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Subframe bushing FUN!

Post by shawneesnaketail » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:31 pm

Hello all, I recently purchased IPDs subframe inserts, but upon inspection of the bushings, with front bushings look as if the rubber that meets the washer are completely cracked and crumbling... Should I still install the inserts and see how it goes, or does it look like I need to replace the bushings? I really really don't want to replace them, but if it would make a huge handling difference I might consider it. I am about to do the entire front end including control arms, struts, shocks, tie rod end links and sway bar end links..


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Re: Subframe bushing FUN!

Post by ecbsykes » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:39 pm

If those bushings are original, just have them done. It makes a big difference (at least it did for me) and I feel like they're often overlooked as a part of front-end maintenance. Get some new OEM ones AND use the IPD inserts to have a really rock solid feel.

I got some upgraded ones a while back, made from delrin plastic that are bombproof. Really tightens up the subframe.
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