping), the 1 bolt which you come at from the front of the car (i.e. the bolt is parallel to the ground, the one the wishbone pivots on ) is pretty straightforward, the one at the rear where the main bush has failed has a nut on top of the subframe the bolt comes up from the bottom to meet. This is an arse as you only have enough room for a spanner and only in a small space between the subframe and the chassis, its made even more difficult as the subframe around where the nut sits has a lip on it, so your spanner cannot even lie square and flat with the nut. I had to put the spanner in from "behind" to get it to rest on the nut enough. You may want to lube and wirebrush the top of the ball joint nuts before you start too, as the last few threads are always fun.

    Anyway good luck and have fun!
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