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Replacing Standard Bushes

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk4' started by Rayner1990, May 29, 2011.

  1. Rayner1990

    Rayner1990 Full Member

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    £50 sounds good to me.
     
  3. Blanco92

    Blanco92 www.racedriversinc.com

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    £50 is a very good price, although tracking will need to be done on top, usually about £20. If you don't get it done you'll just end up chewing your tyres to pieces.

    At that price I'd get it done. Although those bushes alone are rather pricey.
     
  4. Bondiblu

    Bondiblu Enthusiast

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    I'd probably fit just the ARB's and the front bushes in poly, regarding the console's...

    Personally, I'd go for the Cupra ones. They much cheaper and don't stiffen the suspension up any more than needs be. The Mk4 is known for their hard suspension and poly console bushes will make it a slightly harder ride up front. Just my opinion though
     
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    how much are the cupra bushes for the mk4
     
  6. Bondiblu

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    My mates just paid £25 incl shipping from awesome GTI, but you'll possibly get them even cheaper through Sere Motors.

    I'll be taking the consoles and bushes into work tomorrow to push them in.
     
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  7. Tiz

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    ive got the poly console bushes. Super super easy to fit compared to the cupra bushes. Didn't make the ride any more harsh at all but has improved the front end feel no end. If a rubber bush wears out i can never replace them with another rubber bush. Why replace when you can improve?
     
  8. Bondiblu

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    Ok fair enough, what car is it? Maybe my comment mainly applies to Cupra's and FR's with hard suspension as standard, and as I said, thats just my opinion, you welcome to disagree
     
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  9. Rayner1990

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  10. Tiz

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    This is on an early pd130 sport. Ive got poly console bushes, front wishbone bushes, anti roll bar bushes, steering rack mounts, FK AK coilovers and a poly dogbone mount bush. I don't think there is any extra vibrations, the steering and handling is very direct and predictable and i think the ride is better than standard. Firm but not crashy and not as much bodyroll. But then again i do have a fully polybushed(and some rose joints) r32 skyline GTR so the ibiza feels like a bentley in ride comfort comparison haha
     
  11. Blanco92

    Blanco92 www.racedriversinc.com

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    For most, the Cupra bush is an improvement. The standard bushes are voided (and they wear out) but the Cupra replacements are solid rubber, and don't wear out.

    I'm not doubting polybushing is an improvement, but for the money (Cupra consul bushes are £16 a pair) I was more than satisfied. The handling improvement was noticeable enough.
     
  12. Chris_a_73

    Chris_a_73 1.2L Ibiza Mk4 '07

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    I've been checking for quotes on bush replacement. Assuming I'd buy the bushes myself, and am simply looking for someone to fit them, I was quoted £192....
     
  13. knight85

    knight85 Money spending clown

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    think i paid about £17 from Sere motors, and about £80 to fit....

    OEM ones...cracked and flexiable
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    New OEM cupra ones

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  14. Chris_a_73

    Chris_a_73 1.2L Ibiza Mk4 '07

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    Just noticed you're south east too; where did you get them fitted?
     
  15. knight85

    knight85 Money spending clown

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    mate over the road did them...BMW specialist, but he needed the money so worked on my "pittiful car" lol
     
  16. Chris_a_73

    Chris_a_73 1.2L Ibiza Mk4 '07

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    Ah damn, so mates rates.

    Struggling to find a decent quote down here :(

    Need to get them done for the MOT next year, and for the sake of improving the rattly handling.
     
  17. knight85

    knight85 Money spending clown

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    very big improvement, try a few vag specialist, your looking at about 3 hours labour i reckon?
     
  18. Chris_a_73

    Chris_a_73 1.2L Ibiza Mk4 '07

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    Yeah I was quoted 3.4 hours, £191.75 inc. VAT. Blimmin £53.60 per hour! If I knew mechanics earned that, I'd have done engineering rather than economics and business...!
     
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    knight85 Money spending clown

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    yeah they wont get that thought...the garage will!

    Hence, find someone to do it cash in hand...try a few places and haggle, get it down towards the £100 mark and you have done very well.

    Heard someplaces quoted up wards of £250!!
     
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    Chris_a_73 1.2L Ibiza Mk4 '07

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    Am I right in thinking, that I only need the pair of Cupra bushes? My friend is going on about me needing new lower arms as well, 'as it's easier to do the whole thing'. I'm pretty sure it's just the bushes that need doing......
     

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