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Powerflex or VAG bushes?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Triple_A, Aug 11, 2006.

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    My suspension is started to make these squeking noises so i think that my bushes are worn out. Do you recommend original VAG bushes or Powerflex ones?

    I do maybe 7-10 trackdays in year so suspension is little bit more under stress than normal day-to-day driving.
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    Could be worth while trying out the Poly bushes and seeing if they make any difference for you.
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    Is there any other brand that makes poly bushes for S3 than Powerflex?
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    ECS do, however the powerflex ones tend to be easier to fit in my experience, I couldn't get the ECS front - rear wishbone bushes to fit my S3.

    I'd suggest the poly bushes at the front of the car are a fantastic idea form my experience, made my car a lot better to drive.
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    I've just ordered a full set of powerflex bushes (front & rear) also with the front engine (dogbone) mount.

    I will let you know what i think soon as i have them all fitted in the comming weeks.

    Cheers, Pete.
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    hi how much is the set? thanks.
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    [Aug 22, 2006]
    was told that the synthetic ones like powerflex make for a harder ride vag ones are kinder to your bum
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    Yes, but they also give you better feel and better handling - In my limited experience anyway.
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    I done all the bushes on my M3 with powerflex ones. far easier to install than OE and gave the car a nice solid feel. I know they are different cars but Id do it again if any on the S3 start to get tired.
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