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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-15-2017, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Strut Rod Bushings - More Evidence Against Moog

So, I attended another autocross event with the bird today. I managed to make a single run and when I went back to get in line for the next run I got out of the car and noticed a pretty big "UH OH". Both front tires seemed noticeably closer to the back side of the fender. A quick peak under the car showed me that the strut rod bushings were pretty much destroyed. Granted, the car is under a lot more stress than a normal stock car but these bushings didn't last 200 miles. I've attached a few pictures of the carnage. I guess I'm off to find OEM bushings and very expensive/fancy stainless steel sleeves.

Final warning: Don't buy thermoplastic strut rod bushings.
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File Type: jpg SRBushingFailure01.jpg (1.52 MB, 20 views)
File Type: jpg SRBushingFailure02.jpg (1.30 MB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg SRBushingFailure03.jpg (1.42 MB, 16 views)

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