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    rolleyes rear upper control arms

    hi to all changed my rear upper control arms today took me 5hrs to change both sides a real pain not hard just awkward to get the inner bolts and very hard to undo them . my advice to anybody that needs to have theirs changed is to book it in at a local garage and let them do it . i will say that now i have changed mine i can feel the difference now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keggy77 View Post
    hi to all changed my rear upper control arms today took me 5hrs to change both sides a real pain not hard just awkward to get the inner bolts and very hard to undo them . my advice to anybody that needs to have theirs changed is to book it in at a local garage and let them do it . i will say that now i have changed mine i can feel the difference now.

    5 hours that does sound painful


    is it more sturder now then?

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    I hate to be a pain, but it took me under an 40 min to change both sides and the arb bushes on the rear of mine today.

    Glad you got them changed anyway

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    rolleyes control arms

    yes handles lot better tight as a drum now. like to see it being done in 40mins for both sides its a right pig of a job never changed any before working off the floor on axle stands and it was very cold today .

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    Mine were hard took me about 2-3 hours. However I can see them being done in about an hour per side if there are two people helping....

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    You lot must have been doing something wrong if its taking you that long to do,
    its only 2 bolts per side?

    'Hardest' Part is lining the bush up for the outside bolt and putting the bolt back in.

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