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Old 03-27-2014, 09:38 PM   #1
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Who has the best deal on cradle buhsings?

Not interested in ADM or BMR.

I was looking at Whiteline and they seem to be a good deal. Do any vendors on here have deals on them?
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:28 AM   #2
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:25 AM   #3
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Check out Prothane Part # 7-142. IMO, they are the best value out there as far as poly bushings go.

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Old 03-28-2014, 12:27 PM   #4
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Check out Prothane Part # 7-142. IMO, they are the best value out there as far as poly bushings go.

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Fixt.

These are the ones I'm looking at. From what I've researched so far, their bushings are only slightly softer than the Pedders, but definitely stiffer than BMR.

I'm coming to terms with the fact I probably won't drive my car to the point the solids will be worth the extra cost. I believe the Prothanes are currently on sale at JDP.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:29 PM   #5
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Yeah a well know member here pulled his BMR bushings out and I didn't like how "squishy" they were.

Out of the Poly ones out there, which are the firmest?
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:36 PM   #6
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I don't remember the exact numbers, but I know they go in this order (softest -> hardest):

Inserts (BMR, Prothane, Pedders)
BMR (full)
Prothane (Full)
Whiteline - Pedders (Full)
ADM - Pfadt - Detroit (solid)

I don't believe Pfadt offered anything other than the solids.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:40 PM   #7
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Here's a link to the Prothane's:
http://www.jdpmotorsports.com/manufa...amaro-ss-7-142
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:46 PM   #8
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Fixt.

These are the ones I'm looking at. From what I've researched so far, their bushings are only slightly softer than the Pedders, but definitely stiffer than BMR.

I'm coming to terms with the fact I probably won't drive my car to the point the solids will be worth the extra cost. I believe the Prothanes are currently on sale at JDP.
Thank you sir, dyslexia getting the best of me..

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Old 03-28-2014, 01:01 PM   #9
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Prothane and prothane accessories!
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Fixt.

These are the ones I'm looking at. From what I've researched so far, their bushings are only slightly softer than the Pedders, but definitely stiffer than BMR.

I'm coming to terms with the fact I probably won't drive my car to the point the solids will be worth the extra cost. I believe the Prothanes are currently on sale at JDP.

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Prothane and prothane accessories!
Tyler gets a little excited when he is talking about Prothane and Prothane accessories..

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I don't remember the exact numbers, but I know they go in this order (softest -> hardest):

Inserts (BMR, Prothane, Pedders)
BMR (full)
Prothane (Full)
Whiteline - Pedders (Full)
ADM - Pfadt - Detroit (solid)

I don't believe Pfadt offered anything other than the solids.
The Prothane is very comparable in comparison to the Whiteline and Pedders.. They are the best bang buck available!

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Wow. Those Prothane look like a great deal at JDP. I might have to throw down and get those even though I hadn't planned on getting them until later in the year.
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:53 PM   #12
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Wow. Those Prothane look like a great deal at JDP. I might have to throw down and get those even though I hadn't planned on getting them until later in the year.
They truly are. Don't forget the upper control arm bushings while you're at it; that's the best time to tackle them due to the overlapping labor. Part # JDPS1001

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Old 03-28-2014, 04:17 PM   #13
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....and trailing arms.......and toe rods....and outer TA bushings.....and.....
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Old 03-28-2014, 04:42 PM   #14
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Jordan - Which of those two would be the firmer one?
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I had to look it up, but here is what Tyler told me via PM a few days ago (because I'm doing the same research/shopping list):

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The Prothane subframe bushings are definitely a good option as far as poly goes; far better than any insert. They are an 88 durometer, and just to give you a relative idea, BMR is 70 and Pedders was 95. Like you said, you may not be getting aggressive enough to really see a huge difference, but out on track there will be some added stability with the solid mounts.
And I believe Whiteline ~ Pedders.
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Whiteline has been listed at 90 durometer, just slightly softer than Pedders
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I had to look it up, but here is what Tyler told me via PM a few days ago (because I'm doing the same research/shopping list):



And I believe Whiteline = Pedders.
I still haven't found anything solid saying Whiteline durometer is equal to Pedders. Just because they were made by Whiteline, doesn't mean for sure that they are made to the same specs.

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Fair enough.
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Damn so the Prothane is slightly less solid than Whiteline. Hmmm not too bad.

I just got:

BMR Adj. Toe rods
BMR Trailing arms
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About to order the lower control arms
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Damn so the Prothane is slightly less solid than Whiteline. Hmmm not too bad.

I just got:

BMR Adj. Toe rods
BMR Trailing arms
BMR upper control arms bushings
About to order the lower control arms
You wouldn't be able to tell any difference in hardness (durometer) from the Prothane 88A to Whiteline 90A although your wallet would be a little heavier with the Prothane...

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Just ordered prothane subframe bushings and control arm bushings from tyler at JDP. Great deal on them. Thanks
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Dang....those are a good price. I might have even consider those since I can't ever seem to get enough money saved up to go to a solid bushing. I'm not sure I would be pushing my car hard enough to justify solids either. Heck my Pedders inserts are doing pretty good actually but that might change once I get my car out to the drag strip next time since I'll have a set of 18" drag radials this go around.

Jordan or Tyler....what upper control arm bushings are ya'll recommending now that Pfadt is out of the picture?
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Dang....those are a good price. I might have even consider those since I can't ever seem to get enough money saved up to go to a solid bushing. I'm not sure I would be pushing my car hard enough to justify solids either. Heck my Pedders inserts are doing pretty good actually but that might change once I get my car out to the drag strip next time since I'll have a set of 18" drag radials this go around.

Jordan or Tyler....what upper control arm bushings are ya'll recommending now that Pfadt is out of the picture?
I would suggest the full bushing and RUCA bushings when running sticky tires. You'd be amazed at the amount of deflection...

They are a great value! We have a good amount of the Pfadt rear uppers at the moment. We generally offer them loaded into new GM brackets; it makes the install very simple. Let me know if you have any questions.

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I still haven't found anything solid saying Whiteline durometer is equal to Pedders. Just because they were made by Whiteline, doesn't mean for sure that they are made to the same specs.
FYI, take this with a grain of salt...

Got my Whiteline #93193 a few years back since the Pedders 1201HDs were $$$. This is from the Whiteline dealer at the time.

"The Whiteline 93193 is equivililant to the Pedders 1201HD as it is high
durometer than the 1201. Both the Pedders bush and the Whiteline are split
bushings. The Picture on the Pedders website just shows the bushings put
together. Neither have to be pressed in."

I was told the durometer is in-between the 1201 and 1201HD. Main point, Whiteline and Pedders specs were different, although the product looked similar.

BTW, amazed how you squeezed those PSS 295 F1 on 10" on the front.
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BTW, amazed how you squeezed those PSS 295 F1 on 10" on the front.
I don't have any fitment issues with the 295's on the 10" wheels. They are spec'd for a 10-11.5" wheel with the measured wheel being 10.5".

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