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Rear rose joint help on my S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3_nick, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. S3_nick

    S3_nick Member

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    Got my S3 stripped at the moment doing a major rebuild and the rose joints that is pressed into the hub that the tie bar mounts to has popped out of its mounting so needs replacing not a issue but I read somewhere you can replace these with a poly bush dose anyone know if this is true? If so what and where can I get these from?

    Thanks in advanced :)
     
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  3. coolspot007007

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    I've not seen a poly one, but the rose joint is superceeded by a conventional bush now as they seize eventually, causing strain on the tie arms, making them snap.
     
  4. mark_S3

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    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=205909

    Hope this helps.
    One of my rose joints failed on me recently causing my upper arm to crack.
    Replaced two of of the four using a home made contraption of a high tensile threaded bar and sockets.
    Got daveS3 adjustable control arms to go on shortly. ;-)
     
  5. coolspot007007

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    Do you remember the socket sizes required? I'm planning on swapping to the revised bush myself as I have creaking but couldn't see signs of cracks (yet).


     
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    mark_S3 Team Silver

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    IIRC..... 32mm on the bush, then 46mm on other side of hub.

    Did the job perfectly.
     
  7. mark_S3

    mark_S3 Team Silver

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    [​IMG]

    There's the contraption in action ;-)
     
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