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well i need to rebuild my control arms, the bushing are shot. and after checking out GAP, to order 2 factory front bushings, 2 factory spacer sleeves, and 2 factory rear bushings, itll be about 25$. but they also sell a poly kit that comes with 2 front bushings (dont require spacer sleeves) & 2 rear bushings for 27.56$, which is less that 3$ more compared to the factory ones....
now my question is, whos running poly control arm bushings? from everyone ive talked to, they say they are tighter and stiffer, but they squeak and vibrate more than stock. do they make a noticeable difference? and are they worth the few extra dollars?
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Re: FV-QR (8V Fury)

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r32/tt control bushings are better than stock and also factory fit.

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and then use the smaller of the poly set for the rear a-arm bushing and you shoudl be set.
 

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Re: FV-QR (flippinvws)

You mean the front one? The rear one is the one that is supposed to be flexible, otherwise the control arm can't move up and down like it should. If anything, the front one is the one you want stiffer.
 

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Re: Poly control arm bushing : yes or no? (chrislane31)

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Get the R32 and stock. And think about new arms with the bushings already pressed in. The polys also wear out quickly.

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R32 rear bushings and stock Mk2 front bushings. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: FV-QR (VDub2625)

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As per Bryson: go stock, or spherical. They are designed to flex for a reason.

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Poly should be used on non-moving parts like steering rack and engine mounts.
 

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so consensus says either stock or TT/R32 ones. thanks guys, ill have to look into the TT/R32 ones
 

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Re: Poly control arm bushing : yes or no? (TehLonz)

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Hmm. That stuff looks pretty damn awesome. I might have to save up the scratch for that stuff.
 
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