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Offline Mr Blue

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Re: Changing rear axle bushes
« Reply #30 on: 17 September 2009, 12:18 »
Ive read that Seat bushes give a much firm ride so I changed mine for standard VW ones @ £18 each

You will need to take off the rear axel if you dont have a ramp.

Its better to take the axel off anyway...paint it and stick it back on. I cant see how someone can get the bushes back in with the axel in place. They dont go in THAT easy :rolleyes: (without a ramp)

Clamp the brake lines before you undo the pipes! (i used small G clamps)
If you get air in the ABS pump you will need VAG.com to sort it (so ive read)

You will need to burn/heat the old bushes and tap them out with a hammer.

Rear bushes... probably the easiest thing ive changed on a mk4 golf. You dont need a press. You just need some sort of 'wind in' tool (made my own)

Total cost just under £200. That was with new vag shocks too so check those while your at it!

Hope that helps
« Last Edit: 17 September 2009, 12:23 by Mr Blue »
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Re: Changing rear axle bushes
« Reply #31 on: 17 September 2009, 20:07 »
did all mine in situ, took 6 hours mind  :grin:


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Re: Changing rear axle bushes
« Reply #32 on: 17 September 2009, 23:18 »
yeh you could do it in situ but for the sake of a few hours. sod that :laugh:

And burning the old bushes out wouldnt be a good idea next to the fuel tank :grin:
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Re: Changing rear axle bushes
« Reply #33 on: 17 September 2009, 23:54 »
i ordered my vrs ones today, i was reading somewhere and it said that they have to be positioned correctly when installed is this true if so anyone know how and where/what to line it up with

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Re: Changing rear axle bushes
« Reply #34 on: 18 September 2009, 12:14 »
yes. check out the vortex thread
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1980960



I went by the number (2) being closest to the tarmac and has been ok. One was a few mm out of line but still went back on the car ok and have had no problems with handling.
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Re: Changing rear axle bushes
« Reply #35 on: 18 September 2009, 13:23 »
but the vRS ones are solid rubber and have no voids or a positioning marker
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Re: Changing rear axle bushes
« Reply #36 on: 18 September 2009, 13:57 »
yes they do, bear with me and I'll find a pic for you


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Re: Changing rear axle bushes
« Reply #37 on: 18 September 2009, 14:10 »




 :wink:


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Re: Changing rear axle bushes
« Reply #38 on: 18 September 2009, 21:22 »
there the ones i just picked up today but do u use the green line to line it up to the mark 2 on the diagram? and im thinking this is the part of the arm thats facing the ground not the underside of the car?

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Re: Changing rear axle bushes
« Reply #39 on: 18 September 2009, 21:26 »
you got it mate  :wink:


1999 1.8T: R-Tech remap - 225bhp/256lb/ft : K03s : THS FMIC : THS PCR pipe : 2.5" stainless exhaust : THS FR3 Engine mounts : G60/VR6 clutch : Calibra Yellow injectors : VR6 MAF : Devils Own WMI : Forge 007p : Carbonio CAI : Leon Cupra R Brembos : FK AK Street coilovers : Votex skirts : Anniversary front : click ---> http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=92175