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Pros and Cons of Powerflexing a 147 JTD

Like the title says, what are the pros and cons of power flexing a diesel 147? The suspension on mine has started to squeak a bit when it's cold and the steering is becoming a tad loose.
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I can only say good things about it.....My 147 has powerflex all around front and rear plus a few custom made bushes that powerflex didn't offer at the time or still don't offer.

The car becomes completely different, once you drive such a car you never want to go back, as everything else feels loose.

In terms of comfort I do like feels like a soccer ball going over pavement, so you don't feel the car falling apart when going over harsh bumps. Comfort wise it really depends on the tires you use!!!

I have the powerflex on my 147 for more then 100 000kms....and if you ask me if I will do it again....yes I will...and now I am going to do it on my 159 TI.

p.s: From time to time you need to lubricate the upper wishbones but that also depends on your shocks and springs if you have sports ones you will need to do it less often.

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Same as KGB, had my 147 done 2 years ago and would recommend it, have everything except lower wishbones and it does give a tauter ride, feels more solid.

Agreed you do need to regrease the uppers probably once a year but it's not a bad job to do.
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I used strongflex and I'm just about to change them back to rubber.
Properly fed up with the ee ee ee ee ee over every bump and ripple.
The uppers I've drilled and tapped grease nipples into them.
The only poly ones will be on the arb.
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Powerflexed my son's top wishbones and all very good after 12 months and 7,000 miles. No squeak and no wear but I fitted them myself and lots of copper grease used.
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There is a difference between different manufactures of polyurethane bushes. I have seen other makes of bushes on Alfa and some of them make too much noise and are too hard and crack.
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