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 Post subject: FG rear suspension bushes
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:23 pm 
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Hi folks, just curious atm, but at some time I am going to have to replace the rear suspension bushes. I haven't yet seen any posts of ppl doing this. I have done some research on the interweb thingy, and it seems to be a rear suspension out job.

Now that in itself doesn't seem difficult, just time consuming. I am more concerned about the actual bush removal. The hardest one looks like the center diff bush.

I look at this: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FORD-TERRITO ... XQBlJR8zNJ

and think do I really have to pay 500 bux or is there a cheaper way. At that cost I may as well take to a workshop.

Suggestions/comments/experiences.........................???

( something to be said about the old fashioned leaf springs, eh?? Lasted forever!!)

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 Post subject: Re: FG rear suspaensio
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:32 pm 
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ahh gooood! ... someones finally had the ballls to ask what i havn't :roll: .. i have no idea re what ya asking so i'm no help there .. but i do have a 'spare' diff to work on here [BA/BF] .. so i'm eagerly following to learn some 'secrets' to doing the changes :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: FG rear suspension bushes
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:08 pm 
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I reckon there is some money to be made by selling completely re-kitted rear suspensions for BA to FG. Bolt out, bolt in 8-) :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: FG rear suspension bushes
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:24 pm 
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creeture3 wrote:
I reckon there is some money to be made by selling completely re-kitted rear suspensions for BA to FG. Bolt out, bolt in 8-) :lol:



prob right :roll: :lol:


that's why i have the spare .... we'lll i call it spare :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: FG rear suspension bushes
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:24 pm 
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so i'm eagerly following to learn some 'secrets' to doing the changes


I am led to believe that Ford now have a tool which will do the job in a fraction of the original time, and without removing the suspension entirely. It just has to be dropped by 100mm But I have yet to find out for sure.
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 Post subject: Re: FG rear suspension bushes
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:32 pm 
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so i'm eagerly following to learn some 'secrets' to doing the changes


I am led to believe that Ford now have a tool which will do the job in a fraction of the original time, and without removing the suspension entirely. It just has to be dropped by 100mm But I have yet to find out for sure.



waiting with [??] bated breath :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: FG rear suspension bushes
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:40 am 
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Just spoke to a Ford dealership Re the above statement. As far as they are know, they still remove the cradle to replace the bushes as their way of doing it. The labour excluding the bushes is $430.00

 

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 Post subject: Re: FG rear suspension bushes
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:12 pm 
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Have a look here:

http://www.fordxr6turbo.com/forum/topic ... ff-bushes/

But a bit further down you will see that I can't read. Still gotta remove the IRS :oops:
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