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 Post subject: bushes...brands?
Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:31 pm 
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i have recently taken my ba xr6 N/A to pedders to get them to check over all bushes... It came back front lower inner control arm bushes were shot (what a shock...) and also the control blade bushes... Now this leads me to my question.. Are pedders brand of urethane bushes worth the price... Because i can get the control blade (brand not specified) and inner control arm (whiteline) bushes for about 240 delivered from ebay as apposed to the 600 from pedders? has anyone tried the ones from ebay with any opinions? Thanks Corey
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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:59 am 
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Mate, get a second opinion. My son had a bad experience with pedders.
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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:31 am 
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From my experience steer clear of pedders.
Get the superpro (blue ones). You will find they are not as harsh as nolathane and are also easily installed without a press.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:56 am 
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Pedders are full of crap. They will charge what they think they can get. Go back and tell em to stick it.

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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:29 am 
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so everyone has had a bad experience with pedders? ok then and you prefer super pro bushes over urethane?
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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:17 am 
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Both those bushes are common failure points on these cars. They are poorly designed and heavily voided and dont last very long. Designed entirely for comfort, rather than life and control.

I had to do all of mine by the 35,000km mark. They were dead. So if you have more than say 50,000km on yours, there's a very high chance they are dead.

Pedders just rebadged and over price Nolathane stuff. And Whiteline stuff is the same as Nolathane. Nolathane, Whileline and Noltec are all owned by the same people now, and they share parts.

I have Nolathane in the front and Superpro in the back. Cant say either is good or better than one another. I've always used Nolathane stuff in the past and never had a problem. And as twase said, most of their stuff is not metal cased, so you can do it yourself in a garage.

Also, if you're going to go to that expense, id do the front upper inner bushes too. The front one of those is heavily voided too, and makes for poor handling.
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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:34 pm 
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As far as bushes go, I tend to stick with the OEM stuff except on sway bars, I just feel a bit more confident knowing there are points in the suspension that will take a bit of shock from forces other than up and down. With shocks and springs, I spent $375 or so on some SL springs and short stroke Comfort Gas Shocks for the rear in my old AU and it was excellent. I didnt go for the GSR's or equivelant because I drive on some fairly nasty roads reasonably regularly, same reason as opting for the rubber bushes. Ive never had a problem with Pedders shocks and springs, Ive never bought their bushes as I usually stick to Nolathane branded stuff on the bars.
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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:46 pm 
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afaik pedders all use nolathane brand bushes, i have seen some nolathane stuff fall apart, but that also could be due to lack of grease used on installation?
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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:13 pm 
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I was told many yrs ago by one of the original Selby brothers that Nolathane was good for pivot type but not too good where they have to absorb any shock

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:11 am 
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thanks for the help guys i have heard that the nolathane orange bushes are too hard/noisey i still want some give in the bushes for shock absorption reasons... Can anyone point me in the direction of a company that sells specific bushes for my car that i can just pick and choose from
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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:19 am 
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Nolathane haven't made the orange ones for many yrs now they make the red ones which are much better/softer, now available from most Auto parts stores as are Super pro etc..

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:23 am 
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hey mate, have a chat with these guys - http://www.wholesalesuspension.com.au/, they are a forum sponsor over on fordxr6turbo.com and Pat is alot of help. I am pretty sure they use super pro and he has done extensive testing with these bushes and are a good compromise between comfy and durability. I will actually be visiting them this weekend for entire inspection on all my bushes as it wudnt surprise me if all mine are stuffed. I know they are interstate for you but might still be cheaper even with freight.

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Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:01 pm 
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thanks mate have bought all the bushes mentioned from them really helpful
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