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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-08-04, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
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Neoprene bushes

Howdy Pilgrims,

Well, looks as if most of my bushes are due to be replaced. Decided it's not that much more to go neoprene, so I am.

Anyone know of any good brands? Also I'm in Brissy, any recommendations on a local shop that knows it stuff?

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Re: Neoprene bushes

Whiteline or Nolethane.

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Re: Neoprene bushes

Nolathane (RED) but apparently they are shit quality. Mine lasted 10 years in an ED.
2yr 40k warranty. Autobarn $51 and Repco $84.
Super Pro (BLUE) supposed to be the best. Sold by Fulcrums.
3yr 60k warranty. Fulcrums would only sell me the whole kit for $240 both sides.
Also (YELLOW) ones as well but don't know about them.

Pedders also sell mutant half rubber/neoprene bushes. $20 a side so $40 all up.

I use RED because the're the only ones which will fit my Castor/Camber kit.

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Yes Nolathane seem to have a 10 year life; just had to replace them again in the NB.

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Re: Neoprene bushes

Sorry about the thread mining but new information has come to light...

Ok, so let me get this right:

RED = Nolathane, but apparently they are shit quality. Autobarn $51 and Repco $84 (is this all up or per side?)

(Or am I being daft, seems to me that a bush that lasts ten years must be of an OK quality. Are you saying that the bushes are good quality, but are 'shit' in terms of increasing handling peformance? )

BLUE = Super Pro, supposed to be the best. Sold by Fulcrums (also whiteline, see below). $495.94 for all bushes.

YELLOW = Whiteline? Iam confused about this. My escort has whiteline bushes, and they are yellow. Also all of the photos on their site show yellow bushes. However a recent quote that I recieved from whiteline specified Super Pro as the the brand. Is fulcrums owned by whiteline?

Pedders also sell mutant half rubber/neoprene bushes. $40 for all bushes.

So...What are peoples experiences with these different brands? What is the difference in handling improvement between Red and Blue? Are whiteline bushes worth $500?

Any and all comments/ experinces welcome!
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Re: Neoprene bushes

As far as I know Whiteline do not make bushes, bought in and packeged for them most likely Superpro anyway.
Nolathane had Duro issues long ago, sorted out now from good sources.
10yrs life out of bushes phhht why complain.
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Re: Neoprene bushes

in my XF i have replaced every bush with Nolathane and i love them. IMO i can't see any other way to make a car handle better. i have even done the engine and trans mounts and she rides like a dream when partnered up the the Supelows!

haven't had any experience with the others so i'll leave that up to other people.

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Re: Neoprene bushes

10 year life for a bush is pretty bloody good, I dunno why you say they're no good.

I swear by nolothane, you just cant go wrong with them.
When I lowered my car I went thru and did all the bushes but slowy began to run out of money so I bought some 'noltec' replacement trailing arms....BIGGEST mistake ever.

The plain rubber bushes (in the upper arms) literally melted and fell apart...shortly after the urethane/neoprene/whatever it was, was rooted, pulled the arms out and the crush tubes fell out on the ground. mind you all this happened under 15k and probly under 10k.

so whatever you do, steer clear of noltec branded stuff.

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Re: Neoprene bushes

Whiteline sell Super Pro bushes (blue) as well as some other type (the red and yellow ones). If you go to the Superpro site and determine part numbers for stuff you want then go to the Whiteline site and punch the part numbers into their online shop the items will come up with prices.

Also, the shockies supplied by Whiteline in their upgrade packages for EA/EB/ED are KYB (don't know about shockies for other models being KYB).

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My ED falcon is 10 years old and has done 65,000 km. 10 years sitting round is OK but I was told back then at Bumpa-t-Bumpa they would last a lifetime. Mate with a L20 Stanza had 12 months out of his but he rallies it.


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