Looking for Isolator bushings for 73

1971 - 1974 Mopars

  1. Randy73

    Randy73 Well-Known Member

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    The 'Cop' replacement bushings were cast iron...aluminum, aint so bad...there is some 'harshment' added, but the added stiffness to your steering and road feel, will be worth it.
     
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      For anyone looking to purchase the kit and not wanting to go through E-Bay, just drop me a message. I can also bring them to the Mopar Nats in August. These kits are made here in the US and feature the correct hardness rubber bushing and not the polyurethane that gives a more harsh ride and squeaks as the body moves. If any more questions, just drop me a message.
       
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      300 bucks PLUS shipping, bahaha right...
      the summit kit works great for a fraction of the cost
       
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      These kits were manufactured to duplicate the originals. The demand for this product was driven by the purist who did not like the fact that the aftermarket kit visually stood out and the noise and harshness that the polyurethane made. Granted, either kit will work, it is just a matter of the owner's preference.
       
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      strange that they don't look like my originals being that they are boxed allowing movement where the bolt is housed when mounted to the frame rails.
      however, they appear pretty well constructed.
       
    • idrivemopar

      idrivemopar Well-Known Member

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      I am using poly bushings on my 73, they don't make noise and there is not really any added harshness, I have no issues with them.
       
    • Nacho-RT74

      Nacho-RT74 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      AAAND this is why Mopar repro parts just hold being produced for some time untill falls out. Not out of interest, but simply overpriced parts that ends into affordable solutions able to make the same.

      somebody talks about profit due the cost of this repro parts ? well... tell to Phrotane and Energy Suspension... why they are in bussines with same market of cars available with these pieces on half of the price or even less ?

      Profit ? or abuse ?
       
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      My guess is that these are produced in very small batches, which is going to drive the cost up. A large company like energy suspension already has the tools and the talent, buys their raw materials in bulk, and can absorb a loss should sales on one particular product not perform as predicted.

      There are 18 pieces in the kit which works out to less than $17 per piece. I don't see a lot of profit margin on that, especially the metal parts. Does anyone here work for free? For those who have asked for rubber, here it is. No one is making you buy it. I bought bushings last year so it doesn't matter for me, but I am glad that we have an OE option.
       
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