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Old 17-12-2009, 22:16   #1
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front suspension arm bushes

could these be used to replace the front suspension arm bushes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXoBR...eature=related
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Old 18-12-2009, 11:09   #2
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Interesting. I guess they could be tried if appropriate size bushings are available. Fancy being a pioneer?..!

Another member is looking at casting a polyurethane bush directly into the housing. I'm sure these ideas will eventually lead to a more rubust solution to the lower suspension arm issue.

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Old 18-12-2009, 11:41   #3
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Dam ! 4 week's to late,just replaced wishbone's and bushes.Got to say,well done for finding that,and it was informative,to boot,oh i hate pun's.
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Old 18-12-2009, 17:32   #4
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can some one get the diameter of the oe bush i will found out then,
these really improve the bmw's handling cost is about 60 but will never need changing again
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Old 18-12-2009, 17:58   #5
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looks like 66mm to me possibly 65mm

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Old 18-12-2009, 18:25   #6
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looks like it will be these then http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/POWERFLEX-FRON...item1c0e9bab30
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Old 18-12-2009, 20:08   #7
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It will certainly be worth finding if there's stuff to fit our cars. They sell suspension bushes for older and obsolete Rover models.

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Old 19-12-2009, 13:53   #8
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T-Cut: For my contrubition, have checked them out and they have nothing for the Rover 75 but I suggested that there was a market for such on the 75 and supplied some supporting figures. They stated that they would certainly put it forwarded it to their supplier...they don't make them - a buy in.
So that the forum can push it forward, I took the dimensions of the existing 'Cast' housing etc and find:-
1. I.D. of the 'Cast' housing is 65mm and the steel bushing which is pressed into the 'Cast' housing, an interference fit, is 1.75mm in thickness making the steel bushing 61.5 ID (will take a measurement when I get it fully out-got a drift of 64.5 Dia but have still to make up a receiver with an opening of 66 mm) This is the steel bushing which holds the rubber content.
2. The dimensions of the rubber opening (where the wishbone is located) is 33mm corner to corner with 26mm from face to face. this opening is a concave hexagon shape.
Note: No. 2 dimensions have a silght tolerence as taking a dimension in rubber is marginally variable.
If anyone has access to the technology of developing this I will gladly post this complete bushing thereto. The 75 (and the MG) deserves only the BEST.
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