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nick the tubman 4th August 2019 12:19 PM

Front Lower Wishbone bushes
 
hi all,

had an inspection carried out on my car, and the mechanic pointed out the bushes on the front lower wishbones, are very worn. The ones at the back.

However, according to his purchase system, you can only buy the complete arms @ 549.99 each ! and I need two, plus labour..
which seems ridiculous.

my question is - does anyone sell these bushes separately, or are there any after market ones available ?

thanks

Nick

nick the tubman 4th August 2019 01:19 PM

ok,
so have seen these -
what do you think? not sure the kit includes the main rear bush though..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Powerflex...sAAOSwcaZcZJ4U

nick the tubman 4th August 2019 01:25 PM

not sure if these are the rears or not ?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Genui...QAAOSw7e5bLlrE

Skint 4th August 2019 02:24 PM

Hi Nick

The rear bushes crack and squeeking is an early sign of them going. You have to buy brand new arms or Litchfields sell there version of the bush which alters the geometry for a supposed better drive.
I have a set of used ones and I think a solo drivers side.

nick the tubman 5th August 2019 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skint (Post 5789669)
Hi Nick

The rear bushes crack and squeeking is an early sign of them going. You have to buy brand new arms or Litchfields sell there version of the bush which alters the geometry for a supposed better drive.
I have a set of used ones and I think a solo drivers side.

Hi,
I don't have any "sqeeking" as such.. just a slight knock under the car, under the drivers side wheel it seems, when going over bumps..
funny thing is, only happens when it is cold. after a couple of miles it disappears. as if the bush somehow expands... but pretty sure none of them are oil filled.

if you have a drivers side you want too sell.. I would be keen depending on price of course :-)

Simonh 5th August 2019 11:53 AM

the b5 A4 used to do creak and knock over bumps when the lower bushes failed as well. The only solution for that was complete new arms.

nick the tubman 7th August 2019 09:16 PM

i am not sure its that....

there is no creeking or noise like that. the "knock" feels like its under my feet, and disappears after about a mile or so of driving..

WingedBeast1968 7th August 2019 09:32 PM

Brand new pair on eBay right now. 579 a pair, not each. :smokin:

SKNAM 7th August 2019 09:48 PM

Yeah, the listing title implies its for both but then says you only get one in the main ad :confused: Looks like another expensive part to buy if you can't get just the bushing itself

Blobbish 7th August 2019 10:00 PM

Have you guys tried amayama?

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SKNAM 7th August 2019 10:04 PM

[URL="https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Powerflex-Front-Lower-Arm-Rear-Bushes-Anti-Lift-Caster-Offset-for-Nissan-GT-R/233132628986?fits=Plat_Gen%3AR35&epid=916447643&ha sh=item3647c99bfa:g:XvIAAOSwWnhcZJ4c"]

This is the Powerflex part used in the Litchfield handling kit that Skint mentions.

Skint 8th August 2019 07:37 AM

I sell good used ones for 250 each and I hold sold more than a dozen.

nick the tubman 8th August 2019 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SKNAM (Post 5790211)
[URL="https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Powerflex-Front-Lower-Arm-Rear-Bushes-Anti-Lift-Caster-Offset-for-Nissan-GT-R/233132628986?fits=Plat_Gen%3AR35&epid=916447643&ha sh=item3647c99bfa:g:XvIAAOSwWnhcZJ4c"]

This is the Powerflex part used in the Litchfield handling kit that Skint mentions.

tried to buy these and similar... they are from Larkspeed - or at leas they were.

they sent me an email apologising, cancelled the sale and sent me a refund.

said they no longer sell these as litchfields have the exclusive rights.
and so then the price doubled !

nick the tubman 8th August 2019 08:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blobbish (Post 5790209)
Have you guys tried amayama?

Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk

Hi...
yes, but you need a part number - which I don't have.

do you know the part number at all ?

SKNAM 8th August 2019 08:31 AM

Nissan part numbers for lower wishbone (complete) are:

Up to 2011 (CBA)

54500-JF50A Right Hand side
54501-JF50A Left Hand side

2011 onwards

54500-38B0A Right Hand side
54501-38B0A Left Hand side

nick the tubman 8th August 2019 08:53 AM

nice one... thanks :thumbsup:

nick the tubman 8th August 2019 11:17 AM

Amayama price still crazy though.. over $850

ACspeedtech 13th August 2019 09:27 AM

Really common issue to have the rear bushes fail. Changing to aftermarket ones is a massive improvement in not only the geometry when taking advantage of the extra caster addition/anti dive but also in the fact the wheels won't tramp for and back in the arch under hard braking.
We use the Superpro ones, massively superior material for such an application (and being able to bond it to metal means you can use an offset bush instead of having to remanufacture the whole mount. They are 187 plus vat.
https://www.superproeurope.com/part....umber=SPF3852K

nick the tubman 14th August 2019 11:46 AM

great.... I knew there had to be a sensible solution out there.. just sent you an email ACS...

many thanks

Skint 14th August 2019 01:01 PM

I would remove the arms and check the condition of the ball joints first.


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