Front Bushing

Andrew

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At that price - i will join a group buy. I need 2 complete sets.

They are surely better than 30 year old bushes that still "look" ok.
 

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One should at the same time also replace the front rubber mounts.
So at today's rate it would be about R5340.00 excl. shipping & duties.
And while there is a shipment going one might as well also get the other bushes which pushes the price up by R750 odd but shipping can be shared with other items.
 
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I am also considering a set please please. Will have a good look at my 280 to see if it needs a set and revert back by tonight. Which front rubber mounts are you referring to Alan?
 

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Meant to say front and back as well as all other bushes they have on offer for the suspension an steering.
 

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A complete set of suspension rubbers would thus be:

4x BZAB-016 -Rear arm bushing @ $32.95
4x. BZAB-017 -Front arm bushing @ $29.95
4x BZAB-018 - Front arm bushing @ $16.95 (these appear to be panhard rod bushes front and rear are same)
8x. BZSB-002 - Tension rod bush @12.95
2x BZSB-461F - Front stabilizer bar bush @ $15.95

So it looks like an entire overhaul of the suspension rubbers is $454.90 plus shipping.

I will commit to 2 complete sets depending on shipping.
 

Dikfrik

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I had a look at the condition of my 280 trailing arm bushes. I am not too experienced in when they need replacement so i have taken a few photos to get opinions from the more experienced?
Any opinions please?
 

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Freek. Pull up the handbrake and lie under the front and observe for movement while someone tries to vigorously rotate first one and then the other front wheel. Even use a lever on the wheel.

I am sure you will think of a way to test the rear axle in the same fashion.

In my experience you can learn almost nothing from your photos.

I have on occasion paid the test ground man to shake the axles for me.
 

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Thanks Andrew i will do just that. Perhaps lift the front up and let the trailing arms flex and then push horisontally to see if panhard is still good ?
 

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Thanks Andrew i will do just that.

Freek. You and I have been friends for many years. Surely you should like my cunning plan* for testing trailing arm bushes?




*.... which i learned from Dirk taught many years ago!
 
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