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dthompson
04-09-2016, 11:38 PM
My cousin and I put together this little video showing the difference between stock/poly bushings and delrin bushings at the LCA and Knuckle.

It pretty cool to see the suspension work.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVa1Wv7Lg68

KMT
04-10-2016, 12:00 AM
Video FTW, thanks.

Notice any change in NVH yet?

dthompson
04-10-2016, 12:06 AM
Video FTW, thanks.

Notice any change in NVH yet?


I cant hear/feel the NVH over the exhaust. I really dont have many miles on these yet, maybe 10... but my initial impression is that it seems slightly bouncier now, and that may be because the bushing bind isnt there anymore. But I really need some stiffer shocks than the monroes anyways.

KMT
04-10-2016, 12:09 AM
Well, of course there are reasons the factory went w/rubber, which are different from the reasons we want more control ;)

potshotscott
04-10-2016, 01:41 AM
Great video - makes a lot of sense

MadMikeyL
04-10-2016, 03:20 PM
I'm surprised how much movement is still there with the Delrin bushings. I guess the deflection you still see is probably coming from the subframe mount bushings, cause there definitely isn't that much give in the Delrin.

dthompson
04-10-2016, 05:21 PM
I'm surprised how much movement is still there with the Delrin bushings. I guess the deflection you still see is probably coming from the subframe mount bushings, cause there definitely isn't that much give in the Delrin.

I thought the same thing after seeing the video, so I decided to make another video of the subframe mount while I still had the camera. Wow, there is a lot of movement there!!! :eek: I guess throwing another $350 dollars at it wont hurt anything ;) Maybe Jay will cut me a deal for all the advertising!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z96HXUc2LhA

MadMikeyL
04-10-2016, 06:00 PM
Wow! Never thought there would be that much movement in the subframe!

KMT
04-10-2016, 06:02 PM
How many miles on the original subframe bushings?

dthompson
04-10-2016, 06:18 PM
How many miles on the original subframe bushings?

27 years old with 140,000ish miles

fastsc92
04-10-2016, 07:40 PM
random question...

Do all years have a bump stop in the rear? The last two cars I had didn't have one...at least I didn't remember seeing them.

racecougar
04-11-2016, 08:50 PM
random question...

Do all years have a bump stop in the rear? The last two cars I had didn't have one...at least I didn't remember seeing them.

'89-91 only. They're easy enough to remove, too. They just unscrew.