No, Mr. Lemmywinks, No!!!
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Harriman, TN
Rubber dry rots , the aluminum ones can be refinished at least.
Aluminum is better here, imho.
Rubber, exposed to the sun and air hardens, shrinks, and crumbles over time.
If it's confined in a space that limits its evaporation of the plasticizers over time, it turns back into grease eventually; like belts on a turntable, lol.
If sunlight melts the Aluminum, we've been fucked for a while, lol.
Red '96 Cougar XR-7 240k mi. '02 4R70W, PST DS : '03 PI engine, 04 maf, 24lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, '02 4r70w + Jmod, DirtyD0g TC + cooler + 3/8" lines, 255 walbro fp. Alpine system.
Black '96 Cougar XR-7 (Lazarus) 210k mi PI Intake, '02 4R70W, Jmod, PST DS, GrogTune, Konis, Mark LCA+Poly, racecougar Custom Engine Chain, and JL and racecougar Bracing.
Black '97 Tbird Limited Edition, '02 4R70W, 255 walbro, PST DS, PBR Brakes&SS lines, Toicko Blues & Springs, GrogTune.
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