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Subframe bushes A4

AndyC Apr 4, 2005

  1. AndyC

    AndyC Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    After sorting all the suspension bushes, I have been pushing the car harder and found this has now transfered the movment to the front subframe

    this, I feel needs to be either solidly fixed to the chassis or fitted with better mounts..

    Anyone any thoughts??

    Andy
     
  2. deano16v

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    i need to change the bushes on mine as there is a hell of a lot of floaty movement in the front end of mine. very disconcerting. i think its the lower arms. you can feel the tyres bite and then a mechanical move if that makes sense. i really need to sort it as i really hate the way it drives at the moment.
     
  3. Kevint

    Kevint Active Member

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    I have a similar feeling on my A4.

    Just out of interest, what would it cost to have all the bushes changed?

    Kev.
     
  4. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I understand you can get a transmistion brace and a front strut brace that should help matters.
     
  5. deano16v

    deano16v Member

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    i know you can get lower braces. not all that expensive either really and come as standard on some of the range
     
  6. AndyC

    AndyC Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    well the suspension polybush kit is £140 ish for the lot.

    fitting is best part of a days work as the whole front suspension needs to be stripped.

    However its well worth it..... and I mean WELL worth it.

    the subframe bushes I am struggling to find though...

    current thoughts are making a solid one to stop ANY movment!
     
  7. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The problem with that is that you will move the stress some where else and cause your self problems in the long run I would think.
     
  8. deano16v

    deano16v Member

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    just out of interest, anyone know how much the lower arms are? just parts-i can fit them. They are the source of my problems.
     
  9. AndyC

    AndyC Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    doc.

    I agree, but thats the whole point of this excercise... I want it right....

    it was nearly there..

    bearing in mind my engine mounts and frame mounts are 150k miles old and 9 yrs....

    A.
     
  10. AndyC

    AndyC Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    also

    once the frame is mounted better and the engine cant go anywhere its just going to wear out the shocks faster...

    but that I am not worried about really..
     
  11. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I got the impression you was going to weld the bugger up if so you would be stressing the car to a point where thing may crack rather than wear.

    I have heard of up rated rubbers mounts for the 2.8 but cant find the link to see if they do it fot the 1.8T.


    I will keep looking.
     
  12. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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  13. kninio

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    Hello , i have a car year 1996 its a 2.8 , do u think the subframe is prepaired to get the brace? or it doesnt have place to fit it? any info will be appreciated , i really like to install this subframe brace...
     

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