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Bill Pierce
10-30-2016, 05:04 PM
I'm doing the strut rod bushings on my 63 Falcon and bought the poly units. Made by enegry supension. They appear much longer than the stock ones.

I'm afraid that they will limit the adjustment too much. Has anyone else used These? I'm tempted to put them in the lathe and take a bit off the tapered end. They are so stiff that they won't compress much if any.

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Luva65wagon
10-31-2016, 07:51 AM
Bill, Though I don't think they are the same as we put into Don's car, they do "look" the same. Here's the post I did on that:

http://www.rainierfalcons.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20812&postcount=445

Voodoofalcon
11-02-2016, 07:09 PM
I replaced mine with stock rubber bushings. I remember reading a lot of bad things about running poly strut rod bushings. But they sell them so they must not be to dangerous

Bill Pierce
11-02-2016, 07:12 PM
Yup these were a waste of money. They are the wrong size and way to stiff.

ew1usnr
11-03-2016, 02:47 AM
I have rubber bushings on my car.

Here is an interesting alternative that I read about but have not personally tried:

High performance strut rod bushings: http://www.jegs.com/i/Global-West/459/SRB-4/10002/-1?parentProductId=760572
Fits 1962 – 1965 Ford Falcon. “If adjustable strut rods are not in your budget, high-density rubber strut rod bushings would be your best alternative. The rubber bushings are stiffer than the factory type and have just enough forgiveness to allow the suspension to move without overstressing the strut rod. These bushings are recommended if the car is used as a daily driver and is not raced.” “High durometer bushings will control lower control arm location with limited deflection and still allow pivot over standard factory durometer. Provides better alignment, cornering, and braking control. Easy installation. No modifications needed. Too high of a durometer bushing in this location can cause strut rod failure due to too much resistance in the direction of pivot. That is why there is rubber in this location over other high density plastics.”

Bill Pierce
11-04-2016, 07:46 PM
I have rubber bushings on my car.

Here is an interesting alternative that I read about but have not personally tried:

High performance strut rod bushings: http://www.jegs.com/i/Global-West/459/SRB-4/10002/-1?parentProductId=760572

Those actually look good. $70 is kinda spendy for what it is, but not a ton more than stock replacements.