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Heidt's a-arm bushing question.

I have a 66 Nova that has a Heidt's front end kit on it. Both upper and lower a-arms have urethane bushings in them. They work fine, but they don't last. Anyone know if there is an original style rubber bushing replacement that can be used instead of the urethane ones? Or, if someone has the dimensions for the bushings, I could possibly locate some by size. Thanks guys.

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Rubber bushing lifespan is typically shorter than poly
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If you go to energy suspension site they have a chart of all the sizes they make there. we need the outer size and inner size of the ones you have in order to choose the new bushings. Get the ones that are graphite impregnated and they last a bit better. Once you have the size you can then order from jegs, summit speedway or other vendor as energy suspension does not sell directly to the public.

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Poly does last much longer than conventional rubber. You should look at the A-arm setup. You may have some binding or something not quite right that is wearing those poly bushings. Or better yet, call Heidts and ask questions.
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Thanks Sam.

Thanks Sam. I guess I'll yank the Nova apart and order a set of bushings. Thanks for your help guys. In my experience, the OEM style rubber buhings have outlasted the urethane bushings. Perhaps because they will accomodate slight misalignment better.
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If you go to energy suspension site they have a chart of all the sizes they make there. we need the outer size and inner size of the ones you have in order to choose the new bushings. Get the ones that are graphite impregnated and they last a bit better. Once you have the size you can then order from jegs, summit speedway or other vendor as energy suspension does not sell directly to the public.

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i bought a mustII kit from fatman with graphite impregnated bushings with instructions that said DO NOT LUBE
5000 miles later they were squeaking and egged out, i replaced them at 12,000 miles
next set i lubed with energy suspension grease, 13,000 miles on them with no squeaks or noticeable wear
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