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    Default Todays jobs...Suspension bushes, drop links, arb bushes, suspension twang fix.

    What a job the rear arms and arb bushes are!!

    The inside bolt for the rear arms is awful to get a ratchet on. I ended up having to drop the subframe a bit in order to get any decent clearance to get a good purchase with a spanner on the nut.

    The outer bushes on the ones on the car were well knackered.

    The ARB bushes on the front were a bleeder to do also. I'm sure the ones VX gave me were too small....

    Old and new...



    They went on anyways. I had to use a longer bolt for the frontmost bracket hole as the current shorter bolt was never going to reach.

    Rear ARB old and new...



    All done anyways.

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    Vehicle : vauxhall signum

    Trim : 2.0t

    Engine : chipped and remapped

    Year : 03

    Mileage : 100k+

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    luckly i have a pit to work in. but not lookin forward to doing that job again.

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    The first pics you have up the part numbers are different on the rubbers. Bet your gald it's all done, will feel much better

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    Frankly iam amazed you managed to get them on your new arb bushes are 22mm the old ones are 25.2mm well at least they will be tight
    Driving vauxhall,s for 30 + years
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    They'll also wear a hell of a lot quicker because they're so tight and you'll end up re-doing them in a few months time. I'd take them back and get the bigger ones if I was you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark2.2 View Post
    The first pics you have up the part numbers are different on the rubbers. Bet your gald it's all done, will feel much better
    Yeah, I noticed that when the old ones were off.
    Quote Originally Posted by bobssignum View Post
    Frankly iam amazed you managed to get them on your new arb bushes are 22mm the old ones are 25.2mm well at least they will be tight
    Aye, it was a swine getting them on. The plonker at VX will be getting his ear chewed when I see him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-Highlander View Post
    They'll also wear a hell of a lot quicker because they're so tight and you'll end up re-doing them in a few months time. I'd take them back and get the bigger ones if I was you.
    Ahh well, they'll be changed when they wear out then. Never mind lol.

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