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Hey guys, somewhere in this forum, can't find it again, I read to stay away from polyurathane bushings. I'm replacing control arm bushings, ball joints and installing rack and pinion on my 64. What else is there if not urathane and wheres the best place to get it.
 

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I have no idea why poly bushings would be bad
 

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Hey guys, somewhere in this forum, can't find it again, I read to stay away from polyurathane bushings. I'm replacing control arm bushings, ball joints and installing rack and pinion on my 64. What else is there if not urathane and wheres the best place to get it.
Urethane bushings for the stock LCAs are the way to go IMO. The upper arms can stay rubber. I would also box the LCAs. Why not go with the CPP mini subframe kit? I hope you didn't buy the Unisteer R&P kit...
 

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If this is the case has does one go about greasing?

-Justin
If they did not come with the grease fitting then drill and tap. That is what I had to do on all of them on the 53 I have been working on.
 

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Hey NOGO I appreciate the info. I am blocking the LCA, there isn't a big Nova fund, so I'm trying to get done as much as possible with what there is. the mini subframe will have to hold off for a bit. But I am going with the church boys steering kit, possibly lower control arms and disc brakes.
 

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Street car/cruiser poly or rubber is fine.

Any car you want maximum ET from you want neither of the above.

P.S. I'm the one who says poly is bad.
 

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Street car/cruiser poly or rubber is fine.

Any car you want maximum ET from you want neither of the above.

P.S. I'm the one who says poly is bad.
:no: Urethane is a good material when used correctly. The rubber LCA bushings in 1st/2nd gens are notorious for wearing out quickly.

We arent talking drag racing- Im a bit confused about your ET statement:confused:
 

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Hey Novacain,
It's actually gonna be a mostly strip, with some cruising. Hopefully I could run in a 9.60 index. I'm looking for mid 10's on motor with some nitrous to get me in the 9s. So what should i run for bushings?
 

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The front strut rod bushings are the ones that you do not want to replace with anything other than rubber. If you use the polyurethane bushings there is not enough flex for the strut rod and you will bend the bar back and forth with the suspension travel and eventually break it.
 

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There are pros and cons to urethane bushings for the control arms and leaf springs, but you definitely want them for the sway bar bushings, endlinks and shocks.
 
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