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Coilover mount, bearing or bushing?

Another question I had about coilovers is the mounting type. I see the eyelet ends have either a bearing or a bushing. Which one is better for street rods?

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Bushing is best for street use, they give cushionning between coilovers and chassis, it is more comfortable, less vibrations, maybe even less noise, depending.
Bearings give a very solid, "hard" connection between coilover and chassis, which is really needed only in serious race situations, but not pleasant on the street. The harshness of bearings can also cause premature wear on some parts.
As for bushings, you can also choose between rubber bushings, the usual stuff used in most new cars, simple, cheap, comfortable, or polyurethane, which is harder than rubber, kind of half-way between rubber and bearings. Polyuretahne is good for a fast car, with some "spirited", lively driving, but I find it too harsh for a cruiser, or even for simple highway use.
It is also hard to prevent the polyurethane bushings from squeaking while driving, even if you grease them well...
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Thanks Wave I was kind of thinking along those lines myself, but being new to street rodding, I figured I would check with the experts!
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