Some of you remember I had a post recently about front wheels vibration while I was just touching the brake pedal. I've replaced the brake discs and it fixed the issue. But my bushings are cracked. So far they are holding the road very well... Anyway, few pictures:
Maybe I have stupid question, but before doing it I'd like to understand how people do that. I've seen post recently about it by BMW750. I remember he had some issues doing that. So, I'd like to ask few questions. I have Audi A8, 2007, 4.2 FSI BVJ, sport suspension
1. What type of bushing you prefer? I think going with original, but some prefer the aftermarket blue with no metal ring outside. Somehow I think the physics would be different on those without ring. Eventually they would be able to rotate inside of the arm. I think. Just want the opinion.
2. I was looking at the space there and could not figure out the proper process to replace those bushings. Also I'm afraid to touch the air suspension. Traditionally I would dump the full assembly down and work with it. But looking at the air suspension it has few pipes going there and I'm not sure if they could be disconnected. So, any advice really appreciated.
3. What is the proper technique to compress them in the control arms at home? I can see how polymer bushing would be easier to compress them in rather than original with metal ring around it.