w211 rear subframe bushings

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  1. Tradtx

    Tradtx Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi...

    There are 4 of these bushes where the subframe bolts to the vehicle. Has anyone done this? Does anyone have the tool? Is it the 40 pound tool on eBay that does this job?

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    I watched a you tube video just the other day showing a bloke in the USA using one of these with the arm still in the car.

    Worked fine.
     
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    More importantly getting the orientation of the new bush in the arm is critical so is placing the bolt back in the correct part of the slotted hole in the bush along with not tightening the bolts until the car is sat on all 4 wheels on the ground.
     
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    Isn't that for the track control arm though rather than the subframe bushes?
     
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    Matey on the video said they had to be tightened up on the ground otherwise you can get different ride heights. not don this on a Benz but vaguely remember it from VX Omega days.

    I'm no expert on this but someone on here probably is ....post a photo so we can see what bit you are dealing with.
     
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    Sub frame mounts can be tightened on the ground or in the air, it makes no difference as there is only one position for them with no adjustment, so just do whatever's the easiest.

    Lower control arms, in particular, should be torqued with the car in a normal driving position, wheels on the ground at normal height.
     
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    That tool is for the bushes on the front lower control arm and the bushes on the front thrust arm. It's incorrectly titled as a subframe bushing tool. I think this is a translation issue and relates to the fact the bushes it is designed to replace are bolted to the front subframe.

    There doesn't appear to be a reasonably priced special tool for the w211 rear subframe bushes yet.
     

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