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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-23-05, 06:01 PM
Mac Harris
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Polybush - Red or Blue

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I've got to replace some suspension bushes - anybody got any pearls of
wisdom to pass on about Polybush's - I'm rarely of road, but would
appreciate tighter handling than the original parts currently give (the
car's an 11yo Tdi Discovery) - wondering if the "Reds" would be to rigid....

Cheers

Mac






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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-23-05, 06:02 PM
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Re: Polybush - Red or Blue

On or around Thu, 23 Jun 2005 22:52:05 +0200, "Mac Harris"
<mac_harris@hotmail.com> enlightened us thusly:

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>I've got to replace some suspension bushes - anybody got any pearls of
>wisdom to pass on about Polybush's - I'm rarely of road, but would
>appreciate tighter handling than the original parts currently give (the
>car's an 11yo Tdi Discovery) - wondering if the "Reds" would be to rigid....


there's a good argument in favour of replacing with standard rubberoid ones.
A lot cheaper... With the bushes all in good condition there's not a lot
wrong with the handling.

other stuff to check is all the steering joints and the steering damper, and
swivel bearings as well.


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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-23-05, 06:02 PM
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Re: Polybush - Red or Blue

Mac Harris wrote:

> I've got to replace some suspension bushes - anybody got any pearls of
> wisdom to pass on about Polybush's - I'm rarely of road, but would
> appreciate tighter handling than the original parts currently give (the
> car's an 11yo Tdi Discovery) - wondering if the "Reds" would be to rigid....
>
> Cheers
>
> Mac


Leaving the question of red/blue to others .... if your present bushes
(assuming front radius arm and panhard rod bushes) are more than, say,
five years old with only road use or less with off-road use just
replacing them will be enough to restore most of the tautness. At 11
years old, restoring the tautness to square one involves other
components, too.
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-23-05, 10:01 PM
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Re: Polybush - Red or Blue

Mac,
I replaced the bushes on my 110 with Red bushes & on the wife's Discovery
with Blue Poly Bushes so I can give you a comparison. If you need very
taught suspension set up go for the Red, but I have found that they increase
the harshness of the ride considerably to the point that I am changing the
110 to Blue bushes this year. As a point of interest I have had the Poly
bushes on for 5 years & even though I have only covered 40K ( a lot over
fields & towing a heavy trailer) the bushes still feel like new.
Hope this helps, Tony M0BYB

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> appreciate tighter handling than the original parts currently give (the
> car's an 11yo Tdi Discovery) - wondering if the "Reds" would be to
> rigid....
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> Cheers
>
> Mac
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-24-05, 02:03 AM
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Re: Polybush - Red or Blue

I put red bushes on my 90 after having to keep replacing rubber ones after
off roading a lot. Off road I think the red ones are too firm. On road
though (which is where my 90 spends most of its time - dont go off roading
now much) the bushes help really well with the handling. I can go round
corners at a reasonable speed and there hardly seems any body roll.
Red = bad off road, good on road
Blue = good off road, not so good on road.

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> appreciate tighter handling than the original parts currently give (the
> car's an 11yo Tdi Discovery) - wondering if the "Reds" would be to
> rigid....
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> Cheers
>
> Mac
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-24-05, 02:03 AM
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In message <X6Mue.1418$z61.1284@newsfe2-gui.ntli.net>
"Tony Lee" <snoopy_v8@tesco.net> wrote:

> Mac,
> I replaced the bushes on my 110 with Red bushes & on the wife's Discovery
> with Blue Poly Bushes so I can give you a comparison. If you need very
> taught suspension set up go for the Red, but I have found that they increase
> the harshness of the ride considerably to the point that I am changing the
> 110 to Blue bushes this year. As a point of interest I have had the Poly
> bushes on for 5 years & even though I have only covered 40K ( a lot over
> fields & towing a heavy trailer) the bushes still feel like new.
> Hope this helps, Tony M0BYB
>


Don't forget there are Britpart Black, Yellow and Blue as well......

Richard

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> > appreciate tighter handling than the original parts currently give (the
> > car's an 11yo Tdi Discovery) - wondering if the "Reds" would be to
> > rigid....
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-24-05, 06:01 AM
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Re: Polybush - Red or Blue

Hello, Mac!

There are also Orange polybushes, which are in between red and blue ... I
have these on my Discovery. They are *very* good, not too soft, and not too
harsh ;-)

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-24-05, 06:01 AM
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Re: Polybush - Red or Blue


I have them too, and they are great.

You can also get a hybrid kit, which have some red and some blue.


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