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Old March 8th, 2018, 09:09   #1
KrashDH
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Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Washington
TDI(s): 2002 Golf
Default Coilover and Rear Axle Bushing Install ?'s

Hey all,

So I've been putting off some maintenance due to just wanting to dirtbike all the time on my days off, but coming up on Saturday my group can't ride and so I'm having a debate whether to roll solo, or get some work done on the car.

The rear axle bushings are due, as well as the shocks are shot.
I have the upgraded axle bushings:


and also a set of coilovers I'm going to try out this go around. I'm sitting about 1.5" lowered currently with a set of coils currently, but that's beside the point.

I haven't done suspension on this car yet. I helped my buddy out and did his Quattro TT a while back, but it's a bit different.

My question for those that have done suspension and the axle bushings, is it possible to get everything done in a day?
I have the tools for the job including the axle bushing press, sawzall and body saw for cutting the rear axle bushings out, impacts for making quick work removing bolts, etc.
Very mechanically inclined, none of my vehicles have ever been to a shop for work.

I'm just wondering if I'm trying to bite off more than I can chew for this project. I'd like to get it all done at the same time, since I would have the rear suspension off anyway, but Sunday is a no go for vehicle work.

I've ready through a few threads for both of the projects, but some are highly outdated, so I'm wondering if there's any tips/tricks/advice for those axle bushings that makes life easier, or a thread maybe that I haven't come across yet?

I don't have a lift, this will all be done in the garage, on jack-stands. Thanks in advance!
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