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RE : Cradle swap by Flexfoot
Started on: 12-29-2014 07:20 PM
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When I change the cradle should I replace all the bushings with the poly ones? Will it make any difference in handling?
Thanks in advance.
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Originally posted by Flexfoot:

When I change the cradle should I replace all the bushings with the poly ones? Will it make any difference in handling?
Thanks in advance.
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most of us go to a solid bushing, that's the way GM switched to in 1988. Rodney sells some nice aluminum ones.

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in a word, YES, the cradle bushings, Not the control arms
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Originally posted by Lou6t4gto:

in a word, YES, the cradle bushings, Not the control arms


whoops, guess I should have read a little more thoroughly. I would swap the control arm bushings for poly, and the cradle bushings for aluminum. some have had squeaking problems with the poly, I have yet to have this problem.

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See my Cave, Bushings

 
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Originally posted by ericjon262:
whoops, guess I should have read a little more thoroughly. I would swap the control arm bushings for poly, and the cradle bushings for aluminum. some have had squeaking problems with the poly, I have yet to have this problem.

Polly in CA can wear out w/o making noise.

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Originally posted by theogre:

See my Cave, Bushings

Polly in CA can wear out w/o making noise.





lots of things can wear out without making noise, that's not really the point though, the idea behind a poly bushing is that it doesn't deflect as much.
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