Polybush touring/comfort suspension bushings

[2/1/2004] Reviewed by: Michael Wright

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Polybush touring/comfort "blue" suspension bushings.

First full set of bushings I have installed. Installation done at 80Kmi. Am now at 94Kmi.

The touring/blue set from Polybush are the softest the company makes, softer than the standard/orange set. Used simple dish soap as a lubricant, per the mfr recommendation. No grease. Install took ~35 man-hrs, though I and my assistant are both new to bushing installation. Car is a 1996 M-edition with 94Kmi. My goals: longevity, ride quality, a small increase in handling capability. Good compromise between a good, streetable ride quality and a small boost in handling. No more play in the suspension; everything is tight and like-new again. Minor road imperfections, cracks and small bumps are now taken with complete poise and competence. On rough road sections, it does feel a little stiffer, though not by much. All sqeaks, creaks, groans and other general suspension noises have all disappeared. More communication from the road, but no significant gain in NVH. Highly recommended.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely

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