Rear upper arms. Anyone done them?

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Rear upper arms. Anyone done them?

Post by lugars4 » Sat Mar 02, 2024 2:14 pm

Manual says drop sub frame.

Anyone tried without? I can see the top bolt, understand the captive nut may spin, but anyone been successful?
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Re: Rear upper arms. Anyone done them?

Post by m5killer » Sun Mar 03, 2024 9:09 pm

Mine just been done subframe drop no way round it

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Re: Rear upper arms. Anyone done them?

Post by lugars4 » Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:03 pm

Ok, cheers
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Re: Rear upper arms. Anyone done them?

Post by coffey555 » Mon Mar 04, 2024 9:14 am

Probably worth dropping the fuel tank whilst you are in there and getting some underseal on the DRC lines that run over the top of the tank/subframe? My old ones were in a right state (along with the rest of the underside)!!!
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Re: Rear upper arms. Anyone done them?

Post by r8wut » Sat Apr 13, 2024 11:54 am

I managed to get hold of some of the rear suspension arms, links, bushes etc from Autodoc

As mentioned, unfortunately it will require complete Rear Subframe drop and removal to install components - at which point - may as well tackle the surface rust and corrosion on the rear chassis and subframe - so pretty big job

At this point.. I just want to get the RS back on the road, having been off the road for several months..

So, I'll have to formulate a plan later in the year / probably next year to tackle this...
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Re: Rear upper arms. Anyone done them?

Post by r8wut » Sat Apr 13, 2024 11:55 am

Meanwhile.. be nice if anyone has some pointers / tips!

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Re: Rear upper arms. Anyone done them?

Post by lugars4 » Sat Apr 13, 2024 6:10 pm

r8wut wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2024 11:54 am
I managed to get hold of some of the rear suspension arms, links, bushes etc from Autodoc

As mentioned, unfortunately it will require complete Rear Subframe drop and removal to install components - at which point - may as well tackle the surface rust and corrosion on the rear chassis and subframe - so pretty big job

At this point.. I just want to get the RS back on the road, having been off the road for several months..

So, I'll have to formulate a plan later in the year / probably next year to tackle this...

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Nice, my bushed are ok for now, when removing the springs i had to take one end of the arm off so could feel the bushes and all ok for at least a few years of my low mileage driving....

Can see one day i will drop the sub frame, for now ive treated it in place and its not looking too bad.
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