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Old 17-10-2020, 09:23 PM
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I decided to try and sort the lower arm bushes myself, and thanks to my friend Andy's excellent hydraulic press, and new control arm housings the job was relativity painless.

Old bush was quite soft, and coming away at the outer race.

Cracking press/puller depending on you needs.


Control arm and bush quickly removed, and thankfully they both came off in one piece.

New powerflex polly bush offered up.


And nicely at home all torqued up.

Quite chuffed that I did it myself, after watching may YouTube videos of saws and grinders, I think the puller is defiantly the way to go, just glad I had access to one, or I could see it being a tricky job.

Just the rear ARB, bushes and drop links to do, as happy with OEM trailing arms and subframe bushes for now.
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Old 18-10-2020, 10:09 AM
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Old shaft was looking a bit tired, and actually hade a clicking movement in the bush, and signs of wearing around the rivets.


Link to shaft play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO1ogs8HE4U

New one now at home, and the steering is much better, and much more responsive, very happy with the difference.


Again big shout out to R G Lewis Tattenhall, my local Indy, who allowed me to drop the car on them, short notice, and they quickly sorted it out for me. Cheers Karl !!

Is the new shaft of a better/different design than the old one?
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Old 18-10-2020, 02:24 PM
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The shaft is the same as the old one, but the old one has probably done over 100K. I did toy with the idea of having a fixed one but thought going OEM was the way to do it. There is still some flat in the steering, but that now I think is in the rack, and by design for the off-centre stability, but it's more responsive now for sure.
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Old 18-10-2020, 02:55 PM
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The shaft is the same as the old one, but the old one has probably done over 100K. I did toy with the idea of having a fixed one but thought going OEM was the way to do it. There is still some flat in the steering, but that now I think is in the rack, and by design for the off-centre stability, but it's more responsive now for sure.
Sorry pictures are still not showing for me in chrome for some reason but is probably my pc, they are showing in explorer


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Old 19-10-2020, 08:10 AM
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Still only showing in Edge and IE for me too, much be my hosting provider.
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Old 19-10-2020, 08:42 AM
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Still only showing in Edge and IE for me too, much be my hosting provider.

They are showing ok in firefox
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Old 19-10-2020, 08:48 AM
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Very very odd...
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Very very odd...
That somebody still has Firefox installed
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I cant get used to chrome so Firefox appears to work well?
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You are just not down with the kids lol. (not a bad thing)
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