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maldren
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True but I would buy a tub of Ally grease, you can use it in lots of places on the 996 (including the wheel nuts)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some people have found the bush in aftermarket arms slightly softer than OE too.

There was a thread where a guy with a Turbo replaced his rear arms and noticed the difference under hard acceleration.

Probably won't be noticeable on the fronts, or without turbo power.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
Some people have found the bush in aftermarket arms slightly softer than OE too.

There was a thread where a guy with a Turbo replaced his rear arms and noticed the difference under hard acceleration.

Probably won't be noticeable on the fronts, or without turbo power.


It’s worth remembering that a new bush will always be softer than an old and age hardend bush - so his observations were most likely correct, but he attributed the wrong reason! If he had replaced the arms on his car when it was new, he mightn’t have noticed any difference as the original bushes would have been supple. Question

Just my thoughts...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just bought meyle. £145 for 2. Plus a couple rear toe arms, Meyle again. Will get them fitted in a few weeks time, looking forward to finally having a solid car again
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ghianightmare wrote:
It’s worth remembering that a new bush will always be softer than an old and age hardend bush - so his observations were most likely correct, but he attributed the wrong reason! If he had replaced the arms on his car when it was new, he mightn’t have noticed any difference as the original bushes would have been supple. Question

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Have a read of "nordicmatter" and later MisterCorn's pictures here:

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=118256
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few helpful threads here: -

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=1104456

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=1321902&sid=6ac1831b87a32e4b7f90664c0188adf6

http://www.boxa.net/forum/topic/76805-suspension-shopping-list-what-am-i-missing/

I have purchased CTE brand all round - to be fitted shortly. The quality looks good. Carparts4less had the full range not long ago.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do your research on the Spyder arms before you buy, there are some issues with the inner bush sizes. Fine if you buy the complete arm with bushes but they may wear prematurely due to this.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the info, the hartech parts guy is on jury duty so will speak to them next week before making any decision.

Should I be replacing the bolts as well or just clean up and re-use original?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the bolts are fine I would re-use.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply (again!)
 
  
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