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Poly Bush (complete)

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes & Steering' started by zpuppy, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. zpuppy

    zpuppy Well-Known Forum User

    Hi Folks ! Just finished the install of the complete poly bush set yesterday and will post up some piccies of the finished items on here . It may be helpful to others doing or thinking of doing the same job. Had my mechanic at Citromech here in Wokingham do the job (they are the best ive used ) and it took about 18 hrs :eek: Bear in mind that this car has never been touched however and most of the suspension bush bolts were siezed solid :rofl: Any questions,,fire them up here and I'll do my best to answer :driving:
     
  2. zpuppy

    zpuppy Well-Known Forum User

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  3. zpuppy

    zpuppy Well-Known Forum User

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  4. zpuppy

    zpuppy Well-Known Forum User

    Right now who's noticed the next 2 jobs for the coming week??? Yup,,new steering rack stainless lines where one has developed a crack , and the rear section of exhaust in stainless :eek: :cheers: The bush job was a pain in the a**e actually,,,certain portions of the shells and other bits have to be re-used and we buggered the pin on the near side rear suspension arm and had to get one fabricated at a local miracle worker with a turret mill and lathe . :bow:
     
  5. datsfun

    datsfun
    Z Club Member

    wow that looks impressive...hopefully they did not charge you on an hourly basis (for the 18hrs!):confused::D
     
  6. youngr300zx

    youngr300zx Well-Known Forum User

    Did you notice if the front tension rod bushes had dimples on the side?

    I fitted a set on my z31 that didn't...result was a snapped tension rod under breaking within a few weeks, just lucky I wasn't going too fast.
    I went back to standard rubbers on the tension rods after that.
     
  7. zpuppy

    zpuppy Well-Known Forum User

    One reason why I keep going back to their garage when I need to,,,just a whisker over £600 vat inc. Not to bad considering the time spent. :bow: ( there normal shop rate is close to £55 per hour, I think)
     
  8. zpuppy

    zpuppy Well-Known Forum User


    Yup,,the proper ones are on,, One thing we noticed ,and that Mr F brought to my attention was the fact that the kit supplied applies to ALL the variants, so you have to be careful when fitting to be sure the proper ones are used ,and not to worry when you have unused ones ! :D:eek: Also,,and I stress this ,,,READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ! supplied with each bush set,,,,some original shells and pins have to be saved as you progress,,as we found out when we destroyed the rear swing arm pin. :eek: Lucky I know a very good machinist (all modesty aside) ;) otherwise that cock up would have been about £200 at your local machine shop.
     
  9. zpuppy

    zpuppy Well-Known Forum User

    Been for a bit of a thrash around south Berkshire this morn,,and amazing how much tighter and better the car feels ! :driving: A feel squeeks now and again, but in my experience thats pretty normal with poly bushes. Now to sort the steering rack feed pipe that got whacked with a pry bar and same for the rear exhaust section. :eek: Cheers Mr F on suppling the kit and your advice !! :bow:
     
  10. Quagmire

    Quagmire Well-Known Forum User

    I really need to get around to doing this Polybush malarky.
     
  11. zpuppy

    zpuppy Well-Known Forum User

    If you have any questions before hand Quagmire, just ask. Not an easy job , but do able with a pit or a lift. I would'nt advize trying it on jack stands etc, as the complete rear has to be on the floor pretty much. Glad I didnt try that way anyhow, :D To be honest I could have ,with a lift done it myself in a weekend, but with ther pub forever rearing it's head I just dont have the time. Hence the garage and helping when I could.
     
  12. Quagmire

    Quagmire Well-Known Forum User

    I'll probably axle stand it and drop the rear subframe and drag it all out complete with diff etc..

    Cheers for the offer of advice, I may just do that :)
     
  13. Quest

    Quest New Forum User

    Hi looking for rubbers for the front suspension for an 88-89 300z looks like you may know where to get them from and what the cost is, a bit desperat now for parts, if you could mail direct it would be helpful, olivergamekeeper@hotmail.co.uk

    Regards

    Rob
     
  14. Quest

    Quest New Forum User

    Hi, Got a serious problem when braking from speed, high vibration make it uncontrolable on the front end anyone have any ideas how to fix, had the wheels ballance but its just getting progresivley worse, discs look ok, but cant see any thing that may cause the problem
     
  15. youngr300zx

    youngr300zx Well-Known Forum User

    Could well be knackered bushes on the tension rods
     
  16. zpuppy

    zpuppy Well-Known Forum User

    Try taking the front disks off and mount them on a lathe or any other such stable platform,,spin them slowly and check with a dial indicator for runout and warpage,,,thinking about it you could use an indicator with the disks mounted to the car . :) It sounds like warped disks wich you would not see on a visual inspection, or if they are ok then loose bushes or worn ball joints would be the culprit . :driving:
    Might even be wheel bearings ?
     
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  17. zpuppy

    zpuppy Well-Known Forum User

    Lower ball joints :-(

    Does anyone know where to purchase a set of lower ball joints for a pre facelift,, without having to purchase the front end of the car ? :D Mine are on their way out !!
     
  18. Mr.F

    Mr.F Inactive

    Call me - I have stock...
     
  19. zpuppy

    zpuppy Well-Known Forum User

    Cheers Mr F !!!! :bow::bow::thumbs: Got the ball joints today,minus the front suspension that nissan wanted to sell me as well !!
     
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