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rear trailing arm bushes?

getting sick of replacing standard bushes as they dont seem to last very long

what ones would people suggest. the powerflex ones look better, but are more expensive than the strongflex versions.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-Cinq...kAAOSwlINcF5qh

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Powerflex...sAAOSwQItUEzDb

which would people suggest?
i just dont want to be replacing them again if i can help it.
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Re: rear trailing arm bushes?

I've used Powerflex on the Rallycinq and they have stood up well.

You have been tightening them up on the level, not while still in the air?

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Re: rear trailing arm bushes?

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I've used Powerflex on the Rallycinq and they have stood up well.

You have been tightening them up on the level, not while still in the air?

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indeed. I do that with all suspension bushes as a matter of course!


do you need to remove the complete bush to fit the powerflex ones or do you keep the originals metal casings and put the powerflex ones inside?
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do you need to remove the complete bush to fit the powerflex ones or do you keep the originals metal casings and put the powerflex ones inside?
Whole lot has to come out.

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Re: rear trailing arm bushes?

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indeed. I do that with all suspension bushes as a matter of course!


do you need to remove the complete bush to fit the powerflex ones or do you keep the originals metal casings and put the powerflex ones inside?
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Whole lot has to come out.

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Same with the Strongflex ones.
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Re: rear trailing arm bushes?

Think I will just order the powerflex ones. At least removing them in future is easy as they aren't pressed in like the stock ones!
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Re: rear trailing arm bushes?

something else i have just noticed.

fitment of stock bushes is with the flanged end facing inwards, but the pic on the powerflex site seems to show the flanged ends facing outwards?

whats the concensus on the way to fit these?
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Re: rear trailing arm bushes?

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something else i have just noticed.

fitment of stock bushes is with the flanged end facing inwards, but the pic on the powerflex site seems to show the flanged ends facing outwards?

whats the concensus on the way to fit these?
Emailed powerflex and they confirmed they should be fitted as per stock bushes and will ammend their diagram
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Re: rear trailing arm bushes?

80 later and a lot of arse ache removing the old bushes and it's no different. Still rattles around at the rear ☹

There didn't appear to be any issues with the old bushes either.

Dampers have been replaced.

I don't know what else it could be!?
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Re: rear trailing arm bushes?

Hi,
Had a similar problem with one of my sons old seicento's. The rattle was something to do with the rear seat. Sorry can't remember exactly what it was but it was something simple.
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Re: rear trailing arm bushes?

Thanks for the suggestion but the rear is completely stripped out so wouldn't be that.

It sounds exactly the same as when I had a bush go 6 months or so ago.
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