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    Slowly changing the bushes on my car over as i'm intending keeping it for another few years yet. I've done the front arb and got the wishbone bushes sitting. Don't have the money to buy everything at once so wondering what opinion people have on what bushes to change at the rear first? I'm guessing that outer upper control arm bushes will be up the list.
    Was also considering getting old parts eg control arm etc and swapping them out as opposed to fighting with the ones already on the car

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    No-one has fitted powerflex bushes?

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    Have started fitting these today. The wishbone rear bush has to be pressed out using a hydraulic press, the front bush can be removed by the usual methods, (socket and threaded bar) I used an axle stand, a spare rear bush and a spring compressor, worked a treat. I'll see how much of a difference it makes out on the road, the front bush was fairly soft so hopefully it'll feel better

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    cant say for the vectra mate but did the gti turbo all round, changed every bush to powerflex and the ride was so much better and tighter so i should imagine the vectra to be the same

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    Cheers guys, I had done my old vec B (Still miss that car) and it handled like it was on rails

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    I've been toying with the idea myself if I keep the car, you don't happen to have the part numbers of the ones you bought kicking about? Cheers

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    Ill get them tomorrow when I'm back on the laptop

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    what was the outcome of the handling ? I'm toying with the idea of replacing the front wish bone bushes for powerflex ones as it needs two new rear bushes fitting and they appear to work out cheaper if your willing to but some effort in removeing the old bushes

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