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« on: December 02, 2010, 05:26:28 AM »

I think sean roe was going to come out with some poly bushings but havent seen anything on it. What do you gen1/2 guys have up your sleeve for this ?

i know i have an ugly sway bar bushing in the front and id like to replace ALL of them. I did the front control arm bushings when i replaced the actual control arm so those are good but id like to inspect and replace the rears.

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010, 07:47:14 AM »

I know that Mark at IPS (http://ipsco.org/) is currently working on some replacement stabilizer/sway bar caps/bushings.  I will talk to him this weekend and let you know what he's doing.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010, 09:13:48 AM »

I would have to check, but I'm pretty sure Prothane makes some urethane suspension bushings for our cars.  Not a full set, but most of them.
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010, 11:46:50 PM »

Can you check?
I`d love a set of Poly bushings for my rear A arms.  Should cut down on wheel hop.  Since installing new PS2s I havn`t experienced wheel hop, but I would be happy if I never experienced it again.  Planning on building a stiffener bar from bottom of diff to susp.

Swaybar bushings would be a bonus
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2010, 03:38:00 AM »

someone would do well if they make them. these cars are old now and some parts like this are going to be a must replace item
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2010, 08:19:40 AM »

I have Energy Suspension Polyurethane sway bar bushings for a GTS. They are $20 for the front set (1 1/16) and $20 for the rear set (7/8). I only have 1 set of fronts in stock and 4 sets of rears. It takes about 2 weeks to get them from Energy Susp, because they build them on order.



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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2010, 08:23:13 AM »

HEY JEREMY,
 WHAT ABOUT THE BUSHING FOR THE FULL FRONT? a WHILE BACK DELRIN WAS THE ONLY OPTION. DO YOU GUYS HAVE ANYTHING ELSE AVAILABLE THAT COSTS LESS?
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2010, 08:30:24 AM »

Delrin is still the only option that I know of. It is a great upgrade, but your right, it is not cheap! We have also found over the years that all control arms are different, so when we do the delrin bushings we need the control arms here in order to build them to the perfect spec.

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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2010, 09:18:31 PM »

Here is the info that I promised...

http://www.ipsco.org/Viper_files/Billet%20Sway%20Bar%20Brackets.htm

Billet Viper Front Sway Bar Caps & Polyurethane Bushing

(1992 - 2002 Front, and 2003 - 2008 Front and Rear)

These brackets are CNC machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum and anodized clear to give a long lasting protective finish. Supplied with ENERGY SUSPENSION's performance polyurethane bushing, these bushings are impregnated with graphite to add a lubrication property to the bushings. Complete with a zerk fitting, they utilize a unique channel design to allow grease to flow to all inner bushing surfaces, virtually eliminating any possiblity of squeaking. Available in red or black to suit your needs.

IPS175B (Black 1 1/16" Bar)........................$82.50/Pair

IPS175R (Red 1 1/16" Bar)..........................$82.50/Pair





I know that Mark at IPS (http://ipsco.org/) is currently working on some replacement stabilizer/sway bar caps/bushings.  I will talk to him this weekend and let you know what he's doing.
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2010, 05:21:18 AM »

those are on my winter list for sure now. thanks LIG
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2010, 03:30:49 PM »

DAM IT !!!!!!!  More stuff to buy :goodjob:
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2010, 04:40:48 AM »

Definitely going to be picking me up a pair.  Also, make sure that you never lubricate the poly bushings with any petroleum based grease.  The petroleum aspect will actually dissolve the urethane over time.  The recommended lube for poly is a silicone based water-proof synthetic grease and they sell it in tubes just like the standard stuff.  Any chance we can get some Delrin suspension bushings in the works?

Anyone got a set of stock bushings that can be measured...because this place will cut bushings per your specs.

http://plasticbushingdesign.com/
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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2010, 01:55:32 PM »

I don't really know much about suspension....so newbee question coming up. What is the benefit to this mod?   :headscratch: I m sure it's suspension related but what aspect of it?
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2010, 07:14:41 PM »

In general stiffer suspension bushings are better for handling, lousy for ride and rattles.  Probably cheapest, easiest and biggest improvement is the swaybar bushings. 

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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2010, 11:18:04 PM »

In general stiffer suspension bushings are better for handling, lousy for ride and rattles.  Probably cheapest, easiest and biggest improvement is the swaybar bushings. 

Ted

Are the ones listed above stiffer ones or are they the ones that improve the ride? How hard is the install?
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