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Old 11-27-2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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Bushing upgrade

Im looking at upgrading the Radius rod bushing in my 1le with Pedders.
I track my car on the road course about 3-5 times a year
but not sure which direction to go... the Stage 2 full bush or Stage 3 high durometer insert?
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:24 PM   #2
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Full bushing. Address the problem, don't put a band-aid on it. Especially considering the cost differential is not that much.
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:35 PM   #3
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Full bushing is always better than an insert, although a lot more work, lol!
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:55 PM   #4
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the Stage 2 full bush
i haven't seen a stage 2 full bush since the eighties.
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:08 PM   #5
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i haven't seen a stage 2 full bush since the eighties.
I see what you did there

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get the best bushing you can get... do it once do it right
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:42 PM   #7
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Yeah, the more bushings you buy the more expensive it becomes over time. Now about the suspension...
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:00 AM   #8
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Apex Paul that was funny.

If I was reading one of Pete's posts on another thread correctly I thought he was using the stock radius rod bushing with the stage 3 insert on the Pedders camaro. Maybe he is using the full bushing plus the the insert?
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:25 AM   #9
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Insert provides more aggressive caster however the stock bush can still fail and is fluid filled. Personally I have no desire to have steering drastically change on a high speed turn so I did the full bush for longevity and safety.
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:32 AM   #10
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hey Apex, all this talk of replacing a fluid filled bush with a solid bush to stiffen your rod has me wondering how the new ride will be.....
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:54 PM   #11
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^HAHAHA too funny! I'm interested in this as well. I ordered a 14 1LE and I plan to track it next summer! I was wondering if stage 2 would be the best option or maybe the BMR radius rod bushings
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^HAHAHA too funny! I'm interested in this as well. I ordered a 14 1LE and I plan to track it next summer! I was wondering if stage 2 would be the best option or maybe the BMR radius rod bushings
The best option is to get the best bushings in all areas that you can afford
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