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    To Meyle or not to Meyle, that is the question

    So as per my other post, the drivers side LCA rear hydrobush has split.

    Both front LCAs were replaced some 100,000km ago by LR.

    Do I now replace the entire LCA's again and opt for the Meyle HD versions, or do I just replace the rear bushes - also with the Meyle HD version, but leaving the arm and all other bushes untouched.

    Price difference excluding freight and install is around 300-400, however the Meyle kits include all bolts nuts and washers....

    Would appreciate some advice from the brains trust....

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    To Meyle or not to Meyle, that is the question

    Not sure I qualify as brains trust but I went for whole arms in your situation so as to [1] also refresh the ball joint and [2] reduce labour compared to bush pressing. Second reason may not be relevant if bush pressing is easy for you.

    Ive found the Meyle bushed arms to be indistinguishable from factory.

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    Opinions on bushing choices aside

    Id go new arms complete at that mileage.

    Id also order 2 new ball joints and new bushes.
    Then Id refurbish the other arms To Meyle or not to Meyle, that is the question

    You could then keep as a change over / or sell / offer an exchange service To Meyle or not to Meyle, that is the question
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    No contest, meyle hd bushes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loanrangie View Post
    No contest, meyle hd bushes.
    The use of Meyle HD bushes is a given as the oem hydrobush are sh#$. The question is do I replace the whole arm assy both sides.

    Both options require a wheel align, work I reckon is about the same, both need all arm bolts undone.

    Waiting to see the actual freight quote from the usual UK suspects for the final supply cost.

    Tbh I am leaning to the full arm option, as this does all bushes and ball joints.....

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    I replaced mine without removing the arms and didn't need an alignment afterwards, just mark the washers before removing the bolts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loanrangie View Post
    I replaced mine without removing the arms and didn't need an alignment afterwards, just mark the washers before removing the bolts.
    Marked all mine then took for alignment and the mark versus final were different, though not incredibly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric SDV6SE View Post
    ... the oem hydrobush are sh#$.
    No they are not, Eric. They are engineered for a purpose and are designed as sacrificial items to allow the vehicle to perform magnificently on and off road. My advice is to replace the whole arms with genuine Landrover ones. And do it as soon you start to hear clunking from the front end. Easy to check with a pry bar with one wheel jacked up. If one side needs doing, then the other side will too.
    Rear end is a bit more nuanced but should be checked if you do a lot of towing, particularly off-road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselLSE View Post
    No they are not, Eric. They are engineered for a purpose and are designed as sacrificial items to allow the vehicle to perform magnificently on and off road. My advice is to replace the whole arms with genuine Landrover ones. And do it as soon you start to hear clunking from the front end. Easy to check with a pry bar with one wheel jacked up. If one side needs doing, then the other side will too.
    Rear end is a bit more nuanced but should be checked if you do a lot of towing, particularly off-road.
    I tend to agree. I think they serve a purpose and work well.
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