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2005 sport edition front arb

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by e55amggary, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. e55amggary

    e55amggary Senior Member

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    Evening Folks

    Still getting the missus w203 up together

    Anyway the front anti roll bar bushes are knackered.

    Been informed i have to buy the complete bar with bushes molded on + new brackets.

    Now its not a fortune to buy from mercedes, but just wondering if there is a cheaper option as the pennys are tight at the moment

    Thank you
     
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    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    Try ECP or GSF.
     
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    e55amggary

    e55amggary Senior Member

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    Tried the above

    Everytime they supply the incorrect bushes.

    Sport edition has a different size arb that they do not stock
     
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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Take one of the clamps off once you get both wheels off the ground. There are two different shaped rubber bushes. Once you know which ones you are looking for, get onto EBay. They're only a few pounds each and easy to replace. I think the anti roll bar itself is the same diameter for both standard and sports, just the rubber bushes that are different. If all else fails, remove the old bushes, wrap the roll bar with duct tape and replace the old bushes and the gaps will "disappear". It's a temporary fix and should last you a few weeks until you get it properly sorted.
     
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    The bushes are moulded to the bar on the sport edition
     
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    You can cut the moulded bushes off the bar, clean it up and replace them with new ones. In terms of the difference between the normal and sports ARBs, if I remember correctly, the normal one is 28mm diameter and the sports 29mm diameter.
     
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    Which arb bushes do i buy ?

    Thanks for the input
     
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    The one that fits the clamp holding it to the chassis. There are two types. See below. I'm fairly sure these are the ones. The clamps only fit one type of bush. It's obvious when you remove the clamp.

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