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    Quote Originally Posted by Zircon View Post
    I have powerflex on mine. As you are happy with them why look elsewhere?
    My coupe has always been a kind of no expense spared project car. The touring is my work horse and to be honest... bit of a lemon. Money is tight at the moment and I was merely looking for the best prices

    I still have a couple of things that need doing to the coupe so if I can pick up a bargain or two for items that MUST be replaced on the touring to keep it safe and legal then I'm all up for it

    Also, I raised this discussion for the benefit of members that do not wish to spend the amount that Powerflex will remove from the wallet
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zircon View Post
    Depends if they last.

    I got top mounts from ECP and they lasted 5 minutes. Bit more money and the GSF ones have been on for ages now.
    To be fair Zircon, I think that was the question that A20 was asking, I directed him to a similar thread a while back where I believe a fellow member (and mod) Steve23002 had suggested the fitment of an alternative to a member on here.

    As I know Mr Rym's Touring is NOT his pride and joy, and if Steve recommends something then I know that is because he has tried it and tested it and it will meet A20's requirements
     
     

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    Fair play - best cost effective route would probably be to stick to oem rubbers? Are the stock rubber bushes ok when new or still not as good as polys?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zircon View Post
    Fair play - best cost effective route would probably be to stick to oem rubbers? Are the stock rubber bushes ok when new or still not as good as polys?
    Stock are terrible, been through a set of front ones since santa Pod which was August I believe.

    This is why I was looking for prices on Poly. They're dearer than OEM but they last far far longer and the drive is far better also.
     
     

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    Glad I didnt go stock when I had the chance then.

    Good luck with whatever you go for.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zircon View Post
    Glad I didnt go stock when I had the chance then.

    Good luck with whatever you go for.
    OSF control arm ball joint picked up an advisory on the MOT, this accompanied with lowering springs and larger wheels all takes it's toll. OEM are not good at the best of times in my opinion let alone when your asking them to work a little harder

    Replacing both front arms, front arm bushes and rear trailing arm bushes with alignment adjustment isn't going to work out cheap.

    When I'm looking at 120 quid for a water pump for the coupe also you can probably understand why I'm looking to get this done at the most cost effective price possible without making sacrifices

     
     

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    Hi Guys..

    I presume this is an alternative to replacing the entire control arms etc?

    If so would anyone like to venture a guess at how long it would take to do a complete front and rear replacement on an E38 ?

    It's got 166K miles on the clock, needs shocks springs anyway, and I know from last MOT that at least one bush was reported as being close to the limit, so I figured it might be worth looking at doing this at the same time as shocks / springs...

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    My Mk3 Escort is completely kitted out with Superflex poly bushes. They are one of the leading manufacturers if you haven't heard of them. They were expensive but were absoloutely brilliant. Full stainless steel inner and outer sleeves and properly engineered. Totaly transformed the car, it went round the local roundabout quicker than the Cavalier 4x4 I had at the time and that's in a cabrio!


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