Welcome to the Corvette Forums at the Corvette Action Center!

Rubber or Poly Bushing - How to tell?

Joined
Jun 5, 2001
Messages
2,231
Location
Northern Virginia
Corvette
71 Conv. (Sold) / 98 Pewter Coupe (Sold)
Rubber or Poly Bushing - How to tell the diff?

Good news: I found out my front end has been rebuilt fairly recently or at least it has all new bushings.

Bad news: The left upper bushing on the sway bar is split.

Question: How can you tell if it's rubber or polyurethane? I only have to replace the one bushing but I don't want to mix compounds.

Signed - Miffed in Manassas:L:L
 
G

Gunther

Guest
Hi
Should be easy. Touch it, rubber feels like rubber.:D
Poly feels like hard plastic , will not give a bit.
You should already be able to see it from the split itself, the way it looks like.
Good luck
Gunther
 
Joined
Jun 5, 2001
Messages
2,231
Location
Northern Virginia
Corvette
71 Conv. (Sold) / 98 Pewter Coupe (Sold)
Thanks Gunther! That means I have poly which would explain the somewhat harsh ride. I'll have one poly bushing please, hold the onions:L. Yes, I'm tired and feeling a little silly.

- Eric
 

Corvette Forums

Not a member of the Corvette Action Center?  Join now!  It's free!

Help support the Corvette Action Center!

Supporting Vendors

Dealers:

MacMulkin Chevrolet - The Second Largest Corvette Dealer in the Country!

Parts/Accessories:

Vetteskins

Advertise with the Corvette Action Center!

Double Your Chances!

Partners

Top Bottom