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Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 14:27:04 +1300
From: Richard Sutherland-Smith <richard.ssnospamr.net.nz>
Subject: Re: suspension bushings - poly or rubber?


In message <p4qwd.32$_62.27nospamdc01> "James Sweet" <jamessweetnospamail.com> wrote: > > "Sheldon Rabin" <srabinnospamhlink.net> wrote in message > news:2Rowd.1261$RH4.544nospamread1.news.pas.earthlink.net... > > Craig, > > Polyurethane bushings give better suspension control, less dimensional > > change and and give a harsh(er) ride when compared to rubber bushings. > > Rubber isolates better and has generally has a greater service life. > > Your choice. > > > I didn't realize they wouldn't last as long, the people who make poly > bushings always seem to claim they last longer! Does it depend on the type > of bushing? > > I have replaced some tatty looking rubber bushes with poly. ones, but have never had to replace a poly one yet, so I can't comment on their longevity. The feel of the cars I have done is great, but I suppose it would have felt better with new rubber ones. I get mine from http://www.racecar.co.uk/superflex/ and they are Australian!! -- Richard & Mary Sutherland-Smith 19 Webb Road, Wanganui 5001, New Zealand

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