Yes, new rubber come w/ new steel parts. See any Moog etc catalog.
You didn't need to remove rubber from shell... Just use right tools. Takes minutes to remove/replace a rubber unit.
Mask the inside of hole where bushing lives. Is a pain to remove after heating. Need heat resist tape...Why?
Bushing Needs metal to metal contact.
Powder coat changes inside diam of hole and can cause problem when installing new bushings.
Down side of Polly?
|Originally posted by trotterlg:|
what did you think the down side was with going poly? It ends up being a lot easier to do and you get a much more stable suspension.
FlyFieroGT post is a start... # of threads on PFF and even I'net how to grease Polly... and many more. A lot easier to do?
Again, Just use right tools to use rubber, often available in loaner tools from Autozone etc. You can make tools too. More stable?
Comparing to New rubber? No.
Polly is good in some applications, like cradle bushings. (Areas that parts do not move much.)
Polly often can wear out with no noise
in a few months to a few years when used in control arms.
Rubber is Cheap? No. Parts and assembly time to make a rubber bushing cost a lot More that Polly.
OEM use rubber bushings besides people comfort. Rubber protect the car. Requires No maintenance for 10-20 year life. etc.
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