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I think that we're haggling over pennies in the end. If you've had these fail on you at the wrong time then you're going to be in deep shit (see my evidence). The stainless steel sleeves are intended to keep you from having to ever replace them again. If you want to experiment with all of the variations then you have the tools and opportunity to do it. The two alignments that had to be done for the car already cost more than these parts. I'm tired of paying for services that I don't need to cover because of replacing parts so frequently.
My gripe is that the rubber bushings will have to be replaced some day, maybe a long time from now, and by that point the OEM rubber will probably be unavailable, negating the advantage of the reusable sleeves which probably won't work with any other bushing. I'd rather find an alternative, rather than cement the well known problem.
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My gripe is that the rubber bushings will have to be replaced some day, maybe a long time from now, and by that point the OEM rubber will probably be unavailable, negating the advantage of the reusable sleeves which probably won't work with any other bushing. I'd rather find an alternative, rather than cement the well known problem.
I'm not worried about it. The rubber bushings I had lasted 20+ years. In 20+ years my car will either be in the salvage yard or turned to it's base elements.

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My gripe is that the rubber bushings will have to be replaced some day, maybe a long time from now, and by that point the OEM rubber will probably be unavailable, negating the advantage of the reusable sleeves which probably won't work with any other bushing. I'd rather find an alternative, rather than cement the well known problem.
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Or go this route-

This also lets you go with a Coyote when you are tired of playing with engines designed in 1992.
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This also lets you go with a Coyote when you are tired of playing with engines designed in 1992.
I'll stick with my engine designed in 1961. However, if my car lives long enough to worry about it, the AJE K member is the next logical play. I doubt that it's going to matter however.

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I'd rather have crappy thermoplastic than spherical rod ends for pivots personally


And the modular debuted in 1991, get your facts straight lol

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I'll stick with my engine designed in 1961. However, if my car lives long enough to worry about it, the AJE K member is the next logical play. I doubt that it's going to matter however.
Hrm - it's interesting that you'd consider going that route as the next logical step in your vehicle's progression. Do you already have a hub swap? For me, it will likely be a mustang swap, a fuel cell, or both.
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Hrm - it's interesting that you'd consider going that route as the next logical step in your vehicle's progression. Do you already have a hub swap? For me, it will likely be a mustang swap, a fuel cell, or both.
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Fuel Cell - Probably if/when my gas tank develops a problem

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