Suspensión bushings

Discussion in 'Pro-Touring' started by 70staged, May 12, 2020.

  1. 70staged

    70staged Well-Known Member

    Looking to redo the bushing on all my suspension in the near future. I would actually like to upgrade to UMI suspensión but it’s not in the cards just yet. So with that being said, what is a good bushing to upgrade to or do I just replace the rubber with new rubber? Also will be redoing to steering while I am at it.
  2. PaulGS

    PaulGS Well-Known Member

    For a street cruiser, I like rubber bushings.

    The poly stuff is a bit too harsh.
  3. BuickBullet

    BuickBullet Well-Known Member

    I have Global West Del-a-lum bushings, and it's pretty damn stiff, but they don't squeak at all, they're known to not wear, and everything has stayed tight.
  4. Sebambam

    Sebambam Well-Known Member

    do you want to do all the control arm bushings? thats gonna a be a pain in the rear... at least i hate that job.
    Upgrade to tubular control arms right away!
    any 68-72 A- body will fit
  5. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    I put urethane control arm bushings in my last build and was very happy with the ride/handling & looked m/l stock. Not sure if Del-A-Lum was avail or not back then.
  6. gsla72

    gsla72 Well-Known Member

    I'm running poly or roto-joints in every bushing location except for body mounts (replaced them with fresh rubber a few years ago). Ride quality is firm but still comfortable. I am also running on a full tubular suspension front/rear with coil overs.

    I honestly find it more comfortable now than it was with the worn out stock components, but I think some of that is down to the coilovers.
  7. 12lives

    12lives Gravity is matter warping space-time - Einstein

    Rubber - Moog
  8. alvareracing

    alvareracing Well-Known Member

    X2 on what Dano said! Our 72 ragtop had that and it was extremely nice, yet firm. Great handling with the added Trans-Am front sway bar.


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