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urethane bushings in rear leafs - a good idea?

My 1970 Nova has multi-leaf springs but the rubber in the spring bushings is cracking. I'd like to replace them and I was thinking of using urethane bushings.

Is there a noticeable ride difference from urethane bushings? Is the handling difference significantly different than new rubber bushings?

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Urethane is much better, car will handle better. Only problem with urethane is sometimes it gets squeaky if not lubed well. I didn't notice any difference in ride, just cornering responsiveness.
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