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Pinch bolt removal

Discussion in 'Awesome GTI' started by AlexGSi2000, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member
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    Feb 14, 2012
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    Wondering if you guys could help me out...

    I'm planning on replacing the front suspension arms on my car (along with fitting coilovers)

    I believe the pinch bolt securing the upper control arms on the A4 can be a pain to remove.

    I was wondering if you would be able to remove the old arm pinch bolts, grease them up and refit for me so I know they will come out when I fit the new parts.

    Would this be something you could do for me?

    Many thanks.
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  3. AwesomeAl

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    Dec 6, 2008
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    Hey Alex,

    Sorry for the slow reply. We've had an all new sales system at Awesome and as we're all a little rusty and slow with it at the moment, it's not left us a great deal of time to get onto the forums.

    I'm pretty certain with these it's not as easy as it seems. I recall something along the lines of the pinch bolt having to be cut off to get it off, meaning that if we removed it and re-fitted a new one, You would be left stuck again. I will speak with one of the technicians on this tomorrow and see what the answer is!

    Hope this helps,
    Regards, Al.
    Awesome Ltd.

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