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Im just what to see if anyone has done a bushing kit on there fbody. I need some help putting it together and there's no videos people doing it. Its a Energy Suspension Hyperflex Bushing Kits 3.18130R that i have.
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the instructions in the ES kits are very good......the hardest part is the removal of the old bushings

if you have no car mechanical skills consider payin a mechanic
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Im just what to see if anyone has done a bushing kit on there fbody. I need some help putting it together and there's no videos people doing it. Its a Energy Suspension Hyperflex Bushing Kits 3.18130R that i have.
Might be a good idea to tell us roughly where you live. Maybe somebody on this forum lives near you, and could give you a hand....
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Half of the suspension bushings in that kit belong in the trash
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yes.....there are haters of this kit......used it on my DD for yrs......no problems
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It not hating it's facts, what landstuhltaylor said is correct for people who want proper handling vehicles but not everyone drives that hard. For most people on this site, they probably couldn't tell the difference but even for people who run hard on the back roads the only poly bushings should be front upper control arms, front lower control arm forward bushing, engine/trans mounts and torque arm mount. Rear lower control arms need rubber or some sort of roto joint, front lower control arm rear needs the Moog problem solver joint bushing.

Even the places that are acceptable for poly have been known to elongate the holes under extreme use. Again it's all in how you plan to use the car but even before I tracked my car I preferred a properly functioning suspension.
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for me poly was a personal choice......it worked well ......other areas of the car i would not choose poly .....choice again.......do your research and make your choices
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Rear LCAs should never have just poly in them. Bought my car like that and it was horrendous just driving around town. Caster bushing most people won't notice until either the frame or the arm fails.
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On the LCAs you can put poly at the body mount and the solid 1LE rubber bushing on the axle mount and it works just fine. I also have run the 1LE rubber bushing on both ends of the LCA and that works fine too.
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