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Urethane Bushings?

Thread in 'Suspension & Wheels/Tires' started by Shaun Tucker, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. Shaun Tucker

    Shaun Tucker Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Anyone ever upgraded your bushings from rubber to urethane ?



    Is this possible? my friend mentioned something about it so I thought I'd bring it to the board and see if any of you knowledgeable folks have anything to say about this process...



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  2. RodgerGeorgia Tellefson

    RodgerGeorgia Tellefson Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Yes, you can do sway bar & sway bar end links mostly. But, I am sure if you go to Energy Suspension web site you can cross reference some of the the other poly bushings. Also, do a site search on ploly bushings as well.



    This post will help:



     
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  3. Shaun Tucker

    Shaun Tucker Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    aha! thanks. did a search but came up empty
     
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    eric huskey 2 Active Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    I changed every bushing to polyurethane on a mustang one time. It was the worst thing I did. The car handled very well, but sqeeked so bad I had to get rid of it.
     
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    Dan Long Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    I've changed out the bushings on my 2000 Explorer's front control arms, and I did the rear leaf spring bushings on my 93 Explorer. They're a bit of a pain to get out and will most likely squeak eventually, you need to decide if that will bother you. Nobody listed the exact applications I replaced them on or what you need, so you'll need to cross reference parts to figure out what will work.
     
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    Found these references on YouTube. Hopefully this helps someone. I know it will me. Having crawled underneath my 2002 vehicle recently, I noticed my bushings are definitely in need of replacement. So chalking this up as a next project to do. Been noticing annoying squeaks and creaks, I assume due to vehicle age. I just installed Dyamat Soundproofing material in the cabin. What a difference that made. Now if I can replace the bushings and refresh with another set of shocks, I could be set for another 100K+.




     
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    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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  8. RodgerGeorgia Tellefson

    RodgerGeorgia Tellefson Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    When going to the Energy Suspension web site look for ‘96 - ‘01 Explorer and Ranger bushings.
     

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