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Front rubber bushes?

gogoboygareth

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Hi all,

I'm under the impression that the "front bushes" need to be replaced roughly ever 60,000km's. I've got a VXII ecotech with 125,000km's on the clock... and they need to be done again.

Originally I had it done at Holden during my regular service, and it cost me $120. I'd like to know if it can be done cheaper than that - and can I buy the parts myself.

Basically I need front struts as well, so I'm hoping to pick up some surlus GMH ones off Ebay, as well as these "rubber bush" things... and get a local mechanic to fit them all at the same time to save some cash.

(My local K-Mart mechanic quoted $400 to replace the front struts - hence my search on Ebay, and a better local mechanic!)

What do people recommend?
 

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get some nolathane bushes.... blue or red.... depends on the brand....
 

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Mine are totally stuffed. Was quoted by Pedders for $475.

Most of that was the labour. The parts alone were only $140 or something like that if I remember right.

That quote was over a year ago and still haven't fixed them. Never seem to have $400 lying around anymore (thanks johnny howard... really).
 

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I just have the standard bushes - whatever GMH put on. As I said, it cost me $120 to do - but Holden always tend to overcharge. I don't really want to spend $400+ on nolathane - this is just a daily driver, with standard suspension etc...
 

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Are we talking about the swaybar link pins?

I do a lot of country driving and are always blowing these out.

$30.00 for the entire kit from repco.
 

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azman said:
Are we talking about the swaybar link pins?

I do a lot of country driving and are always blowing these out.

$30.00 for the entire kit from repco.
or get the nothalane ones for around $60 mark which are heavy duty thick and got bends designed to the twisting that happen......plus they got that polysomething bushes
 

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Yeah, mine are flogged as well. Have to replace them in the next couple of weeks, that's the type I'm going for :yeah:
 

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Thanks guys!

I think that's what I'm after... the $60 ones don't sound too pricy, and I plan to get my mechanic to install them at the same time as the new front struts, so it shouldn't add too much to the labour!
 
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