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Hi. I've read all the posts regarding swaping to polly bushes versus keeping stock.My question is, if i replace the front sway bar bushes with polly what difference will i notice? Or should i just spend the money and get the stock bushes from Alfa?

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Most people will recommend using the Poly on the front sway bar. I used Poly all around and it help on the race track. It all depends on how aggressively you drive the car.
 

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You can expect the swaybar to come into effect sooner as you make a turn being a firmer material. The original rubber will compress a bit more before the swaybar starts to do it's job. The poly will hold it's molded shape longer and not conform to the shapes of the bends in the swaybar like the rubber does over time (referring to the large center ones), making them more effective for more years than rubber. Also the outer little donuts that mount through the lower A arms at the ends of the lollypop endlinks will last longer than the rubber ones and not get squished or dryed out and loose, essentially losing their grip on the A arm. The poly is great for the swaybar app, IMHO.
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Hi. I've read all the posts regarding swaping to polly bushes versus keeping stock.My question is, if i replace the front sway bar bushes with polly what difference will i notice? Or should i just spend the money and get the stock bushes from Alfa?

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The new stock rubber is much better these days actually. The rubber is much harder and not as spongy as in the past. You can go either way. They don't last any longer than OEM rubber. I do not notice any real big performance gains from them. You have to keep them greased all the time or they get deformed, in-fact I already had to replace my chassis bushings due to them deforming but these where Eibach poly for the larger bars.
I would say the Superpro are much better than the Powerflex if you go with them.
Should help a bit but the new rubber will be a drastic difference as well.

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I have poly on my L's sway bar and I like it a lot. I have new poly for my S but the rubber is holding up so I'm not in a rush. I'll say one thing, I like the way my L handles a bit more than my S during decreasing radius off ramps even though I have wider and more agressive tires on my S. I'm attributing this to the poly at this point.
 

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Well, then the obvious question is, "why not on the rear sway bar too"??

(Let's see who falls for that one...)
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Well, then the obvious question is, "why not on the rear sway bar too"??

(Let's see who falls for that one...)
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You do know there is no rear sway bar on this car right? :p
 

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Well, there is, but it has no bushings. It's just bolted to the trailing arms as I remember.
 

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I buy all my poly bushings from Performatek. Andy Kress works to develop new products and he is a real Alfa owner. All poly bushings are not created the same.
 
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