<VV> bushing upgrade advice wanted
bryan at skiblack.com
Mon Feb 18 10:46:25 EST 2013
The most crucial ones are the lower rear control arm bushings. The two common ways to tighten them up a bit is either polyurethane or one nylon and one replacement rubber bushing. Both work pretty well. You may find you'll want to change the alignment or add a rear sway bar, the effect is quite dramatic.
Next up would be the front lower control arms. Both these and the rears are the largest bushings, so they have the most impact. Use either a new stock or poly bushing here, nylon tends to bind. At one point there was a chamfered delrin bushing available but I don't know if that's true anymore.
BTW, replace the pitman arm bushing if you haven't already.
See my bushing page for further details:
On Feb 17, 2013, at 10:58 PM, Ramon Rodriguez III wrote:
> Can anyone give me some advice on what bushings and such to replace first
> (I will have to do the car in stages for financial reasons mostly)? I'm
> hoping for upgraded bushings (Nylon?) where applicable, but no metal
> bushings. I plan to stay in IS-3 class for now at least. I don't mind a
> harsher ride but this car will still be driven plenty on the street. I
> like to someday get my suspension working similar to what I experienced in
> Kevin Wilson's car at Sturbridge.
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