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I have a P3 GTV the rear pan arm bushes are slightly worn, so I want to replace them in the near future however I do not want to shell out the Alfa price I have been quoted (£450+ each) and I want to keep the passive steering so power flex is out, anyone know where I can get new rear pan arms for a P3 for a more acceptable price?

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Alfaworkshop do replacment bushes. I had these on mine and they were OK. In terms of longevity, I couldn't tell you as I sold the car recently but they were still going strong (After 2k miles).

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There's a well known replacment for the smaller one at Eurocarparts, however I don't think anyone ever found an off the shelf replacment for the bigger one so Alfaworkshop is the only way really.

Ben

PS There'll be a million people along to tell you to Powerflex them instead!
 

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I want to keep the passive steering so power flex is out,

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Not an issue with Powerflex. There seems to be a belief that Powerflex bushes do not allow the suspension to move and they just hold it rigid. Not true. I have just pressed out a full set of pans and arms ready for new bushes and having seen myself how the original bushes move, I can now say I will be going the Powerflex route.
 

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Don't worry abour passive rear steating with powerflex. After 2 years not a single sign of any wear and the drive is still perfect.
 

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I can certainly feel the rear steer with powerflex bushes fitted to both spring arms and transverse arms.
 

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I have a new boxed set of Powerflex inner springpan bushes for sale in the classified section going cheap.

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Hiya Rickster, I understand Powerflex is the way to go in this situation......if there are any issues with less rear wheel steer it seems marginal, my 2.0 will oversteer on its' powerflexes if thrown into a roundabout so to speak, clearly desirable! Try speaking to Dan at Autolusso, he should be able to help out with refurbished and poweflexed pans....good luck!
 

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Powerflex is the way to go, huge improvement over stock bushes and you will not lose passive 4 wheel steer.
 

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I've had the Alfaworkshop ones for about a year and they seem as good now as they were when they first went on (which were a vast improvement in themselves), but I get the impression that they're of OEM quality.

You don't say were you are, but they Replace Alfa GTV/Spider Spring Pan Bushes for £150 each side.

You've got access to a hydraulic press you can halve that, see their Spring pan bush replacement guide.

I guess they might press new ones in for you if you send them the spring pans, I dunno, you'd have to ask.
 
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