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Powerflex bushes on a Sud


Does anyone have direct experience of using Powerflex bushes ona Sud or 33?

I have just installed a set on a Sud which I am fitting with outboard brakes and suspension from a 1988 Sprint as well as a tuned Ti engine. I am hoping to do a few trackdays and sprints with it when it is finished.

The reason for the question is I have come across some fairly strong opnions against polybushes, not Powerflex though, on the Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board. Seems the bushes available Down-under are very hard and have caused suspension breakages. Suggestions include fitting rubber bushes to Panhard rod at rear and at front to the joint between the bottom arms.

Bit of a pain really as the front suspension had been fitted with new rubber bushes by the previous owner of the donor Sprint which I have now removed. I wasn't looking for info on bushes when I found this thread. I had Googled to see if anyone has a front strut-brace for a Sud whn I came across it.

Also watch out for de Carbon front struts for 33. Just noticed as I was building up the new strut that the shaft diameter which fits through the top mount is smaller than standard unit and will have to be sleeved to fill the hole in the rubber top mount.

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Re: Powerflex bushes on a Sud


I've got poly bushes on the rear of my Sud, and was going to the same on the front.

I was warned away from doing this as apparantly it makes the suspension VERY hard at the front and you lose some of the driving characteristics that the Sud is reknowned for, so i've replaced the fronts with new original rubber ones. But this is on a road car - so not sure if the same would apply for a track car, maybe it being harder would be more desirable?!?. Polys on the back is deemed to be OK, but it does made the ride very hard.

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Re: Powerflex bushes on a Sud

I think a polly bush on the central joint where the two parts of the wishbone join should be fine.
I ran a solid Nylon bush in that position.
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