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Guest Message by DevFuse

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Bushings, suspension.

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#1 WJM



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Posted 14 March 2004 - 10:07 PM

What happens if I replace all the rubber suspension bushings with steel or aluminum....?

#2 PoorManzImpreza


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Posted 14 March 2004 - 10:11 PM

a very hard ride :lol:

#3 soobme


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Posted 15 March 2004 - 12:18 AM

A lot of racers use al. bushings in the susp. They work GREAT for handeling, but are noisie, so if U do make sure to put zerks on ALL of them;)
I have done this on a few cars, the ride is a little harsh on the street, but livable if U are looking for all out handeling.

#4 carfreak85


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Posted 15 March 2004 - 02:07 AM

Try delrin, can't go wrong with self lubrication!!!:D :D :D
I used it to make shifter bushings and it is wonderful stuff! pretty hard but not rock solid.

#5 WJM



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Posted 15 March 2004 - 09:01 AM

Whats Derlin and Zerks?

I dont care how harsh the street ride is. ive rode in some pretty stiff cars, and I loved every bump.

#6 stephenw22


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Posted 15 March 2004 - 10:00 AM

Zirks are grease nipples for injecting grease into stuff.

Funny story about zirks - There was a loser mechanic at one place I worked at. Everyone hated him. He decided to quit and take a job at a competitor, so the mechanics got back at him. They installed zirks on his toolboxes, and FILLED them with grease. We had an air-powered grease gun (heavy-duty truck shop), so it only took a few minutes for each cabinet.

Anyways, that's what zirks are.

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