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    Can anyone give the easiest way to replace bushes on the outer tubes of the rear torsion bars please?
    These are gone at the inboard end so that the case clonks over bumps. Hoping there is an easier way than it looks!

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    Mate , The outers can be done in a flash, just remove and replace. The inners need full dismantle, you have to get the bearing over the end of the pesky torsion bars.
    I have been tempted to try and have a shorter flanged bearing made up, split and driven in at the ends, dreamin son.
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    "kiwia110",
    Depending on the year of your R16 it is more than 40 years old, and I guarantee the rear suspension has never been done properly.

    Be fair and give it a birthday !!! Do the job properly and complete. It will work so well.

    Ray
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    Quote Originally Posted by geckoeng View Post
    "kiwia110",
    Depending on the year of your R16 it is more than 40 years old, and I guarantee the rear suspension has never been done properly.

    Be fair and give it a birthday !!! Do the job properly and complete. It will work so well.

    Ray
    Hi Ray, I would if it were mine!
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    Hi kiwia110. I helped a friend replace all inner and outer bushes in the rear of his 16 late last year. All bushes were worn out but I think the drumming noise is caused more by wear in the inner bushes. When I had my 16 almost 40 years ago I had the outer bushes replaced by a mechanic and it made no difference to the level of noise. Replacing all bushes is the only way to go. It is a time consuming job and preferably done by 2 people. There are a couple of special tools that make the reassembly a lot easier and there is a particular measurement that you can use to help obtain the correct ride height. If you decide to go ahead with the job and you think I may be able to help please let me know and I will give you my phone number. Good Luck
    BJ 504

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    I have the special alignment tool/socket if you need to borrow it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarosa View Post
    I have the special alignment tool/socket if you need to borrow it.
    Thanks for the offer. Just a bit hard to get it from Melbourne to northern NZ, (and I am trying to not do the job)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwia110 View Post
    Thanks for the offer. Just a bit hard to get it from Melbourne to northern NZ, (and I am trying to not do the job)
    The mail system is pretty reliable in my experience. But that doesn't help avoidance! Not a trivial job. Are the mounts intact? Isn't that a known rust failure area for the R16?
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