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    Energy bushings master kit install

    As I got the kit on and preparing everything for the install, Iíve read people saying not to install the front control arm bushings that go into the frame? Longevity issues?
    It is there been a redesign since I read that thread.
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    Not that I've seen. I think my set failed quickly. I put Moog "problem solver" bushings in that spot years ago, never looked back.
    It's not my fault, blame the radiation.

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    Most people say don't install the LCA-> swaybar bushings up front. Those are the only poly bushings I've had problems with.

    I suspect the trailing arm->knuckle bushings in the rear would suffer the same failure eventually, but there is a lot more material there (among other differences).

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    I think I misspoke. I have stock bushings in the inner position, the Moog problem solver set is in the swaybar-control arm position.
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    lca to swaybar is fine, just remember to follow the directions. now the lca to frame i had a set fall apart. lca to swaybar bushings i inspected were at least 4 years old with 2 autocross seasons

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    my LCA-> swaybar bushings were completely toast in about 1/2 an autocross season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProDarwin View Post
    my LCA-> swaybar bushings were completely toast in about 1/2 an autocross season.
    Weird. I ran 200tw so it's not like the forces were low. I have heard of people putting them in backwords not thinking about it

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    Even with correct install, mine failed in a year or less. The Problem Solvers are a totally different, much more dirable material and design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leighv View Post
    Weird. I ran 200tw so it's not like the forces were low. I have heard of people putting them in backwords not thinking about it

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    Yeah, that's what I heard as well. I thought "people complaining probably just installed them wrong". I made absolutely sure to do it correctly, but they were still destroyed quickly.

    FWIW, Civics and other cars have similar bushings in the rear and the general advice is not to install them as they bind throughout travel. That type of use is not conducive to polyurethane bushings.

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    I'll take a picture of my old set, theyre on my work bench in the garage

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    That's always been in the back of my mind with the Moog outers and stock style inners.

    If the outers are nice and rigid, then the inners are taking all that funky twisting, rotational and tension forces. I guess that's why the inners are best left pliable squishy rubber.

    Great, now im seccond guessing my memory. I now remember putting the different, multi piece design energy bushings on the inners too. But i think they failed, or maybe I just didn't bother destroying the fresh inners when one of the stupid non serviceable balljoints failed.



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