Poly Bushes vs Rubber Bushes

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Poly Bushes vs Rubber Bushes

Postby mollythemoggie » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:06 am

Perhaps one of the better articles I have read on the subject! And have been doing alot of reading lately as I've had 2 sets of poly bushes fail prematurely in the upper trunnion due to lack of lubrication.. I think the cons outweigh the pros for daily driving and I'll be going back to rubber:

http://www.netbug.net/blogmichael/?p=103 would love to know what people think!

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Re: Poly Bushes vs Rubber Bushes

Postby MarkyB » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:13 am

I think part of the reason for people turning too these is the poor quality of rubber components these days, if original quality parts were available there wouldn't be such a call for them.
For my money the best thing to fit in a Minor eye bolt is a Metalastic bush, they seem to last for ever without any issues.

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Re: Poly Bushes vs Rubber Bushes

Postby irmscher » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:37 am

I have had poly bushes on my minor and my mini but i find they give a harsh ride :(

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Re: Poly Bushes vs Rubber Bushes

Postby bmcecosse » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:10 am

I have black poly bushes in the top trunnion for almost 10 years now - they look like new - absolutely no problem. Smear of moly grease on assembly. I had poly on my Mini too - much better handling - with a solid mount subby of course.
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Re: Poly Bushes vs Rubber Bushes

Postby don58van » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:01 am

For my money the best thing to fit in a Minor eye bolt is a Metalastic bush.
But where do you get them? :roll:

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Re: Poly Bushes vs Rubber Bushes

Postby ASL642 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:04 am

Just Google Metalastic bushes :wink: :D

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Re: Poly Bushes vs Rubber Bushes

Postby bmcecosse » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:22 pm

The metalastic bush is great in the eyebolt . But this Q is about the upper trunnion !
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