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Wishbone bushes, POWERFLEX or not ?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Punch IT!, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. stpete

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    Dont forget there were two sizes of front wishbone bush, early small and later large! since the LCR front end is lifted from Audi tt when they updated it they also changed LCR, on the powerflex website they used to list two sizes for TT but only older smaller for LCR, so if you order, if you can measure first!
     
  2. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Never knew that, learn something new every day
     
  3. stewbie55

    stewbie55 No longer a Newbie

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    Just looked at the powerflex site and yes it's confusing :confused:

    OK, the bushes they list for the Leon are the same as the mk4 golf hence they WILL fit the LC but NOT the LCR - that's why I ordered the wrong ones the first time.

    If you look at the Audi TT 2WD listing the rear bush part no. ends in a 610. That's what you need for an LCR. Early TT front bush is different (501), later TT bush is same as everything else (201).
     
  4. Punch IT!

    Punch IT! you fool!

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    Hi all,

    My LC is the pre face lift version 51 Plate so tell me can i still fit the TT bushes for the wishbones on mine?? And what is the part number from Audi for these?

    Please help me i really dont want to dish out £58+VAT for each wishbone. :cry:

    Cheers
     
  5. Neil_Ireland

    Neil_Ireland Leon Cupra

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    Part number is in my post above.
     
  6. Punch IT!

    Punch IT! you fool!

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    Silly me didnt zoom in but now have found it.

    Do i order both parts??

    Cheers.
     
  7. Neil_Ireland

    Neil_Ireland Leon Cupra

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    It's 8N0 407 181 B, you need two of these :)

    Neil.
     
  8. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    At the price above, if you could get this with the TT bushes you would be laughing.
    then you could rebush your ones and sell them on.

    But remember the TT wish bones are very different to your ones
     
  9. Neil_Ireland

    Neil_Ireland Leon Cupra

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    The wishbones may be different but the bushings are the same fitment.
     
  10. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Yes you have said this Neil, just he was speaking about changing the wish bones.
     
  11. Punch IT!

    Punch IT! you fool!

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    This is the price for the Seat OE wishbones with bushes not the audi TT ones.

    Im going to order those TT bushes i think cheers guys for all the help.
     
  12. lordgibbness

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    Do you find the LCR bushes to be problematic? Why change them to non-SEAT parts here?
     
  13. Nautilus

    Nautilus Active Member

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    Junior Senior, you know we have already talked the problem, solved it and fitted the LCA bushings many months ago :) :p


    ~Nautilus
     
  14. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Nautilus, all the posts I'm answering this past while seem to be about handling, it seems to be my master topic just now.
     
  15. stewbie55

    stewbie55 No longer a Newbie

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    I came across the following info when originally having problems sourcing the correct bushes for the LCR. The site sponsors JKM told me about them and that they'd fitted them to a TT before - possibly a route for Uber handling???

    http://www.modshack.info/defcon.htm

    I decided against it at $125 for the inserts, but having done a couple of trackdays...:think:
     
  16. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Stewbie, thats HARDCORE!!!
     
  17. Neil_Ireland

    Neil_Ireland Leon Cupra

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    The inserts use the original pre recall tt rubber bushings, still available for a few £ from audi.
    Hardcore is right, expensive too.
     
  18. Punch IT!

    Punch IT! you fool!

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    Hi

    Got these TT bushes fitted today and i must say my old ones were completely destroyed.
    Im so glad i changed these coz the ride feels so much better and traction too.

    Cheers everyone for the input and thanks Neil_ireland for the part number.

    I would advise everyone to check their bushes, makes a difference.

    :)
     
  19. Neil_Ireland

    Neil_Ireland Leon Cupra

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    No problem, glad to help.

    My bushes were shot after 50k :rolleyes:
     
  20. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Yup its good you can feel the difference now and not just see the benifits in others words
     

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