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What other poly bushes fit TCA mk2

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harris.racing

God knows lmao. Orange though. Toby!

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Bobspeed

Well prided inner and outer bushes from Powerflex?? £65 let's hope they fit ok for that price?? Il stick pics up in new year when I get chance to fit them:-) maybe it will drive a bit straighter then

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Cymro

Thing is the stock suspension/ARB/steering setup doesnt help either. especially when lowered by a fair bit.

the lack of camber adjustment is a bitch too.

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steveo3002

poly inners seem all wrong to me ...note how the arm isnt just hanging there , they're twisted a bit , poly isnt really ideal for that job imo

the polish ebay outers made a nice improvement on mine

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MikeyMK
Well prided inner and outer bushes from Powerflex?? £65 let's hope they fit ok for that price?? Il stick pics up in new year when I get chance to fit them:-) maybe it will drive a bit straighter then

Why didn't you buy the ones in Jordan's ebay link, they're only £20 a pair delivered, the outers must be cheaper too..?

i think these are right -> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280495836579?ssP...984.m1423.l2649

i seem to remember i got the link off here at some point

And The Powerflex outers are good but i criticized the inners because they're intolerant to castor correction, and that's an essential mod to liven up the steering and correct the steering/suspension geometry in the event of lowering the ride height.

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harris.racing

Poly bushes make ride so shite

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Bobspeed

Poly bushes make ride so shite

Agree with you there mate, I only used them on my RWD escorts when I was rallying! But this polo front end moves all over the place under power or braking, and both arms and track rod ends are nearly new, and the coilovers seem real good quality! So first job is try remove some play?

As for the polish link the outers are about £25 a pair? So only an extra tenner, and they do look good quality and I'd rather buy from uk as the Polish seem to be taking over where I'm from so goes against the grain a bit!!

It's already on castor blocks, I'm going to raise it a bit anyway and refit the front helper springs, as they been taken off!

Once iv bushed the arms il look into the inner arm mounts, and do a bit of cut and welding to get rid of any twisting coz that's what's ruined the standard rubber mounts fitted now!

Il track it up my self then as I do 4wheel alignments in work! So I'm sure I can find a way round this??

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harris.racing

Oh yeah, I mean everything is a compromise with cars to be honest, it's always a trade off between them to find a happy medium. Saying that I don't think iv ever seen Poly's advertised for improving any ride quality

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Cymro
Poly bushes make ride so shite

Agree with you there mate, I only used them on my RWD escorts when I was rallying! But this polo front end moves all over the place under power or braking, and both arms and track rod ends are nearly new, and the coilovers seem real good quality! So first job is try remove some play?

As for the polish link the outers are about £25 a pair? So only an extra tenner, and they do look good quality and I'd rather buy from uk as the Polish seem to be taking over where I'm from so goes against the grain a bit!!

It's already on castor blocks, I'm going to raise it a bit anyway and refit the front helper springs, as they been taken off!

Once iv bushed the arms il look into the inner arm mounts, and do a bit of cut and welding to get rid of any twisting coz that's what's ruined the standard rubber mounts fitted now!

Il track it up my self then as I do 4wheel alignments in work! So I'm sure I can find a way round this??

Taking over is a bit of an understatement :lol: some days it like walking down a street in Warsaw.

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g40dabbsy

quit trying to save pennys here and there get hold of

some polo g40 rosejointed inner stearing arms

polo g40 rosejointed inner wishbones

powerflex (the onley poly i will use) the outer wishbone joint ( the one antiroal bar goes into )

then get hold of a ppp stage3 front subframe

solid alloy rosejointed top strut mounts from G-Ladersite.de if the site is still running

prob cost about the £500 mark but worth evry penny :lol:

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Bobspeed

The anti roll block mounts pictured above are already fitted to my car and look brand new? Il put the outer bushes in on my first Saturday back in work, then also look at the inner mounting before changing to my polys

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harris.racing

I might make an adjustable ARB.

