polybushes, super flex.. etc confused

All the bits that soak up the bumps and point the car in the right direction.

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polybushes, super flex.. etc confused

Postby Cooltony » 07 Feb 2006, 16:26

what are these things can someone give me a run down what they are?

ie whats cheapest whats best etc
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 07 Feb 2006, 21:21

instead of using rubber as a suspension bush you use a flexible plastic - polyurethane. there are lots advantages to using polyurethane instead of rubber but there are drawbacks.
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Postby nutty but nice » 07 Feb 2006, 22:50

Yer hard as funk for one thing.
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 08 Feb 2006, 09:44

biggest differance over rubber is they don't deteriorate any near as quick. they provide much better location with some shock absorbtion compared to nylon or sperical bearings.

things to watch out for are correct tightening, they can split, stainless steel sleeves with steel bolts - stainless eats steel. the geometry needs to be set for less compliant bushes - ie son't set to the book specs.

never got around to using them yet
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Postby jbowman » 12 Aug 2006, 22:08

I think poly bushes are awsome, had Powerflex bushes on my novas and astras, already fitted exhaust poly bushes on the chevette (will never have to replace them ever again). :D

I would like to know if any one has found a supplier who does the complete poly bush set up for the Chevette?

Powerflex does them for the Manta B, could I use them or is there a big difference? :?:

http://www.powerflex.co.uk/products.asp?cat=0023&catalog=0123&submit1.x=23&submit1.y=9

I would like to replace all the bushes with poly bushes as I wont have to change them ever again.
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 12 Aug 2006, 23:01

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Postby andy » 13 Aug 2006, 02:38

yeh i got my set from tim who gets them from superflex prices are also very good :d
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Postby jbowman » 16 Aug 2006, 14:39

Ah right, cheers guys, :D I'll give him an email as his chevette aplication list is unavailable at the mo.
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