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Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:12 pm 
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G'day
I'm replacing my steering rack and front suspension bushes (upper,lower control arm,etc)but am thinking of going back to rubber for the bushes just for an easier ride.
Anyone know of anyone in Brisneyland who would have rubber bushes as opposed to polyurethane,nolathene,etc for an EF ?
Any thoughts on Rubber vs Urethane,etc

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:04 am 
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mate you used to be able to get urethane bushes in different hardness levels. Don't know if they still make 'em but ask "hey can you get these but a little softer?'

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:50 pm 
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I've had very good experience with Darren/Peter at Durashock in Archerfield (Brisbane Driveline Services or something).

Whatever price you get, talk to them and they'll beat it by a lot. I've had them fit short stroke shocks to my car, which are excellent quality and the price fantastic.

I also got a quote for superpro bushes from Fulcrum, which are softer than some others. They wanted $1150 for the job. Durashock quoted using exactly same part numbers....same job for $750. Cheaper part pricing and labour. Highly recommend them.

They also have an outlet at Brendale I think. Look up their website if you're interested.

Joe

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:14 pm 
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Thanx for the replies
i'll give Durashock in Archerfield a buzz,as im only a few kays up the road from them abd see what they have available.
just got their details if anyone else is interested:
Driveline Services Australia
56 Colebard st East,
Archerfield QLD 4006
PH: (07) 3275 7600
FAX: (07) 3274 1435
EMAIL: sales@driveline.com.au
WEB: www.driveline.com.au

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:06 am 
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Falcon, let us know the results once you've fitted rubber or urethane! Should yield good improvement. I'll be doing the same shortly using superpro.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:03 pm 
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Ended up putting in Nolathene Uppers,Lowers,Radius am & Rear sway bar D bushes (with a Ford remanufactured rack and pinion),seems a bit harsher than rubber at the moment,but they might need a little time to settle in

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:23 pm 
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I think Nolathane are supposed to be the hardest of the bunch. I guess thats part of the compromise. How has the urethane affected the handling of your car?

 

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