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    Thread: Solid subframe bushings=awesome

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      10-04-2012 05:56 PM #1
      I just got done installing the 034 aluminum subframe bushings along with a poly bushing for the steering rack from USRT.

      Man what a difference. Everything feels so much nicer in the front end. And it's not really any harsher than before. Everything just feels connected. The install was very easy to do as well.

      Next upgrade will be a TT sway bar(I'm running st coils and they have the provision for the end links) and some harder strut mounts(either UM bushings or camber plates).

      FYI I I've got a vr6 so with a 1.8t you might get added vibrations.
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      10-04-2012 06:01 PM #2
      Good to know. I'm about to do a suspension refresh as well. How did the install go?
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      10-04-2012 06:03 PM #3
      Very easy. Just drop the subframe, pound out the stock rear bushings and slide in the new ones. For the steering rack bushing, you should already have it unbolted from the subframe if you've dropped the subframe, just slide out the rubber bushing and install the poly. Tightens everything up real nice
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      10-04-2012 06:07 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by JeremiahSOW View Post
      Very easy. Just drop the subframe, pound out the stock rear bushings and slide in the new ones. For the steering rack bushing, you should already have it unbolted from the subframe if you've dropped the subframe, just slide out the rubber bushing and install the poly. Tightens everything up real nice
      Very nice!! All the DIY's I've found look pretty straight forward
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      10-04-2012 06:10 PM #5
      Nice I am looking to do this as well.

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      10-04-2012 06:24 PM #6
      I don't think installing poly's was a good idea.. there was a whole thread on this topic that explained why poly bushings are not for our cars.

      The gist of it was that they will feel nice for the first couple hundred miles or so but deteriorate rapidly past that point.

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      10-04-2012 06:28 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Pheno.menon View Post
      I don't think installing poly's was a good idea.. there was a whole thread on this topic that explained why poly bushings are not for our cars.

      The gist of it was that they will feel nice for the first couple hundred miles or so but deteriorate rapidly past that point.
      I think you misread my thread. The only thing I installed that was poly was the steering RACK bushing. The subframe bushings are aluminum. My control arm bushings are R32 ones. I know better than to use poly in the front end on things like the control arms lol.
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      10-04-2012 06:40 PM #8
      I have these on my jetta and they work great!


      I actually have an extra set if anyone is interested. They are brand new, and made by tyrolsport. PM me for those interested.
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      10-04-2012 06:43 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by JeremiahSOW View Post
      I think you misread my thread. The only thing I installed that was poly was the steering RACK bushing. The subframe bushings are aluminum. My control arm bushings are R32 ones. I know better than to use poly in the front end on things like the control arms lol.
      Haha my bad, I did read a little too quick. Congrats on the handling upgrade, you make it sound so easy..

      Were the control arm ones a pain in the ass to remove?

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      10-04-2012 06:49 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Pheno.menon View Post
      Haha my bad, I did read a little too quick. Congrats on the handling upgrade, you make it sound so easy..

      Were the control arm ones a pain in the ass to remove?
      It's all good. As far as the control arm bushings, I've got a press so it made life easy but I've heard of people doing them without a press but it must be a pain.
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      10-04-2012 06:50 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Justin@USRT View Post
      I have these on my jetta and they work great!


      I actually have an extra set if anyone is interested. They are brand new, and made by tyrolsport. PM me for those interested.
      Justin, what's the deal with the UM bushings? Are they lasting awhile? I was gonna order a set from you guys today.

      Also thanks for the fast shipping on the poly bush for my steering rack. Awesome upgrade.
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      10-05-2012 09:44 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by JeremiahSOW View Post
      Justin, what's the deal with the UM bushings? Are they lasting awhile? I was gonna order a set from you guys today.

      Also thanks for the fast shipping on the poly bush for my steering rack. Awesome upgrade.

      Yes, they are made with a stronger material then oem bushings. It gets rid of that slop that we suffer with from the stock mounts after some ware.

      No problem on the shipping, we may not be perfect, but do try our best to get orders out promptly. Let me know if you have any other questions, or need something else.

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    13. 10-05-2012 11:51 AM #13
      Good to know this feels good on the MKIV as well. I remember replacing the bushings on my MKII and it made it feel like a different car, I loved it.

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      10-05-2012 02:29 PM #14
      And for $19 you can't go wrong.
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      10-06-2012 01:09 AM #15
      I wonder how that solid steering rack mount would be
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    16. 10-09-2012 10:33 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Justin@USRT View Post
      I have these on my jetta and they work great!


      I actually have an extra set if anyone is interested. They are brand new, and made by tyrolsport. PM me for those interested.
      Justin@USRT - looks like your PM quota is full - still have that extra set of bushings?

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      10-09-2012 06:33 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by SonicYellow View Post
      Justin@USRT - looks like your PM quota is full - still have that extra set of bushings?
      inbox has been cleared. and yes I do
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