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bugger need to change the bushes now.. i have does a search but someone put a guide to changing them with photos.. anyone got the link?

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Re: bushes ..again..

One alternative is to fit uprated Powerflex polyurethane bushes and get an independent or local garage ,with access to a hydraulic press,to fit as follows: This is what Ive did.(Otherwise its 500 + at a main dealer)

I can comment on the suspension bushes - had mine done last month - after being quoted 600 pounds + for Alfa replacement arms + bushes and labour I went for the PowerFlex bushes from EB spares and had the following costs:

Powerflex bushes:

Swinging arms 68.00 set
Trailing arm bush set 48.00 set + vat

- I didn't bother with the upper ones as these looked ok.

Labour to fit - used a local MOT garage who charge 35 quid an hr.

135 quid.

So total was about 270 pounds for the lot.

My car is a V reg '99 GTV with 36k miles on the clock.

I'd definitely recommend this route - much cheaper than replacing the whole arms and you have the benefit of the bushes lasting (supposedly) for 100K or so instead of having the same problem and big cost with the Alfa arms + bushes in another 36k miles or so. It also stiffens the rear end a fair bit which I personally like from a handling point of view.

http://photos.fotango.com/p/eba00362323f00000015.jpg Photo courtesy of Franco on the geeteevesix forum

All the bits are on www.ebspares.co.uk

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