New Rubber Suspension Bushings - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old August 3rd, 2006, 01:45 PM
redrockrover's Avatar
redrockrover
Status: Offline
Russell Phillips
1994 Defender 90
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: South Jordan, Utah
Posts: 81
New Rubber Suspension Bushings

Who and where do you recommend for all new rubber suspension bushings. I am going to remove my old crumbling rubber bushings and replace with new ones. I know rovers north has them any place less expensive that comes to mind? I want to tighten up my handling on road. Thanks!
__________________
Russ

'94 AA Yellow
# 891
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old August 3rd, 2006, 02:00 PM
ne4x4's Avatar
ne4x4
Status: Offline
Ian McCormack
1984 Landrover 90
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Durham, UK
Posts: 98
I replaced mine with a polybush kit not as cheap as std landrover replacement items but well worth it, Road handling is much much better and they last longer than the metalized rubber bushes do
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old August 3rd, 2006, 03:01 PM
Mike Hippert's Avatar
Mike Hippert
Status: Offline
D-90Slut/Stalker,SNLPres
94 D-90 Grinding Rover
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Manchester NH USA
Posts: 4,789
From what I have heard the poly bushings don't hold up well if you offroad, they don't like flexing nearly as much as the stock rubber bushings.

I would guess RDS or DAP would have the best prices on rubber bushings.

http://www.roversdownsouth.com/

http://www.dap-inc.com/homeframe.htm
__________________
Don't forget to
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
first then ask questions later! The loose nut behind the wheel
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old August 3rd, 2006, 03:53 PM
redrockrover's Avatar
redrockrover
Status: Offline
Russell Phillips
1994 Defender 90
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: South Jordan, Utah
Posts: 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by ne4x4
I replaced mine with a polybush kit not as cheap as std landrover replacement items but well worth it, Road handling is much much better and they last longer than the metalized rubber bushes do
Thanks, I really want to keep the rubber because I want the flex off-road. I use the d-90 in the dirt and the street alot. I think the rubber offers the best of both worlds. Thanks

Follow-up Post:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Hippert
From what I have heard the poly bushings don't hold up well if you offroad, they don't like flexing nearly as much as the stock rubber bushings.

I would guess RDS or DAP would have the best prices on rubber bushings.

http://www.roversdownsouth.com/

http://www.dap-inc.com/homeframe.htm
Thanks Matt,

Just ordered a kit from DAP. Thanks again

Russ
__________________
Russ

'94 AA Yellow
# 891
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old August 3rd, 2006, 10:16 PM
JimC's Avatar
JimC
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,154
Registry
I have the orange poly bushes that RN sells and I think they are too hard. I will replace them with rubber when I get a chance.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old August 4th, 2006, 03:51 AM
ne4x4's Avatar
ne4x4
Status: Offline
Ian McCormack
1984 Landrover 90
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Durham, UK
Posts: 98
Personal preference I guess, but then again my 90 is heavy with the winch bumper and diesel engine plus all the kit I carry. The rubber bushes didn't last five minutes particularly the front radius arm bushes
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old August 4th, 2006, 08:14 AM
Eric Siepmann
Status: Offline
Eric W. Siepmann
1997 Defender 90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Chicago, IL, Cook
Posts: 883
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimC
I have the orange poly bushes that RN sells and I think they are too hard. I will replace them with rubber when I get a chance.
Outside of the UK, I haven't heard one good thing about poly...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old August 4th, 2006, 08:35 AM
JohnC
Status: Offline
Giampaulo Cinquegrana
95 DI SR Extreme Kit - 94 RRC LWB
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Tappan, NY
Posts: 946
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric Siepmann
Outside of the UK, I haven't heard one good thing about poly...
Do you know anyone that has the original Polybush bushings in orange?
__________________
John C.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old September 8th, 2006, 12:35 PM
48vphantom's Avatar
48vphantom
Status: Offline
Jeff Hoien
1997 NAS D90
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 96
I see DAP has two versions of the rubber bush kits with and without hardware. Anyone have a say which one is the best choice...
thanks
jeff
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old September 8th, 2006, 12:41 PM
GeoParth's Avatar
GeoParth
Status: Offline
George Parthmer
1995/d-90 #2715 yellowST
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: York, PA, USA
Posts: 193
my ome suspension bushings are CRAP. i keep losing them. wtf?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old September 8th, 2006, 12:56 PM
Matt Taylor
Status: Offline
Matt Taylor
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeoParth
my ome suspension bushings are CRAP. i keep losing them. wtf?
Maybe you're torquing the nuts too tight? Are you squishing the bushings?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old September 8th, 2006, 01:07 PM
JohnC
Status: Offline
Giampaulo Cinquegrana
95 DI SR Extreme Kit - 94 RRC LWB
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Tappan, NY
Posts: 946
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeoParth
my ome suspension bushings are CRAP. i keep losing them. wtf?
What kinda shocks you using? If you have the longer shocks I believe those are made for a LC and not a LR. At leasts that's what I heard.
__________________
John C.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old September 8th, 2006, 02:55 PM
KevinNY's Avatar
KevinNY
Status: Offline
Kevin Buckley
1973 coiler
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Guilderland,NY
Posts: 1,460
The rubber bushings that look all shiny and painted don't last, the ones that look rough and crappy right out the box last a long time.
__________________
'73 SeriesIII coiler,"The Goat", Daihatsu 2.8TD,Santana,Ashcroft,ARB's,etc., now SOLD
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
bushings, rubber

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WHY WHY WHY am I blowing through suspension bushings? KevinNY Defender Technical Discussions 27 September 13th, 2007 02:29 PM
Rear trailing arm bushing failure sheki Defender Technical Discussions 23 July 5th, 2006 09:20 PM
Body bushings - poly or factor rubber?? jaherring Defender Technical Discussions 15 February 10th, 2005 06:42 PM
Front End Wobble RyanS Defender Technical Discussions 7 April 13th, 2004 05:21 PM
Rear Suspension Question dnewman9 Defender Technical Discussions 3 February 1st, 2004 06:31 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:48 PM.


Copyright