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poly Bush Kits

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:31 pm
by Anton Bird
Has anyone tried poly bush`s in axle tramp bars, do they work, fit, who to use etc...

Re: poly Bush Kits

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:38 pm
by Brian c
Hi Anton, just fitted a set of superflex bushes to mine, the large bush comes in two parts and is an easy push fit, the smaller one is one piece bush and a real fiddle to fit but I would imagine no harder to fit than standard rubber type. I had a full set of poly bushes on a previous car and they do tighten up the handling due too the firmer characteristics. The superflex are quite expensive but you do get what you pay for in my experience. The mk1 owners club do sets but never tried these myself ??? They also do the smaller bush (witch is the same as the inner T.C.A bush) in two parts so should be an easier fit.
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Re: poly Bush Kits

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:05 am
by srrc
Are you sure you want to firm things up? If it's a race car then yes, but on a road car?
Don't forget those extra stresses and vibrations have to go somewhere if not absorbed by a rubber bush, the poly ones are that much firmer.
I used standard (A frame) ones from the Mk1 club and they fitted fine. The one I took out really were the originals that the car left the factory with and while a bit manky on the outside were surprisingly good on the inside.

Re: poly Bush Kits

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:08 pm
by Anton Bird
I dont want to go down the poly bush route but Rubber type are a bit thin on the ground, cant find larger rears anywhere..

Re: poly Bush Kits

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:03 pm
by Rob
Not really the same thing but when I bought Sharon's Range Rover around 6 - 7 years ago it used to clonk and bang terrible underneath and lean over round corners (Sometimes frightening)
I replaced every bush with Superflex type that were expensive at the time. It was a totally different car. No more clonking and you could through it round corners with no worry of it tipping over. Ride was very hard though but we got use to it

Rob

Re: poly Bush Kits

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:56 am
by Anton Bird
OK Guys, I have now got the front bush`s for the tramp bars, BUT where am I going to get the bigger rear set? lot of talk on here about poly but Im not going to do that SO where are the proper jobs, there has to be some some where, some one must have some.

Re: poly Bush Kits

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:44 am
by Steve 155C
Give Dale Stevenson a ring 07931862669
He's a good contact for hard to get parts.

Re: poly Bush Kits

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:53 am
by Keith Halstead
Steve 155C wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:44 am
Give Dale Stevenson a ring 07931862669
He's a good contact for hard to get parts.
He recently bought the tooling & I think he's remaking them.

Re: poly Bush Kits

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:59 am
by Anton Bird
Had the fronts from Dale last week, we had that exact conversation and he would not commit to manufacture, perhaps not enough demand yet.

Re: poly Bush Kits

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:04 pm
by Brian c
Stage 1 Does them in rubber as sets £42

Re: poly Bush Kits

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:07 pm
by Brian c

Re: poly Bush Kits

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:41 am
by Anton Bird
Stage 1 do you have contact details?

Re: poly Bush Kits

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:37 am
by Keith Halstead
07817543948 01736 754381 Trevor Stage1.org.uk/motorsports

He is difficult to get hold of as he's so busy, so persevere. Mention LCR membership & get 10% discount too.

Re: poly Bush Kits

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:37 am
by Steve 155C
Order them via his website and put your LCR member number in the details sections

https://stage1.org.uk/product/tramp-bar-bush-set/