Escort X Reg Bushes Gone??bushes escort fix
Posted 21 January 2012 - 05:24 PM
is this a hard job to do? i come from a mechanical background but havent done much work on cars just the odd lorry at college.
cheers in advance for any help.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:02 PM
If so yes its a fairly easy job to do.
2 18mm bolts and nuts (1 is a bit of a sod to get to), and a torque headed bolt with nut.
You will have to get your tracking done after.
Dont bother buying the bushes and re-bushing the arm, buy a whole new arm. Time to price wise it works out very close in price.
You can buy a new pair of arms on eBay for less than £30, BUT you will end up replacing them in 3-6 months time.
I put genuine Ford ones on my RS2000 as they are much better quality, but they cost me £151.00 delivered.
If you can get some you want ROYAL MAIL lower arms, as these were fitted to the Royal Mail vans and again, were much stronger and lasted longer.
I sprayed my lower arms up before i fitted them.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:30 PM
Mechanic friend of mine suggested I try poly bushes as they work out about the same price as ford wishbones and people often find they last longer, they also stiffen up the ride some giving a bit better hadling on corners etc
Having done some searches I found (like most things), of people who tried them some love them, some don't rate them
Haven't tried them myself, don't yet know if I will so I'm not recommending them, just letting you about them as an option
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