Poly vs. Rubber - Team Camaro Tech
Tech 2000 Our previous General Forum
Replies ONLY - no new topics.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 00, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
Tech Team
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: E.Moriches,NY,USA
Posts: 41

I have my 69's entire frontend and subframe bushings out. I am scouring all the catalogues to figure out what replacements to get. I heard that Poly squeaks after the teflon lube wears out, which I don't want to experience. Ricks sells a full poly kit from Prothane, which are not self lubricating. PST sells Graphite impregnated poly which is supposed to be self lubricating. Anyone know if this works over the long haul. Should I just stay with stock rubber all around? Any recommendations where to buy an entire kit in one place that has all the frontend, rear spring and subframe bushings in poly at a decent price? Thanks for your input!
jacksz28 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 00, 04:32 PM
Join Date: Jun 1999
Posts: 306

Summit sells Energy Suspension full kits. I picked one up for around $160 and includes a trans mount. What I have been told is if the bushings are lubed well they will not even give the faintest noise. No long term experience though.

Joseph is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 00, 08:52 AM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 1,659

I am going to switch to PST polygraphite a-arm bushings. Several people here have had good luck with them. Since switching to low profile tires, I have "blown" several upper a-arm rubber bushings. I guess the tires don't absorb bumps as much, so the a-arm bushings absorb more of the shock now.

Anyone else had this problem??

Hugger Orange & white 69 Camaro with supercharged 350, Tremec TKO, and 3.73 12-bolt
gheatly is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 00, 09:29 AM
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 217

I replaces my old stuff with a complete Polygraphite Super front end kit from PST a few months ago. 1969 Z28.

1. No squeaks
2. Kit was very complete
3. Car handles MUCH better (I got a new pitman arm and idler arm too).
4. I like it a lot. It has been hassle free since I did the work. I took lots of pictures of my front end rebuild, see site below for more info. P.S. I don't think my ride is any more harsh with the polyurethane. Get a PST kit and forget about it for the next 15 years. Enough said.
Shawn Peterson
1969 Z28, 406SB

[This message has been edited by Shawn (edited 03-03-2000).]
Shawn is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome