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OEM or URETHANE? Rubber or Poly?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by _DeeVee8_, Apr 13, 2000.

  1. _DeeVee8_

    _DeeVee8_ 1/2 ton status

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    Looking for this best overall replacement part for the MONEY of course...and the the durability--MY '84 has some pretty hashed rubber bushings in the steering linkages and I think that's part of the reason for my rig drifting around on the roads-- even though the steerign wheel aint move an inch!

    so? what's the best deal(anyone in the business of SELLING this stuff please stay out-- I want real testimonials to reply!!!-- Rubber = Flex Poly = ?? and where does the differences in money fall?
    - -DeeVee8

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  2. CBLAZER81

    CBLAZER81 1/2 ton status

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    When I Checked into mine the urethane bushings were ALOT cheaper than the OEM rubber replacements.Being a poor,working man I opted for the cheaper Urethane ones.I didn't do any checking besides asking the price diff where I ordered them,so you might try to shop around.I've heard that the OEM rubbers will reduce squeeking and give a bit of a smoother ride.

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  3. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    What I've heard is: rubber body mount bushings are better (less vibration & noise), and GREASABLE poly suspension bushings are best (very little slop and play, grease keeps squeaks and rust away)

    My 2 cents...

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  4. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    I replaced mine when I did my body off rebuild. I went with the poly due to wear out and body roll of OEM. The poly are stiffer then the rubber. But that's ok. I saved about $150.00 on the poly instead of the rubber. If you get the Black ones they don't squik and are great in my opion! you do get some more noise due to the lack of the soft insolation, But I'm planning on puting a piece of rubber between the body and the mount. The rubber I am going to use is a mud flap off a 18 wheeler.

    C'moe

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