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Has anyone tried using Strongflex bushes, they seem to be alot cheaper than powerflex and offer two grades of hardness, they also seem to offer more bushes than powerflex
i am enquiring as i was just about to buy a set of upper polybushed suspension arms and saw these cheap
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Seriously ? Same topic in 2 areas ?
Shame on you.
 
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yer i know, but i didn't quite know which area to put it in, so i thought i would be safer rather than sorry and post in tuning lounge as well as GTA lounge hehe
really trying to get answers by end of week as i have put on hold my ordeer for polybushed suspension arms
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I agree on that.
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yer i know, but i didn't quite know which area to put it in, so i thought i would be safer rather than sorry and post in tuning lounge as well as GTA lounge hehe
really trying to get answers by end of week as i have put on hold my ordeer for polybushed suspension arms
Go ahead and order them, they are good.
I will probably replace all of my bushes with Strongflex, sooner or later, but for the time being I'll just do the rear.
 
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If they are the same bushes as I bought last year I would avoid them completely.

The bushes squeaked like crazy and the material is very hard, more like solid plastic. I had to refit my original bushes as I couldnt live with the unbelievable noise from the bushes, I have since bought powerflex which i will be trying soon.

Mine were the yellow sport ones for the ARB's which are definitely too hard for road use, you cant even compress the bush if you squeeze it as hard as you can

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Get the red ones then, they are sensibly softer. But for the ARB makes no difference.
Plus, Powerflex ones are worse, about as hard as the yellow ones, if not harder, and lack the lubrication channels.
 
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Get the red ones then, they are sensibly softer. But for the ARB makes no difference.
Plus, Powerflex ones are worse, about as hard as the yellow ones, if not harder, and lack the lubrication channels.
I already have the powerflex ones and they feel softer and more flexible and they certainly cant be worse than the yellow strongflex ones which are hard like plastic.

Anyway good luck with the red ones
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My friend bought a set of red ones for his 156, he has mounted them in January (front and rear). So far no squeaks or knocks, only thing you should be aware is to apply enough grease. Use white grease. As much as you can.
After a good feedback from him I also ordered a set for my 147. Also red ones. I will mount them in few weeks and I will let you know how do they perform.
My car is still on original bushes and with almost 200.000km on the clock. Quite good I would say
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You have the Powerflex ones on the ARBs or ... ?
Yeap, the yellow bushes are indeed hard, but for the rear it's better this way, most aftermarket rear arms for the 156/147 do not even come with bushes, they come with balljoints
Too bad Powerflex does not mention the hardness of their bushes, would be very interesting to compare.
 
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as the saying goes stick to what you know lol powerflex all the way
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I had Stronfglex make some custom size arb bushes for my nissan project a year or so ago. The delivery was a little slow but the bushes were exactly right and seemed just as good quality as powerflex ones i've had in the past.
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Too bad Powerflex does not mention the hardness of their bushes, would be very interesting to compare.
I take it back.
Yellow 70ShA
Purple 80ShA
Black 95ShA

Any clue what color the Powerflex bushes are for the Alfa 156 ? I know the top engine mount are yellow, but the others I've seen are purple, so they are on par with the red Strongflex ones.
 
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''normal'' is red ''harder''(circuit) is yellow! ive got the full set for my 156 and it is good stuff!
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Yeap, I have a few on my car as well, and will get even more for the entire car.
 
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You have Red or Yellow? which is the way to go? Mostly street driving.
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I have red on ARBs and rear arms, but will get yellow for rear and red front plus yellow for ARBs.
 
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Do not use yellow for street use. I had these for my ARB's and they are useless for road, very hard and squeak so badly that you cant drive with them fitted...........dont say I didnt warn you
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Ok, thanks for the heads-up
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I think the powerflex bushes for the ARB are black, so harder than strongflex yellow. As for the squeak, grease must be used.
 
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My powerflex bushes are purple (not yet fitted). I used loads of the correct grease on the yellow bushes, also tried spraying loads of white grease on them and even slacked off the arb mountings to see if I could even reduce the noise a bit, all to no effect.

The only thing I can think of is my Eibach ARB's have thicker paint than normal, although I had no problems with the original Eibach bushes...........anyway if you want to fit the yellow bushes go ahead
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Any clue what stifness are the original Eibach ARB bushes ?
 
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I suppose they are red strongflex?
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