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Old 03-05-2008, 01:30 AM
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Does anybody make an OEM full suspension bushing kit for the f-body? Or is it best to buy the individual bushings through my local autoparts store?

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Energy Suspensions makes a full kit in poly, i did all my bushings with that kit, kind of a pain in the *** but i'm glad i did it
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I really do not want to use poly. I would rather stick with the OEM style bushings.
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Maybe GM parts direct but I really don't know if you don't want poly.
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I would be interested to know also. I think BMR makes some stuff with higher durometer rubber but not sure.
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I ordered Moog bushings from Rockauto.com

They are rubber and nice quality. I had poly bushings on my front lower A-arms, they came out within weeks because they were so damn noisy!! The moog's are nice quality replacements.

Bushings from GM are a lil pricey still.
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I've never had an issue with noise or ride comfort from these bushings what so ever, but hey its up to you, i think my kit was in the $200 range, some of them i didn't use since i already had after market rear LCA's but it has everything.
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Anyone else have any experience running Moog bushings?
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http://www.bmrfabrication.com/F-bodySuspension.htm


BMR has a full poly bushing kit, minus motor mounts (part no. 7-2009)
included:
front + rear sway bar (be sure to specify sway bar dia.)
a-arms
trans mount
control arms
panhard rod

Call and speak to Lee @ BMR: 813/986.9302
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you'll have better responses on a LT1 board since LT1 cars have been around longer and most of them have much higher mileage and they needed to change out their bushings.

The moog's look exactly like the OEM bushings, i wouldn't steer ya wrong man
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Originally Posted by m6camaro View Post
I really do not want to use poly. I would rather stick with the OEM style bushings.

I've never had any complaints about running poly bushings, they're more durable and when forces are applied to the bushings, oem bushings are forgiving while poly bushings are more rigid- resulting in a more responsive ride... never a complaint about noise either - I highly recommend poly
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Originally Posted by zlover129 View Post
I've never had an issue with noise or ride comfort from these bushings what so ever, but hey its up to you, i think my kit was in the $200 range, some of them i didn't use since i already had after market rear LCA's but it has everything.

It all depends on where you live, and what the weather does to your area's roads. I live in western New York...The winters are harsh, and really do a number on the roads. The frost heaves and potholes will do a number on your car.

Having said that, I had poly stuff in my '96 Z-28 for one summer and took them out. The roads are way too bad, and the poly bushings have too little compliance, so it was beating up the car pretty badly. Yes, the car handled a lot better, on the few smooth roads we have here, but I went back to rubber, as it was just too rough with the poly bushings and low profile tires.
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Originally Posted by m6camaro View Post
Anyone else have any experience running Moog bushings?

Yes, they're as good a rubber OEM replacement bushing as you can get. Actually, Moog and TRW are under the same Federal-Mogul corporate umbrella.
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