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Unread 04-13-2011, 08:42 AM   #1
TontoKowalski
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All in 1 front bushings kit advice?

Does anybody have any advice on an all in 1 front bushing kit I can pick up for my entire front end? I've noticed some wear-and-tear on some of them, so I figure after 15 years of service, they might need to be replaced.

I drive my Jeep to and from work in the worst DC roads you can think of, so comfort is key. Would sacrifice super kick a*s polyurethane for something a lot more squishy and comfortable.

Any and all suggestions are welcome, if you can provide a link that would be awesome as well.

Thanks,
Tonto


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Unread 04-13-2011, 08:54 AM   #2
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Contact Kolak here on the forum or kolak@aol.com he has great pricing on anything you might need, OEM Mopar rubber bushings, Moog, etc...

Don't overlook your Control Arm bushings. They contribute a lot to overall ride quality.

An alternative would be rockauto.com but really do contact Nick (kolak) he'll hook you up.
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Unread 04-13-2011, 09:04 AM   #3
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I'd like a whole swap out of anything rubber underneath there...give that a shot for a slightly better ride before I do something more drastic.
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Unread 04-13-2011, 10:06 AM   #4
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Most vehicles Moog offers "problem solver" bushings in materials that are a good compromise between stock jeep and aftermarket poly. I think that type of in-between is used on a lot of new car bushings, you see them as blue or pink quite often.

Also, I have bought a fair number of standard moog parts only to discover the premium problem solver part inside. If you can open boxes at the parts store it pays to know the difference. I think they cover supply problems by putting the premium part in standard boxes.

Beware cheap china rubber bushings, you'll be replacing one or more after 40k.
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Avoid trying to swap the control arm bushings. Much easier (and NOT much more expensive) to replace control arms with bushings already installed.
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Contact Kolak here on the forum or kolak@aol.com he has great pricing on anything you might need, OEM Mopar rubber bushings, Moog, etc...

Don't overlook your Control Arm bushings. They contribute a lot to overall ride quality.

An alternative would be rockauto.com but really do contact Nick (kolak) he'll hook you up.
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nick can give you pricing on just about any option youll find out there. usually beats everyones prices. great customer service.
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Unread 04-14-2011, 01:31 PM   #7
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I didn't realize he actually sent me a message ages ago. I've got to get up underneath there and see what's worn away and let him know.

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Tonto
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