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Old 28th May 2017, 01:29 AM
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Hi peeps just wanted some advice. My friend recently changed his a8L control arms etc and I told him to keep the originals. Now is it possible to just replace the bushes on the arms using a pressing machine or is it not worth it? If so whare can one buy just the bushes?

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You can get the bushes, but you would still have an old ball joint.

Bushes
http://www.mister-auto.co.uk/en/cont...7920_g251.html

Arms
Price up both bushes vs. an arm on mister-auto and then decide.
http://www.mister-auto.co.uk/en/susp...7920_g273.html
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Cheers fella. The problem is my friend changed the complete fronts and cost him 1k just for parts from ECP lemforder parts. Was hoping by using old to refurbish would save few pennies
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just wanted to resurrect this thread. Is there a difference between the control arms etc between sport A8l and a SE model?
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just wanted to resurrect this thread. Is there a difference between the control arms etc between sport A8l and a SE model?
Youve got 2 things mixed up there
- There is an A8 (SWB) and an A8L (LWB)
- Then there is an SE Spec with standard height suspension and a sport spec with lowered suspension and the air suspension module is different for each

So for example my A8L is an SE model but you could also get an A8 SE or an A8L Sport
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Sorry my bad! What I was trying say was my one is an L sport version and wanted to know if a non sport L are same when it comes to control arm etc? As my friend had his front control arms all changed with Lemforder ones and I have a copy of the invoicevwith the part numbers so was gonna see if I can get them cheap from other suppliers?
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