Washed both of the jsw's this weekend. My dad's was filthy. https://forums.tdiclub.com/index.php?media/img_20210710_133957_01-jpg.142296/. https://forums.tdiclub.com/index.php?media/img-20210709-wa0001-jpeg.142297/
Replaced the rear trailing arms with stock arms and bushings from IDParts. Huge improvement on rutted pavement, haven't got an alignment yet and I'm pretty sure it's out now but even so the car tracks so much better and I swear its quieter. Was pretty easy to do, the only PITA was one of the sway bar end links decided to shear the entire counter hold end off the stud, otherwise its just undoing and retorquing bolts. 30 in breaker bar helped since I was doing this on jackstands and its hard to get much force with next to no clearance.
The old bushings weren't totally gone and clunking but the centre was half torn out on the driver's side and a crack had started on the passenger side.
While I was at it I replaced the 19 mm sway bar with a 21 mm from a B6 Passat.
Yes I have vibrations in that speed range which I’m pretty sure come from the rear suspension. Feels like out of round tires! They come and go, usually when the tires have sat for a few days and haven’t ’warmed up’ yet. Too early to tell if they have gone yet. I’ve been working on the car, not driven it much and now it’s in the body shop for paint repairs before they turn into rust repairs. I’ll keep you posted.Wow,
was there any vibrations at highway speed from 45-70 on the old set? if so, did they go away after you did the job?