New control arm bushings for 240

Before I turbo swap my 240, I'm trying to get the chassis back to stage 0.

What's the general consensus on poly bushings for the control arms? Or should I just go OEM?

It's my daily driver, so I don't want it to drive too harsh, but if it gives a bit more "tightness" to the steering, I'll go poly.

Comments

  • I personally like poly bushings at both the front and back of the control arms. I didn't notice any real change in harness and they do help the arm articulate smoothly as it doesn't get bound up like rubber bushings.

    By that I mean with the rubber bushing the inner and outer tubes are fixed to their respective components and the rubber between them can only flex so much.
  • I personally like poly bushings at both the front and back of the control arms. I didn't notice any real change in harness and they do help the arm articulate smoothly as it doesn't get bound up like rubber bushings.
    Cheers for the input. I managed to find a few posts stating similar opinions, and just wanted to confirm it wasn't going to be unbearable.

    Kind of on the same topic, what's my best option for trailing arm bushings? I've replaced them before (rented the proper tool), and nearly killed myself with exhaustion. I asked old mate, and he said that they had the car on a hoist, and used long breaker bars without much issue, and laying on the garage floor with minimal working room makes it a nightmare.

    I can cut the old bushes out, but can you just push in a poly bushing by hand? How about those spherical bearings?
  • For the rear you can get poly bushes from superpro that reuse the factory shells and are 2 piece so you just cut the old rubber out and push them in.
    Spf1312k is the part number
  • For the front, there is minimal increase in NVH when using poly. I wouldn't worry too much. For the rear however it is fairly noticeable, though it's not race car. It sounds like your expecting a pig of a car. I daily my 90% poly car, and after the initial install and everything settles in it doesn't even cross my mind - just some people are soft and will lead you to believe it's a nightmare.

    Email Ash at DVS and he will sort you out with regards to where you should install poly given your requirements.
  • Just finishing up front control arm bushes install on my 240 now, went poly up front, rubber in the back housings.
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