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Rear bushes

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Currently in the process of replacing my rear axle and leaf springs. I figured I might as well replace the rear spring to chassis bushes and rear ARB bushes, jesus - how much!? £65 odd quid for some cheap looking polybushes. With the arb bushes that’ll push it over £100. Are there any cheaper alternatives out there?

As for the arb I happened to see a decent looking complete assembly for £40 with the bushes already installed. Only thing is the size is 10mm, would that work on a 2.0?

I’m not trying to sound like a cheapskate but after dropping money on an axle, new springs and a bunch of other stuff these costs are adding up. I think the days when the capri was considered an ‘affordable classic’ are long gone!
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Hi,
Not that it helps, but if you've just bought new springs, don't they come with new rubber bushes already fitted? You might as well use those until they wear out.

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Andrew 2.8i wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 7:05 am Hi,
Not that it helps, but if you've just bought new springs, don't they come with new rubber bushes already fitted? You might as well use those until they wear out.

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Hi Andrew, yes they do and I plan to, but I am talking about the rear shackle to chassis bush and ARB bushes.
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If you only need the shackle bushes, can I ask where are you getting £65 for them from?
The cheapest I've found are under £20:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253281359080 ... SwtupiUACQ

I've got Superflex ones, and although they are a bit more expensive, they appear to be very good quality:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282654987332 ... SwzjxeSaUY

If you buy everything you need from one seller, be it online or from Martin, you should be able to combine P&P and save a bit of money there.
:goodluck:

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These were the first results on my ebay app,I really despise sponsored listings:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/352169712855 ... media=COPY

On second thought i’m sure they are good quality but I can’t justify the cost.

I like the look of the ones you have fitted to your car Andrew and think they will be a good middle ground for what I am after.

I am thinking perhaps to leave the rear ARB and bushes for now and change it further down the line as I can do that with the new axle in place etc.
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EightyFive wrote: Sun Apr 10, 2022 9:04 am I am thinking perhaps to leave the rear ARB and bushes for now and change it further down the line as I can do that with the new axle in place etc.
Yes, it should only be a few hours work to change the bushes and can be done at a later date.

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I am a stockist for Superflex Polybushes. Let me know what you need, I can supply individual kits or a complete car set.
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