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Suspension Component Replacement -- A little help

Old 04-17-2008, 02:35 PM
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Suspension Component Replacement -- A little help

I have some serious noise issues coming from my front and rear suspension. I'm on Eibachs with KYB-GR2's. I've had this setup before with no noise issues. Back then I had about 10,000 miles on the car versus the 165,000 miles I have on it now.

I know that the last place to work on my suspension had some questionable installation techniques so I'm planning on pulling the struts, coils, and shocks out to check everything. I also want to go through and replace any potential wear parts too while I'm at it.

I know for sure I want to replace the stuff that is circled in red in the pictures. But my question is, is it really worth it to change out the trailing arm bushings, subframe bushings, and control arm bushings? How difficult is it to change out the bushings in those areas? I would plan on getting ES replacement hardware for all that.

Your thoughts?


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Try lubing up stuff first to see if that helps - FSB brackets, strut bearings, strut mounts, etc. Sure at 165K they probably need replacing though. Subframe bushings are easiest, control arms next with a press, trailing arms hardest I believe.
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:53 AM
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Cool...thanks for the response BEJAY. I think you are right about the bushing replacement difficult. I looked over Polo's write-ups on that stuff and it seems accurate with your statement. I'll leave the trailling arm bushings alone unless I still have noise issues after going through everything else.
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