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Old 26 Aug 2010, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Replacing Front ARB Bushes and Links

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Tools Needed:
10mm, 12mm socket and short extension with rachet
14mm Rachet Spanner or Normal Spanner
5mm Allen Key
Copper Grease
Lithium Grease
WD40


Loosen nuts on front wheels dont take nuts off till car secure on axle stands. Jack the car up from the front on both sides secure with AXLE STANDS Take wheels off the car, take underguard off the car 2X10mm and 4X12mm bolts. Apply WD40 and leave for 5-10mins on the droplinks bolts and treads and also soak the 12mm bolts that hold in the ARB bracket to chassis pic 1 and 2. Take the droplinks off FIRST on either side pic 3 open it first with the 14mm spanner or rachet spanner and then it will start to twist thats when you need the 5mm allen key for this shown in the pic. Take note what way their are fitted and what way the washers sit. Might be good for to mark where the ARB bush meets the bar as this will help for refitting later on. Then loosen the 2X 12mm bolts holding the ARB bracket onto chassis seen in pic 2 try loosen the both together and watch as it will drop! on the Classic Shape their a small crossmember so it dont fall but you been warned. Take off the ARB bushes and with the New ones rub Lithium based grease inside of the rubber bush that contacts the bar pic 4, 5 and 6. In pic 6 make sure the ARB bracket lip when refitting bar that it sits inside the frame connected to the chassis, so put on the new ARB bushes to the bar where you marked where the old ones sat, put the ARB bracket round new bush and sit the bush into the groove in the bracket, MAKE SURE THE LIP OF THE ARB BRACKET SEATS INSIDE THE FRAME CONNECTED TO THE CHASSIS pic 6 again. Might be good to put some copper grease on the 2X 12mm screws for the ARB be easier to remove next time fit the bar get one screw in first then dont tighten it till the both screws are in, tighten them up pic 7 and 8. Fit the new droplink whatever side first but only half tighten the new bolts and washer on the first side might need to move the ARB a bit to fit the droplink, you can move the heads of the droplink to make it fit pic 9, then fit the other side and once fitted tighten up the side fully you worked on and the other side. Once all TIGHTENED, good to put copper grease on the treads of the droplinks as they rust in time. Put back on the underguard of the engine tighten the 2X10mm bolts and the 4X12mms. Put back on the wheels and tighten, then lower the car and fully tighten the nuts for the wheels and job done just take for a test drive and make sure they no knocking and it drives ok and might want to get the wheel alignment checked as might have disturbed the suspension





























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Re: Replacing Front ARB Bushes and Links

Nice one fella, always useful to have these guides available. I print them all off and keep them in a file in the garage.
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Old 27 Aug 2010, 10:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Replacing Front ARB Bushes and Links

extra steps for newage (as ive just done mine) are remove under tray, then from the fron tyou can just about acess the bolts to remove them, this is fiddly and for one you have to use a spanner not a socket ( as bugeye_bob said subframe is in the way)
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Re: Replacing Front ARB Bushes and Links

Where did you source your bushings from?, mines a 98sti so I'm assuming it's a thicker bar
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We ya haha, but do you have a part number cause the usdm scoobiez here are bitch maid and come with a thinner swaybar
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We ya haha, but do you have a part number cause the usdm scoobiez here are bitch maid and come with a thinner swaybar
http://opposedforces.com/parts/impreza/

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