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Front lower suspension link bush spacing (S2)
Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:49 PM
As part of a front suspension/hub overhaul, I've replaced the front lower suspension link bushes with polybushes from SJ Sportscars. The original spec bushes (lower link to chassis) had a rather Heath Robinson spacing washer arrangement. It doesn't look as though they are required with the polybushes but I want to check before reassembly. The polybushes were supplied with a couple of washers.
Has anyone fitted the polybushes to the front lower links on an S2 and if so can you advise on any spacers that may be required.
Any photos or diagrams (hand drawn will do) would naturally be helpful!
Thanks in advance for your help
Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:13 PM
Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:29 AM
You're right - they can only go in two positions:
1) Under the head of the bolt/nut;
2) Between the polybush flange and the chassis spigot.
On the older bush, the washers were in position (2) but different sizes (and shapes!) which looked like they provided some form of spacing in the horizontal (front to rear) plane.
Upon reflection, I can't see why they'd need spacing (as top wishbone link is centralised), so I'll go for the suggested option (2).
Let's hope those misshapen spacing washers from the old set up don't have to be part of the new installation!
Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:12 AM
Thanks Paul - exactly as you suggested.
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