Lower Link and ARB Bushes (Live Axle)

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Lower Link and ARB Bushes (Live Axle)

I have ordered from Caterham and received (8)  Y16 bushes to replace the above and find that on stripping down the units Y9 bushes are fitted.

I went for the Y16 because these are stated as being specific to the live axle cars.

The Y16 are a shorter bush than the Y9.

What should I do????

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All sorted by Tony Mills at Caterham Cars. Replacement bushes (Y9) on the way.

Great service

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Y16 is the A frame bush. 

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Thanks elie boone - noted

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Are the suspension bushes, (Y-*), sourced from use on another make?  Leyland?  Ford?

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Just google Y9 or Y16 and you have plenty of sources, just beware as i bought once a pair of Y16 plastic orange bushes from e-bay and they didn't last 1 track day, i had some made in teflon and will see how they get on but i expect they last a long time.

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Just fitted the Lower Wishbone and ARB Y9 bushes (Caterham supplied), not a difficult task apart from getting the lower wishbone out of its rather tight enclosure and even more difficult task of getting it back in with the new bushes fitted.

I agree with Elie beware of where you buy your bushes- the Caterham supplied units are not expensive anyway

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Im no smart guy expert but I do remember that as these are bronze welded chassis (ARCH anyways),

That too stiff a bushing material will transfer too much stress to the chassis.  the softer rubber bushes are recommended., although replaced more frequently.

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I've never got poly bushes as they become more of a bearing and very rigid.

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The poly bush comment was only about the A frame.