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LCR wishbone rebushing guide

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

  1. Ronin225

    Ronin225 Active Member

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    Yes i did to start off with and ran 3 degrees of negative per wheel and above 60 the car was horrible to drive and so unstable
     
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    Ok, that doesn't sound nice, was that with poly's or oem bushes?

    What camber did you end up with/find the best compromise?

    Sammy
     
  3. Ronin225

    Ronin225 Active Member

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    About 1.5 degree in the end but that was set just before i went on the track
     
  4. P17DGY

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    Did you find this worth doing?
     
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    Hi, im also doing this conversion - very good guide :)

    apart from the wishbone and hub what else do i need? can you post some piccies up of all the parts i need as i will know them to look at :D

    Thank youuuuu

    Andy
     
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    Not sure if the installation instructions with the Powerflex bushes have been updated, but looking at a recent set it says to install the larger lip of the rear bush against the radiussed edge of the wishbone.

    This means that one bush has the larger lip on the top side, the other has it on the bottom as that is how the cast wishbones have the radius.

    Just that any pictures I've seen of poly'd LCR wishbones have them both done the same way.

    Anybody got a new set to compare?
     
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    can anyone expand on slimy's method of changing his bushes? think i get the gist of it.
     
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    With a hydraulic press can the old ones including sleeves be pushed out or does it still need cutting and beating?
     
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    The rears can be pressed out easily, however the fronts are at a strange angle with nothing to brace against so unfortunately not
     
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    Hmmm yeah I can see how that would be an issue! Hacksaw it is then!
     
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    Ive done a few sets now and can remove and refit all four bushes in under a couple of hours
    I would recommend in drilling some of the rubber out as well to make it easier
     
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    Just use a 5mm drill bit and drill through the aluminium casing of the bush, at worst you'll make a tiny scuff mark in the cast iron of the arm. You use the drill to do what the hacksaw does when you're cutting it. Then the entire thing just knocks out with two taps of a hammer.

    No need for fire, hacksaws, or spending hours taking them out ;)
     
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    Drill down through the entire length? Sounds quicker to saw...
     
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    Drill it with the rubber still intact, its only rubber and alu lol :)

    I've got a pic of one I drilled out somewhere...
     
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    That would be handy I can't picture what you mean
     
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    Here you go:

    Couple of small holes is all you see from this side -

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    To create a nice channel down the side and release the pressure on the bush shell -

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    And it is literally 2-3 whacks with a hammer and the whole thing is out, debushed in under 5 mins a side. ;)
     
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    If you're lucky I rebushed a couple of sets that are borderline welded in after being in so long and corroding
     
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    hi mate great guide.

    When fitting the large flat polybush on the rear im assuming the larger flange/rim sits to the bottom resting on the sub frame? can you confirm this?

    Cheers
     
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    This also works for LC180 rebushing. You need to ease the pressure of the shell
     

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