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LCR wishbone rebushing guide

Discussion in 'Mk1 Leon Guides (1M) 2000-2006' started by Ronin225, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Seat Gooner

    Seat Gooner A.K.A Mark

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    Nice guide Ronin i was waiting for this :D thank you

    Couple of questions you know the bottom ball joint is this worth replacing and if so what with oem??

    And last question are the polys to hard or should we put the tt bush in the rear :confused:
     
  2. I found the rear bushes the easiest to remove, i just stuck a suitably sized lever bar through the hole and levered them out, took abit of brute force but it pulled the rubber clean out and left the casing in there, which was easy to remove :)

    When fitting the new rear bush just stick it in a vice with a peice of plate behind the bush to spread the load and wind the vice in, a small amount of jiggling is needed to get the lip over. This is with the Polybushes btw.
     
  3. Seat Gooner

    Seat Gooner A.K.A Mark

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    Parts list i think lol

    2 x Front bush's cast arm 45mm PFF3-501
    2 x Front Rear Bush's cast arm PFF3-610
     
  4. Ronin225

    Ronin225 Active Member

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    Balljoints were in quite good condition so didnt change them
    Did enquire about the price though and its about 40 quid each!!
     
  5. Seat Gooner

    Seat Gooner A.K.A Mark

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    bloody hell thats a rip off can you only get oem
     
  6. Ronin225

    Ronin225 Active Member

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    Only asked for OE but after getting price i didnt bother
    Price was from sere motors who are normally cheaper than most dealers
     
  7. Mark300zx

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    I have had one little problem with poly bushes and it was because some of them don't flex as much as oem and in the bush that surrounds the vertical bolt it may cause some stress in the metal, so maybe keep an eye on the components?
     
  8. IBD

    IBD Here Again!

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    Do you know if you can fit LCR / A3 / TT front wishbones onto a lesser LC?!? Might have some wishbones available, and like the idea of the cast ones
     
  9. wayne lcr

    wayne lcr bored of it now

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    i did all front bushes and 2 new ball joints for 70 quid from gsf
     
  10. Seat Gooner

    Seat Gooner A.K.A Mark

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    thats a good price wanye i take it they aint the polys lol
     
  11. Murdered LCR

    Murdered LCR Wide mouthed mofo

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    I have these on my wishbones drove me mad squeaking for about a month there ok now lol
     
  12. wayne lcr

    wayne lcr bored of it now

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    carnt see the point in the polys if you dont track your car:shrug:
    i will never go on the track with my car either:)
    and as mark300 these bushes are very stiff
    o and me names wayne not wanye:p
     
  13. Seat Gooner

    Seat Gooner A.K.A Mark

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    :lol::lol: ha ha wanye ;) lol

    ok mr wayne thats a good point with the polys wonder if sere motors could do a good price on them
     
  14. wayne lcr

    wayne lcr bored of it now

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    do them on ebay mate
     
  15. Seat Gooner

    Seat Gooner A.K.A Mark

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    good point mate ill have a looook
     
  16. james walker

    james walker cooling is the key people

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    tt rear wishbone bushes are a good compromise to poly... stiff compared to oem, fraction of the cost of poly and no vibrations
     
  17. Mark300zx

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    Are you talking about the rear wishbone, or the rear bush on the front wishbone?
     
  18. wayne lcr

    wayne lcr bored of it now

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    the rear bush on the wish bone
     
  19. paul-murphys

    paul-murphys efr 6758 here i come

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    Ok when changing the rear bushes do you push them in from the top or bottom on a lcr, im doing mine currentle but dont want to put them in the wrong way as one side of bush is bigger then other side,


    thanks
     
  20. Ronin225

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    If poly they are in 2 pieces, if OE bushes they push in along the wishbone
    If you look through the pics you can see which side the lip is on
     

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