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I've just done one side, what a pig that was to do nothing seamed to want to come apart i ended up smashing the large liner out as i couldnt get anything to fit in the press.

not looking forward to the other side atall.
 

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I've another way of fixing knackered bushes that doesn't need the bush replacing. In essence its the same as the VW crowd do to replace their bushes with solid bushes from the Seat Ibiza Cupra R.

I take the wishbone off, clean it out using cotton buds (Q-tips) and meths, and then inject a generous dose of Loctite 5900 silicone sealant. This cures and makes the bush completely solid. I've done this on the wife's lower wishbones, a VW polo and even a Daihatsu Charade 1.0td engine mount. The loctite is strong but flexible, and stops the worn bush flexing excessively


I'll post a write up if anyone is interested
 

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Would this guide be the same if I use the hard race kit? I've got the kit now and was thinking of doing it myself. Thanks
Up to a point yes but the Hardrace bushes come in the holder already so theres no burning out of the old big bush involved. You just need to get the big and little bushes off the wishbone then press or drift the Hardrace ones on/in.
 

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:thumbsup: Up to a point yes but the Hardrace bushes come in the holder already so theres no burning out of the old big bush involved. You just need to get the big and little bushes off the wishbone then press or drift the Hardrace ones on/in.
Hi Andy,

Is there fitting instructions for the Hardrace wishbones. I'm thinking of getting a set for my ST. Also if I order them with OE ball joints what size would I be best getting?
And finally :grin:

If I follow davieas guide upto figure 6 and drop the wishbones out, will the hardrace items (with new oe ball joints) just fit back in without any specialist tools?

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Hi Andy,

Is there fitting instructions for the Hardrace wishbones. I'm thinking of getting a set for my ST. Also if I order them with OE ball joints what size would I be best getting?
And finally :grin:

If I follow davieas guide upto figure 6 and drop the wishbones out, will the hardrace items (with new oe ball joi ts) just fit back in without any specialist tools?

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im fitting my hardrace ones tomorrow ill let you know lol
 
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