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  1. #1
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    Cool AK Gen II lower shocker mount bush.

    Hi Guys,

    Just found this as a replacement to the Jag lower shock mount (mine is perished after just over 1K miles!)

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Polybush-...QAAMXQXQxRaAZm

    Polybush part number 31T

    Enjoy,

    Alan.
    AK Gen II on the road Jan '19
    GM LQ4 364ci, LS9 cam, Omex 710.
    Tremec T56 Terminator.
    3.27:1 Powr-lok LSD

  2. #2
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    Cheers Alan.
    Mine has gone as well. Managed 2000 miles on mine but suspect it failed a while earlier

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    Must be something in the air as Ive just changed two on a car that’s also done less than 2000 miles. Also replaced with this very same poly bush

  4. #4
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    Any thoughts on polybush versus superflex?
    I've been looking at superflex but can't find this particular bush on their website
    Follow my progress here http://petesakcobra.blogspot.com

  5. #5
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    Replaced mine a couple of years ago , they were totally shot.
    Fitted powerflex bushes on mine

  6. #6
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    Looking into the difference between these four poly bush manufacturers, Polybush, SuperFlex, SuperPro and PowerFlex

    Polybush https://www.polybush.co.uk

    U.K. based company

    SuperFlex https://www.superflex.co.uk/history.php

    British company and manufacturer. Stainless steel inserts.

    SuperPro https://www.superproeurope.com/why.superpro.cfm

    Australia manufacturing

    PowerFlex https://www.powerflex.co.uk

    Formed in the UK in 1996 and manufactures in the U.K. . Stainless steel inserts. Covers XJ40 Jaguar but I does not have XJ6/12 earlier pre-1986 so no good for me as mine is on the older running gear. They did reply to my email and confirmed that they do not do the early Jaguar but have a number of bespoke sizes. I will look to see if there any close matches or any XJ40 bushes which are a match.

    I have seen good reviews of SuperFlex and SuperPro. They seem very close in reviews in performance. There are some large price differences between Polybush, SuperFlex and SuperPro. I think with the Australian manufacturing might account for some of this cost.

    The more you look into these the more confusing. I would be nice to hear from any one who has fitted any of these on there car and experiences.

    Poly bushes did get some bad reports in the earlier years with binding up and creaking noises.
    John Desz

    Essex & Herts Area Rep. UKCC

    Dax 351 Cleveland T5 2.88 PL

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  7. #7
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    I've been reading various forum posts and a lot of people recommend superflex, but they don't have the lower shock mount bush which is the one I really need.
    I've also seen a lot of reports from people saying they get creaking noises from the poly bushes (all makes) - and this puts me off a bit. I'm not trying to improve the handling of the car - just looking for a bush that lasts more than 12 months.
    I spoke to SNG Barratt earlier today - they supply poly bushes, Jaguar rubber bushes and a much cheaper rubber bush. Obviously you get what you pay for and the cheaper bushes are not going to last as long.
    I'm now thinking of buying the proper Jaguar bushes from SNG. Total cost for all bushes for the front is £267 - so this is more than poly bushes - but I'm thinking if they are good enough for the Jag then they will be fine - plus there will be no creaking.
    Cheers
    Pete
    Follow my progress here http://petesakcobra.blogspot.com

  8. #8
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    Pete,

    If you have the measurements of the lower shock mount bush. You might find it in the universal sizes. I think the older bushes creaked and looking at the latest ones they are better fitting using the supplier grease for poly bushes.

    https://www.powerflex.co.uk/products...hes-39/t1.html

    The advantage is they should last a very long time and give better performance.
    John Desz

    Essex & Herts Area Rep. UKCC

    Dax 351 Cleveland T5 2.88 PL

    Events posted and meeting updates follow Face Book.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/170236225077355

  9. #9
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    Might just be a coincidence but a while ago a very popular brand of wheel cleaner (available in Halfrauds) brought out a "new & improved" version of the said popular wheel cleaner. I used it on the wife's tin top and found it to be, basically, crap! However within six weeks all four of the valves on the wheels were showing signs of perishing, all four were less than three months old. They got so bad that one actually started to leak from the base. All four were replaced and I binned the wheel cleaner, never had the same problem before or since. Strangely the "new & improved" wheel cleaner disappeared off the shelves very soon after to be replaced by the "original" version in new packaging.

    As said might just be a coincidence but might be worth checking to see what you are using to clean your wheels, not beyond the imagination that this stuff could damage bushes as well.

    Graham.
    AK gen 1 delivered 05/05/17, on the road shortly!

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