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 Post subject: Time to replace bushings, options?
Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 7:13 pm 
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Hey Guys,
Doing a bit of underbody maintenance (brakes, steering and suspension) and i'm looking to replace all the bushes with some polyurethane ones. Can anyone recommend a good brand/retailer? I'm keen to do them but not if the bushes alone cost >$1k. I've noticed I can get some "SuperPro" bushes on ebay fairly cheaply:
Front Bushes
Rear Bushes

But the question is, are they any good? If anyone has some experience to shed that would be fantastic.

Thanks, Thomas.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Time to replace bushings, options?
Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 7:21 pm 
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superpro bushes are good, imo much better than nolathane...
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 Post subject: Re: Time to replace bushings, options?
Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 8:58 pm 
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Excellent, just what I want to hear :D:D:D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Time to replace bushings, options?
Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:55 am 
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Anyone else have an opinion of the superpros?

 

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Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 9:37 am 
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I have super pro , the blue bushes , they are great , suspension is much better . Can't feel as many bumps

 

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Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:27 am 
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I found nolothane bushings on my front sway bar the other day and they look like absolute garbage compared to superpro ones

 

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 Post subject: Re: Time to replace bushings, options?
Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 12:38 pm 
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Alright, works for me - will order the superpro bushings.

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Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:55 pm 
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I've had my SuperPro bushes so long, that I swapped them from one car to another....they are about 10 years old now.....you will NOT get that long out of Nolathane or Pedders.
They are also better engineered too....they have " Knurling " in them to hold the special grease, as the other brands do not.....or special " Voids " for grease or comfort level.

 

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Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:41 pm 
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Looking through my manual I can see that I need a press to be able to remove/install almost all of the bushes. Has anyone had success just using a vice or hammer and suitably sized tubes/sockets?

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Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:08 pm 
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thomas505 wrote:
Looking through my manual I can see that I need a press to be able to remove/install almost all of the bushes. Has anyone had success just using a vice or hammer and suitably sized tubes/sockets?

Thanks, Thomas.


Yes......using bolts, big washers, bits of pipe (different sizes for the job required), and a vice. When I sais big washers, I mean the ones like what suspension/shockie washers...the ones that are about 50mm across, and have like 10mm or 12mm bolt holes in them.

 

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Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:09 pm 
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cjh wrote:
thomas505 wrote:
Looking through my manual I can see that I need a press to be able to remove/install almost all of the bushes. Has anyone had success just using a vice or hammer and suitably sized tubes/sockets?

Thanks, Thomas.


Yes......using bolts, big washers, bits of pipe (different sizes for the job required), and a vice. When I sais big washers, I mean the ones like what suspension/shockie washers...the ones that are about 50mm across, and have like 10mm or 12mm bolt holes in them.

or a steel flat bar with the holes drilled.clean all the rust up in the holes before you fit the new bushes,threaded bar may help,as you can use 2 nuts to tighten and press the bushes.

 

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