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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 10, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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prothane subframe bushings for a vert??

So I am shopping for some poly subframe bushings. Prothane has a set at summit for $32, but it says for hardtop only? The vert set is $62. I don't really see a difference in the coupe vs vert applications other than price? Anyone have prothanes?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 10, 08:08 AM
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Re: prothane subframe bushings for a vert??

The kit you saw for $32 does not include hardware. The hardtop set with hardware is $66. They do not offer the convertible set without hardware.

I've got Energy Suspension kit with hardware. Their part numbers that end in "G" (black ones) are polygraphite. Very nice stuff. Don't know if they fit convertibles though.

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Re: prothane subframe bushings for a vert??

Steiner nailed it, both convertible and hardtop with hardware are almost the same price in the $60 - $65 price range. I don't know what the difference is and when I installed Prothane in my ragtop I don't recall there being a difference. If I had to venture a guess I would say the hardtop bushings are made of a harder urethane material.

Contact the Prothane folks and find out what is different and let us know what they say...

http://www.prothane.com/

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Re: prothane subframe bushings for a vert??

OK, here is what I have been looking at


Hardtop only, no hardware, $32
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PTP-7-119-BL/

Hardtop only, with hardware, $66
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PTP-7-139BL/

Vert only, picture or desc does NOT have hardware, $62
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PTP-7-120-BL/

I will call prothane. thx

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Re: prothane subframe bushings for a vert??

OK, finally found it and the vert one is with hardware even though Summit page is unclear. I don't want the hardware, so I need to find out the differences from prothane.

BODY MOUNTS
67-69 Body Mount Kit (Convertible Only, w/Hrdwr) 7-120
67-81 Body Mount Kit (Hardtop Only w/o Hrdwr) 7-119
67-81 Body Mount Kit, (Hardtop Only w/ Hrdwr) 7-139
67-81 Body Mount Hardware Kit, (For 7-119) 7-140

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Re: prothane subframe bushings for a vert??

I don't know if you've got yours apart yet, but for me the hardware was worth whatever they wanted for it.

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Re: prothane subframe bushings for a vert??

Steiner, I already replaced the bushings a couple of years ago and bought the correct repro hardware. Had to take some of them back out for the trans swap. The bolts and washers are still perfect, the rubber is getting worn though.

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Re: prothane subframe bushings for a vert??

Already? That stinks. For your sake I hope the stuff works together. I know for me it wouldn't but I once kicked a midget under a full moon and was cursed for life. You may want to verify that the non-hardware kit at least comes with the metal bushings.

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Re: prothane subframe bushings for a vert??

Called yesterday, but the tech guy was busy. Did an email form on the website, no reply. Going to keep calling! Got to order the stuff soon!

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Re: prothane subframe bushings for a vert??

You might consider the solid bushings from DSE, I installed these in mine and it really helped stiffen the car up. They offer them in regular thickness or 1/2" lowering thickness,which is what I used. Very nice pieces!! Don't remember the cost but they will last forever.

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Re: prothane subframe bushings for a vert??

Talked to the tech at Prothane. Tech says because the part numbers are different, the bushing are different than the coupe. But he could not tell me what the difference was! Lotsa help that answer was! I am going to order the vert ones, anyone need some hardware?

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Re: prothane subframe bushings for a vert??

interesting.

I have no idea which I ordered. Will have to go out in the garage and see, but I'm assuming they are not the right ones for my Vert. Hopefully there is no difference.


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