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post #1 of 5 Old 30th March 2007, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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Replacing Rear Suspension Bushes

Hey guys,

A couple of months ago, I noticed a few times that when turning right with "zest", the rear of the car would shift slightly. It felt like I had a rear tyre with very low pressure, and that the shifting was being caused by the sidewall of the tyre flexing. However, when I checked the tyre pressures, everything was OK. So I took the car to SouthernBM, and they put it up on the hoist for me and had a look. Everything looked OK, but there were a couple of bolts in the rear suspension that were able to be tightened by half a turn, and we noticed that one of the bushes on the diff housing was torn. So, Andrew ordered all new bushes for the entire rear suspension, as well as a new diff mount, and sway bar links.

Anyway, the car went in yesterday to have all of the bushes replaced. When Andrew dropped the suspension out, it quickly became apparent that things were in a lot worse shape than we had originally thought. Every bush was torn, every hole was slogged out and out of round.

I'll get the car back tonight, and I can't wait, it's going to feel like a new car!

Andrew has taken a few photos, and we'll post a link up later on

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I had all of this done shortly after I bought mine - it was reassuring to know everything had been taken off and the bushes replaced .... made a huge difference as well!

Just about to get the same done with the front ....
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I had the front done about 6 months ago on my car

I got my car back tonight. I haven't had the chance yet to push it to see the effect on handling, but was pleasantly surprised to find that the ride quality has improved dramatically. I had actually expected that since we would be tightening everything up in the rear, that the ride quality would worsen, but as it turns out, the opposite is true! Since all of the loosness in the rear end has been eradicated, so has the jiggling in the ride.

I'll take it for a fang over the weekend and see how the handling has been affected

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Hahahaha. Not quite what I had in mind..... :-)

I guess it's Australian Slang, though I'd never thought of it that way. It means to go for a drive with zest and gusto :-)

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