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xr suspension bushes
April 16, 2016 07:07PM
For those of you competing with xr4tis, what route did you go when you decided to ditch the rotted out stock suspension bushes?

I'm trying to track down new bushes, and while I know that there are new parts available, the usual merkur vendors only carry stock, and mostly used.



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Re: xr suspension bushes
April 16, 2016 07:13PM
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For those of you competing with xr4tis, what route did you go when you decided to ditch the rotted out stock suspension bushes?

I'm trying to track down new bushes, and while I know that there are new parts available, the usual merkur vendors only carry stock, and mostly used.

da fuq?

Whassmatta wif youse finger? Can't manage to press 11 keys?



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Re: xr suspension bushes
April 16, 2016 08:06PM
Just tried calling....



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Re: xr suspension bushes
April 16, 2016 09:09PM
I would not recommend nylon STA bushing. Also, they.suck to remove.
I think I used powerflex maybe.



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Re: xr suspension bushes
April 18, 2016 07:08AM
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Re: xr suspension bushes
April 18, 2016 08:16AM

No Kroll and I had a nice long and amusing talk a few nights ago...

More than just bushings...of course...



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Re: xr suspension bushes
April 18, 2016 11:13AM
he makes an xratty look real good!



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Re: xr suspension bushes
April 18, 2016 12:22PM
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he makes an xratty look real good!


He?

Who?



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Re: xr suspension bushes
April 18, 2016 12:31PM
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he makes an xratty look real good!


He?

Who?

Lower case h so its not Him.
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Re: xr suspension bushes
April 18, 2016 03:01PM

Yeah, all that stuff looks familiar.
I definitely had their rear diff mount, powerflex rear beam and front TCA bushings. I don't think I ever ran a sway bar and I definitely wouldn't care about the bushings if I had. Chuck W engine mounts and I don't even know what trans mount, something poly and easy to get probably.



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Re: xr suspension bushes
April 18, 2016 04:29PM
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I would not recommend nylon STA bushing.

Just curious as to the reason there. Is it just too solid? Does it cause other issues to manifest? If so, does this put into question solidly mounting the rear beam? If so, why, if not - why?

I definitely don't know shit, so gimme sum edumacations. I need teh learnin', comrade.
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Re: xr suspension bushes
April 18, 2016 05:24PM
Whatever Sean used on the the Merkur 2 build has been working great. I'm assuming the trailing arms used stock rubber bushings, as that's what they look like.
Rear beam (TSS fab/JVAcool smiley is solid mounted. BTW, the TSS Fab beam needs a bunch of work to get the alignment set even remotely decent.
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Re: xr suspension bushes
April 22, 2016 02:51PM
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I would not recommend nylon STA bushing.

Just curious as to the reason there. Is it just too solid? Does it cause other issues to manifest? If so, does this put into question solidly mounting the rear beam? If so, why, if not - why?

I definitely don't know shit, so gimme sum edumacations. I need teh learnin', comrade.

I am curious also. I used nylon for the STA's, solid mounted the beam and differential. I was happy with the way the car handled after. Front is all poly.



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Re: xr suspension bushes
April 22, 2016 03:02PM
They were noisy more than.anything.



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