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PC76



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Adriatic Blue
New bushes or complete lower arms - help me decide please

Ok so today i tried to have the alignment sorted on my RRS 2010 3.0TDV6 but due to wear on the lower arms (both bushes) and the sized rear bolts. they couldn't do it spending nearly two hours on the front alone.

know i am wondering what to do... So do i:

1) replace the bushes for standard ones
2) replace for poly (super pro seem to be popular)
3) replace the entire arm for https://www.advancedfactors.co.uk/kit630-m....asp[/url]

i plan on keeping the car for another 2-3 years so don't mind investing a little more upfront if it is worth it!

thinking of completing the work myself as need the car in the week and have access to a garage i can hire with all the required tools so no need to struggle on the drive.

or if there are any other options please let me know.

confused Confused

Post #545779 Sat Jan 13 2018 11:47pm
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Farmer Chalk



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Change the whole arms.... this is a common problem on the Discovery as well and the consensus of opinion on the D3 forum is replace the whole arm which saves a whole world of pain trying to extract and insert new bushes.... the bolts holding them on are also known to be a total bastard to get out! So be prepared or pay someone who knows his stuff to do them! Very Happy

Post #545783 Sun Jan 14 2018 9:14am
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DrRob



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Advanced Factors is your shop of choice Thumbs Up Currently driving a Range Rover wannabe whilst I save up!
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Oldandconfused



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Zermatt Silver

I keep doing this, but....

https://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=86153

Worth a read.

Post #545788 Sun Jan 14 2018 10:07am
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geoffsnook



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if you have access to a ramp and tools then have a crack on the drive could be difficult as if any of the bolts are rusted in then they would need to be cut out some people have even cut the old arm to get it off hence replacing the whole arm can be quicker Thumbs Up

Post #545789 Sun Jan 14 2018 10:21am
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PC76



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Thanks for the reply’s all and OAC for the link.

What’s the thoughts about polly over standard and if to change to polly what bushed to change?

Post #545804 Sun Jan 14 2018 11:38am
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geoffsnook



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Super pro are in my opinion better as they are not as harsh as poly bush Thumbs Up

Post #545805 Sun Jan 14 2018 11:40am
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scousefly



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Sumatra Black
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About to have this done on my 2011 under warranty and they are replacing the arms as the labour cost to change the bushes would come out almost same price. If its your vehicle i.e. not on finance/PCP then Poly may be an option but TBH I would stick with OEM

Post #545912 Mon Jan 15 2018 8:58am
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squizzel



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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Luxury Arctic Frost

I changed mine for poly bush, and did them on my drive. Although I am pleased with them it would have been far far easier on a ramp. But would I do it again, No if I did the job again I would just replace the whole arm, to make my job worse 3 months later one of the lower ball joints went. With a new arm this would have been new too as they come already fitted. Front arms are solid now, but still have a knock through the steering, ARB bushes next when the weather warms up I think.

Post #546084 Wed Jan 17 2018 8:33am
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