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Old July 14th, 2015, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Z.G View Post
Agreed, Genuine bushings or bust. RTE's arms are definitely overkill but super nice.

I haven't started running them yet, but I bought a set of our own to try out. I can do these for $149

PROLINE REAR CRANKED TRAILING LINK SET, RNA5610, TF509, RNA509 - Rovers North - Classic Land Rover Parts
Very interesting....will they let me do even more of this ?
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Old July 14th, 2015, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by nathanwind View Post
Very interesting....will they let me do even more of this ?
Yeah, but your bushings will still hate you.

My new truck will use longer jointed arms from 2"x.25"wall DOM.

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Old July 15th, 2015, 01:16 AM
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I've got the Gwyn Lewis cranked rear arms on my truck:

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Old July 16th, 2015, 03:44 AM
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I wouldn't use OE trailing arm to chassis bushes in a pink fit.

Current production are garbage, there's so many cases here in Oz of OE bushes failing in ridiculously short time periods, and they bind far too readily.

IMO, and many on the AULRO board, Super Pro urethane bushes are so far superior to OE I wouldn't consider anything else.
They use an appropriate durometer for the urethane with a better designed bush and heavier duty (than OE) hardware.
They allow more articulation than any other bush by using tapered faces and an annular groove which allows displacement of the material in articulation without inducing compression induced bump steer.

My set have probably 240,000km on them now of hard use and are still fine, (my 130 is a work truck)
How many sets of OE bushes would you go through for the same milage ?


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