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Powerflex Bushes

Ozzyb Jun 21, 2007

  1. Ozzyb

    Ozzyb Member

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    I'm looking into changing my bushes on my 1.8T 1999 to a Set of Powerflex bush Kit. Its around £127, is this worth it, will i notice the difference in ride.
     
  2. HTC

    HTC Active Member

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    Don't use poly bushes on the rear axle.

    Consider Audi TT bushes. Solid rubber, stronger than standard.
     
  3. Defratos

    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    Hey there mate, just wondering why you wouldn't use the poly bushes on the rear axle? Have you got the part number?
     
  4. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    There was a thread on powerflex upgrade, it was said to be an unbelievable transformation
     
  5. Defratos

    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    Well for me it was, I love the feel of the car now, especially on the motorway in windy conditions cause it just feels like it sticks to the road
     
  6. D-Tech Performance

    D-Tech Performance D-Tech Performance - Dom

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    vehicles weve fitted them to in the past it has tightened the handling considerably well worth it imo
     
  7. nick-barnes07

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    how long does it take to fit a whole set of these bushes , and how much , cheers
     
  8. nick-barnes07

    nick-barnes07 Member

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    whats that for the whole set , or just the front , they are £107 of e bay , or £210 for a whole set
     
  9. mwstewart

    mwstewart Member

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    I'd be interestred to hear from owners who have fitted the entire kit. Was the ride compromised at all? Is it noisier/harsher?
     
  10. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    It shouldn't compromise the ride quality at all, that's what suspension is for. All it does is provide the same/more rigidity as a completely new set of rubber bushes, but without any degradation over time. Literally as soon as rubber bushes are fitted they start to degrade. You don't want any play in the bushes at all, and I'm fed up with replacing mine at every MOT.
     
  11. D-Tech Performance

    D-Tech Performance D-Tech Performance - Dom

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    to which model... labour is £30/h
     
  12. nick-barnes07

    nick-barnes07 Member

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    210bhp model , s3 , 2000 w reg ,
     
  13. mwstewart

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    Harder bushes = more NVH transmissited from the suspension to the chassis. This is why the bushes are rubber in the first place, otherwise all cars would roll off the line with spherical joints.
     
  14. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    or roll off the line with powerflex bushes.
    All down to cost at the end of the day, nothing to do with rubber providing any sort of give, apart from worn play which will fail an MOT.
    Oh and also so dealers can charge and arm/leg to change them on a regular basis.
     

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