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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:16 AM

whiteline bushes are urethane, and theyre black in colour, these have proven to be a greatly improved bush

whiteline being owned by pedders i find this hard to believe....

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

Infact owned by Nolathane/Red ranger I believe

Nathan works in the suspension game... so I'd hope he knows what he's talking about
The whiteline products I have seen before do seem alot better than the red stuff
I sell abit of Superpro at work... only been there 2 mths so no idea about failure rates and warranties

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Posted 29 September 2021 - 08:54 PM

Hi all, would you use the rare spares rubbers?



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Posted 11 November 2023 - 06:41 AM

Howdy Y-all, i thought this "Alert" be best place here, for those who may want to check theirs.

My recent purchase of LJ complete front bush kit from Restocountry has an issue that i am in email with them about, awaiting response on way forward to a resolution.

As attached images, the LCA pivot bushes my wheel aligner alerted me to yesterday afternoon,
The Left side bush outer has slipped forward on the rubber.

The bushes have travelled less than 20Klm...

His suggestion is to fit Superpro, or Pedders bushes in there.

Watch this space.

Cheers :)

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Posted 11 November 2023 - 08:27 AM

Holy sh*t Batman! If those are Mackay Autorubber bushes then I would be bitterly disappointed.

 

I had a Holden branded bush do similar to that on the RH LCA but it was the bush rubber separated from the  inner tube.

Admittedly the bush was probably 25 years old.


Edited by S pack, 11 November 2023 - 08:31 AM.


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Posted 11 November 2023 - 09:31 AM

Holy sh*t Batman! If those are Mackay Autorubber bushes then I would be bitterly disappointed.
 
I had a Holden branded bush do similar to that on the RH LCA but it was the bush rubber separated from the  inner tube.
Admittedly the bush was probably 25 years old.


I cannot confirm at this point in time that what is supplied in the kit is actually Mackay brand.

Waiting on an email response.

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Posted 11 November 2023 - 01:33 PM

Both sides are beyond buggered. The rubber looks like it might be too soft as there is a lot of deformation? Perhaps that may account for the separation too, they should be bonded to the outer shell but if there's that much movement something's going to give



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Posted 11 November 2023 - 02:51 PM

Hi

    Looks like the bonding bush to shell failed. Was the weight on the arm's when you tightened up the bolts? If it was my guess is the bush is faulty, If not and it was down at the bottom of it's travel when tightened the bush would flex to far and possably  fail exactly as it has



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Posted 11 November 2023 - 03:49 PM

Had something like that happen in 2021. Brand new, 1 track day.

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Posted 11 November 2023 - 05:56 PM

Hi

    Looks like the bonding bush to shell failed. Was the weight on the arm's when you tightened up the bolts? If it was my guess is the bush is faulty, If not and it was down at the bottom of it's travel when tightened the bush would flex to far and possably  fail exactly as it has

 

I have made this mistake before. Reinstalled the front crossmember in the LX and tightened everything up before it was on the wheels. Tore all the control arm bushes…



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Posted 11 November 2023 - 07:52 PM

Hi
    Looks like the bonding bush to shell failed. Was the weight on the arm's when you tightened up the bolts? If it was my guess is the bush is faulty, If not and it was down at the bottom of it's travel when tightened the bush would flex to far and possably  fail exactly as it has


Yes most certainly....the full vehicle weight was on the arms before tightening the bolts... :) took it for a gentle drive around the block prior, then up on the poverty pack ramps to tighten.. :)

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Posted 12 November 2023 - 07:40 AM

Yes, same here, was careful with the the correct tightening sequence. Must be a bad batch around as we replaced ours with a new set and 2 years later still good.
I guess some of this stuff could be manufactured then sit on shelves for 2 days or 2 years. Might take years for the batch to dribble through suppliers?

Edited by RallyRed, 12 November 2023 - 07:42 AM.


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Posted 13 November 2023 - 06:24 PM

Well, a reply.
I have requested a refund from Resto Country (RC) and have engaged my wheel aligner to fit Superpro ones in there instead.

I have not asked RC who supplies the bushes they provide in the kits... Im a bit over the matter TBH.

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Posted 13 November 2023 - 06:50 PM

Do superpro fail like nolathane?

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Posted 13 November 2023 - 10:12 PM

Do superpro fail like nolathane?

Not that I have found from my own personal experience.
 


Edited by S pack, 13 November 2023 - 10:13 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2023 - 06:04 PM

Well, a reply.
I have requested a refund from Resto Country (RC) and have engaged my wheel aligner to fit Superpro ones in there instead.

I have not asked RC who supplies the bushes they provide in the kits... Im a bit over the matter TBH.


The refund has amounted to $65.18. That is to cover the X2 LCA inner pivot bushes and I also asked for money back on the X4 control rod bushes too.

My wheel aligner Protrac, are fitting LCA bushes which i was advised can be supplied in 3 different % compounds - 70% (softest), 80% (medium), 90% (firmest) of which i have requested the medium.

Control rod bushes are being changed to Superpro too (on advice), unsure of the % compound though, was advised there was only 1 choice - So OK just put em in.

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Posted 20 November 2023 - 04:14 PM

I was talking to a restorer in Perth today, and he told me to stay away from Mackay bushes made after about 2015 because they were falling apart. He didn't have anything nice to say about the rares ones either.  So is there a good rubber bush for LH available anywhere?  


Edited by Shiney005, 20 November 2023 - 04:14 PM.


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Posted 27 November 2023 - 05:38 PM

Bye bye to these rubbers.

Jaso :(

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Posted 28 November 2023 - 01:22 PM

So there are no good rubber ones around? I might have to re-use my old ones at this rate.



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Posted 28 November 2023 - 10:13 PM

So there are no good rubber ones around? I might have to re-use my old ones at this rate.

 

 

Somewhere in my shed I think I have a set of OE Holden ones... somewhere



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Posted 28 November 2023 - 11:07 PM

Get onto it Neil. Front end needs to go back in the car in a couple of weeks.  Andrew has a set as well, but......well you know.....blood from a stone!!







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