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turbostang



Member Since: 21 Dec 2012
Location: New York
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2008 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black
Front and rear polyurethane swaybar bushings








Just want to share with you guys on my past weekend project.

Over the weekend i replaced the front and rear sway bar bushing with polyurethane bushing from lucky 8. The factory rubber bushing was creaking and knocking badly. (The vehicle bushings was replaced by the dealer 3 times already)
I removed all the sway bar brackets, drilled and tapped grease fittings onto the brackets.
Then I drill a hole and cut a channel in the bushing for the grease to lubricate the bushing.
So far so good, No noises and the vehicle feel tighter during turn. 2008 Range Rover Sport S/C

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knwatkins



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Location: Poole
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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Any difference in ride quality? 2010 3.0 TDV6 Stornoway Grey

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turbostang



Member Since: 21 Dec 2012
Location: New York
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2008 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

The ride quality feel firm. Less body roll. And no more squeak. 2008 Range Rover Sport S/C

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Brit Plumber



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England 2012 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Fuji White

The only thing that would concern me is the attraction of dirt causing premature ware to the material. 2012MY RRS 5.0 Supercharged Autobiography (Current)
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turbostang



Member Since: 21 Dec 2012
Location: New York
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2008 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

Polyurethane bushing suppose to last a lot longer than the oem rubber bushing . 2008 Range Rover Sport S/C

Post #572814 Fri Jan 11 2019 12:42am
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Bardley



Member Since: 26 Jul 2018
Location: Harpenden,Herts
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"Polyurethane bushing suppose to last a lot longer than the oem rubber bushing."

That's actually not quite right. many have tried these so called 'uprated' bushes, incl. the branded ones, and found that they do not last longer that LR OE. Those reported have used them on all terrain, and road, and they then went back to the rubber type.
The marketing would have you believe that they are so much better, but ask the question why are they not fitted at build by the manufacturers? (.. and that's others not just LR).
I tried Polybush branded on a 300Tdi on it's dampers, and they went soft and had to be changed out in a very short space of time.

Advice is avoid, and fit branded LR. The OP experiences of issues with the dealer(Or Indy ?) would need explaining, and it could well be that there are underlying problems elsewhere causing premature failure in the bushes, (If they were real LR OE). There are now many companies purporting to be making bushes of quality, but this is simply not the case. 2011 MY D4 HSE
Previously 2001 D2 TD5, 1996 D1 300Tdi, 1985 90 2.2 petrol.
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Post #572820 Fri Jan 11 2019 7:27am
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turbostang



Member Since: 21 Dec 2012
Location: New York
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2008 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

All 3 pair of sway bar bushings was replaced with oem lr bushing by the LR dealer. The reason the bushing was replaced, the annoying squeak and knock going over uneven road surfaces. I spray silicone lubricant to quiet it down, but it was only temporary. The bushings seem last about 20 to 30k miles. Currently mileage 100450.
Now only time can tell how long the polyurethane bushing will last. I will report back in couple of months to let you know how the bushings holding up. 2008 Range Rover Sport S/C

Post #572835 Fri Jan 11 2019 2:02pm
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