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Old 09-01-2003, 23:02   #1 (permalink)
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nolathane bushes - worth it?

Hey just wondering for those out there that have nolathane bushes on their cars, is it worth extra cash for nolathane over normal rubber bushes for your suspension parts?

Can you notice any handling improvements?

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Re: nolathane bushes - worth it?

when i changed my swaybar bushes to urethane bushes ( nolathane is retail name ) I noticed a definate improvement, but was probably due to the old bushes being cactus. Anyway, its not only the handling improvement, they will outlast a rubber bush
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Re: nolathane bushes - worth it?

fair comment six.

what suspension parts did you replace with the urethane bushes? sway bar? radius rods? steering?
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Re: nolathane bushes - worth it?

Unfortunately I only ever got around to doing the swaybars ( end links and D-Mounts ). However basically every bush in the front end of my escort were urethane, it was very tight and I kept them well greased so I had no dramas with squeaks at all
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Re: nolathane bushes - worth it?

that seems to be the best way to keep them in good condition. Greasing ya bushes helps reduce friction I guess.

I need to do my lower shocker bushes (forgot what their called) where the shocker bolts to lower arm. It looks pretty sad and squeaks like hell. I'll end up doing whatever else needs to be done too.
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Re: nolathane bushes - worth it?

I've owned several cars which I've fitted urethane to all components.
All cars feel tighter, they are also slightly harsher.

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Re: nolathane bushes - worth it?

Ive replaced every single bush in my EA with nolathane items EVOFORD1 kit. IF you grease them well when installing them you shouldnt have a problem with squeeking. And yes it does tighten the car up significantly. Well worth it over the rubber bushes.
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Re: nolathane bushes - worth it?

What cost would I be looking at if I was to do the whole front end in urethane, fitted?
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the kit that i baught was RRP$640 retail, and this was every single bush in the car.
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How long did it take for you to fit that kit walky?

Where did you get it from?

Your gonna have to take me for a spin in your car next sunday!!! :p
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