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Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:14 pm 
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I was told that the diff bushes are on the way out on our BAmk2 XR8 on a pre-purchase inspection. The Car has 130,000 on the clock and Im wondering how often this sort if replacement would need to take place at $1200.
Given that there is no audible noise or clunking felt as yet, and it was only picked up visually how long will it last like that before needing replacement and what's the worst case scenario damage it can do?
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Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:47 am 
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They are a pain in the bum, not too hard to do yourself if you have time and patience, will also help you have the tools. The rear suspension cradle has to come out of the vehicle and that is where the cost comes into it, takes about 5 hours to do the job.

Bushes will cost $66.00 for the main one and $42.00 each for the sides ones.

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:24 am 
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$1200 seems a bit rich..

I have a superpro comfort bush in mine and its been holding up well so far.. much better option than a standard bush.
Its also a good idea to replace/upgrade the bolt at the same time as they are known to break.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:21 pm 
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Can a cracked bush cause lateral movement in the rear end of the car? Would this be more noticeable in corners?
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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:07 pm 
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xhxrsix wrote:
$1200 seems a bit rich..

I have a superpro comfort bush in mine and its been holding up well so far.. much better option than a standard bush.
Its also a good idea to replace/upgrade the bolt at the same time as they are known to break.



xhxrsix where did you get this bush from and what makes it better and more durable then a standard bush? Are you reffering to the diff bushes on your turbo?

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:54 pm 
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I'm having the same issues with xr8 mk2 bf manual. Read end feels like it's swaying when driving, but if noise turning left. I'm hoping it al just to do with the bushes?
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Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:55 pm 
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I'm having the same issues with xr8 mk2 bf manual. Read end feels like it's swaying when driving, but if noise turning left. I'm hoping it al just to do with the bushes? Also anyone no best place toget bushes replaced in Perth WA? SOR Preferably.
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