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#1 Lc69

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 11:32 PM

SuperPro LC LJ outrigger bushes........don’t do it........don’t........they don’t fit in the hole.
They will take an hour of your life, damage your paint, and delay your project
Honestly, do these companies check the fitment of these parts they make?

I have some in my bin if anyone wants to try themselves.
First and last time for me.

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 11:55 PM

Everybody i know is going back to rubber that plastic is junk

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:05 AM

SuperPro LC LJ outrigger bushes........don’t do it........don’t........they don’t fit in the hole.
They will take an hour of your life, damage your paint, and delay your project
Honestly, do these companies check the fitment of these parts they make?

I have some in my bin if anyone wants to try themselves.
First and last time for me.

Nah, just not holding your tongue the right way and not enough K-Y. :)



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:19 AM

Nah, just not holding your tongue the right way and not enough K-Y. :)


Trust me, I tried lube and the tongue.....it wasn’t going in without modification

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:22 AM

Everybody i know is going back to rubber that plastic is junk


I have rubber in most of the moving parts.
In hindsight rubber will be better in this location as well.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:26 AM

Trust me, I tried lube and the tongue.....it wasn’t going in without modification

I've had superpro outrigger bushes in mine for over 30 years. Outlasted rubber bushes and still going strong.

Although all the rest of my suspension bushes are rubber.



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 07:44 AM

Ive used superpro no probs getting them in.

Im doing a new front end now.using this tye. Much better design and easier to fit.
https://www.ebay.com...d8AAOSwpfNdRNgX

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:14 AM

Yeah the 2 piece type bush, is common now. They might be owned by the same company, but i prefer whiteline products.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:52 AM

That black bush looks like Whiteline to me

 

Hey... your in QLD.. if they are close take your bushes back to Superpro (Fulcrum Suspensions) and tell them about it

They won't change or improve a product if they don't know it doesn't fit

This goes for Rares or anyone... tell them !!

The guy who owns Fulcrum is very receptive to knowing stuff and always looking to improve his products



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 09:16 AM

They've tried to reinvent the wheel & failed miserably .

I had the misfortune of trying to fit a pair of these recently . 30 min job turned into 3 hrs.

Stick with the 2 pce bush.

The outrigger has little to no torsional stress so poly is better than rubber in this application.

I wonder if the poly will ever outgrow the stigma . They really aren't as bad as some sheeple make them out to be.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:22 PM

The biggest change in steering in my old clubsport, was when i fitted the whiteline sway bar "d" bush, doesn't sound like much, but it made the steering way different feeling. I did them after the other arm bushes ect, simply because i had ran out of time before. There's very little mark up, to be made with the whiteline, hence why a lot of shops sell the other brands, about 26% more profit roughly. I did the 2 piece bushes in the arms, very easy & simple come replacement time. Gary.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 07:04 PM

Put the Sup. Pro blue ones in a car a few years ago.
As above a bugger of a job..couldn't and wouldn't go in.
Ended up with the bush between to big washers, with a bit of thread bar up the middle. Nuts each side, lube, rattle gun.
5 seconds and in. Done.

Not saying its always that easy.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 10:59 PM

Put the Sup. Pro blue ones in a car a few years ago.
As above a bugger of a job..couldn't and wouldn't go in.
Ended up with the bush between to big washers, with a bit of thread bar up the middle. Nuts each side, lube, rattle gun.
5 seconds and in. Done.
Not saying its always that easy.


This is what I did but the lead in on the bush is not adequate to start the bush in the hole.
Unlike the original rubber ones it’s not very compliant, so starting the bush in the hole is the problem.

They've tried to reinvent the wheel & failed miserably .I had the misfortune of trying to fit a pair of these recently . 30 min job turned into 3 hrs.Stick with the 2 pce bush.The outrigger has little to no torsional stress so poly is better than rubber in this application.I wonder if the poly will ever outgrow the stigma . They really aren't as bad as some sheeple make them out to be.


I looked at these at the start and was concerned these were people compromising to make the part easier to make.
Maybe I’ll get this type?

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:05 PM

That black bush looks like Whiteline to me
 
Hey... your in QLD.. if they are close take your bushes back to Superpro (Fulcrum Suspensions) and tell them about it
They won't change or improve a product if they don't know it doesn't fit
This goes for Rares or anyone... tell them !!
The guy who owns Fulcrum is very receptive to knowing stuff and always looking to improve his products


I’ve contacted them.........the initial response was.........we have tested them and they work......the design has been around for years.
I received a photo of the original rubber one as a reference.
I’ve highlighted the difference between the rubber and poly......and asked for a fitment guide..........
They have made a offer to fit new ones if I can take it to them, which I can’t unfortunately........but I have offered for them to come over and check it out.
I’m open to suggestions, magic tools, super tricks, whatever puts them in the hole.....




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