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Old February 5th, 2013, 01:31 PM
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Polybush on front radius arms?

I am looking for some better bushings for the front radius arms where they connect to the axle. The stock ones just do not hold up very long w/ extended travel front. I have called Justin @ Lucky8 and he is out of stock anyone else? Any feedback on soft blues from AB appreciated..............Justin recommended orange and AB is saying blue???
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Old February 5th, 2013, 02:06 PM
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I just got Justin's last orange ones and fitted them on 2 weeks ago. rides much better now!
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Old February 5th, 2013, 02:39 PM
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I've ran the blue ones with no issues. I honestly haven't noticed much difference between the poly bushing colors. But I also have big lumpy mud tires..
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Old February 5th, 2013, 11:00 PM
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For what it's worth I ran the blue poly bushes with a 2inch lift and Bilstein 7100s and after 35 miles off road in Moab the bushing (at the frame mount) disintegrated on both trailing arms and one radius arm. Got off the trail, stepped on the gas and the whole rear axle was shifting forward and back. Thought it was a bad set.. had some overnighted from AB to Moab, installed them and the new set didn't even make it 20 miles before those disintegrating too. I've gone back to OEM and no problems after hundreds of miles off road. I think it's one of the worst products i've ever put on the truck so my advice would be to stick to OEM bushings.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 11:02 PM
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Agreed. Never had a problem with Oem on my D1 despite the abuse I gave it.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 11:33 PM
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Huff blew out the orange polybush on his rear trailing arms from the same thing (wheeling). I've got the genuine bushings, and they seem to be holding up well and would probably replace them with genuine when the time comes.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 12:08 AM
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Go with genuine oem.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 01:37 AM
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Here's your OEM bushings.
2 month old OEM rubber trailing arm at the frame. The damned rubber peeled out in a ring and was just hanging around the rod. Had to roll it back in and hose clamp it to get home. A year and a half on my Orange Poly's and they're still going strong.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 11:11 AM
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People do need to be careful with their experiences. Not all polybushes are created equal. Also, IME, new OEM bushes are crap and die quickly. The original ones were great, but something has fallen apart in the OEM supply train.

Apparently the Superpro bushes are good and last.
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Not ALL poly bushings are made the same.

I have the Polybush brand on one of my Discos for over 7 years now and they are fine.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 11:24 AM
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Seems like the front axle is where I am eating them; rear OEM's have been fine but thanks for all the input! I will be testing the blue's this summer since orange is apparently NA.............
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Old February 6th, 2013, 11:29 AM
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I might have some Orange Polybush brand left, let me check tonight.
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