QP 4.7s Front Suspension

Yarlsberg

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Hi

I need to get one set of front suspension bushes replaced. Are these generic parts and if so any idea likely cost- just so I can gauge whether to get my local mechanic to sort. Had a look on Eurospares but they only seem to quote for the full suspension arms etc

thks
 

Devonboy

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Ah yes.....that’s cos it’s so hard to get the bushes in, it’s often cheaper just to change the arms....others will know a lot more about this that I
 

Zep

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I understand there are now pattern parts from ES - you might have to call them. But it is a pig, while you can remove the bushes without one, there is a special tool which makes it a lot easier!
 

Yarlsberg

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Thanks Zep - In fact it is the front upper suspension arm ball joint that needs replacing- hoping they can supply that portion rather than having to buy the whole kit?
 
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flat-12

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As I understand it....Bushings are available separately, but the Ball Joints are not...and are part of the Kit. I recently changed out the upper-front control arm bushing on my QP and it was a pain in the butt.
 

Zep

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Thanks Zep - In fact it is the front upper suspension arm ball joint that needs replacing- hoping they can supply that portion rather than having to buy the whole kit?
What he said. If the ball joint is knackered the you need a new arm. If it’s soggy bushes these can be changed. I believe the ES kit is bushes for the top and bottom arms.
 

Yarlsberg

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What he said. If the ball joint is knackered the you need a new arm. If it’s soggy bushes these can be changed. I believe the ES kit is bushes for the top and bottom arms.
Cheers, now in touch with the chaps at SportsItalia who should be able to assist!