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BigGQWesty
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Hi guys. The old tank has had the death wobbles for a while now and the 2" lift just made it worse.. So I'm starting with the panhard rod bushes.. There genuine at the moment with 480 000 k on them so probably a little overdue anyway..

Just wondering what material people have found to be the best result and how long they last? Ie rubber, poly, uhmw???

Also I notice some come with an outer sleeve and some don't. Any reason for that outer sleeve??

Cheers

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If you haven't changed any of the bushes in that time, then most likely every one of them is shot. Only use rubber and get genuine if you can. The rubbers that have been vulcanised into an inner and outer steel sleeve are usually the best and hold up the longest. The sleeves prevent the rubber from shreading due to torsional forces.

Cheers

Ray

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All the other bushes were changed when the lift went in (15 months ago) to correct camber and diff angle, and all bearings and kingpins were checked at that time to..

So yea, in my eyes this just leaves the panhard rod.

So Ray in guessing the outer sleeve is a sung (press fit) into the rod?? If not how does that go for wear being steel in steel??

Cheers guys

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So Ray in guessing the outer sleeve is a sung (press fit) into the rod?? If not how does that go for wear being steel in steel??

Cheers guys

Yes, it should be a press fit and so there should be no movement whatsoever, which ensures that it lasts longer.

Cheers

Ray.

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