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Old 06-09-14, 10:47 PM   #61
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Awesome work. How is the ride now with brand new bushings?
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Old 06-10-14, 04:56 AM   #62
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The smooth road ride did not change much, that was good already. The big difference is over sharp edged stuff like small potholes and manhole covers. It's much less harsh now. The only bushing that was visibly torn and disintegrating was lower right forward one. I think this is the one that was telegraphing a fair amount of sharp bump harshness into the car.
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Old 06-10-14, 07:42 AM   #63
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Robert:

Was all this on your dime or did you have an extended warranty that covered it?
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Old 06-10-14, 08:49 AM   #64
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I paid for all this . My car is well out of warranty. I bought this car in a pass-through transaction from my mother around Christmas of 2013. The factory warranty was timed out in June, 2013. I knew when I bought it that it would need this and a few other things so I'm budgeted for it.
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Old 06-19-14, 10:48 AM   #65
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Old 06-25-14, 10:08 AM   #66
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Hello
Can I order the 4 front upper control arm and 4 lower control arm bushings
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Old 09-17-14, 12:22 PM   #67
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The Armstrong PU bushes installed on the upper control arms started to make some donkey bray 'eek nork' sound driving over road humps.

I have used grease on them liberally prior to installation but I guess this started to wear off recently. The PU bushes were also kind of 'loose' sitting in their control arms such that they 'rotate' a bit too much when the wheels are turned.

Not feeling comfortable and slightly annoyed by the noise, I'd changed them out.

Got them installed on the very day I received them in the mail and the car feels even tighter at the front when going around bends - that was my first impression. It has been almost a week now, no problem whatsoever, I guess I am done with this project.
Vvman, now that you've had your polyurethane bushings in for a few months is the ride much stiffer and is there any squeaking still going on? There's a lot of debate in the car world over polyurethane bushings versus rubber when trying to balance the durability of poly versus stiffer rides and squeaking noise. Thanks.
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Old 09-17-14, 04:29 PM   #68
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If I may comment, the general consensus is to stay with oem urethane style bushings. Not polyurethane. The has been documented very well in the 430 and 400 forums. Many who installed the poly's comment on how it ruins the ride and consistently squeaks. This is particularly true for the front.
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