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So I ran the search but I found no results for what I'm about to ask. <p>My car, unfortunately, suffers from rear side hop. It's quite annoying on the highway going over bumps and stuff - makes you think the rear is getting away from you for a second. <br>I've read that to fix this issue some have replaced the "rear bushings" <br>What are those "rear bushings" and where do I get them from? Upgraded ones perhaps?<br>Is this something that could be fixed under warranty?
 

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Re: Side hop and bushing replacement (tomedkaz)

I had mine replaced under warranty sometime ago. Really the best thing to do to reduce side hop is to get a proper alignment with the rear toe set at 0 degrees
 

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Re: Side hop and bushing replacement (Ride R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ride R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I had mine replaced under warranty sometime ago. Really the best thing to do to reduce side hop is to get a proper alignment with the rear toe set at 0 degrees</TD></TR></TABLE><p>How did the warranty fix it? Did you just tell the dealer the car's rear slides out and they replaced the bushings?<p>I'm affraid that the dealer will try to sucker me into getting the alignment done, which won't fix it for good. <p>Also, 0 toe in the rear is not really good. I've never had an issue with side-hop on any of my cars, and I've driven many cars, some with messed-up allignment
 

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Re: Side hop and bushing replacement (tomedkaz)

It's only one bushing you need to replace.<br>TNN: 60-08<br>Part number 30748437.<br>Also needs a 4-wheel alignment, and rear toe should be 0.16 degrees max. Mine was adjusted from 0.5-something to about 0.08 and it's been great after that.<br>
 

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Re: Side hop and bushing replacement (tomedkaz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Also, 0 toe in the rear is not really good.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Care to elaborate?
 

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Re: Side hop and bushing replacement (peter_reece2003)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>peter_reece2003</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Care to elaborate?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>To me, it seems that 0 toe in the rear will make it more tail happy. Toe-in helps the car be more stable.
 

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Re: Side hop and bushing replacement (JS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It's only one bushing you need to replace.<br>TNN: 60-08<br>Part number 30748437.<br>Also needs a 4-wheel alignment, and rear toe should be 0.16 degrees max. Mine was adjusted from 0.5-something to about 0.08 and it's been great after that.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thank you<br>Is than an easy DIY job in my driveway?
 

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Re: Side hop and bushing replacement (tomedkaz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Thank you<br>Is than an easy DIY job in my driveway?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Well... no <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><br>Bushing maybe, if you have the tools. But I doubt you have that advanced laser-computer-alignment-thingy in your driveway?
 

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Re: Side hop and bushing replacement (JS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Well... no <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><br>Bushing maybe, if you have the tools. But I doubt you have that advanced laser-computer-alignment-thingy in your driveway?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oh no no, ofcourse I was just talking about the bushing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I just looked it up - it's pretty cheap ($7 bucks). I guess I'll order it along with my engine mounts order. IF that doesnt help I guess I'll have to re-allign her
 

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Re: Side hop and bushing replacement (Ride R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ride R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I had mine replaced under warranty sometime ago. Really the best thing to do to reduce side hop is to get a proper alignment with the rear toe set at 0 degrees</TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1 my car had horrible hop when i first got it. took it in for an alignment, which was WAY out of spec btw, and it's not an issue anymore.
 

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Re: Side hop and bushing replacement (TGO)

Could be the tires too...Had problems with sidehop when I first got my R with the OEM Pirelli's and I switched over to ContiExtremeContacts and it went away...I'm assuming my rear bushings and alignment is still ok after 23k miles.
 

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I had my bushing replaced and aligned last month and was very glad I had it done. Although there is still some sidehop, I noticed a pretty distinguishable difference. I plan on putting the track spec sways in and putting some new tires on soon to finish it off.
 

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I found the wheel adjustment paper. They were more off than I remembered.<p>Rear toe was adjusted from 1.00 to 0.09 and that was the end of hopping.<p>All of you who have the alignment done should get the printout, and check if it was made correctly.
 
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