DB9 Top Gear Track
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Sussex
The only bolts you're likely to have trouble with are the droplink bolts. If yours are the old type with no flat on the spline the only way to hold the spline still is to use an allen key in the hole in the end of the spline, these round off easily. You may have to get the hacksaw out or mole grips, either way you'll neen new droplinks.
Having said that if, as described in this thread, the long bolt through the upper wishbone has been fitted the wrong way round you only have to remove the wheel arch liner, split the upper balljoint and then remove the bolt. You won't have to touch the droplinks.
Before fitting the new upper wishbone remove the metal top hat collar, grease the bushes prior to fitting.
Good luck with it, some of the 'no name' eBay kits are of poor quality and fail early, even with the greasing. Some members have been unable to fit cheap lower wishbones owing to alignment problems. Even with good quality wishbones (Delphi, TRW, Birth) you'll have difficulty first time, they really don't look like they're going to fit.
Prior to tightening the bolt through the suspension fork and lower wishbone, put a jack under the hub and raise it to a point where the arm would normally be at rest with the wheel on.
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