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Old 10-24-2002, 01:57 PM
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Changing Body Rubber, Any Strategy?

I am interested in changing the body rubber on my 1985 R107 to improve ride quality. I have done shocks and steering shock which provided improvement but I think changing all the body rubber would help a lot.
I really want to know what the most logical order would be and if there are certain things that should be done together? For example, do the front A arms have to be removed to do the upper bushings? Shocks and springs? I am interested in the sub-frame bushings too. I am pretty good as a DIYer but also want to know if any of these are for professionals only.

Steve
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Old 10-24-2002, 11:48 PM
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Rubber changeout

Steve

I am also in Chicago and thinking of doing the same to my 107 over the winter. If you come up with a strategy other than start with all of the bushings etc in the front and then do the rear let me know.

Myron
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