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Stongflex polybushes

Has anyone here got any experience on strongflex bushes?
They're about a 3rd of the price of powerflex.
Is it worth paying treble for pwerflex or do strongflex do the job well enough?
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They do the job, especially the latest variants are very well designed.
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I have a front end set on my 147ts.
I've made a couple of suggestions to them and they made design changes!
The washers on the front lower arm bushes were too small to fit well but the new ones are fine.
Installation is a doddle, use plenty of red rubber grease on install.
Ride is a little harder than oem but none of mine had been changed since day 1. Ten years on original bushes was not funny!! The originals can be a pig to get off though!!
Measure your anti roll bar accurately too.
I need to do my rear arms next.
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Cheers guys.
I think I'll go ahead with them. With the powerflex being nearly 3 times as expensive, I can't really justify them.
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Cost of the work. Strongflex bushes are made in Poland, powerflex in UK.

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Btw. I have both - yellow stronglex bushes on my 156, powerflex bushes on GTV, both work well.

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We have tried Strongflex and others but we now only use Powerflex, buy cheep do job twice

I have to give a guarantee with our work and I have to be confident in the product escally if it is going away from OEM

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Having fitted out my E46 with power flex to try and rid it of the notorious tram lining and other than the fittings not being stainless there's not much difference in quality. I went for the red ones rather than the yellow.
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Ok i recently bought a new bush from them that fits in the hub which joins to the rear trailing arm.
I have opened them and the top hat smaller diameter looks very large. I am not sure the hole in the hub is that large.(it probably is, but eyes deceiving me)
Does anyone know the inner diameter of the hole which the rear hub bushes sit in?
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Ok i recently bought a new bush from them that fits in the hub which joins to the rear trailing arm.
I have opened them and the top hat smaller diameter looks very large. I am not sure the hole in the hub is that large.(it probably is, but eyes deceiving me)
Does anyone know the inner diameter of the hole which the rear hub bushes sit in?
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hiya Will

I had an issue with mine.. stripped hub with polyflex fitted but destroyed and forgot to order new polyflex. found some strongarm next day and when they arrived they were to big but only as most powerflex bushes are sleeved .. removed sleeve and they fitted fine..

so if you havent a sleeve cant see there being an issue
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Checked them last night with the original rubber ones, they are the right size, but yes the metal sleeve needs to be removed from the hub. Gonna give them a try
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On an update to my previous posts here, i have just removed the strongflex bushes from the front end of my 147 and anti roll bar as i was utterly fed up with the creaking, sticking and squeaking.
As many have said before, polyurethane bushes are for race cars with sado-masochistic maintenance regimes....
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On an update to my previous posts here, i have just removed the strongflex bushes from the front end of my 147 and anti roll bar as i was utterly fed up with the creaking, sticking and squeaking.
As many have said before, polyurethane bushes are for race cars with sado-masochistic maintenance regimes....
This is strange as i have honestly never had an issue with squeaking pu bushes ever.
I use the GTA alot and it is a high miler and the bushes have been great. I drive in all conditions dry, wet, snow etc and on dirt roads if i have to. But the bushes are great.
I have a mix of pu bushes from strongflex and powerflex. I reckon it comes down to install as they do need to be properly greased up.
Not sure what mileage i have done on them, but i think alot.

The bushes in mine ride a little more harsh than standard, but it is not that bad. The only ones i would not do again are the lower front arms with front and rear bush. All the others are well worth it.

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