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ER Suspension Bushings

Well, my front suspension (bushing wise) is complete. The (brand new with grooves cut for extra lubing) polygraphite bushings that i had installed took all of my 6'2", 230lbs to move up and down. The "stick-tion" was amazing (in a horrible way) and i wanted to try one of the aftermarket smoother bushing kits. I installed the Elephant Racing 914 Polybronze front and rear bushing sets, as well as the low friction control arm mounts. Everything is bolted up, and i will lube it all tonight with my zerk gun and take some more pics. Installation took about 3 hours, and i wouldn't do it without a press (It doesn't require lots of force to install these, it just makes everything a whole lot easier).



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I'm looking forward to hearing how well these bushings perform. Keep us posted.
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i have them front and rear on the 914-6 that i race and can't say enough good about them; they are GREEAAAT! my car no longer steers like a forklift when under load in the curves
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I got the front all bolted up and lubed last night. There is alittle bit of friction to overcome, but no more than 2lbs of force. I can see how some would want a 99.99% frictionless movement, but thinking about the magnitude of the forces acting apon the suspension during normal operating, 2lbs is nothing. I will try to take some pics tonight of it all assembled.
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