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Thread: Disco 3 Front Lower Control Arm Replacement

  1. #11
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    Try the Meyle HD arms from Advanced Factors. Had them in now for a few months and completely happy with feel and absolutely no harshness. Think they offer a good warranty also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerthDisco View Post
    Try the Meyle HD arms from Advanced Factors. Had them in now for a few months and completely happy with feel and absolutely no harshness. Think they offer a good warranty also.
    Have had mine in for a few months as well and also completely happy!
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    I just had a look at my records - done the lower fronts last @ 210000km. Now at 308000km so nearly 100000kms on the current arms which where the meyle HD from advance factors
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    Re Bushing lower support arms

    Quote Originally Posted by Dagilmo View Post
    I thought it was the bushes not the ball joint that was the failure point on the LCAs.

    I've got the jig for bush replacement on the car. Push the old bush out and push the new one in. Works well.

    All good if you Jig up for the bushes.
    While doing them, I could see it would require jigging, and would then be well worth it in cost savings compared to buying complete arm.
    Being remote, we just had all the usual bush pullers and bearing press, and the oxy to encourage them.
    Had a Dealer service person tell that they have to resort to oxy to move some of the bushes, and they found bushes hard to press out (which suggest they haven't jigged up).
    I didn't feel so bad about resorting to oxy after hearing that.

    Setting up a jig to re-bush is certainly the way to go, as this seems to be a regular service event.

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    Repeating again, I have my old arms to donate to any WA member who wants a set to rebush as spare.

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    I've got a set of original arms I would like to get re-bushed.
    Can anyone direct me to a place who can do this in Melbourne?
    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwb View Post
    I've got a set of original arms I would like to get re-bushed.
    Can anyone direct me to a place who can do this in Melbourne?
    thanks
    Hang on for a bit. I'm just about to replace my lower front arms (with genuine new) and intend re-bushing the old arms. I have access to a number of workshops in Melbourne and one of them will have the right press and allow me to set up a jig for the job.
    Haven't decided what bushes to use yet, but that doesn't really matter.
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    Hi DieselLSE

    Thanks for that. I'm in no hurry at the moment. The arms put in 2 years ago were aftermarket and I think I'm starting to hear a knock again but maybe its my imagination.
    When the time comes I'll do some research and seek advice on which bushes to use.
    Let me know how you progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwb View Post
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    Hi DieselLSE

    Thanks for that. I'm in no hurry at the moment. The arms put in 2 years ago were aftermarket and I think I'm starting to hear a knock again but maybe its my imagination.
    When the time comes I'll do some research and seek advice on which bushes to use.
    Let me know how you progress.

    I have the bush removal kit but you will also need a large bearing puller plate and a large diameter piece of tube ( larger then bush ) to aid in removal.
    I did mine without removing the arms over a pit and wasnt that difficult apart from the front bush which doesn't have a gap to get a puller onto, that took a bit of persuasion .
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwb View Post
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    Hi DieselLSE

    Thanks for that. I'm in no hurry at the moment. The arms put in 2 years ago were aftermarket and I think I'm starting to hear a knock again but maybe its my imagination.
    When the time comes I'll do some research and seek advice on which bushes to use.
    Let me know how you progress.


    Have you replaced the sway bar "D" bushes ?
    knock at low speed say brakes on up a kerb or small step in forward or reverse , usually control arm bushes
    knocking over potholes etc , usually sway bar bushes.

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