Delrin isn't the correct material for this application, it's just too hard. UHMW, amongst its other properties, resists the transmission of noise and vibration due to its composition. It is damn difficult to machine, however.Nice work! I had seriously considered doing this myself when I worked at a machine shop. I had 2 new factory bushings that I measured some dimensions off of. I had looked fairly quickly in a MSC catalog for polyurethane and Delrin and that would have been REALLY expensive for the right diameter. Although I just checked online and its not THAT bad. I didn't go much farther though because I needed the car on the road really soon so I bought them from the dealer.
Just curious, why the diff dia aluminum sleeves for front and rear? IIRC the bushings are the same exterior size front and rear. Is it to make the front ones a little stiffer?
Yea, I'm retarded.:zbash: I just re-read the other link and that's obviously length.Where did you get the idea that I was using two different sleeve diameters? I originally thought that I'd use two different lengths, as the stock front and rear Bushings ARE different, but upon further investigation, I'm going to use the same length for all 4 positions.
No, my stock bushing in the LSC are fine, and it doesn't have enough power (yet!) to stress them.DLF I think you just improved the stock IRS, Are you going to test them in the mark8.
Anything's possible, but that's beyond my capabilities.DO you think its possible to design a front lower control arm out of aluminum, that can more than handle the car weight and stresses and save unsprung weight. I have a feeling ford could have done aluminum in the front if only for the mark 8. It would also need lifetime bushings if it was to be done aftermarket.
What about the front strut rod bushings? Ford is the only option and the aftermarket sucks. They are simple doughnuts with metal ferrules and washers.No, my stock bushing in the LSC are fine, and it doesn't have enough power (yet!) to stress them.
Anything's possible, but that's beyond my capabilities.