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Old 06-19-2018, 07:06 AM   #1
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Default Volvo 740 940 Series Rear Suspension PU Bushes

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does anyone have experience with this stuff from retroturbo?

http://www.retroturbo.com/?product=r...-pu-set-700900
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:24 AM   #2
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While I have not used those bushings I can recommend that if you go that route over solid arms I would recommend welding up the subframe to make it stronger. Maybe even the same thing for the arms. We added some 1/4" aluminum to the arms when i used to run them with just new stock bushings and a welded frame and they held up to the abuse.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:04 AM   #3
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More improvement was to weld subframe and double sway bar than this.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:08 AM   #4
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Thanks tlao.. subframe is for shure to be welded

@ wujek, so you have them installed?
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:22 AM   #5
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i could think of these bushings make the driving like because racecar :D
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:49 AM   #6
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Just installed a set of the Kaplhenke Hybrid Torque Arms. The adjustable poly torque rods had to go. No more poly bushings on this car.
Thoroughly impressed with the change.
-Noticeable improvement in axle articulation
-Driveline judder is gone (when disengaging the clutch under load)
-More smootherer
-Driveline is smoother under load
Homer has spoken in his project log, pretty much sums up what I think about PU as well.
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Old 06-20-2018, 06:32 AM   #7
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yeah.. but you cant tell if my popometer would say the same.. tzhe 16v is gonna be a streetracer.. not that i want to go for a holidayride nor is it a drive to work car, you know ;)

I believe homer uses his 255 as dailybitch..

Never had polybushes so far.. i could think of i would like the stiff handling and would turn the radio louder when its rumbly but.. you never know :D

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Old 06-25-2018, 04:33 AM   #8
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haha.. found also aluminum bushings.. meh.. i will give them a try.. 90 bucks isnt that bad for a complete kit.. over at skandix the do cost 120 without the trailingarm body bushing which comes on top..
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:17 PM   #9
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The thing with polyurethane bushings is that they only work ideally in applications where they experience forces that move in-line with the through bolt.
As in differential bushings, engine torque mounts, etc.

Most suspension bushings experience movement on multiple axes which is not ideal for a material as stiff as poly as they can bind if the durometer is too stiff.

The best race-y solution would be spherical links as they can move freely without binding on multiple axes, however, I haven't seen any options available.
This full rear suspension solution is available although I don't have any personal experience with it:
https://www.l-m-r.se/p/volvo/740-760...o-740-940.html

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Old 07-05-2018, 08:16 PM   #10
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That is pretty cool. Those clamshell bushings are usually shot to **** in 740's. Even the new ones are silly soft and cost $$$. On my cars these bushings always caused a lot of axle movement.
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Old 07-06-2018, 02:38 AM   #11
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i ordered them.. will post some pics of the install and make something like a review.

But i cant really compare, because i have never had new ones :D But since this is my saturday evening hooncar it doesnt matter if its stiff and uncomfy.. Hauptsache es ballert ! :D
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:53 AM   #12
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Ohhhhh it's sure to ballern!
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:43 AM   #13
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has anyone seen the forward bushing as a replacement? skandix, ipd and all the others dont have this one in their shops??
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Old 07-15-2018, 06:39 AM   #14
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Ähem
https://www.skandix.de/en/search/?q=1001278

https://www.skandix.de/en/search/?q=1042413

https://www.skandix.de/en/search/?q=1001279

https://www.skandix.de/en/search/?q=1001281

nach welcher suchst Du denn Krister?

nimm beim Längslenker vorne kein PU, außer Du hast 500+PS, und die wird dein Elch nicht haben

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Old 07-15-2018, 11:27 AM   #15
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ahjo, als wenn du erfahrung haettest mit 500hp+ 9ern ;)

im talking about the single forward bushing from the subframe..
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:08 PM   #16
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letzter link
und 635PS, aber das ist eine ganz andere Geschichte und schon lange her, nix Volvo Motor, dafür legal, fährt mit holländischen Kennzeichen
Es werden keine Bilder gepostet, weil.......
und es ist echt lange her.
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:32 PM   #17
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ahjo, falsch klug geschissen.. das sind die doppelten buchsen fuer hinten und nicht die einzelne, die im quertraeger sitzt :b
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Thanks tlao.. subframe is for shure to be welded

@ wujek, so you have them installed?

yes, retro turbo ones
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