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Suspension overhaul advice

I am looking at replacing my whole suspension as the car has done 62000 miles and all the parts are original i think, so they are fairly tired at this stage.
I have a list of parts i need just wondering what else i might need bolts, bushes or special tools etc?
4 x wishbones
2 x front droplinks
2 x track rod ends
2 x rear trailing arms
4 x rear transverse arms
2 x rear drop links
I think i am going to get the Koni strt kit shocks and springs too.
Would it be a better idea to get powerflex bushes for the rear and just replace all the bushes on the arms instead of replacing all the arms?

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Deffo look to replace the pinch bolt that goes through the fork @ the front + the longer bolt that go through the rear

Number 4 in the first pic & number 11 in the second

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I have just worked on my suspension on my 147, it has been on the road 4 years and has done 88000km.
Even though I had all the wishbones and droplinks, I only ended up replacing the dampers and springs to Eibach Pro Kit.
All the bushes were fine with nearly no wear on them. I popped out the bushes in the upper wishbones and lubed them up good with silicone grease, and spray silicone oil on all the others.

My car had an underbody corrosion threatment (not sure this is the correct term), before I got it from the dealer, and it made a huge difference in getting all the bolts of.

Apart from getting VERY dirty with corrosion protection (tectyl), it was not a problem to get anything apart.
The only thing I had to cut was the rear dampers as I couldn´t get the top nut of, and I needed it for the new one.

So you might not need as much parts as you think, but it will vary depending on how much rust are one the bolts.
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You should also replace the 4 bolts that hold the fron wishbones to the subframe, they corrode badly and do shear quite often if they were crossthreaded at the factory (that happened a lot). But if your planing a day like you have ahead then I'd suggest the ARBs be replaced too, then it will fell like a totally different car.
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