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Rear Crossmember/Subframe bushes
« on: February 25, 2011, 20:40:27 PM »
Evening all,

Been getting My brothers Cali ready for MOT, all I've got left to do is rear crossmember/subframe bushes.

My question is...With the trailing arm supported can I just undo all three Bolts on the crossmember bracket and change the bush or do I have to remove the whole trailing arm?? 

Cheers  :)

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Re: Rear Crossmember/Subframe bushes
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 14:22:58 PM »
when i done mine i supported the crossmember with my axle stand undo the two smaller bolts then the big one in the bush,prise them out using a prybar/large flat head screwdriver . Putting the new ones back in first i cleaned the recess then lubed it with some copper grease to aid pushing them back in. The one thing you must remember when fitting them back in put a block of wood at least 30mm thick between the car underside and the suspension, then bush must be pushed all the way up/into the recess i used a block of wood and my trolley jack to push them in,now getting the bolts back in fit the covering plate back in place screw in the two smaller bolts but don't do them up about halfway will be ok,then fit the main large bolt doing it this way you should have no trouble locating the holes,then just tighten all bolts up evenly together until all done up then torque up the crossmember mounting bracket bolts (65nm) 48lbf ft ,crossmember bush bolt(125nm) 92lbf ft

they will probably look like this when the come out the frightening thing id been driving the car for atleast a year before i changed them  :o

   

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Re: Rear Crossmember/Subframe bushes
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 14:35:53 PM »
f*ck me they're proper f*cked.

They look like they've actually exploded lol

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Re: Rear Crossmember/Subframe bushes
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 14:46:29 PM »
f*ck me they're proper f*cked.

They look like they've actually exploded lol

you should have seen my face when the came out thats when i found out why i arse end steering doh lol

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Re: Rear Crossmember/Subframe bushes
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 15:09:34 PM »
Cheers zxr2! those bushes look absolutely FOOKED!!!

I think we will let the japs keep rear wheel steer,haha.

I will have a crack at it tomoz (sunday) and let you know how I got on  :)

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Re: Rear Crossmember/Subframe bushes
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 15:14:03 PM »
Cheers zxr2! those bushes look absolutely FOOKED!!!

I think we will let the japs keep rear wheel steer,haha.

I will have a crack at it tomoz (sunday) and let you know how I got on  :)

no probs thats what we are here for have fun and take your time

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Re: Rear Crossmember/Subframe bushes
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011, 15:21:31 PM »
I did mine a couple of years ago but I had the whole crossmember out at the time so that made life a little easier.

Mine were in a right state as well, it's scary how bad they can get as they're not really something you look at much unless you're intending to do so.
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Re: Rear Crossmember/Subframe bushes
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2011, 20:52:40 PM »
Only managed to get round to doing the bushes today....Bit of a pain to get out but new ones went in like butter  8)

Pic of the ones I took out:



The actual metal sleeves fell out when I removed the bracket...FOOKED! ha!

Thanks for the Help zxr2, If I could give you karma i would  ;)

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Re: Rear Crossmember/Subframe bushes
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2011, 21:15:14 PM »
no probs nice to see you got them sorted me old mucker

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Re: Rear Crossmember/Subframe bushes
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2011, 22:21:42 PM »
So this will be why the back end feels a little light on some corners then?

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Re: Rear Crossmember/Subframe bushes
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2011, 18:44:23 PM »
So this will be why the back end feels a little light on some corners then?

yup mine did ive uprated the rear arb with a 20mm whiteline jobbie nice and flat round corners now

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Re: Rear Crossmember/Subframe bushes
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2012, 21:53:56 PM »
can anyone tell me if the rear cross member bush is the same on all calibra's?

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Re: Rear Crossmember/Subframe bushes
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2012, 23:49:51 PM »
yes

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Re: Rear Crossmember/Subframe bushes
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2012, 19:45:36 PM »
Pic of the ones I took out:



The actual metal sleeves fell out when I removed the bracket...FOOKED! ha!

I don't know how these bushes can possibly get that bad...

When I saw so many guys posting these Rooted Bushes, I went to replace mine, and they were in near new condition...  :o

Corrosion must really hit the UK in a major way...
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Re: Rear Crossmember/Subframe bushes
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2012, 20:42:54 PM »
A lot is to do with the salt that is used in the winter to melt the snow/ice on the road, really eats at the cars