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Bottom arm rear bushes are too soft and squishy with tyres wearing inside edge.

Cheap arms with bushes any good or just get some LF bushes? 

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I would suggest TT solid ones - harsh and rattly for first 100 miles, but they soften after that and are great -you get better steering feel and they last a lot longer

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Yeah, for handling, go for solids. For comfort go for slotted. Your choice... they all wear out after a few potholes.

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12 hours ago, LR5V said:

I would suggest TT solid ones - harsh and rattly for first 100 miles, but they soften after that and are great -you get better steering feel and they last a lot longer

Can you link me to some or a part number? Edit: these bad boys?

VW: 8N0 407 181 B

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PAIR-Meyle-HD-Front-Wishbone-Bushes-Audi-TT-S3-VW-Mk4-Golf-GTI-R32-8N0407181B/400460034723

Part Number: 100 407 0073/HD

MEYLE-HD Quality

Fitting Position: Rear, Lower, Front Axle Left/Right

Height: 41 mm

Inner Diameter: 13 mm

Outer Diameter: 60 mm

Heavy Duty Version

Looks different size to FEBI Lupo bush:

Thickness/Strength: 46 mm

Inner Diameter: 17 mm

Outer diameter: 60 mm

PN: 07059

Cheers

Edited by Sausage

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Is the ID difference a sleeve around the bolt?

LF are too pricey for me, these are HD bushes anyway so well above spec for the Lupo, will probably give these a go:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Front-Control-Trailing-Arm-Wishbone-Bushes-for-Audi-VW/183280067147

or the Meyle linked above.

OK found LF at better price: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pair-of-Wishbone-Bushes-Lemforder-OEM-for-VW-Golf-Mk4-R32-Audi-TT-S3/151842236303

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How can of be too expensive?

They're all cheap.

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Well the difference between £20 a pair for the Meyle and £28 (until I found them for £22) was sufficiently large for me to pass on them. At £22 delivered that is much better.

Still tempted by the £15 ones though 😁

 

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Bought 2 complete branded arms for £40 delivered, will get some HD bushes etc and rebuild some arms later on.

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The reason for the larger hole in the Lupo one is alignment tool for the subframe. The height is a problem as the bush locates in the subframe into a cup at the bottom.

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I'll investigate when I get some spare arms and post pics here. A washer or two would make up the height difference if it looks like it needs it to centre the bush. 

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Got some TT solid bushes Topran jobbies for £15 delivered a pair as well now.

Are there any HD versions for the front bush and drop links before i get some standard ones?

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I have had great value out of Topran stuff, their stuff usually punches at a level higher than their price commands despite the really dodgy sounding name!

- But never tried bushes by them, interesting to see how they work out for you, remember the rattling will die down after about a 100 miles

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