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Tubular Wishbone Bushes

Ian1044
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9:28 AM - Sep 02, 2014 #1

Anyone know about these? Mine are all completely shot and need replacing, though looking at the old ones I can't decide if the outer steel ring needs to be removed as it has an external flange which wraps around the outside of the bore for the bush on the outer side of the wishbone. This will make removing it a nightmare!
If anyone could shed some light on this I'd really appreciate it.
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Ian
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Ratchet
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1:27 PM - Sep 03, 2014 #2

If you go into the links page,there are some companies on there that do bush kits.Is it the same as the mk4/5 cortina,if so you will have to take the rubber out and use the outer caseing,the new poly bushes will fit into that.HTH.Don't ask how i know :(
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5:09 PM - Sep 03, 2014 #3

Thanks mate, that's exactly what I wanted to know. I already have the new poly bushes and they are for Mk4/5 cortina, it's just I was expecting to have to remove the outer casing, really pleased I didn't now :-)
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5:12 PM - Sep 03, 2014 #4

Oh and by the way, did get the new bushes from Flo-Flex on the links page. Great service too!
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8:13 AM - Sep 04, 2014 #5

Have used them,they are good :)
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12:44 PM - Apr 16, 2015 #6

Got flo-flex for the front and rear but on the rear I tried the bottoms only to see what happened and they firmed up the handling the rubber bushes used to wear out in a couple of years, on fitting the ploy bushes to the bottom arms I found that the top rubber ones weren't wearing at all. It is a good compromise.

Been on for over 5 years now with no apparent wear.
Last edited by Peter on 12:52 PM - Apr 16, 2015, edited 1 time in total.
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