posted October 09, 2002 12:30 PM
I'm going to replace the a arm bushings in my 75 camaro and I'd like a little input on which type to use: the solid steel or poly's. I've heard the solid steel bushings require a lot of maintenence to make them work properly and if you ever brush the wall w/'em there is no flex and you'll easily bend the a arm. Is this true? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the poly's? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance
RangeRover Dirt Maniac
Total posts: 174
posted October 09, 2002 02:44 PM
To me the polys are the best compromise between the drawbacks you mentioned of the solid and the deflection of the stock rubber. The polys do a good job of keeping your suspension dimensions and settings from changing under various loads as is the case with rubber. However, they do offer more forgiveness than the solid pieces. This has been my personal choice for a while and have never been disappointed by it.
blanep Dirt Full Roller
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posted October 09, 2002 07:31 PM
While building up my present car I chose steel. I haven't raced it enough to give a real fair assesment yet, but I did whack the wall a few times this weekend (1 time was pretty dang hard with the rf) but I haven't seen or measured any ill effects on the front end since that time.
Although I'm liking the steel so far, I would have to agree with rangerover in using poly since I have such limited running time on steel at this point.
hughes Dirt Maniac
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posted October 10, 2002 11:19 AM
Save some cash an just put them in the front right. Think about it the LF is just along for the ride. Take the two extra ones and put them in your back-up a-arm so if you bounce it off the wall "your ret ta go". Hey maybe I'm just to cheap
redneck racing Dirt Freak
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posted October 11, 2002 01:08 PM
I run the polys less maintainence and cheaper than steel. I run them in the lower a's and in my rear leaf springs. Eddie