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I'm still in for a set.

Did the similar 'stock' size get lost too?

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Post Re: Front suspension bushes
sidewinder wrote:
I'm still in for a set.

Did the similar 'stock' size get lost too?

SAS


By the sounds of it they were always the same part.


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Post Re: Front suspension bushes
When I stripped down my front suspension there didn't seem to be any wear at all on the wishbone bushes (11 years, 15,000 miles). They were still tight and firm so I re-used them. I'm hoping they won't need replacing for a while so I'll skip on this order.


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Post Re: Front suspension bushes
An idea of price might encourage me (or otherwise!) to join in - neither of my cars is in desperate need, but at a reasonable price it might be worth replacing in the fixer-upper.


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Price wise they are a little under £6 each so around £96.


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Post Re: Front suspension bushes
I'll certainly have a set, I've been meaning to look at replacing mine for a couple of years now. Mine are red and I have always known that they are hard but have put up with them as they are perfect on smooth tarmac but with the state of the roads now it's becoming hard to put up with the stiffness of the front suspension, maybe they get harder with age they're 16 years old now.
Are you talking about ordering blue [as Sidewinder] or going softer, can we mix grade's? I might try a soft and medium set.

Aside, Superflex certainly did supply the bushes originally. He lived 6 doors from me back in 1999 and as I was being held up in my build I collected the first batch of bushes from him [via Australia] and delivered them to Sutton Bonington that day whilst collecting more parts for my kit.

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Post Re: Front suspension bushes
I was thinking shore 90. Mainly as it's a small bush a softer one might give too much movement.

Superflex seem to think 90 is the standard for the Libra.

Guide here.

http://www.superflex.co.uk/hardnessguide.php

I would imagine a mix of hardness would be ok if we can get to the minimum order.


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Can we get a list of interest?

I propose we list here then when we get to the minimum order we can get individually order them from superflex.

I will contact Christine at Superflex and make sure she is happy to do that. I can't see any reason why not.

Roger. 1 set (16) Shore 90
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Post Re: Front suspension bushes
I have just removed one of mine as car is still not finished black adder would say progress is like a asthmatic ant carrying some very heavy shopping the bush I took out looked purple with black edges but may have been blue when new had 1504 stamped on it measured wishbone 25.4mm wide tube or 1 inch so measured bush in inches 7/8 od where fits into wishbone 5/8 wide


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Hi Mark

Can you confirm that the stainless steel tubes are 33mm in length, 13.5mm OD, 10MM ID.

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Post Re: Front suspension bushes
hello Bob
I have measured inner tube mine is 33mm long 14mm od 10mm id
hope you get enough interested to meet min order


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Post Re: Front suspension bushes
mark h wrote:
I have just removed one of mine as car is still not finished black adder would say progress is like a asthmatic ant carrying some very heavy shopping


Hi Mark - this sounds like one step forward then one step back if You are now removing things :P

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Post Re: Front suspension bushes
I contacted Superflex on Monday with a few more questions and received a sample bush and tube yesterday. I put my car on the lift to compare and my bushes are black/dark blue :?: I could have sworn that they were red when I fitted them 16 years ago :!:

Anyway all looks good with sizes and have received a confirmed price yesterday [for members] of £15.58 + VAT each bush comprising of two top hat bushes and one tube multiply this by eight = £149.60 + postage per car. Any more takers?

I received another email today regarding the hardness of the bushes, apparently they have only ever supplied 'shore95' and will need to consult with the engineers before agreeing a hardness change to 'shore 90', which might incur more charges? So the above price is for 'shore 95'.
I'm beginning to wonder if it's worth changing them like for like.

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mark h wrote:
hello Bob
I have measured inner tube mine is 33mm long 14mm od 10mm id
hope you get enough interested to meet min order


Thanks for that Mark although the sample tube they sent me is 32mm length 13.5mm OD, 10mm ID :?: But they quote the size you have.

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Can we buy just the poly bushes cheaper without the tubes? Given they are stainless(pretty sure) steel there's no need to replace them. Certainly last time I replaced my worn out GTM bushes with my home-made bushes the metal tubes looked almost new.

I wouldn't think there's much difference between shore90 & 95.

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