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    Hey peeps!!

    I am getting a FULL kit for my E36 in the next few days. Currently I have got Powerflex but they don't offer anywhere near as many bushes as the Superpro on the rear of the car. I have opted for the 80K (race spec) bushing with the front wishbone rear bushes that offer more caster on the front wheels.

    I will be writing my experiances with the move over to Superpro from Powerflex with being as honest as possible with the bushes, how they fit and more importantly how they perform compared to Powerflex.

    So watch this space

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    I will be looking forward to hearing your views Mike,

    I've heard good things about Super pro bushes but have always found powerflex fantastic so had no reason to go elsewhere..
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    I really couldn't agree more!

    I have always used Powerflex in the past and never had an issue yet always been impressed with the bushes!

    But, I have heard good things about Superpro and the two main ones that are I am VERY interested in are:

    1 - Superpro has the correct equipment/technology to bond polyurethane and metal whereas Powerflex do not.

    2 - Superpro supply their own grease with their kits which in conjunction with a cross hatching on the bushes where the bush meets the chassis or whichever car part. So holds the grease better, therefor not having issues with squeaking which I have had with Powerflex which can be annoying but does not affect performance (Powerflex supply copper grease with their bushes)

    Not only this I have gone for the 80K bushes which are stiffer than Powerflex's purple bush and Superpro give the option for increased caster on the front wheels which again I have gone for.

    Will be also adding this to my build thread as my car is going for a suspension overhaul after testing the bushes

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    Bushes are here - Happy days






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    Interesting, Any update?
     
     

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    Soon!!!! I am going to try and get some swapped over this weekend but I have got about 5 services to do, an engine swap, brakes, rear brakes on mine.... its a busy weekend!!

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    Interesting to find out...although I think you would have to have some extra sensory perception to notice an improvement on this over powerflex....I think it may be a marketing gimmick but I think only personal experience can tell us exactly
     
     

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    alright
    where did you get the bushes from, i had a look on the super pro site and could work out who to use
    if you dont mind me asking what sort of price were they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr OBD View Post
    I really couldn't agree more!

    I have always used Powerflex in the past and never had an issue yet always been impressed with the bushes!

    But, I have heard good things about Superpro and the two main ones that are I am VERY interested in are:

    1 - Superpro has the correct equipment/technology to bond polyurethane and metal whereas Powerflex do not.

    2 - Superpro supply their own grease with their kits which in conjunction with a cross hatching on the bushes where the bush meets the chassis or whichever car part. So holds the grease better, therefor not having issues with squeaking which I have had with Powerflex which can be annoying but does not affect performance (Powerflex supply copper grease with their bushes)

    Not only this I have gone for the 80K bushes which are stiffer than Powerflex's purple bush and Superpro give the option for increased caster on the front wheels which again I have gone for.

    Will be also adding this to my build thread as my car is going for a suspension overhaul after testing the bushes

    Mike
    Hi Mike,

    Looks good! - just a couple of quick questions/comments..

    you said one of the reasons for getting them was for increased castor on the front wheels - to clarify Powerflex do eccentric bushes for your car which would have given you the same results..

    also you mention that Superpro have the right equipment to bond the bush to the metal sleeve (point 1 above).. but it looks as though in your pictures they're exactly the same as the Powerflex items i.e. seperate metal inners and poly bushes?? - maybe i'm missing something??

    either way they look good - and visually (at least) look much a muchness with the Powerflex items - I also agree with StK and would think you or anyone else would be hard pressed to tell the difference between the two..

    keep us posted on your results!

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