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> It's on PMs sent -GB for Trailing Arm bushings Rubber and option for Urethane, Who's interested? 4 pcs (one car) $28 a set rubber $36 Poly
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post Nov 18 2019, 04:08 PM
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We are in the process of doing the A arm bushings in rubber
We can easily do these up in a polyurethane at the same time, just have to do enough to pay for the materials and set up would be looking at 25 sets to do the Poly

The GB would be for a set of 4 (enough for 1car)

For $28 in rubber

and $36 in poly

To get the pricing right we need 40 takers in rubber and 25 in Poly


We've been in testing on these for some time and had made a couple variations.
This is what they look like.

SO Who's in?


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post Nov 18 2019, 06:50 PM
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do you mean trailing arm bushings? I already bought the kit so will the shaft be the same? Will these squeak after a while?
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post Nov 18 2019, 08:02 PM
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Mark - how do these differ from the previous ones. Thanks
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post Nov 18 2019, 09:01 PM
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Previous ones were the self lubricating Poly-graphite we did not make them. The feedback from Eric was that we needed to make these to do exactly what factory ones did, he was mentioning that there was some squeak from them as they needed to be lubricated, as the rubber ones were not. There is some room for improvement that we will be doing also.

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QUOTE(yellowporky @ Nov 18 2019, 04:50 PM) *

do you mean trailing arm bushings? I already bought the kit so will the shaft be the same? Will these squeak after a while?
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The shaft kit will be the same. The stainless is bulletproof.
I was amazed to see the factory was a hollow tube and the welds were not great. So water got in the inside and rusted.
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post Nov 18 2019, 09:07 PM
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I'll help support the cause. One set please.
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Count me in, one set for me please
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I'll take one set please; rubber.

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Poly compound is CRITICAL. Interested for sure but how will we get the right balance of compliance and firmness?

Genuine question / don’t know how to do that and haven’t tried to make bushings before.
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QUOTE(Tdskip @ Nov 19 2019, 10:52 AM) *

Poly compound is CRITICAL. Interested for sure but how will we get the right balance of compliance and firmness?

Genuine question / don’t know how to do that and haven’t tried to make bushings before.

Fortunately I have (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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One set in rubber please...Thanks
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QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Nov 19 2019, 03:05 PM) *

QUOTE(Tdskip @ Nov 19 2019, 10:52 AM) *

Poly compound is CRITICAL. Interested for sure but how will we get the right balance of compliance and firmness?

Genuine question / don’t know how to do that and haven’t tried to make bushings before.

Fortunately I have (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)


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I’m in for one rear set in rubber. . .

and one front set in rubber (add on?)!
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@Mikey914

Are the shafts going to be offered in a bundle deal?

I have found most original shafts are not straight which makes bushing installation very difficult.

I have done several sets of the Elephant Racing sets and the installation is tricky.

Good installation tools are a must.

I added tapers to the Elephant tools. Delrin might be more slippery and better.

I have a couple clean blasted trailing arms and would be willing to install them.

I also have sets of used shafts for test installation.

I am betting the new shafts will make installation much easier.

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post Nov 20 2019, 11:04 AM
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QUOTE(bdstone914 @ Nov 19 2019, 03:03 PM) *

@Mikey914

Are the shafts going to be offered in a bundle deal?

I have found most original shafts are not straight which makes bushing installation very difficult.

I have done several sets of the Elephant Racing sets and the installation is tricky.

Good installation tools are a must.

I added tapers to the Elephant tools. Delrin might be more slippery and better.

I have a couple clean blasted trailing arms and would be willing to install them.

I also have sets of used shafts for test installation.

I am betting the new shafts will make installation much easier.

Bruce



Thanks Bruce,
We have actually installed in the shop and had our 1st non commercial customer do an install. His shafts were shot so he also used the stainless shafts.
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I personally found these much easier than the front. And yes I need to change the title as it's confusing. But A arm bushings will also be on special.

Anything you want to add?


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One rear set in rubber please...Thanks
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The install of the bushings was VERY easy! The original rubber was deteriorating/cracking, stiff and definitely past it's better days. Getting those out was the most time consuming part but not too bad.

The stainless shafts matched the rubber bushings really nicely. They are a little heavier than stock but far superior craftsman ship. Pressed nicely into the bushings with my little shop press.

My Original Shafts were toast, deep rust pits and threads were toast.

Would definitely recommend both the shafts and bushings from @mikey914

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While I was in there did the Springs from 914Rubber too!


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