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Old 09-24-2006, 04:51 PM
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Front end bushings

Ok, i know this isn't a "HotRod" but it is what I have, so don't laugh to much. I have a 96 Ford Explorer Sport 2 wheel drive...I need to put new bushings in the front end and rear end, but I don't know whats the best type out there...Looking at some polygraphite from PST, but I was looking for some help, all the other Ford only forums don't have a clue, so thats one reason im here. Any help is greatly appreciated....thanks...Ron

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Have you looked at Energy Suspension? http://www.energysuspension.com/
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Yes I have looked at Energy and p-s-t. Really wanting to know what the best ones are out there, maybe im not looking in the right places...i just simply dont know. seems to me the polygraphite is the way to go, but I have read that they still squeek...thanks for any help.......Ron
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Just remember...The stiffer your bushings, the stiffer the ride. Depends what you want from your truck. If you want stiffer handling etc, go with the stiffer bushings. If its just your daily driver and you want comfort, go stock rubber.
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I want the suspension tightend up, ill be installing new ball joints, upper and lower, and new shocks....I think that the Edelbrock IAS shocks are the front runners I have seen so far. I do want a comfortable ride, but I also want to give the truck some help in the handling department....the short wheelbase(its a 2 door 2 wheel drive model) is already a rough rider, and we all know the nice rollover tendencies of these trucks, i want to have the nice ride and still have better than stock control....am I way off with this line of thinking?


once again, thanks for any input.
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I would go with factory bushings, with the short wheel base of a two door, that thing will ride like a lumber wagon on steroids.

Go with rubber bushings and a good set of shocks and drive it like its an Explorer!!!

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