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Looking to purchase rear subframe bushing, what do I have to do
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What are the OEM rear subframe bushings made of? Were they all rubber? How do these rear subframe bushings compare, particularly in ride harshness, and noise/vibration? Are they suitable for use in a daily driver?

I've got nearly 204,000 miles on my '97 T-Bird, and I've got about 85% of the parts I need for a complete rear suspension rebuild. I would imagine my rear subframe bushings are, at this point, about shot!

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Payment was sent last week, wanted to make sure you received my mayment thru paypal. : )
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What are the OEM rear subframe bushings made of? Were they all rubber? How do these rear subframe bushings compare, particularly in ride harshness, and noise/vibration? Are they suitable for use in a daily driver?

I've got nearly 204,000 miles on my '97 T-Bird, and I've got about 85% of the parts I need for a complete rear suspension rebuild. I would imagine my rear subframe bushings are, at this point, about shot!

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rubber bonded onto metal.
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What are the OEM rear subframe bushings made of? Were they all rubber? How do these rear subframe bushings compare, particularly in ride harshness, and noise/vibration? Are they suitable for use in a daily driver?

I've got nearly 204,000 miles on my '97 T-Bird, and I've got about 85% of the parts I need for a complete rear suspension rebuild. I would imagine my rear subframe bushings are, at this point, about shot!

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rubber bonded onto metal.
^yep.

The UHMW rear subframe bushings will likely give you some increased NVH over the stock bushings, but most people have said that they haven't really noticed it. If you're replacing all of the other bushings with like-stock replacements, I'd guess that you wouldn't notice it at all.
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Not to get off topic but are the front strut rod sleeves still available?

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Not to get off topic but are the front strut rod sleeves still available?
I'm sorry for not noticing this earlier. Yes they are. I just sent out 2 different sets of them last week.

Here's a couple more pictures. I've beefed them up a little bit compared to the way DLF used to make them. As you can see in the last picture, these are TIG welded 360 degrees. Still 100% stainless steel.
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Nice welds.
Thanks! I don't what it is about these, but I always get my nicest looking welds on these.
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I know what it is. The fact that they are on the inside circumference makes it easy for argon to linger around and protect them from the atmosphere as the heat dissipates so they don't oxidize as readily as an outside joint. Nice welds indeed.
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I know what it is. The fact that they are on the inside circumference makes it easy for argon to linger around and protect them from the atmosphere as the heat dissipates so they don't oxidize as readily as an outside joint. Nice welds indeed.
You're probably right.
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anyone else who has bought LCA bushings from Jay, if you also got zerk grease fittings with them, do you know what thread it is? I think I know, but it's hard to tell from such few threads on the fittings. Can't afford to ruin these Mark VIII LCAs for no reason. Thanks

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Yes they are. I just sent out 2 different sets of them last week.
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anyone else who has bought LCA bushings from Jay, if you also got zerk grease fittings with them, do you know what thread it is? I think I know, but it's hard to tell from such few threads on the fittings. Can't afford to ruin these gig Mark VIII LCAs for no reason. Thanks

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Would you mind sharing the correct info at all? Or point me there?

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M6 x 1 I think

I saved these in my Ebay watch list, so I think they're it
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Just curious if anyone knows what the life expectancy of these bushings are? 50,000 miles? 100,000? Lifetime?

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