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PostSubject: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 9th 2009, 12:33 pm

Just trying to get some feedback on these! has anyone used them? or has anyone read/heard anything about them being a hassle? i read that they need to be constantly greased other wise they start to tear and squeak? I'm looking at ordering the master kit and replacing everything, as you can imagine a 90 civic has some pretty worn out factory bushings! thanks for your input guys
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PostSubject: Re: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 9th 2009, 1:00 pm

I don't know if this helps you any or not.......... but I got a set of Hyperflex Suspension polyurethane shifter-mount bushings (LINK) and the differance was amazing! Very solid shifting now. I would highly recomend upgrading to polyurethane if you're going to replace any of your bushings.

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PostSubject: Re: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 9th 2009, 3:45 pm

They are not bad. They are actually a good performance upgrade but need some maintinance. Use nothing.....NOTHING but silicone grease. Grease the living daylights out of the "bearing " area of the bushing. I've put them in a few EF hatches. Only problems I've had is the fron control arm bushing get the silicone grease washed out over the winter and they sqeak and squak come spring time. I had thought it would be cool to devise a grease zerk that you could pump some silicone grease into the bearing area of the bushing to take care of that problem. you'll find this on some existing desighns for like american cars when you buy the bushing kits from someone like Ground Control.
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PostSubject: Re: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 9th 2009, 10:27 pm

thanks todd. ive had the poly bushings in my shifter since day one! and agreed they are a good upgrade and thanks matt for the info. im going to order the kit soon and begin tearing into it.
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PostSubject: Re: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 11th 2009, 10:01 pm

Hells ya! Stay warm doin it lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 12th 2009, 12:34 am

Get a torch ready and a press.... not sure what challenges you will face with the Honda, but trying to do this on the nissan requires burning out old bushings and then using a good size press to get the new ones in. Sure there are other ways of getting the old ones out but most people I have seen go with the burning technique.

Worst case you save those ones for a rainy day... I am too tired to think of which specific ones on the 240 are really gnarly to get at but I am sure Jason will chime in at some point.
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PostSubject: Re: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 12th 2009, 3:05 pm

I have some whiteline bushings on my car and they were a pain to get in. There is no give whatsoever, so I agree with Jake, USE HEAT!

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PostSubject: Re: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 12th 2009, 10:40 pm

You know..... I think everyone does the torch technique...well at least once. It works well but it takes awhile and it smells really bad.

In direct reference to the Honda trailing arm big round bushings.... I've burned them out and then pressed out the metal sleeve. But I've also used a razor knife. I've timed it..... it feels like it takes forever to cut that bushing out.... but it's faster then burning it out. It's a toss up because playing with fire is always fun you know..... but the really bad burning rubber smell is the deterrent for me.
Once you get the rubber out of there I take a hack saw blade and cut the remaining metal housing then it just falls out. but you have to be careful to not go into the trailing arm.

Installation is a breeze with lots of silicone grease..... and my trusty seal installation set from harbor freight. If you put a bolt (long bolt)through one drive plate then through the trailing arm and through the bushing and then use another driver plate with a nut.... it works really slick. it's even easier then my 20ton press if I use a impact gun to spin then nut on. Just sucks the bushing right into the trailing arm.
http://search.harborfreight.com/cpisearch/web/search.do?keyword=seal+driver&Submit=Go

But the next civic I'm building I'll end up using this instead.
http://passwordjdm.com/PasswordJDM-Rear-Trailer-Arm-Spherical-Bearing-Kit-P1854C109.aspx
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PostSubject: Re: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 13th 2009, 12:06 pm

sounds good guys. thanks for the imput!
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PostSubject: Re: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 13th 2009, 9:02 pm

Did you end up ordering yet?

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PostSubject: Re: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 14th 2009, 12:07 am

Nope. He bought me a purse instead.
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PostSubject: Re: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 14th 2009, 2:53 am

ProOnThaSnow wrote:
Nope. He bought me a purse instead.

Lol! Well you can never have enough purses.
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PostSubject: Re: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 14th 2009, 7:27 pm

haha jokes on that. my car has priority over any girl. and no i havent ordered. i was going to tonight but i took my head to the machine ship and had some unexpected expenses to get out of the way.. new valve seals and a once over on the head and a new oem headgasket ! hopefully get it running for the first meet.
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PostSubject: Re: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 14th 2009, 7:34 pm

So it needs valve seals then? At least the mystery is solved.
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PostSubject: Re: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 14th 2009, 9:40 pm

no mystery is solved yet. i am just having a new set installed because he said he would put them in for free! so i figured it was worth 45 bucks to have new ones over my shitty supertech ones
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PostSubject: Re: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 17th 2009, 10:16 am

hey jake when you re finished with yours id let you have some more practice on mine haha. let me know when you order mayb can get a deal or at least save on shipping.
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PostSubject: Re: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 20th 2009, 7:19 pm

I put a complete energy suspension bushing set in a 88 Crx and it was a pain in the ass, but well worth it when it was done. They were squeaky though!!! Nice warm day and a press are a great thing when installing
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PostSubject: Re: Energy suspension polyurethane hyperflex bushing inserts   October 21st 2009, 12:19 am

o word dude!! did they squeak when they lost their grease? or just all the time? thanks big perm
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