Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Long Island, NY
Originally Posted by richardbradford
Surely if trashed old bushing or not, won't the angles recorded on the car on the ground still be accurate? And even if measured off the ground, after subframe removal via the outer bushes, won't even trashed inner bushes not under load revert to their correct positions? There is no 100% fixed angle here - the bushes by their very nature have a degree of play so as long as they are tightened at least close to the ideal should it not all be fine?
In theory yes, but IMO a margin of error exists and if theres a way to avoid that which could significantly affect longetivity thats the best route. In mean in theory you could get 4 wood planks as well, drive the car up on them that will give you a few inches to work with to wiggle under there and torque them down.
Or do it your way and then when you bring the car to be aligned have the shop loosen and re-torque.
-RL; 1991 Alfa Romeo 164S, 2014 Mercedes Benz E350 4Matic, 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS, 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, 1995 Volkswagen Golf (Race Car)