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Old 17-02-2017, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default poly / nolathane front lower bushes- sucess or fail ?

Did a quick search and couldn't find what I wanted.
I took a set of used lower front control arms to Pedders to get the old rubber bushes removed, and said I have nolathane bushes to put in.

He gave me a big lecture on how crap the poly style bushses are, and said they might last 6 months !

This is the bush I'm planning to use:
http://www.nolathane.com.au/product_...=45756&sq=1959

Has anyone had success with the large front poly bushses lasting ?

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Old 17-02-2017, 04:11 PM   #2
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Default Re: poly / nolathane front lower bushes- sucess or fail ?

Old mate just wanted you to buy what he had on the shelf.

I'd personally go Superpro over Nolathane. They have that little bit of extra give compared to the compound used in the Nolathane product.
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Old 17-02-2017, 10:11 PM   #3
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Default Re: poly / nolathane front lower bushes- sucess or fail ?

Superpro over Nolathane any day.
Ive used superpro on the UCA, strut top, sway bar d-bushes and lower shock mount bushes.
To be honest i like the feel of genuine rubber in the inner uca, and would definitely recommend putting genuine rubber/mackay equivalent in the lca.
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Old 17-02-2017, 10:49 PM   #4
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Default Re: poly / nolathane front lower bushes- sucess or fail ?

+1 Superpro. Very durable and hard wearing. Agree using rubber for the LCA's - urethane bushes you'll feel the harshness. Superpro fine for everything else - particularly the radius rods - too much flex with rubber.
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Old 17-02-2017, 11:14 PM   #5
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Default Re: poly / nolathane front lower bushes- sucess or fail ?

As the others have said, Superpro have a different formula to Nolathane and last much longer.

I have a few AU's that have every bush replaced with Superpro and couldn't recommend it higher.
Way better than the standard rubber.

I haven't noticed much increase in NVH, in fact I feel in some ways it's improved as the suspension handles large bumps much better.

The extra control is well worth it.
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Old 18-02-2017, 10:27 AM   #6
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Default Re: poly / nolathane front lower bushes- sucess or fail ?

Thanks for the replies.
At least no one has bagged the poly bushes.
Not really worried about NVH.

All of the bushes I have are Superpro except for the big front lower one.
For whatever reason, I didn't like the design of the 3 piece Superpro version as much as the Nolathane 2 piece version.

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Thanks for the replies.
At least no one has bagged the poly bushes.
Not really worried about NVH.

All of the bushes I have are Superpro except for the big front lower one.
For whatever reason, I didn't like the design of the 3 piece Superpro version as much as the Nolathane 2 piece version.

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As long as you havent bought a nolathane front lca bush your fine, if you have, sell it and go buy genuine/mackay youll thank me later.
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