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Old 11-15-2018, 11:29 AM   #11
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dagone typo's.

The bushings Dave linked are a cool design, wonder how well the poly on poly surfaces slide or if they would bind and start the "squish" that kills poly bushings.
A lot of what forms ea of our opinions is personal experience and that has everything to do with the quality of materials used.
Like JT said, you are supposed to get what you pay for. and as Jimmy pointed out, the rubber to metal bond on the rubber stuff isnt holding up
like it used to, even with the go to oem. JT's point on the difficulty of replacing pressed in busings vs the slide in of the poly ones is huge if you dont have access to a press.
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Old 11-15-2018, 01:39 PM   #12
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I went with rubber bushings this time around. From what I have, Britpart, Bearmach, Allmakes, and LR Direct's "Original Equipment", all seem to be the same exact thing.

In regards to trailing arm bushings, there isn't an advantage to poly when it comes to installation. You have to remove the trailing arm from the chassis completely, and the rubber ones easily slip over the end. If/when the rubber bushings need replacing, I will definitely be using poly. Even with a press it took forever.
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I certainly don't think the rubber ones are 'inferior' by any means, I would imagine they perform as designed.

But after removing them all over the truck and slipping in Superpro bushings I can't imagine servicing it any other way.

These Proline Trailing arms (zach is the guy to talk to), OME suspension (approximately 1.5"), basically leveled off my rear trailing arms. I used stock front radius arms since it was recommended as best I could tell.
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