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#21 User is offline   ScubaSteve 

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 07:28 AM

cool, which ball joints did you use?

#22 User is offline   eldoodarino 

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 07:45 AM

Quiton Hazel do ones at around a tenner... :good:
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:55 PM

I´m refurbishing my Puma´s OE Ford wishbones (I bought few years ago cheap aftermarket ones, now I´m glad I did not throw away original parts...).

I have already ordered uprated 1042691 rear bushes from local Ford parts dealer and bought hopefully good quality german made Ruville ball joints. Now i´m going to buy front bushes. But which ones? OE parts or Powerflex? Is it true that only Powerflex poly bushes that are good for everyday street use are those wishbone front bushes? They are quite expensive, are they worth the price?

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 07:45 PM

The small Powerflex bush that goes at the front of the lower arm is quite a nice fit...i'd say they are worth the money personally...

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:13 PM

I've got Powerflex for the front wishbone bushes and uprated (FRP) for the rear (I took out the Powerflex rear as too harsh). Also have Powerflex roll-bar bushes.

The 3 nuts on the ball-joints to wishbones should be 40 Nm.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 12:54 PM

 eldoodarino, on 12 August 2010 - 07:45 PM, said:

The small Powerflex bush that goes at the front of the lower arm is quite a nice fit...i'd say they are worth the money personally...

:good: :good:


I just ordered a pair of those Powerflex bushes (PFF19-701). I don´t understand why they cost so much, about 50 €/40 GBP. OE rubber bushes cost only 5 €... Is it the manufacturing process or the material itself which makes them so expensive? Or is the lack of competition the only reason for this kind of pricing? Just wondering... Anyway, soon i´ll have all parts needed to build "new" wishbones.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:45 PM

hey guys

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:36 PM

Hi,

Can someone tell me if the bush is the same for all years of puma, I have a 2002 puma, will one listed for a 97-00 puma fit?

The two options are 97-00 or 98-02. The 98-02 costs 3 times the price of the 97-00 ones!

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Edit - These are the ones I am looking at - http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4a984eb947

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:02 PM

yes it is...i would avoid the cheap copys if i were you..you'll be doing it again a year later
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 06:59 PM

Cheers.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 04:52 PM

ive just priced up some oe wishbones at my local ford dealers .std ones 58.96 retail each .and uprated ones are ? 103.53 retail each bargain i would say wondering in what way are they uprated over std as this has got to be realy good option over rebushing std ones and oe uprated ford rear beam axle bushes are 30 a pair less discount std ones are 24 a pair.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 10:44 AM

Ford will only list one type of arm/bush setup for your car... can't think what that guy was trying to sell you at all... unless he was qouting pattern part against ford part.. which sounds most likely as ford parts desk can supply either...

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