I recently purchased this bushing tool set
(used), so I'm ready to get cracking on my rear rebuild.
However, I ran into this prob in my parts research: these lowers are apparently only available in poly.
If someone does offer these in rubber, please clue me in.
I'm aware of the oft-touted virtues of poly and Delrin, but I have no ambitions to turn my DD into a track star, have never had a prob with wheel hop (unless you count bouncing off potholes and debris
) and live where there are plenty of bad roads, thus I prefer to have as close to the cushy OEM ride as I can get for a reasonable cost (which precludes buying OEM knuckles, if even available).
Holy run-on sentence, Batman!
Anyway, Moogs are apparently an "improved", supposedly more robust rubber composition than OEM, but still closer to OEM than poly. The front upper and lower Moogs I installed for that end's rebuild seem to have garden-variety rubber (it's soft, anyway), so
Btw, I do have new toe compensators that I bought a while back, because I had planned to use softer bushings all around.
Why the almost complete lack of aftermarket lower knuckle bushings?
I doubt it's because OEM's were never available as separate components, because the upper one wasn't, either, according to the Ford parts catalog I'm looking at.