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Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 6:44 pm 
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Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 6:46 pm 
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Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 9:43 pm 
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arm79 wrote:

EF/EL are different to the box cars.



I thought the lower control arm was the same from EA-EL, it was on the AU it was changed to remove the need for the radius rod? Au had a lower control arm that was more like a traditional wishbone.

Indeed the front bushes are more than likely different, factory box car was 1 piece bush, replacement nolethane was 2piece, the ones i fit were anyway. I had them out recently to re-grease. Already been in the car for more than 60k kms & look almost new. :D

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Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 1:07 am 
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The EF/EL arm is a bit more chunky, specially down the k-frame end.

The bush itself is about 3 times bigger. A F**k load wider and the bore of arm for the bush is 2 to 3 times bigger.
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Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 7:02 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
If anyone is interested, I'm in the middle of organising a group buy of complete Nolathane car kits (every bush from front to back) for prices you cant find ANYWHERE.


how much are we talking for complete kit?
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Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 7:11 pm 
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i drilled around the rubber with a small drill then knocked it out with a mallet i done this to all the rubbers in the front end it took me stuff all to do
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Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 1:46 am 
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arm79 wrote:
If anyone is interested, I'm in the middle of organising a group buy of complete Nolathane car kits (every bush from front to back) for prices you cant find ANYWHERE.


how much are we talking for complete kit?


Haven't 100% got the price sorted with the supplier.

But at this stage $110 less than the cheapest I've seen, and about $210 less than the usual RRP.
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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:36 am 
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Did a bit of digging to find this.... I undid the front radial bolt an the rear one only problem is the prick radial rod won't come out!!! What else do I need to unbolt to get the f*cker to come out? Other then that it all looks pretty straight forward. And also I have the nolathane bushes does that mean I don't have to fit the plastic s**t looking thing that you can see behind the front washer back on?

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:53 am 
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Sorry double post.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:00 am 
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Undo the strut bolt to, then put some weight on the lower control arm to lower it. Should come out with a bit of mucking around.
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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:26 pm 
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Thanks man I'll give that a shot once I get home.
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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:38 pm 
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Do I need to take out the front bushes to get the rod out?? This is pissing me off!!

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:40 pm 
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Yes.
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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:50 pm 
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So first take out the bushes and then I can get the rod out?? And then when it's out do I fit the bushes back on the rod and fit the rod back in??

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:03 pm 
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Ok well so far I have taken off the lower strut bolt undone the front and rear bolt radius rod bolts and have taken the plastic bush off the front now there is one jammed in the k frame how do I get that one out? Is that the one I have to get off to get the rod out? Does any one have pics of it being done or what I have to take off? That would be a major help :)

 

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