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Old 10-24-2002, 12:57 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.

'85 50SL (Euro) 115,000 Miles
1985 Mercedes 500SL Euro (Gray market)
1995 BMW 520i Euro (Gray market)
1992 BMW 525it Wagon
1994 Honda Del Sol Si
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Old 10-24-2002, 10:48 PM
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Rubber changeout


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.

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