1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Subframe bushes A4

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by AndyC, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. AndyC
    Offline

    AndyC Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2003
    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    1
    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
    #1
  2. deano16v
    Offline

    deano16v Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
    #2
  3. Kevint
    Offline

    Kevint Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a similar feeling on my A4.

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

    Kev.
    #3
  4. docurley
    Offline

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2003
    Messages:
    3,859
    Likes Received:
    1
    I understand you can get a transmistion brace and a front strut brace that should help matters.
    #4
  5. deano16v
    Offline

    deano16v Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    0
    i know you can get lower braces. not all that expensive either really and come as standard on some of the range
    #5
  6. AndyC
    Offline

    AndyC Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2003
    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    1
    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!
    #6
  7. docurley
    Offline

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2003
    Messages:
    3,859
    Likes Received:
    1
    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.
    #7
  8. deano16v
    Offline

    deano16v Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
    #8
  9. AndyC
    Offline

    AndyC Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2003
    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    1
    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.
    #9
  10. AndyC
    Offline

    AndyC Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2003
    Messages:
    710
    Likes Received:
    1
    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..
    #10
  11. docurley
    Offline

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2003
    Messages:
    3,859
    Likes Received:
    1
    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.
    #11
  12. docurley
    Offline

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2003
    Messages:
    3,859
    Likes Received:
    1
    #12
  13. kninio
    Offline

    kninio Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    0
    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...
    #13

Share This Page