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Old 03-04-2011, 02:52 AM   #1
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Im replacing my radius arm bushings. A lot of people have been recommending Moog bushings instead of polyurethane bushings. Oriely /kragen carries their MasterPro brand bushings that are made of the same themoplastic rubber that the Moog brand are made of but sell for $18 instead of $45. Has anyone used these bushings?
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Most people are saying the polyurethane brushing are too hard. I have heard that they don't flex enough to handle well and that they are so hard they damage the mounts. I have had a similar experience on torq rods on a 66 mustang. If anyone has had different experience I'd like to hear about it. I am reluctant to use stock rubber because they have such a short life.
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Hi,after i replaced my rubber bushingsa few times because they do not last,i used the hard plastic ones,its been about a year and so far,no problems at all,they seem smooth and no cracking at all.
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Ok I decided to try the Master Pro bushings and things look good so far. The only problem is they come with no instructions. Does anyone have a diagram of what order the bushings go on the arm? Ill update as soon as I get them on and running.

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try going to the moog website I just did my passenger side with completely new ball joints, but I don't know why you have so many washers

btw...I chose masterpro's, and I'm super happy with them

you will need to rent the ball joint kit if you chose to replace the entire ball joint....but I don't think you are doing the joints too, just the bushings.

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Thanks Ive got the ball joint tool but so far they seem to be fine. I have done the sway bar and axle pivots with Energy Suspension and the outer tie rods. Even though the tie rods seemed to be ok the change was apparent. The pivots made a big difference, they were pretty bad. The inner tie rods come next then new coils. After an alignment its on to the rear end.
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Moog parts went on nice. Good fit and finish, huge improvement over stock bushings. However the axle pivot and sway bar bushings from energy suspension are a pain. After hours of struggling I realized the steal centers are too long to fit in the mounts and need about 1/4 inch cut off. A big disappointment from such a big name company.
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