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Polyurethane Bushes
« on: May 29, 2020, 02:37:29 PM »

Anyone fitted Polyurethane Bushes to their Jeep? What did you think? Recommend?
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Re: Polyurethane Bushes
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2020, 07:25:53 AM »

IMHO, they make for a harsher ride and don't last
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Re: Polyurethane Bushes
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2020, 10:09:44 AM »

Cheers Daggie. Most other responses I've had (elsewhere) say similar things. I need to replace my suspension soon, and can get hold of a set for cheap, but have never used them before, so was trying to get feedback from others who had...

I don't think I will be investing in a set, no matter how cheap.
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Re: Polyurethane Bushes
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2020, 11:55:18 AM »

Its a common theme that they give a harsher ride than standard rubber across many cars, makes sense I suppose as rubber has more give, when I was restoring my Capri, I was strongly advised to stick to standard rubber bushes
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Re: Polyurethane Bushes
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2020, 04:22:38 PM »

................ when I was restoring....... my Capri, I was strongly advised to stick to standard rubber bushes

Did they have rubber bushes then ?  :017:  Wow .... way ahead of their time  :hysterical:
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Re: Polyurethane Bushes
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2020, 07:58:58 AM »

 :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:
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Re: Polyurethane Bushes
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2020, 09:17:07 AM »

................ when I was restoring....... my Capri, I was strongly advised to stick to standard rubber bushes

Did they have rubber bushes then ?  :017:  Wow .... way ahead of their time  :hysterical:

Ya pair of bitch' s   :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:

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Re: Polyurethane Bushes
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2020, 10:18:28 AM »

Ya pair of bitch' s   :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:

Miauw  :lol_hitting:
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Re: Polyurethane Bushes
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2020, 04:49:01 PM »



A jeep isnt a sports car so doesn't really need them
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Re: Polyurethane Bushes
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2020, 06:15:43 PM »

Didn't Enzo Ferrari once say that the jeep was America's only true sports car?
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Re: Polyurethane Bushes
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2021, 06:49:42 PM »

Floflex polybushes sorted the death wobble on my WJ and made a huge improvement. I’d definitely recommend them over rubber.
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Re: Polyurethane Bushes
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2021, 09:34:40 PM »

Decent quality rubber bushes are the best choice. Some brands (Super pro springs to mind) of poly bush claim to be a bit softer but some are like plastic.
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Re: Polyurethane Bushes
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2021, 01:00:42 PM »

Cool - thanks for all the opinions. I've decided not to both with these for now though...
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Re: Polyurethane Bushes
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2021, 05:33:07 PM »

IMHO, they make for a harsher ride and don't last

I cant speak for them on a jeep, but I fitted them to an RX Turbo and an Escort Mexico in years gone by and they did NOT make the ride harsher - in fact the consensus was they made the ride more compliant... (and yes, they did improve turn in and general axle control / high speed handling as you would expect).
Others at the club reported the same thing.
Our invented rationale was that they allowed the pins to rotate more easily, ie. without initially sticking, which gave a more progressive, smoother start to suspension movement in the direction the suspension is supposed to move while preventing twists etc. in directions you didn't want things to move.
They definately improved both the ride and cornering and were not "harsh" at all.
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