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Powerflex Polybush
« on: 20 November 2019, 12:07:50 »

£20 posted.
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Re: Powerflex Polybush
« Reply #1 on: 20 November 2019, 12:08:25 »

Oops, wrong image.



I can't edit, would a mod kindly do so?
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Re: Powerflex Polybush
« Reply #2 on: 20 November 2019, 15:34:40 »

Bargain. These are the thick end of £50 new...
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Re: Powerflex Polybush
« Reply #3 on: 20 November 2019, 15:44:39 »

I was going to say, Sachs the picture poster. ;D
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Re: Powerflex Polybush
« Reply #4 on: 20 November 2019, 21:48:58 »

Yup, they 'never' wear out - certainly I know mine have been on two cars, probably 40k if not more so far, no signs of appreciable when I inspected them a couple of weeks ago. Bargain.

Cheapest awful pair of wishbones off ebay, GM balljoints and the other bush, chuck these in, fit and forget for years and years.  :y
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Re: Powerflex Polybush
« Reply #5 on: 20 November 2019, 23:00:19 »

The set in the daily have done over 250K over two vehicles, the rear bushes only last 30 (Meyle) to 40K (Lemforder) though so it's still a wishbone refurb / refit / geo job every year  :-[
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Re: Powerflex Polybush
« Reply #6 on: 20 November 2019, 23:07:57 »

250k?! That's an advert for Polys, then!
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Re: Powerflex Polybush
« Reply #7 on: 21 November 2019, 10:22:27 »

Sold. Please lock  :y
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Re: Powerflex Polybush
« Reply #8 on: 21 November 2019, 11:47:14 »

The set in the daily have done over 250K over two vehicles, the rear bushes only last 30 (Meyle) to 40K (Lemforder) though so it's still a wishbone refurb / refit / geo job every year  :-[
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                 Canít we get them for the rear of the wishbone too then?
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Re: Powerflex Polybush
« Reply #9 on: 21 November 2019, 13:24:47 »

GM ones last donkeys - it's the front one that wears - if you fit a 'solid' rear bush then the tresses are put through the metal 'bone and this then eventually tears the wishbone.

Not ideal  :D

Basically the rear bush needs to flex  :y
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Re: Powerflex Polybush
« Reply #10 on: 21 November 2019, 13:42:13 »

The set in the daily have done over 250K over two vehicles, the rear bushes only last 30 (Meyle) to 40K (Lemforder) though so it's still a wishbone refurb / refit / geo job every year  :-[
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                 Canít we get them for the rear of the wishbone too then?


the wishbone rotates around the front bush axis, so replacing the stock bonded together, oil fiiled bush with a solid one that is much more durable is a straightforward job.


The rear bush is more of a rubber coated balljoint, and its internal compliance is necessary for it to move. A solid bush has so little compliance that the necessary movement can only be provided by the wishbone flexing, which it was not designed to do. And it quickly breaks as a result.


So fitting a poly front bush to a new wishbone solves the worn out(or incorrectly fitted; the results are the same) front bush problem. I just buy cheap wishbones, I don't see any point in fitting different ball joints or rear bushes until they're needed. Then when either needs replacement, GM parts are the way to go. And you'll get at least a couple of bush replacements out of a ball joint.
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Re: Powerflex Polybush
« Reply #11 on: 21 November 2019, 15:09:06 »

Thanks👍
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