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[mention]Shrek [/mention] has on his R-S
 
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Yep. The OEMs are oil filled and last about 5-6 years regardless of mileage. I had mine changed for purple power flex last summer. It all depends on your style of driving. If the car is treated like a lux-o-barge, then you’ll find them harsh. I found them perfect for the firmer ride. You feel more of the road surface was my initial thought. But you soon get used to it. as others have said, it seems strange that R & R-S have the same bushes as 2.2/3.0d cars in the first place.
 

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R & R-S have the same bushes as 2.2/3.0d cars in the first place.
Cost of developing another most likely. They won't go down the powerflex route either.
 

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I have Powerflex bushes in my front lower control arms. Feels great compared to the old sloppy bushes.

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I wonder why the smaller bushes never seem to wear. It’s always the big ones.

I think I’m going to order the powerflex ones for mine this week.


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I wonder why the smaller bushes never seem to wear. It’s always the big ones.

I think I’m going to order the powerflex ones for mine this week.


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The smaller one is a rose joint.
 

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The smaller one is a rose joint.
Ah that would explain it. I haven’t looked that closely.

Did you order your Powerflex bushes direct?


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Aside from the front lower control arm large bush, what are the other usual suspects for worn bushes? I.E. if pre-empting worn bushes, which would be the ones to change?
 
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Aside from the front lower control arm large bush, what are the other usual suspects for worn bushes? I.E. if pre-empting worn bushes, which would be the ones to change?
From what I’ve seen it’s the front and rear upper bushes.


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New bushes delivered today. Might fit them tomorrow.




Two bushes in the hand is worth a bird? I dunno.


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New bushes delivered today. Might fit them tomorrow.




Two bushes in the hand is worth a bird? I dunno.


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New bushes delivered today. Might fit them tomorrow.




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Why replace the whole part instead of his st the bushes
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For anyone that has done this, I assume you followed the workshop manual and used new nuts?

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Also it says to tighten the 14mm bolt to 175 Nm with the car on the ground, good luck getting that much torque on it without using a proper lift/hoist!
 

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Lower the car with several concrete blocks under the front wheels so the weight is on them but still have room to access the suspension nuts and bolts?
 
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Also it says to tighten the 14mm bolt to 175 Nm with the car on the ground, good luck getting that much torque on it without using a proper lift/hoist!
Its not relevant with the fitment of the Powerflex bushes as the insert is free to rotate in the bush.
So it can be tightened at any suspension angle.
 
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