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Old 07-24-2003, 01:12 AM   #1  
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id like to improve the ride of my stang some i was thinking about getting poly urethane bushings but im nto sure if they are worth it otherwise im looking for anything else to make the ride less offroad like <IMG src=smileys/smiley2.gif border="0">thnx
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Old 07-24-2003, 01:34 AM   #2  
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hey your ride looks pretty rad man. but im a sucker for a shiny black hatch fox. oh ps, love the spoiler
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Old 07-24-2003, 01:54 AM   #3  
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They might make yoru ride actually harsher.

I know my car shakes like hell with my poly motor mounts.
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Old 07-24-2003, 01:23 PM   #4  
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History lesson inRubber, Polyurethane and now Polygraphite...</P>


Years ago performance driving enthusiasts and racers replaced the factory rubber front suspension bushings with solid aluminum or steel bushings. This produced "flatter" cornering in competition but, the metal bushings soon proved to be too stiff, causing premature suspension failure or excessive wear. Then came polyurethane. It was much firmer than stock rubber bushings yet flexible enough to reduce severe pavement to chassis shock. A definite improvement, polyurethane soon began appearing on street driven vehicles. However, since polyurethane must rotate with suspension travel (unlike twisting, elastic action of rubber) new friction points were created which again caused premature wear along with annoying squeaks. (which I now have, slightly, but they are there)</P>


Now comes Polygraphite (and hopefully it will come to my car), a graphite-impregnated high performance bushing designed for street, strip or track driven cars. You will have the road handling characteristics of polyurethane bushings with virtually no deflection and the self-lubricating qualities of graphite, BUT and this is a big <U>BUT</U> your ride WILL be stiffer than with just Rubber.......</P>


...and there you have if folks....another lil lesson from uncle whitehawk.... LOL</P>


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