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RE: [T3] Replacment Bushings for rear torsion bars


I had the urethane (red) bushings.  Too squeaky!  Also, they wallowed out --
became oblong :-(  I switched back to the stock rubber (black) units.  I
could feel absolutely NO difference in ride nor handling but one thing I did
notice...no squeaking!  Sprinkling the bushings with talcum powder didn't
help stop the squeaking nor did it cure the wallowing condition.  I replace
my ORIGINAL units with the urethane ones because of some *minor* tears in
the bushing and I wanted a firmer handling car.

Speaking from experience, stick with the stock units unless you're riding a
dedicated race car.
 
     Toby Erkson  --  air_cooled_nut@pobox.com
     '72 VW Squareback, '95 VW Jetta, '81 Gold Wing,
     '73 Porsche 914, '90 Wet Jet
     http://www.icbm.org/
     Portland, Oregon


>-----Original Message-----
>I heard they are the same as the bug bushing?  Is that not true?
>I think I might go ahead and tolerate the squeak if I can get 
>the urethane ones.

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