306 front wishbone poly bushes - any good?
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    Default 306 front wishbone poly bushes - any good?

    as per the title would like to know if Powerflex or similar front wishbone bushes make a discernible difference to steering responsiveness and handling for a road car?

    and the wishbone rear P-bush - several makers including vibratechnics, which is best? Pflex intriduce +0.5deg caster - how importnat is this?

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    and the Pflex rear beam mount tensioning kit?

    appreciate any experiences with these and whether they are worth the $$


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    93 views but none have ventured experiences

    based on my googleresearch I'm inclined to go Vibra-tech rear P bushes and std front bushes

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    Poly bushed is good, but you will notice the increased vibration and noise transfer. Definitely do the rear p bush. Essentially you lose that elastic smooth feel the chassis has but you gain more direct control of things

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    I think you will find most people stay with the standard bushes because the powerflex ones are so ridiculously priced. A full set of Sasic LCA bushes costs approximately that of a single powerflex bush.

    0.5 extra caster would be nice. It will feel different to drive due to solid vs deflecting style of bush.

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    trying to find somebody in the UK to post me a pair of Vibra Technics for less than 45 quid postage is proving a challenge

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    Quote Originally Posted by alittlewino View Post
    trying to find somebody in the UK to post me a pair of Vibra Technics for less than 45 quid postage is proving a challenge
    I had similar issue so ended up getting them from Brett on here for effectively the same cost.
    They are very good, definitely the best I tried so far from standard, powerflex and even the Berlingo ones.
    Standard front bushes are fine and last forever.

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    thanks - have PM'd Brett - awaiting a reply

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    I replaced all bushes with heavy duty bushes from Meyle - the p bush is cosmetically like the vibra technics. Alloy housing but needs a larger bolt. There’s a thread I did on it. IMO less squidgy than the stock bushes but not as hard core as poly bushes.


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    if it helps others this eBay seller will deduct VAT and do post to Oz for around 16pounds if you ask (shows some ridiculous amount in the eBay linked postage price which they then adjust/refund)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blahblah View Post
    I replaced all bushes with heavy duty bushes from Meyle.....

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    where did you buy your Meyle bushes from?

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    I used to make them when 306's were popular. I used std front bush and poly P bush. Not too firm in the poly mix though as steering geometry in a 306 is superb with the std rubber. My bushes were solid looking but about the same flex as a soft rubber solid bush. If you are street driving I suggest std bushes.

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    Default 306 front wishbone poly bushes - any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by alittlewino View Post
    where did you buy your Meyle bushes from?
    I found them on eBay - I’ll see if I’ve got some links...

    Look at this on eBay

    Meyle HD 4 Year Warranty Bush, Control Arm Mounting - Peugeot 306 etc

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F222220444000
    Look at this on eBay

    New Genuine MEYLE Wishbone Control Trailing Arm Bush 11146100006 Top German Qual

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F192224391284

    NOTE - the p bushes need larger bolts (which I had in my ‘collection’) and they’re a little fiddly to fit because of this. It worked for me though.


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    Ah thank you for the link to the fronts - I did look hard but had 'wishbone' in my search and those never popped up

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