Re: Disco 1 shocks - confused
"Dadio" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "Gerry" wrote in message
>> I've just fitted super pro poly bushes to a RR P38. Did it easily in a
>> Hardest part/ most time consuming part is removing old bushes, unless
>> got access
>> to a press.
>> I also fitted Armstrong dampers & steering damper at same time,
>> This I consider to be a mistake. After a few weeks I replaced them
>> with Bilsteins. The difference is remarkable.
> Many thanks for that advice Gerry, it is about what I would expect on the
> assumption that you get what you pay for. One reason I am doing this work
> myself is that I know what I am getting. Having had my local garage fit
> wrong brake pads I suspect they would also fit the cheapest shocks, and
> charge over the odds for them.
> The Bilsteins are pretty expensive (all things being relative) but if the
> ride is good and they last a few years I shall follow that advice. As far
> as removing old bushes is concerned, how do you do it? You mention a
> So its not just a nut and bolt then?
I think the Bilsteins are worth the money, I wouldn't have said that before
To remove old bush's I did the following
Drill out as much rubber as possible, them use hacksaw to cut into
outer sleeve without cutting into arm(the tricky bit) Make two cuts about
1cm apart. Chisel (I used a blunt screwdriver to peel away sleeve).
Doing this & the bush usually pushes out.
Push in poly bush using a decent wide opening vice.
Not difficult but be patient.
If you can find someone with a 20 ton press it's even easier.
remove arms & press out old bushes.