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LCR wishbone rebushing guide

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

  1. paul-murphys

    paul-murphys efr 6758 here i come

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  2. Ronin225

    Ronin225 Active Member

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    I pressed from the top leaving larger flat on top of wishbone
    If you look at the rebushed pic the larger diameter is on top
     
  3. cocadave

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    Bump,

    Anybody know if these will fit normal cupra's?

    Thanks
     
  4. brad1

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    Nope they dont
     
  5. cocadave

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    Gutted, so does that mean that the whole "upgrade your wishbone bushes to TT bushes is only applicable to LCR's?
     
  6. Ronin225

    Ronin225 Active Member

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    Cupras have a smaller pressed wishbone, but layout is the same
    If you bought the correct bushes the method to replace them is the same
     
  7. gdjohny

    gdjohny Crazy Mechanical Engineer

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    Hi
    I have two Leon s One is normal 1.9 tdi ( Missys car ) and I drive LC TDI. I have notticed that there is small crack in the front arm bush and I need to replace it . Are there few sizes or Can I get one size for both of the cars ?
     
  8. Ronin225

    Ronin225 Active Member

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    I think both your cars have the pressed type arms which will require the smaller front bush
    LCR has cast arms which require a different bush as its set up differently to other variants
     
  9. gdjohny

    gdjohny Crazy Mechanical Engineer

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    thanks. can anyone send me some links to ebay listings so I can order it? thanks
     
  10. Ronin225

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    Just a quick update now added all parts numbers for OE and powerflex replacement parts
    Thanks to Dave at sere for taking the time to find them
     
  11. cupraJD

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    very useful
     
  12. M206

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    hello everyone.

    please help me.

    i've a doubt.

    I've a Leon FR TDI 150hp, so i know that i have the pressed wishbones, so i'd need the powerflex bushes cod. PFF85-410.

    Two weeks ago my tyreseller mounted the powerflex bushes, he don't know what exact code, he said he asked for the specific model of mine.

    I fear he mounted the wrong bushes, the cupra r's ones (cod. PFF3-610 for cast wishbones).

    here you are the pics.

    i have a doubt about the small space that is left in the lower part driver side:

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    and the same space left in the upper part passenger side:

    [​IMG]

    is everything ok?

    are they the right ones or are they the cuprar wrong ones?

    in the worst case, am i risking some breaking / problems if i drive in these conditions??

    please help me..:cry::cry::cry:
     
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  13. M206

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    help.. i'm really worried..:cry:
     
  14. M206

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    are there some dimensions difference between cupra r version and normal ones?

    if someone confirm me that the are of the same dimensions and the difference are only in the material used i can calm down..

    please help..
     
  15. Ronin225

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    Tbh i wouldnt expect you to be able to even fit the incorrectly sized bushes.
    Check the powerflex site for part numbers to compare
     
  16. gdjohny

    gdjohny Crazy Mechanical Engineer

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    i think cupra R have a different sized bushes mate
     
  17. lcrsammy

    lcrsammy Active Member

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    Good guide ronin, will be following it in the next few weeks to get through my mot.

    Was hoping someone could tell me which part number is for which side of the 8n0 407 165/8no 407 166 drivers side or passenger side?

    Thanks again ronin!
     
  18. Ronin225

    Ronin225 Active Member

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    No problems mate, glad it helped
    165 is passenger side, 166 is drivers side
     
  19. lcrsammy

    lcrsammy Active Member

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    Sweet, nice one mate! Soon I shall have both wishbones £60, powerflex bushes £30 (nice having friends in high places) so a bit of DIY and I'll have a cheaply rebushed car!

    Thanks again for the guide, will let you know how I get on! Maybey a few weeks though as spare time is very rare atm!

    Sam
     
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    just a few quick questions, has anyone, when putting the new balljoints on the arms, put them in the max negative camber position? and how did the car feel after?

    thanks for any info posted ;)
     

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