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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-11-2000, 12:49 PM
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well 12 day of off roading in colorado and moab took there toll,my rear bushing on the front springs are shot.it has gotten so bad that the front ends knocks when i turn was looking for some ideas on a replacement[rubber or urathane]whould appericiate any pro or cons and where to get them.thanks mike

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Re: bushings

Rubber = more flex, wear out faster
Urethane = less flex (questionable), last as long as Dick Clark.

I use urethane and I feel they flex just as much as rubber, but they do cost more.

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Go with greasable bushings - they are kind of messy (whatever) but they flex smoothly and do not make those creaking noises when you are flexing out....And as Tim said Urethane is probably the best way to go....good luck

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Re: bushings

Speaking of bushings, does anyone have two (2) stock rubber bushing they want to sell (or give??)
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I'm sure I do (somewhere!). I'll paw thru everything this weekend. I think I have the ones of my 94, so they'll be sorta fresh. If I don't get back to you soon, remind me. I'm kinda perma-burnt.

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Its ok man, i got some from my friend. Thanks anyway tho.
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Re: bushings

i run urethane bushings and lube the bolts with anti-seize
compound no problems ever!

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Rubber does flex more and poly lasts longer.

There is a middle ground though. They're a bit more expensive, but we've found Old Man Emu bushings flex about as good as rubber but have the durability of poly. They use a softer urethane compound and the bushings themselves are grooved so that they can deflect and allow for great articulation. At about $80 for the vehicle though, they are twice what our normal poly bushings run.


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