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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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Watts link bushings

Bottom line, they're hard to find right now. All of the stateside vendors are out of stock, although Powerflex will sell what looks to be a partial kit (endlinks only, but not the center pivot) directly. No idea about the center pivot bush. From what I read, poly for a roadcar is overkill anyway.

I'm bit by bit redoing the rear suspension and this is next, so any leads on the parts?

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I got my Watt's linkage poly bushing set from EBSpares. Haven't noticed any increase in NVH.

https://www.ebspares.co.uk/part/A/EB8/EB459.cfm
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Watts link is a good place for poly. No downside and easier install.

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I may have the whole set of poly but can’t search my garage until Tuesday. I can post then or PM me.

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Have you tried performatek.com ?
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For a street car I suggest using rubber or poly for the 4 small side link bushings and a machined steel or aluminum center pivot bushing.

The center bushing is simple to make and the "Pin" on the bar is 3/4" so easy to drill, and can be welded to the pivot.

The side links for a race car should use rod ends not bushings...

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