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Old 04-13-2018, 01:55 AM
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Default WhiteLine or PowerFlex bushings?

Hi, I've read this post on suspensions site vs. prothane but not much info vs. a powerflex bushing.
Anyone wanna chime in?

Prothane vs Whiteline - Which Brand Should You To Choose? - Suspension.com
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Depends in what spot on the car you're putting them.
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Control arms specifically. I've read up on couple articles and i feel Whiteline is better.
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lol...well, yes control arms. That's where 95% of bushings reside....so that doesn't narrow it down any.

Which positions on which control arms? They do different things. So the most advantageous designs for each hole may differ.

Also, what are you using the car for?

Why are you replacing bushings?

I would try and provide more detail so you can get an intelligent answer.

Like...what if I just vote for one brand because of its colour? Does it help you?

If you're just looking for peoples' blind opinions, then disregard my posts.
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I don't think WhiteLine make S2000 bushings other than for their sway bar???
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Originally Posted by B serious View Post
lol...well, yes control arms. That's where 95% of bushings reside....so that doesn't narrow it down any.

Which positions on which control arms? They do different things. So the most advantageous designs for each hole may differ.

Also, what are you using the car for?

Why are you replacing bushings?

I would try and provide more detail so you can get an intelligent answer.

Like...what if I just vote for one brand because of its colour? Does it help you?

If you're just looking for peoples' blind opinions, then disregard my posts.
Uhm, i mean i don't know what more to say. If you're going to replace control arm bushings wouldn't you go for all 4 sides? Not go one brand one side or one section and one on another one thats how i read your comment, B serious.
Using them for street performance/track, more for street.
Just for a better firmer suspension.
I'm not going because of color. I'm going for a brand because of their quality, they way they are made, and technologies they incorporate.

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I don't think WhiteLine make S2000 bushings other than for their sway bar???
You should go on whitelines website and look for S2000, they support Control arms and swaybars.
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Well...

Its important to know what position on the car the bushing is going to be used in. Bushings mostly go in control arms (duh).

One company's bushing design may work better on a certain position in the car.

For example: I think powerflex makes a compliance bushing that uses a polyurethane ball. That design will work better than other poly types. That design doesn't carry into the other two front LCA bushing spots. Maybe whiteline has a better design for the other two spots....maybe not.

People often replace only the bushings that need replacement.

Worth noting....poly bushings are mostly junk....

But...I do like that powerflex bonds the bushing to the sleeve. Not sure how resilient poly is to tearing/stretching/seperating in comparison to rubber.

The Honda factory bushings are very well made. I am hoping you're making this swap because yours are worn out. If they're not worn out...I would suggest neither brand.

Another company to consider is hardrace. They make decent rubber bushings for cheap.

I have bought (but not yet fitted or driven) their pillowball compliance bushing. Their pillowball stuff seems nicely made, they all have protective boots...and they're also fairly inexpensive.

A metal/ptfe spherical (pillowball) bearing is probably the best overall choice for many of the bushings on the car.
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New addition for Whiteline apparently. Previously, they only had stabilizer bar bushings. They need to sort their offerings out though. They list the same part number for the rear upper between both the AP1 and AP2 and those are different sizes. That alone would make me hesitant to go with Whiteline since you can't verify which set of arms it is for. My money is on it being sized for AP1 rear arms.

PowerFlex has different part numbers for AP1 and AP2 rear uppers.
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Get the purple bushings or full spherical. Stay away from the red stuff.
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