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New ARBs & Bushes

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Defratos, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. Defratos
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    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    Finally got my delivery of the goodies I ordered last week, just wanted to share some pics with u guys:

    project grip:
    19mm rear nuespeed arbs
    22mm front nuespeed arbs
    all round bushes (apart from bottom tie-bars which will be changed, and already got the engine mount on) enjoy...

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    I have these. You'll like them!

    Are they powerflex bushes?
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    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    Yup Powerflex all da way :beerchug:, so how much did you pay for fittin the bushes?
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    Sorry meant the ARBs - got standard bushes on mine which were fitted with all the new suspension so not sure of labour just for ARBs and bushes.
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    why did you decide 22mm front? i thought the popular choice was 21mm front?
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    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    well, wanted a similar setup to the R32 (which I think is either 22 or 23) and after many long discussions on here with others I came to the conclusion that I'll be happy with this setup
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    If we are talking about the Ess_Three set up, as we so often are, it was 22mm front and 19mm rear.

    Regards,

    B.

    P.S. Defratos let us know how you get on with the powerflex once they are fitted. I've read positives about their effect in terms of tightening up the suspension, and negatives regarding their harshness and / or impact on the longevity of other suspension components. I'd be interested to hear how you get on with them as I had considered changing to polly bushes next time they need changing.
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    Just had my front ARB replaced along with all new OEM bushes when I had my coil-over's fitted.

    I was advised / learnt from experience that the powerflex bushes are too harsh for road use. They will make the car bounce and the ride will be harsh.
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    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    my arbs have their own silicone/poly bushes that came with them (red), my bro has the full set of bushes on his Golf mk4, with nearly the same setup as me, and to be honest I prefer how his car feels over pot holes, speed bumps, judders etc.. I find it might more solid with the bushes in as the original bush has hardly anything left in it if you take a look, so it's nearly metal to metal for most of the time
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    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    more reasons for fitting these bushes (just look at the state of the old ones)
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    leecs3 thinking about stuff

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    how does it drive? Happy?
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    haven't installed them yet. probably won't get around to doing it for another 2 weeks (travellin next week) the pics were from a Golf
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