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Old 03-21-2004, 04:40   #1 (permalink)
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Bushes in lower control arm (EL)

Hello boys and girls

Soon i am going to have to replace the bushes (front and rear) on the lower control arm in my EL. My question is what is the best brand to use? I have nolathane in there now (which for some reason have lasted only 12 months....but i did lower my car an inch in that time) and the guy at Pedders said Nolathane used to release a bush that was known for flogging out (he reckons i have these)

I have also heard of a few other brands, and even been advised to go back to rubber. Which is the best way to go about it? Im assuming the key to these bushes surviving is proper tightening with the car on the ground, what about lubrication? Any recommendations there? Pedders want $200 for the fronts only (installed) i can pick up front and rear pairs for around $90 the lot

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Re: Bushes in lower control arm (EL)

I have Superpro bushes all round in my ED and they are great! The handling is a lot more responsive than with the old rubber bushes.

I found http://www.whiteline.com.au to have the best prices for these bushes. Download the Superpro catalog from:

http://www.superpro.com.au/docs/superpro.pdf

and then search for the part numbers on the whiteline website.
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Re: Bushes in lower control arm (EL)

factory rubber are ment to be better
last longer
less road vibrations
you won't find a differance in handling unless you race your car
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Re: Bushes in lower control arm (EL)

poly urethane style bushes are supposed to be good which I think is between rubber and nolathane.

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Re: Bushes in lower control arm (EL)

Nolathane is a brand, and they make Polyurethane bush's.
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Re: Bushes in lower control arm (EL)

some of you are on the money polyurethane is a compound between rubber and urethane so it does not stretch control arms like urethane but while we on this subject the lube required is black molly litilum grease on all contacting surfaces of the bush and will need to take the control arms out every 1to 2 years and regrease thats if they dont run dry and start squeaking or wearing before hand .so i know which one id use POLYURETHANE but thats only my opinion greg venomXR6 CHEERS
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