Polyurethan or Rubber?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by Primus, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Primus

    Primus New Member

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    Hey Guys,
    Im Max, im a new Camaro owner from germany and I already have some Questions.
    The biggest Thing is: My Berly '79 feels like a Boat. Its not Stable at all, everything over 60 feels extremly scary. My suggestion is: New Bushings everywhere! I dont think, that the preowners ever did some Suspensionwork..
    as i was searching through the web, i couldnt find any rubber bushings in Europe or America. My German friends told me, that the ride is getting way to harsh with PU bushings in it. What do you guys think? I can get a Energy Suspension Kit for 300 Bucks...
    Thanks for helping

    Max
     
  2. Lowend

    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  4. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    Another option using stock arms is the ride tech street grip stuff. Delrin goodness
     
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  5. dailycruiser81

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  6. Green hornet

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    Lowend has is right. Avoid the poly. OEM rubber bushings are still available.
     
  7. Blown Camaro

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    I did Polyurethane and MAN is there a lot of drag in the bushings. They also squeak. Good thing the motor is so loud I can't hear it! On the plus side, the alignment going down the track is perfect and I can steer it with one finger.
     
  8. dailycruiser81

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    Has anyone tried polygraphite?
     
  9. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

    I would only use polyurethane bushings for the sway bars only .And the grease able ones. Companies such as classics industries has the stock ones. What has been done with the suspension ?
     

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  10. mech393

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    I have the polygraphites and they still squeak and the ride is harsh one day I will replace them
     

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