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Old 11-04-2020, 12:51 AM
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Love that trip of yours. It's kinda depressing that I end up on rougher roads inside the city of Riyadh

Just about a week ago I almost hit a street sweeper at 0500 (close enough to make him drop his broom and trashcan) so have great views like you have would be so relaxing even if I had to rock crawl it....

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Love that trip of yours. It's kinda depressing that I end up on rougher roads inside the city of Riyadh

Just about a week ago I almost hit a street sweeper at 0500 (close enough to make him drop his broom and trashcan) so have great views like you have would be so relaxing even if I had to rock crawl it....

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Well, when we are 3 weeks into our wet season, I start to dream of desert sand, so maybe we are even


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Old 11-04-2020, 09:34 AM
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I'd consider Bilstein B4 struts and shocks (black color, OEM).
They can be had for under $500 and IMO Bilstein is the best overall quality.
I have yellow B6 HD ones on my 4.6is and they're great but in your case B4 is the way to go since you need softer ones.
I'd take your commute over what I do for living:
Driving a 18 wheeler and dealing with people who think updating their status on social media is part of driving. Fortunately I only deal with them 3 days a week.
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Old 11-06-2020, 01:29 AM
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Fix it, if its been good to you it deserves for you to be good to it.
I agree. Itís also cheaper in the long run to fix rather than replace, if itís a quality engineered car.

Youíll blow out the control arm bushings early, but they are a standard wear item.
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I agree. Itís also cheaper in the long run to fix rather than replace, if itís a quality engineered car.

Youíll blow out the control arm bushings early, but they are a standard wear item.
Replace all your bushings with poly. They come with a lifetime warranty and with the thrashing you're giving them the poly bushings will hold up much better than stock.
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Old 11-07-2020, 12:11 AM
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Replace all your bushings with poly. They come with a lifetime warranty and with the thrashing you're giving them the poly bushings will hold up much better than stock.
True. But they will give a harsher ride.
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Old 11-07-2020, 12:15 AM
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True. But they will give a harsher ride.
I have them in mine. The ride is a little harsher, but not significantly so. It's worth not having to replace bushings to me.
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Old 11-07-2020, 11:37 AM
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Something else to consider, they may also require additional lubrication from time to time as they will collect debris from the road and with them being able to move in their ďhousingĒ they may squeak more than rubber... but they will last darn near forever.


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Old 11-09-2020, 05:38 PM
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Parts on order

Hi all


Thanks to the encouragement, I decided to drop some serious CDN Pesos on the B4's.


Does anyone know of a vendor who offers a complete bushing kit?


I have already done the rear sub-frame bushings, but suspect that rear diff mounts and front sub-frames are on the way out. Drawback is finding reasonable mechanic in my area. I had 2 quotes for well over $1k just to re & re the rear subframe bushings, a job I did in 2 hours in my driveway.



Now that I have the tool for that, I have considered offering a mobile re & re service so others aren't getting so royally screwd.


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Old 11-09-2020, 06:08 PM
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Try germanparts.ca They’re in Toronto so listed prices are in CAD, And bypass customs charges. And their brands and prices are competitive.
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