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Replacing Rear Suspension Bushes
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