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Old 16th November 2019, 05:50 PM
MikkiJayne MikkiJayne is offline
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Its the rear upright bottom bush in the B5. All the B5 rear uprights were steel, including the RS4.

I just looked up the same bush in the C5 - the basic A6 with a steel rear upright has a steel bush, the A6 V8 & S6 with an aluminium rear upright has an aluminium bush.

But, the one-piece D2 bush is steel isn't it? Albeit zinc plated iirc. If that survives, surely the split ones will work. Maybe they ought to be plated though? That's easy enough to DIY for a batch of them.
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Old 17th November 2019, 04:32 PM
spannerrash spannerrash is offline
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Just checked, and as you said MJ, the other wishbone bush for the D2 (4D0511523C) are mild steel cased with some kind of light yellow anodised coating.

Given this information I personally would have no issues using the Lemförder mild steel split bushes if that's all I could get hold of. At least it gives us an option.

In fact, when I do my partial rear suspension refurb in the spring, I will use only the after market options. I will save the single complete set of genuine bushes I have for if I need to do the rear subframe at some point in the future.
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