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    Question Anyone any idea what this is?

    I've just follow the excellent How To on replacing the Uppers Control Arms and upon doing this I noticed that one of the bushes near the bottom of the suspension spring is pretty worn out. Does anyone know what its called and what I need to replace it.

    Below is an image taken from the How To. right where the socket is on, is where the bush is.


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    they are called spring buffers!

    well thats what we call them on the mercs! lol

    EDIT: btw.. you're brave using that crappy jack for that job!

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    as above , at least put a axel stand under to stabelize it mate or you will end up with no legs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avenged View Post
    they are called spring buffers!

    well thats what we call them on the mercs! lol

    EDIT: btw.. you're brave using that crappy jack for that job!
    Quote Originally Posted by davidjameswest View Post
    as above , at least put a axel stand under to stabelize it mate or you will end up with no legs
    Best be safe, I see you have the wheel under jic but stands are best ........

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    Quote Originally Posted by mishima View Post
    Below is an image taken from the How To. right where the socket is on, is where the bush is.


    Dont think its his image , he says its taken from the " How 2 "

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    Not my image chappies! But yeah, had an axel stand, and two jacks under so was all safe!

    So we agreed its a spring buffer??

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    I stand erected so feel the image should be replaced for safety sake .........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    I stand erected
    Too much info this time in the morning mate

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    tried looking on ebay for this part, cannot find it. Any ideas?

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    The part is a rear upright or hub carrier,that could need a press to fit the bush, if it's available separately that is!

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