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Klone 12-28-2012 01:30 AM

urethane or rubber?
 
Which kind of shifter bushing is better? Urethane or rubber?

pzr2874 12-28-2012 05:32 AM

Urethane.

You talking about the Kartboy stuff?

psinuse 12-28-2012 05:47 AM

Urethane is better to replace almost anything rubber on these cars.

Klone 12-28-2012 09:36 PM

Pzr2874- nah. I'm thinking about getting them from beatrush.

Psinuse- nice. I heard urethane bushings make noises when installed on suspension parts, is that true?

pzr2874 12-29-2012 06:22 AM

Not if installed correctly.

man show 12-29-2012 08:55 AM

I have a handful of polyurethane bushings on my 07 WRX and I was always warned that they would make my ride "harsh." So far, it has only been noticeably stiffer, but far from what I would consider harsh. Moral of the story: do not fear the urethane.

mosc 01-02-2013 03:42 PM

+1 urethane. It's stiffer which gives a feel of more connection between drivetrain and car. The driver almost always prefers this connection above the smoothness of being disconnected from your car. Passengers will notice some additional movement when shifting but it won't be that noticeable. To a driver? All benefit, no negative.

Klone 11-01-2013 02:22 AM

thanks for your input guys

the RIOT act 11-01-2013 05:51 AM

I had a FULL Energy Suspension kit on my Civic way back in the day and have nothing but good things to say. When I bought it pretty much every bushing was wasted! I never had any squeaks from them either.


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pzr2874 11-01-2013 05:43 PM

Don't use ANY lubricants when installing urethane. Just lookin out.

the RIOT act 11-01-2013 08:05 PM

Yeah it sucked doing my Civic. I had to use about 10 cans of WD-40 and torches on 3/4 of the car. Then strip it all down so there was no lubricants on there before installing the poly bushings. Wasn't fun...


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pzr2874 11-01-2013 11:34 PM

you'll sound like a 68 impala on 50 yr old bushings if ya do.

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