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Just had the car Mot'd yesterday, it passed, but there was an advisory on the the Driver's side rear bush - 'deteriorating'. Without prompting the dealer kindly [:)] quoted for this work ... ?245, doesn't sound very good to me [:(]
 

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common problem! i have mine done at 75k for ?190 all in from a specialist! Apparantly some dealers have a special tool for this and it cost alot less than u have been quoted!

does your suspension crash/bang over uneven surfaces and pot holes? if so they prob are gone! otherwise your stealer could be trying to pull a fast one!
 

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I changed my own beam bushes at home on the driveway but if your not confident with repairs I wouldn`t recommend it as the rear brakes have to be disconnected as well as everything like suspension and handbrake cables.It cost me an afternoon and about ?55 for the parts as I fitted polyflex items and not the standard bushes.Getting the old bushes out is tricky but I managed by cutting out the bonded rubber middle and hack sawing the outer casing of the bush to release it from the axle.The poly bushes are a definate improvement over the standard ones just use plenty of grease when installing them.

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ive got the same prob. been quoted 30 quid for the parts

going to attempt to relace them the weekend if i can borrow the tool off my mate.
 

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My advice would be fit the Powerflex polyeurythane bushes. See www.powerflex.co.uk Cost slightly more but won't degrade like rubber ones, which are a false economy especially as most of the cost of the job is labour. No loss of ride quality.

Purchase from JBR Performance or Awesome GTI.[:)]
 

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My advice would be fit the Powerflex polyeurythane bushes. See www.powerflex.co.uk Cost slightly more but won't degrade like rubber ones, which are a false economy especially as most of the cost of the job is labour. No loss of ride quality.

Purchase from JBR Performance or Awesome GTI.[:)]
I`d agree with that , my car is on standard supension and there`s been no loss of ride comfort or noticable increase in noise.The power flex bushes are money well spent for the rear beam items and sharpen up the back end when cornering no end.Don`t give up when fitting `em though as they can be tight to get in , just use plenty of grease. [;)]

The only bushes I wouldn`t recommend polyflexing is the front track control arm rear compliance bushes as even when fitted correctly as per the instructions don`t stay in the arm properly and will more than likely result in an MOT failure. [:(]

I ordered my poly bushes from Deemon Tweeks as I find them pretty knowledgable and quick to deliver. [:)]
 

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my mk4 is especially noisy from the back end when going over small speed bumps or any sort of pot hole, thought it was down to the 18's but could it be these?
 

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my mk4 is especially noisy from the back end when going over small speed bumps or any sort of pot hole, thought it was down to the 18's but could it be these?
Classic symptoms Micky.
Thanks reflex might get these checked out. Ive got a mate whos a great mechanic and does most of my work for unbelievable prices, while getting these done are they anymore bushes anyone can recommend to change and is it worth getting the powerflex ones as ive heard a few comments about them giving a harsher ride? I am also going to be lowering my car next week 30mm on eibach springs!!
 

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Well I had all the Powerflex bushes fitted including the steering rack, other than anti roll bar bushes as I installed an ARB kit at the same time. Don't know where these harsh ride comments come from - the only recent comment I have read on here related to a MkII Golf - a different bodyshell.

As your mechanic is taking the car to bits anyway, if your budget can stretch get the front wishbone bushes done as well - just be careful with installation of the front wishbone (rear) bushes as the wishbone part is not handed (the same pressing is used on each side of the car). So the bushes fit a different way up on either side. The shouldered end of the bush sits in the radiused part of the wishbone. A diagram explains this in the instructions.

Also have the Eibach springs.[Y]
 

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He's on holiday till next week so will be doing the work for me on the 27th - fitting 30mm eibach springs and front and rear eibach arb's. If i order the bushes will i get them before then, ie theres no waiting time for them is there? Because im fitting the eibach arb's does that means i wont need the powerflex ones? One last thing reflex, can you do me a list (if you have the time) of which ones i need for the whole car and wheres the best place to get them from?

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He's on holiday till next week so will be doing the work for me on the 27th - fitting 30mm eibach springs and front and rear eibach arb's. If i order the bushes will i get them before then, ie theres no waiting time for them is there? Because im fitting the eibach arb's does that means i wont need the powerflex ones? One last thing reflex, can you do me a list (if you have the time) of which ones i need for the whole car and wheres the best place to get them from?

Much appreciated.
Deal with Richard @ JBR Performance and I'm sure you will have everything in time. The Eibach ARB's come with their own PU bushes so you don't need the Powerflex ones.

You will need;

Front Wishbone (front) and Front Wishbone (rear)

Steering rack (optional but worthwhile)

Rear beam axle bushes.

James
 

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just be careful with installation of the front wishbone (rear) bushes as the wishbone part is not handed (the same pressing is used on each side of the car). So the bushes fit a different way up on either side. The shouldered end of the bush sits in the radiused part of the wishbone. A diagram explains this in the instructions.
Mine were fitted like this as per the instructions provided but still failed the MOT after 8 months use.Better to fit genuine parts to these IMO.

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my mk4 is especially
noisy from the back end when going over small speed bumps or any sort
of pot hole, thought it was down to the 18's but could it be
these?
Classic symptoms Micky.
When you say classic symptoms, what noise is a classic symptom? I have
a squeaky creak coming from the rear suspension when going over big pot
holes. Is this a symptom? Cheers :)
 

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Oh bloody hell!! reading this post is making my bank acount weap!!! waaaa mine has made banging noises from the rear for a while now also with a creak/squeek.. it just thought my shocks were on the way out.. there is no way i can afford ?200 to get this done.. wish i could do it myself but i dont have a clue [:'(]
 

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I have got another option that I am gonna try buy a rear beam from a breaker with a low mileage.  Will cost alot less in total and you will have your old rear beam to sell on.  Could swap bushes at your leisure ad sell for good money?
 

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I meant a knock, but a creak sounds dodgy too
- the bush where the beam attaches is the main moving
part..........
I had the Knock on potholes and the creak on speed humps.Fitted the
powerflex rear bushes and cured both problems. Definately worthwhile
doing.
 
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