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    i have sat in my porch
    a set of lowering springs
    ARB bushes front and rear
    drop links
    and rear trailing arms
    there was a lad at work who was going to fit these for me today but has been called away last min,
    so i was wandering if anyone local fancied giving us a hand to fit them this weekend i am not new to diy (usually because i hate to pay the garage for stuff i can do myself) but i have never done any of these things before and would just like a more exsperianced hand,
    i have most of the tools (appart from spring clamps and the spanner for the ARB bolts)

    i would be willing to pay someone £70 + (coffee and bacon buttys) to come down and help

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    I'd do it, but I'm about 100 miles from you....

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    Hows that for a hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Hows that for a hand.

    There's always one...lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Hows that for a hand.
    lol i was expecting that

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    By the way, don't know about the rears but for the front ARB bushes you won't need any special spanner (you mentioned above you don't have it). The ideal tool is a 10mm ring spanner, as long as it has 12 teeth rather than 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    By the way, don't know about the rears but for the front ARB bushes you won't need any special spanner (you mentioned above you don't have it). The ideal tool is a 10mm ring spanner, as long as it has 12 teeth rather than 6.
    cool i have loads of them but read somewhere that they can round if you dont use the proper one

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    Quote Originally Posted by i5aces View Post
    cool i have loads of them but read somewhere that they can round if you dont use the proper one
    No, the Torx spanner only has 6 teeth, meaning you have to turn it at least 60 degrees before you can remove it and place it back on to turn it again (if that makes sense), and space is so limited that it's nigh on impossible to turn the spanner 60 degrees. With a 12-tooth 10mm ring spanner you only need to turn it 30 degrees (360 degrees divided by 12 teeth).

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    I was going to suggest seeing if there are any suitable upcoming meets in your area that you could go to and get some fellow members to help out there, but there's little or nothing going on in the South East Regional forum it seems.

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