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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Dani_B19, Aug 23, 2011.

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    Can these be done while the cars jacked up on 1 side? Had the car jacked up the other day to adjust the coilies and was going to do these but wanted to know:

    1. Are either of them under tension, if i undo the bolts to change the bushes, their not going to ping out etc?
    2. what are they like for changing? Ibe heared the steering rack's a t**t!

    Any help/thoughts!
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    If one side is jacked up it will be under tension Dan, not done the front but the rear is easy...drop the rear silencer off its mounts, remove heat guard and your away.....
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    Yeah, i kinda thought so, i just wanted a second opinion.

    Yeah back looks easy.
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    When i done my front roll bar and steering rack bushes i had the subframe off but that was to do the clutch although i can't imagine that is is that easy or possible with it still on the biggest pita was trying to bolt a hose clamp back to the subframe but it still isn't a particularly fun job all in all

    The rear arb is a hell of a lot easier i managed to change it with the silencer and heatshield still on just took 2 of the mounting bolts for the heatshield out and gave me enough clearence to thread it through although it was fiddly :)
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    Yea i droped my subframe down as wel not fun!,a two poster ramp is ideal!,getting the bushes back in is'nt fun either!
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    I wasn't so fortunate with a ramp done mine on stands but would definately reconmend using a press to change bushes though :)
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    steering rack bush i did on stands on my drive. to some it up in one word would be *****. only four bolts for it, 2 underneath subframe, 2 on top of the bush. but it did not want to move at all when i did it.
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    Sorry what a numpty forgot op was only asking about steering rack bushes defo do them on a stand as karl is saying but any of the other bushes ie wishbone etc would reconmend using a press ;)
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    Yeah remember your post karl lol.

    Already got a set of modified prebush wishbones togo on :).
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    your car must be coming along nicely dani, wheres your thread updates???
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    Might sound pikey but i used oxy acetiline to burn my old bushes out much quicker,just burn rubber and hit with hammer they pop out,you might need to pop the metal sleave out also!,works to start of rear axl bushes as wel!,and to put wishbone bushes back in use wd40 slides better than the copper grease,and i used a vise to slide them in!!
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    Funny thing that karl, think its disappeared haha. Seriuosly though, theres some big updates coming but i jst dont have the time at the minute, ive got so much on its unreal, dont worry though, the updates are coming :).
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