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Anybody tried polyurethane lollipop bushes?

Post by MrPT » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:13 pm

Saw these SuperPro poly bushes (bit of a tongue twister!) on eBay. I think I’m going OEM, but these caught my eye because there don’t appear to be many (any?) other eccentric bush options if you want to try polyurethane.
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Anybody tried SuperPro poly lollipop bushes?

Post by DMC63 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:19 pm

I fitted Powerflex Performance bushes to my front ARB. Very nice :thumbsup:
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Post by MrPT » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:24 pm

DMC63 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:19 pm
I fitted Powerflex Performance bushes to my front ARB. Very nice :thumbsup:
Oddly enough I just did the same recently, which is what prompted the question re. the lollipop bushes!

Missed these earlier, which are eccentric: https://www.powerflex.co.uk/black-serie ... 11516.html

Just interested in any feedback re how they feel. They should have more of an impact than poly ARB bushes, but whether they will be right for road usage or not, I don’t know.
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Post by DMC63 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:01 pm

MrPT wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:24 pm
DMC63 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:19 pm
I fitted Powerflex Performance bushes to my front ARB. Very nice :thumbsup:
Oddly enough I just did the same recently, which is what prompted the question re. the lollipop bushes!

Missed these earlier, which are eccentric: https://www.powerflex.co.uk/black-serie ... 11516.html

Just interested in any feedback re how they feel. They should have more of an impact than poly ARB bushes, but whether they will be right for road usage or not, I don’t know.
I'll be keeping a close eye on this thread as I'm considering doing the same, old rubbers have been on since 2003 :|
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Post by MrPT » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:18 am

DMC63 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:01 pm
MrPT wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:24 pm
DMC63 wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:19 pm
I fitted Powerflex Performance bushes to my front ARB. Very nice :thumbsup:
Oddly enough I just did the same recently, which is what prompted the question re. the lollipop bushes!

Missed these earlier, which are eccentric: https://www.powerflex.co.uk/black-serie ... 11516.html

Just interested in any feedback re how they feel. They should have more of an impact than poly ARB bushes, but whether they will be right for road usage or not, I don’t know.
I'll be keeping a close eye on this thread as I'm considering doing the same, old rubbers have been on since 2003 :|
Honestly I think you will be good with the standard Powerflex bushes for the Z4. There are favourable reports for installation on non-M Z4s.

The ///M bushes are eccentric. I’m asking whether anybody has experience with the eccentric poly bush options, which seem to be pretty scarce.
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Post by RedUn » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:01 pm

Try searching the US forums for info, they tend to go with more Bush changes because their roads aren't like ours!! :cry:
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Post by bradz » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:46 pm

I ran these on my Si and now my M.

My mates a super pro dealer.

I had the power-flex ones originally but got so fed up with them squeaking - Must of taken them out 3 times and re greased them!

Don't in comparison the SP ones are a little softer and don't transmit as much NVH and they don't squeak after being fitted for over a year!
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Post by MrPT » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:13 pm

bradz wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:46 pm
I ran these on my Si and now my M.

My mates a super pro dealer.

I had the power-flex ones originally but got so fed up with them squeaking - Must of taken them out 3 times and re greased them!

Don't in comparison the SP ones are a little softer and don't transmit as much NVH and they don't squeak after being fitted for over a year!
That is exactly the kind of feedback I’m after, thanks. What kind of grease do you need to use, just out of interest?
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Post by RedUn » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:28 pm

Silicone normally :thumbsup:
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Post by MrPT » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:33 pm

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Silicone normally :thumbsup:
Great. Got tons of the stuff. :thumbsup:
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Post by GuidoK » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:26 am

I think the powerflex ones usually come with copper grease?
Anyway I've had powerflex lollypop bushes and arb bushes for 8 years now (roughly 40k miles) in my zed without any squeaking or failure. I inspected them a short while ago, they still look like new! Top quality product that has clearly stood the test of time.
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Post by bradz » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:18 am

MrPT wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:13 pm
bradz wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:46 pm
I ran these on my Si and now my M.

My mates a super pro dealer.

I had the power-flex ones originally but got so fed up with them squeaking - Must of taken them out 3 times and re greased them!

Don't in comparison the SP ones are a little softer and don't transmit as much NVH and they don't squeak after being fitted for over a year!
That is exactly the kind of feedback I’m after, thanks. What kind of grease do you need to use, just out of interest?
Your welcome.

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