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Bushings Poly, Delrin, stock ???

What is the best bushings to go with? Poly,Delrin,stock? I use the car for autocross 95% of the time. The 30 year old ones have seen better days. Don't have the money for bearing type. PLease help.
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Even tho I'm selling the needle bearing kit I'll still chime here and give you some honest advice since I understand the price factor is pretty stiff.....

Go with the "street" compound poly bushings that Pelican sells...just make sure the fit is not too tight on the a-arms and if doing the rear trailing arms, the shaft internal to the trailing arm.

Cut grooves on the inside of the bushing (I've used a Dremel in the past with a ball end grinder) Lube the daylights out of them with the poly grease that comes in the little yellow container.

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Thanks for the tip mike;
I just got some A arm bushings from Pelican, and when i got them I was wondering how to lube them up, since they are so stiff. I'll try that groove cutting trick and pack them full of lube.

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I didn't get no stinkin' grease w/ my order. Boo hoo.
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Oh, I didn't get any grease with my order either...I was just going to use some grease I had. Could you use some Swepco CV/bearing grease? I also have some normal bushing lube in a grease gun too...what should I use? Thanks

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Better use the grease formulated specifically for poly suspension bushings or they squeak like crazy...
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Thanks, will do.

Mike - how far do you grind the channels into the bushings...I'm guessing just a little bit, but I want to make sure I don't go too far.

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Nathan,

About 1/16th of a inch....
just becarful not to slip since that type of cutter can do some damage really fast on your fingers...

I used a bit similar to this one:
(everyone should have a dremel IMHO)

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