July 12, 2020, 05:58:27 PM

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hey guys was wondering whats out there for solid diff bushings.

front diff bushing
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two rear bushings
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Offline Ppalmer17

Solid diff bushings?
« on: December 09, 2019, 07:09:19 PM »
I got a 1988 turbo 2 for reference. 

Offline frijolee

Re: Solid diff bushings?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2019, 08:56:40 PM »
I'm not sure how this is relevant to forum services...  Come to think of it, I'm not even sure what you're asking. 

---"What's out there?"---

Is this a classifieds search?  Looking for recommendations on vendors who sell stuff?  Front diff bushing sounds like an FC (since FD's don't have them) but it always helps to specify chassis.  Then there's which diff you care about: N/A, T2, 8.8?

Brass tacks: specificity and full sentences are always well received around here.  Solid bushings aren't a great idea on an FC (in my humble opinion, but some folks do it anyways).  If you must go solid, do them all.  With diff bushings you want to control compliance either way (solid or compliant).  Having some--but not all--degrees of freedom locked down is about the worst thing you can do.  Mixing some solid and some flexible is a recipe for breaking things.

Welcome to the forum.
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Offline Gunnytron

Re: Solid diff bushings?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 03:43:33 AM »
Nice reply.

Interesting point though. I have solid fronts and poly rears on my Fd 8.8.
http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=12880.0
FD, LS1 running 220 3.90 Trickflow heads, Comp Ultra-gold Arc 1.72 Rockers, 7.550 BTR Pushrods, BTR Stage II NA Cam 227/234 .614"/.576" 113+2, ARP Head Bolts, BTR Platinum Springs, Ported FAST 90, NW 90mm TB, FAST 60lb Injectors, Textralia Clutch/Flywheel, T56, Cobra 8.8, 31 spline, trac-loc 3.55 Diff, Holley HP EFI, Racelogic TC.

Offline frijolee

Re: Solid diff bushings?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2019, 03:07:55 AM »
Nice reply.

Interesting point though. I have solid fronts and poly rears on my Fd 8.8.

FD can get away with a bit more given the orientation of the rear mounting hardware and existance of the dual front mounts.  I'd still stay don't mix and match but it's especially bad news on an FC.
LS2 stroker FC, Mandeville big brakes, widebody, etc
Build thread:  http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=1274.0
www.roninspeedworks.com

LargeOrangeFont says: "Joel is right, and I love Joel. But his car sounds like the wrath of God."   ;)

Offline jwvand02

Re: Solid diff bushings?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2019, 09:45:33 AM »
I'm not sure how this is relevant to forum services...  Come to think of it, I'm not even sure what you're asking. 

---"What's out there?"---

Is this a classifieds search?  Looking for recommendations on vendors who sell stuff?  Front diff bushing sounds like an FC (since FD's don't have them) but it always helps to specify chassis.  Then there's which diff you care about: N/A, T2, 8.8?

Brass tacks: specificity and full sentences are always well received around here.  Solid bushings aren't a great idea on an FC (in my humble opinion, but some folks do it anyways).  If you must go solid, do them all.  With diff bushings you want to control compliance either way (solid or compliant).  Having some--but not all--degrees of freedom locked down is about the worst thing you can do.  Mixing some solid and some flexible is a recipe for breaking things.

Welcome to the forum.

Well since we're on the topic (even in the wrong place) what DO you recommend for FC bushings (non-street driven)?