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Bobspeed

Just seen the two posts before mine!

G40 dabsy that sounds an awesome setup! But way out of my league mate!

Cymro, glad you know where I'm coming from in the above statement:-)

Anyway it be a couple of weeks till I can get this sorted unless they arrive before next wkend? Then il fo it up my parents

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g40dabbsy
Just seen the two posts before mine!

G40 dabsy that sounds an awesome setup! But way out of my league mate!

Cymro, glad you know where I'm coming from in the above statement:-)

Anyway it be a couple of weeks till I can get this sorted unless they arrive before next wkend? Then il fo it up my parents

yes it is a ausome sety up i have it fitted to my weekend toy but to expenceive to do it agian to my daily

if i were you i would just fit powerflex wishbone inner outer bushes to your polo cost about £50 for them

them

MAKE SHORE YOU CHANGE THE WASHERS EATHER SIDE OF THE BUSH ON THE ANTIROALBAR THO

to some thicker ones

your old ones will be F**kd and if one rips through the wishbone its not worth thinking about

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g40dabbsy

o sorry forgot to say poly bushes are stiffer than rubber ones

also transmit more vibrations from the road engine through them

also transmit more roadnoise through (them not mutch tho)

generally making it not such a smooth comfy ride

Edited by g40dabbsy

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Bobspeed

yes it is a ausome sety up i have it fitted to my weekend toy but to expenceive to do it agian to my daily

Does sound good for track car:-)

if i were you i would just fit powerflex wishbone inner outer bushes to your polo cost about £50 for them

them

This is what iv ordered, came to £65

MAKE SHORE YOU CHANGE THE WASHERS EATHER SIDE OF THE BUSH ON THE ANTIROALBAR THO

to some thicker ones

your old ones will be F**kd and if one rips through the wishbone its not worth thinking about

Did you just buy or find thicker washers same diameter??

Remember years ago (20) I built a quick mk1 fiesta with 130bhp, I ground the shoulder of the sleeve back on the roll bar to adjust the castor and used washers to adjust it, forwards/backwards! Sounds real rough but worked and done a few rally's with it and no problems!!

Be building one of these 1.6 hybrids next:-) can't wait

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harris.racing

Yeah I thought about shimming the ARB that way too mate.

My geometry is setup pretty equal tbh, 4 minutes caster difference side to side which is fuck all, running maximum spec positive caster to g40 spec, but it's still only 2 degrees lmao.

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MikeyMK
I might make an adjustable ARB.

I did slotted holes in billet ally blocks.

Despite grease nipples the ARB wore the ally eventually and caused knocking, shoulda used metal bushes like a shell bearing, in that time I never adjusted them because there was no point. So when I made nylon ones I made them single position.

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harris.racing

Yeah I meant actual ARB man. Then again my geometry is sweet so no point lol.

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steveo3002
How about this set up:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281008608615?ssP...984.m1438.l2649

Seems good value, although it is written in German.

This looks pretty top notch

http://www.bar-tek-tuning.com/lshop,showde...--fahrwerk,.htm

id get these if i had spare coin for such stuff

http://www.maxrpm.de/Racing-wishbone-with-...gs-The-original

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MikeyMK
Yeah I meant actual ARB man. Then again my geometry is sweet so no point lol.

These moved the ARB forward/back to adjust castor. What do you want to adjust?

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harris.racing

Length

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StinkyPete

I would love to see you get all them g40 items and a stage 3 subframe for £500 especially as the subframe alone is more than £500

And i would just like to add power flex aren't all that especially when I've seen cases of their outer tcas bushes torn in weeks let alone months of use

Edited by StinkyPete

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g40dabbsy
I might make an adjustable ARB.

get some pictures of this if you make ajustable A.R.B

my bushes have lasted years but i do make shore they have plenty of grease on them

Edited by g40dabbsy

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