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Subframe Bushings Continued.
Posted by ScottA (more from ScottA) on Wed, 4 Dec 2019 20:42:12
Ya, I snapped off the right-front subframe bolt! Problem was over-torquing bolt it seems. Book I found was NM, not Foot Pounds. I thought it sounded too extreme so used 70 Foot pounds. Broken the dang bolt and I knew I should have stopped as it felt springy. So although I have the new bushings and haven't addressed the broken bolt, I've been driving the car. Nice to not hear the crunching everywhere I go and it tracks great. I really do NOT like these Pro Parts bushings. There is an annoying buzz/vibration in the steering wheel at an idle. I also feel vibration in the floor boards. I guess the OEM rubber bushings did an amazing job of isolating the subframe from the uni-body. I believe if I did this job again, I'd cut the bushings (Split). I cannot find new OEM subframe bolts but Audi has exact length/pitch bolts but they are TTY. Not sure if stretch bolts are a good idea. Maybe I should have purchased the $200 Poly bushings after all?
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