My latest video, this time I replace the OEM style bonded rubber bushings with “lifetime” polyurethane bushings from Proflex. So far so good! More deets later.
Tool wise, just make sure you have a few 16mm wrenches. Audi always likes to use “unusual” sizes.
The basic set of tools is as follows:
-(2) 16mm wrenches, ratcheting version very helpful
-basic metric socket set but you really don’t use it
-impact driver, mine’s a smaller size, 1/4" shank so you don’t overpower everything
-low profile jack
-Bushing/bearing press kit https://www.amazon.com/WINTOOLS-Universal-Bearing-Removal-Insertion/dp/B07BH22YCR/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=bushing+removal+kit&qid=1589065300&sr=8-9
-Krytox lubricant https://www.amazon.com/Chemours-Krytox-GPL105-Needle-Bottle/dp/B00WE0DEKW/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=krytox+gpl+105&qid=1589065239&sr=8-1
Parts I used…
OEM nut and bolt kit from ECS Tuning https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-volkswagen-audi-parts/front-upper-control-arm-hardware-kit/n10425302kt/
Powerflex “black” bushings, part number PFF3-203BLK https://www.powerflexusa.com/shop/product/pff3-203-audi-a4-s4-a5-a6-rs4-sq5-vw-passat-b5-front-upper-arm-to-chassis-bushing-2777
These are the individual part numbers for the Audi stretch bolts if you want to try and source them less expensively. Probably just easier to purchase the ECS kit.
(4) Upper control arm inner bolts, # N10425302
(4) Upper control arm inner nuts, # N10286110
(2) Steering upright pinch bolts, # WHT007963
(2) Steering upright pinch bolt nuts, # N10272302