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After my GT tried to kill me going down the A1, got some advice from Laurence at autolusso, who was very helpful. The rear arm had slid off the bush and caused rear end instability, now gone back to the garage to have the bushes welded in place.
So as a quick rule of thumb, which bushes are worth polybushing?

I've got both sets of front wishbones starting to squeak/perish, so will need them replacing in the not-too distant future.. Worth doing uppers and lowers? All of the rear bushes? Or just some?

Would be looking chiefly to achieve longevity of the parts rather than top handling performance, but if the handling improves that's a nice bonus as well
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Hi Guys,

this is more a what I want to do with my GT rather than what I've done.

I want to shorten the Gear lever on my GT, is that possible bearing in mind that the reverse gear pull up mechanism is part of the system?

I find the lever throw is to long for such a sporty car, could do with being a few centimeters shorter...
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Off to go and get my OSF upper wishbone replaced, is a tad bit worn!
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So as a quick rule of thumb, which bushes are worth polybushing?

I've got both sets of front wishbones starting to squeak/perish, so will need them replacing in the not-too distant future.. Worth doing uppers and lowers? All of the rear bushes? Or just some?

Would be looking chiefly to achieve longevity of the parts rather than top handling performance, but if the handling improves that's a nice bonus as well
I have had all of the rear bushes done on mine and had no negative impact currently (apart from the recent incident which is being sorted) rear end is a lot tighter but the hub bushes were pretty shot anyway.

I haven't had any front bushes done but from advice I've seen from autolusso it's only worthwhile getting the top wishbones done.
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Fitted my new exhaust hanger after my silly escapades last week

This is why it's a bad idea to take a GT out into the country - http://i.imgur.com/cDBahRM.jpg

The nylon strap was cut by me, but the rubber went twang all on its own!

A little mud stuck up against the mid box but other than that it looks alright under there!

Removed and washed the mud out of my undertray, left that off for the moment to dry off properly before re-fitting....

Also went over the oil cooler unions with Kurust and Underseal treatment (on top of Loz's spray last week) as I was under there being nosey!

Then managed to snap my dip-stick whilst checking the level

Was putting it back, managed to kink it on the way in and then it went ping... Fished it all out, called Loz, got a replacement in the post

Cut the dipper end off fully and just popped the yellow handle back in as a bung!

Anyway, got some pics of this mornings escapades - GT - Album on Imgur

Just gotta let the rain pass and then I'll be out to wash it!

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After my GT tried to kill me going down the A1, got some advice from Laurence at autolusso, who was very helpful. The rear arm had slid off the bush and caused rear end instability, now gone back to the garage to have the bushes welded in place.
Jeez James just read this...

Glad all is sorted... If its got t..ts tyres or a bush its trouble..

Damien.

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Jeez James just read this...

Glad all is sorted... If its got t..ts tyres or a bush its trouble..

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Still at the garage sadly, when they were putting it back together after welding, one of the bolts has stripped it's threads, apparently just doing it up with a spanner and it went pop.
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Went passed 100k last night. MCSF came one a couple of times but cleared.

Mrs left for a 165 mile drive to Andover and got to a hard shoulder on the M4 20 miles from home with MCSF / no power.

AA on route
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Went passed 100k last night. MCSF came one a couple of times but cleared.

Mrs left for a 165 mile drive to Andover and got to a hard shoulder on the M4 20 miles from home with MCSF / no power.

AA on route
Sounds like the death knell for your ownership SR?
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Picked it up from the Garage! Been without since Friday, although it does now have a huge dent in the drivers door :/
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Sounds like the death knell for your ownership SR?
Indeed. Almost done a deal on a brand new fully loaded GT86 but retaining the GT to move on privately or even keep.

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Indeed. Almost done a deal on a brand new fully loaded GT86 but retaining the GT to move on privately or even keep.
You need to keep a Busso in the family!
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I get what you're saying but can't see it happening TBH.
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I get what you're saying but can't see it happening TBH.
Simon it needs to go to an enthusiast and a great new home..Where the oem chassis components will be ripped clean off, thrown off a cliff and replaced with top quality items to make her bang up to date.

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Simon it needs to go to an enthusiast and a great new home..Where the oem chassis components will be ripped clean off, thrown off a cliff and replaced with top quality items to make her bang up to date.

Damien.
I'll probably float it on here with serious offers above 4.5k.
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