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Old November 25th, 2014, 03:12 PM
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Britt Part Polybush kit

Has anyone tried the yellow Britpart poly bush kits? It looks like they are only about $80 for the full set which is a lot cheaper than anything else I have seen so I thought I would ask.
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Old November 25th, 2014, 03:35 PM
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I have a kit on my truck, better than the perished rubber bushings.
It was a drastically noticeable improvement, but it is still a bit clunky, but they seem good.

It took a lot of work to get the old bushings out what a PITA
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Old November 25th, 2014, 04:14 PM
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I have a 40ton shop press and I still had a hard time getting the poly's into a new set of bilstein 7100's.

How have the new ones held up to sun and weather? Do yours get any salt exposure? Either from the ocean or the roads? Salt and sun are my main concerns if they used low quality urethane.
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well they have been on the truck for 4 months and the truck is up in VT so it will soon be seeing some salt. So far so good
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I've used yellow britpart poly bushings with success in the past. A fire pit and a hacksaw or Sawzall makes removal of old rubber bushings easy. The rubber burns off, let it cool or hose it off, then you use the saw to cut a slit in the remaining shell and it falls out. No press required.
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Over here Britpart has a reputation for being total garbage. shitpart as its called. especially for delicate things like bearings, seals or bushings.
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Old November 28th, 2014, 07:05 AM
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Over here Britpart has a reputation for being total garbage. shitpart as its called. especially for delicate things like bearings, seals or bushings.
That's kind of what I thought based on the price vs other poly kits. But the question remains; is a shit poly bushing better than a stock rubber?
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Old November 28th, 2014, 09:46 AM
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No, new stock rubber (IMO) is the best.
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There isn't some snaggletoothed guy in a britpart trucker hat pouring poly into molds behind his camper van. They are made of the same shit as every other yellow poly bush, probably in the same factory in Bangladesh
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There isn't some snaggletoothed guy in a britpart trucker hat pouring poly into molds behind his camper van. They are made of the same shit as every other yellow poly bush, probably in the same factory in Bangladesh
Is the 12 year old Bangladeshi kid wearing a Britparts trucker hat?
The flashy color is cool but I have chosen to stick with the factory rubber bushings.
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Only when he makes the yellow ones. Has to switch hats for the other colors/brands.
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It wasn't that long ago that everyone was getting crap natural rubber from jen-yoo-wine Rover.
I saw one of those crap out in a few months time...


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Same kid puts on a pith helmet and kilt and makes "genuine" bushings every other Thursday
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