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Old 11-14-2008, 05:39 AM   #1
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Powerflex Suspension Bushings

Has anyone installed Powerflex suspension bushings ?
as an fyi -www.powerflexusa.com

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Old 11-14-2008, 11:17 AM   #2
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Interesting... I didn't even know these were available. I had been checking out the Prothane and Energy Suspension sites and had never found them there. You might want to check on the Boxster Spec Racing website (http://www.boxsterspec.com) as I'm sure some folks there probably have them installed (if the rules allow it). I know I've done the Energy Suspension units on my Honduh and they were a royal PITA to install! I don't think these would gain you much unless you're really racing your Boxster.

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Old 11-14-2008, 04:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip .I was thinking that they could be a more cost effective solution for my squeeky front end .
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:01 PM   #4
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Kirk-

every time you post I wish there some larger hi res pics of your signature photos. I want to check out those "tailights" in your sig... must be your g/f? my wife would kill me if I got sexy photos of her on my car and then put them online....
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:05 PM   #5
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Kirk-

every time you post I wish there some larger hi res pics of your signature photos. I want to check out those "tailights" in your sig... must be your g/f? my wife would kill me if I got sexy photos of her on my car and then put them online....

Naw man... that's my Assistant! There are higher res photos on my Car Domain page:

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3179518

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Old 11-14-2008, 11:16 PM   #6
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Thanks for the tip .I was thinking that they could be a more cost effective solution for my squeeky front end .
Hmmm... I would question your reasoning there man. You might want to research polyurethane bushings a bit more. See they're stiffer than the stock rubber parts and don't give as much. This makes them better/more stable for racing applications or general high performance. But one downside to PU bushings is that with them being stiffer they don't give as much as the stock rubber parts and actually SQUEAK a lot. In fact they give you a special lube with the PU bushings to help prevent this squeaking. If you're trying to simply replace squeaking parts and don't need the extra performance, then I would maybe consider your other options. But hey, do a little Google search and see what you come up with, don't just take my word for it.

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Old 11-15-2008, 04:46 AM   #7
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I did the google thing before the original post-results were a mixed bag but favored your comments .
The easy way to resolve was to ask someone who has them -which was the purpose of the post .
Powerflex claims they have solved the traditional (NVH) problems with newer compounds ..............the only way to find out is to try them or find a user .Absent validation- looks like it will be Porsche parts.
Thank you for taking the time to respond.
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