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Recommendation for Mk2 Escort suspension bushes

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Hi all,

 

been to visit the mk2 this weekend, moving along but not as much as id hoped.

anyway, looking at the suspension parts scattered around the workshop reminds me that I need to get ordering suspension bushes.

so it a 1980 Mk2 sportfrom South Africa, ive been looking on ebay and i cant decide which way to go, rubber or poly bushes.

 

suggestions/ recommendations or what to avoid?

 

thanks

 

phil

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Depends on what you are after i guess.  I polly bushed mine even though im not going to track day the car. 

I used black edition bushes that are super firm. Maybe i was a bit ott with it but added to the other suspension parts i fitted means the car feels nice and firm. Unlike any other mk1 ive owned.

I wanted black because i didnt like the orange red yellow purple look.

Saying that, the tramp bars i bought came with yellow bushes so fitted them. They started to fall apart within weeks and within about 20 miles. I dont know weather the colours determine the compound in the bushes but wouldn't use yellow again. 

One problem i did come across on the rear spring hangers was the inner tube that goes in the new bushes was slightly to small. 1000s of a mm i think but its metal on metal so they didnt fit. An engineer next door to me ran a drill /reamer down them for the perfect fit.

Im very happy with them but at the end of the day, its your car so its up to you.

 

Rich 

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I agree. Thats why i went with black ones. Not so in your face.

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1 hour ago, notenoughtime said:

My mk2 Mexico is fitted with red polys and I hate the look of them 

Powerflex Heritage are poly bushes that are grey/black to look like original bushes.

I always try to get regular rubber bushes but some like 22mm front bar bushes you just cant get in rubber anywhere so the Powerflex Heritage was the best option.

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