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Not sure if it's of any interest to anyone but hey.

Decided to fit my poly top mount bushes today.Had them for a year and not got around to doing them.
After ragging the car around track on Sat I thoiught it deserved some tlc.


So I pull the front suspension and strip the unit.


This is the top mount with it's 145k mile old bushes.



Here we have the bushes.


Left to right:
Energy Suspension. Superflex. Stock.


You can clearly see how much different they are.
The ES is slightly bigger than the Superflex which in turn is a lot bigger than the stock old ones.
The ES are slightly more supple than the Superflex.


Here they are installed in the top mount.
Superflex.



Energy Suspension.


As you can see there is no problem with clearance to get the top nut onto the suspension at all. I didn't need to do anything other than push the bushes into the mount as normal.
And as I have Eibach Pro-Kit springs I didn't even need spring compressors to put it all back together.




And after a couple of years and 20k miles the Tokicos are showing no signs of wear at all.




Might do the rears tomorrow if I can find a spare hour or so.

Sorry about the picture quality.
Only had my phone to hand.
 

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Lucky you. As you know, the problem I had was related to these very bushings.

You said you were clearly able to thread yours with no problems. When applying the new bushes supplied by Tokico, the thread wasn't even close to sticking out of the top bushing.

No amount of force applied by human hands could change that.

EDIT:

Upon further observation, I can see that your locking nut is threaded a heckuva lot more than the threads on mine with the OEM bushings. It's almost as if the shaft on my struts are just way too freakin short.

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88SE, how come you have two different sets? Are you going to compare them?
 

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damn i cant find these stupid bushigns anywhere.


ive tried superpro and the such but i get no response from them in emails.
 

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Not lucky in the slightest.
"If it wasn;t for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all"

CADS, cranked what exactly ?
As stated above, I used no such methods.

BA5. That is the idea yes.
I'll probably use the ES on the rear and then swap them over at some point.

88_2.0
I use Superflex(have for many years) which is actually the parent company of Superpro.
Why use the monkey when you can use the organ grinder.
I ca nget you the Energy Suspension part numbers if yuo can get them easier?
Although they are a touch harder to fit.

Raf, can't recall off-hand, I'd have to have a look. Should be the same as the Stupidpro number :)
 

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Superflex .... which is actually the parent company of Superpro.
Jon I just did read stories of both companies and it looks like is totaly oposite :shock: anyway it is not important.
I can't find any part numbers in both. They don't list those bushes for our cars.
 

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No it's not Raf, I can assure you. Anyway, not important as you say.

Actually having thought about it again .....
Maybe the ydon't list them.
I had Superflex boss send me some custom made bushes last year as prototypes and it is possible these were part of that batch.
They might even be waiting for me to let them know if they fit/work OK ... ooops !

I'll get back to this once I know.
 

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Right then, I was sent some prototypes to try, that'll be why they're not listed anywhere.
But it's an easy one to solve now as we've looked at the options.

you can use the Civic top mount bushes.
SPF1529 for the Superflex parts.
I'll get the ES part numbers if anyone wants them.
 

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Thought I'd better make it clear that these bushes will only fit the front top mounts.
I believe the rears are bigger.
I'll update this when I get chance to do my rears and get the right part numbers for them.
 

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