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P38A New shocks & bushes

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by pete12345, Mar 15, 2020.

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    pete12345 Well-Known Member

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    could anyone tell me roughly how much a a garage would charge me to replace the bushes and the shocks
     
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    The shocks are relatively straight forward, but which bushes are you meaning @pete12345 678910?
     
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    All the bushes I think there's no point in doing half
     
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    I would suggest a garage that knows your beast, they'll have their own tools and ways to make the job more economic for you both. The price depends on their knowledge and capabilities as the cheapest isn't always the best. ;)
     
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    Are you replacing the bushes with rubber or poly versions.
    Poly versions are quicker to fit but some can ruin ride quality and can squeak in later life if they dry out a little.
    Rubber is a bit more involved but is like for like and keeps originality :D
     
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    Yes, on no account fit poly bushes to the radius arms - I heard lots of bad reports on them from others - and mine caused serious death wobble. I can't help you with the how much, ask a few and see... Your next problem will be the quality of the rubber bushes, if you let the garage source them you'll probably end up with cheap s***. So maybe look for a quote which is labour plus parts and source the parts yourself. Radius arm bushes are a special job, and many folks won't have the correct tooling, so someone who knows their way round a RR ideally.
     
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    All the bushes underneath? I think you're looking at a grand in labour. The shocks are fast but things like radius arms aren't.
     
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    Radius arm bushes are probably OK if the car has just been used on the road.
     
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    Yer the fella I'm thinking of knows his way around a r/r I was going to replace with rubber I think have to put it on hold for now tho because the missus car has gone tits up so only one car at the moment but thanks for your advice
     
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