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PostPosted: February 18, 2018, 2:10 pm 
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Little freebie for you guys who are on the locost mission. This was made with two hole saws, a drill bit and a cordless drill. It is made from a hockey puck. Each puck will make two 1 1/2" bushings (one for each side). Enjoy. https://ibb.co/c7PFo7


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PostPosted: February 19, 2018, 12:52 am 
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I'm all for saving money where I can, but for me that would be more effort than it's worth, since I was able to buy these for my current project:

https://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/ ... /overview/

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PostPosted: February 19, 2018, 8:04 am 
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Try these guys for cheap bushings. Hardly worth the effort to make them yourself at these prices.
englishparts.com Engel imports and their P/N 119451
Replaces these Suspension bushings: Y419, 611-075, QHY419, Y16
$1.35 each + shp
Phone 866-467-1776
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PostPosted: February 19, 2018, 2:38 pm 
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I have heard of them being used for stationary mount 'bushings', but never really thought about them for rotating bushings before. Off hand though, I don't recall ever seeing anything that would indicate a hockey puck as being a particularly good suspension bushing material.

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PostPosted: February 19, 2018, 6:17 pm 
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davew wrote:
englishparts.com Engel imports and their P/N 119451
It shows $2.59 each today, but that's still a lot cheaper than I could make them, and there's places where rubber suspension bushings beat rod ends (and not just at the cash register). Does anybody have the dimensions of these bushings? I couldn't find any on that web site.

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PostPosted: February 20, 2018, 8:28 am 
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Is this what you are looking for?
http://www.energysuspensionparts.com/un ... shings.asp


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GRM did an article on hockey puck bushings and found they weren't up to the job & the wrong durometer

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PostPosted: February 24, 2018, 10:31 am 
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carguy123 wrote:
GRM did an article on hockey puck bushings and found they weren't up to the job & the wrong durometer


They are actually 90 durometer which is slightly stiffer than most poly bushings. The fact that many people use solid rod ends kinda puts that into perspective.


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