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Siberian bushing review needed

Postby *KRONIK* » October 16th, 2021, 8:27 am

Looking to replace some lower cradle bushings soon and the options are:
1) superpro
2) siberian bushing
3) OEM

I switched from another brand (at the rear of the vehicle) to superpro and the difference was night & day.
Softer, smoother, quieter.
But the cost of superpro is a deterrent

The heard about/saw the siberian bushing (and yes i know who supplies it locally) and wanted a real world review; not from the seller, but from someone who actually used/uses them and your thoughts.

OEM is currently the cheapest/quietest option

But installation cost is the same for all options.

So....share your thoughts....
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Re: Siberian bushing review needed

Postby Dave » October 16th, 2021, 11:20 am

Tell us more about this Siberian bushing.

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Re: Siberian bushing review needed

Postby *KRONIK* » October 16th, 2021, 11:58 am

Well its a yellow polyurethane bushing, russian made.
Its quite soft
I was able to squeeze a sample at the supplier and i find it feel decent

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Re: Siberian bushing review needed

Postby Dave » October 16th, 2021, 12:04 pm

Literally lol. Amazon has good reviews. Know the yellow bushing, never paid attention to the name.
Soft will suggest the durometer is low.
I would be inclined to the softer durometer in Trinidad. Energy and prothane tend to be on the harder side. Prothane more forgiving than energy.
Supers are good but always seems to be expensive. White line are the performance oriented ones.

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Re: Siberian bushing review needed

Postby *KRONIK* » October 16th, 2021, 4:39 pm

Dave wrote:Literally lol. Amazon has good reviews. Know the yellow bushing, never paid attention to the name.
Soft will suggest the durometer is low.
I would be inclined to the softer durometer in Trinidad. Energy and prothane tend to be on the harder side. Prothane more forgiving than energy.
Supers are good but always seems to be expensive. White line are the performance oriented ones.
Yea
I just wanted 1st hand experience review from someone locally.....
Because the materials look and feel great, but its a big investment and i dont wanna "bounce my head" by being the guinea pig....

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Re: Siberian bushing review needed

Postby CD4Accord » October 29th, 2021, 3:41 pm

Recently used some of their controm arm bushings and sway bar bushings on a SJ forester. Build quality is good and fitment is also very good. Only thing, you NEED to use a lot of grease (i use superlube) to make sure it doesnt squeak, but you may still get a little bit of noise in applications with a lot of movement like sway bars.
It isn't loud, but it is noticeable, compared to whiteline (black) and prothane (black) which have given me no noise in the same application.

Give it a try man

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Re: Siberian bushing review needed

Postby *KRONIK* » October 29th, 2021, 10:22 pm

CD4Accord wrote:Recently used some of their controm arm bushings and sway bar bushings on a SJ forester. Build quality is good and fitment is also very good. Only thing, you NEED to use a lot of grease (i use superlube) to make sure it doesnt squeak, but you may still get a little bit of noise in applications with a lot of movement like sway bars.
It isn't loud, but it is noticeable, compared to whiteline (black) and prothane (black) which have given me no noise in the same application.

Give it a try man
Is for a pick-up
Lower control arm application
So its the cased ones i need not the plain ones.

I still contemplating which direction to go

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Re: Siberian bushing review needed

Postby CD4Accord » November 1st, 2021, 1:19 pm

Well, I never used Siberian on any sort of heavy duty application, but I run whiteline polyurethane on my Hilux Surf and I abuse it on and off road and they hold up well with no noise and good handling. Like i say, the key with poly is greasing it properly, the more grease the better haha

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Re: Siberian bushing review needed

Postby Anil_Sooknanan » November 21st, 2021, 3:27 pm

Rubbish

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Re: Siberian bushing review needed

Postby *KRONIK* » November 21st, 2021, 3:51 pm

Anil_Sooknanan wrote:Rubbish
Ayeeee

Look a man who was MIA for a million years

But the siberian bushing, rubbish you say?

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Re: Siberian bushing review needed

Postby CD4Accord » November 22nd, 2021, 4:12 pm

Before buying the Siberian bushings for the Forester I spoke to a member of the subaruforester forums from Barbados extensively about it. He had nothing but good to say, and i assume he sees a similar use case as mine (mostly road, occasionally unpaved/bad road etc)

So far 4 months in with it, handling is great, slight noise from the sway bar bushing when flexing but definitely not an annoying noise, just something to notice. For the price it was, (much much less than the competitors) I think it was worth a shot in my case.

Just use good grease (I use superlube) and you should be ok.

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Re: Siberian bushing review needed

Postby *KRONIK* » November 22nd, 2021, 8:05 pm

Yea
I'm using superlube already for the rear.
Got a seperate gun for that.

I'm waiting for some other suspension components to reach before i decide

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