Bushes..



  • Having just spent all day under the car replacing rust for underseal, i've discovered my trailing arm bushes are almost shot!
    Found some polybushes on ford probe store, but they're for a 323F BA.
    Will they fit or if not where can i get some to fit?
    P.S Told you i was full of silly questions :)



  • Have a look here … there a great bunch and will help no end with any requirements...

    BUSHES



  • Thats a great find, i am now thinking about getting all ten, do you know if that is every bush on the car? Works out about 160 but they might knock some off for buying all of them and they might discount even more for a group buy?



  • No thats for the mk3 mx5.
    Ive looked and looked for full bush kit but no luck.
    I've got to buy custom ones from u.s at 200 plus custom charges.



  • Weak, Gutted, Gay!



  • I think they may make them but it's a case of sending all bushes to them to match up.



  • OK all Ive spoken to Venom this morning and it appears they made one almighty fubar, they copied and pasted from a site with incorrect information….

    It appears after a little search the bushes listed are for a mx5 mk1 so they have apologised unreservedly for the mistake...



  • Thought it was to good to be true, i have never found a full set anywhere, i think there is a couple on fordprobestore though.



  • @44022e5e7c=pinballwizzard:

    Having just spent all day under the car replacing rust for underseal, i've discovered my trailing arm bushes are almost shot!
    Found some polybushes on ford probe store, but they're for a 323F BA.
    Will they fit or if not where can i get some to fit?
    P.S Told you i was full of silly questions :)

    'could try cross referncing the part numbers if you could find
    both mx-3 & 323?

    is there any other cars that share trailing arms/wishbones?



  • I was wondering this as well. if you could cross reference probe parts it would work out alot cheaper, as would 323f parts. MX-3 parts are just too damn expensive



  • @4c1b3af413=Garfy1981:

    Believe it or not these are the following bushes

    15 or more complete sets sold: $300ea + shipping

    These prices include everything. Paypal fees, forum donation are included in these prices.

    A complete kit includes:

    4 @ Front Lower Control Arm, Front half bushing
    4 @ Front Lower Control Arm, Rear half bushing
    8 @ Rear Lateral Link Common half bushing
    6 @ Rear Lateral Link Short half bushing
    2 @ Rear Lateral Link Long half bushing
    4 @ Rear Trailing Arm, Front half bushing
    4 @ Rear Trailing Arm, Rear half bushing

    yeh these are the ones garf, where did you find them?

    Also does anyone want to group buy if possible?



  • The last group buy fell through. It needed 10 orders, only had 4 deposits. It might kick off again this year who knows.
    Unless there is a way of getting a set to powerflex to see if they can match them. Like you said they must have been used across other ranges of ford / Mazda. It doesn't make sense to limit manufacture of bushes just intended for one car.



  • Well i agree im pretty sure that there is a universal bush for every one we need, its just getting them together in a set.

    Im gonna ring around and see what i can do, i might start a gb depending on price etc, its something useful for everyone future.



  • Well heres one for you,, i took the time to call Powerflex today and explain we have members here that would like a set of bushes for the mx3…it appears that to there knowledge there is no interchangable bush for the mx3 from other models on th mazda range and they dont do any for it, i then asked would they be prepared to undertake such a job and i got a big fat NO..
    Next question was could they Please offer some kind of contact for another company or provider of bushes and i got a No again Sorry all i tried...



  • What about super pro ? Guys who do probestore versions

    http://www.superpro.eu.com/contactus/

    Unless it's a division of same company :-(



  • @be237c09fe=Garfy1981:

    What about super pro ? Guys who do probestore versions

    http://www.superpro.eu.com/contactus/

    Unless it's a division of same company :-(

    No mate they are independent from them…

    Now i have just spoken to them and its sort of good news, if someone here is prepared to or has spare arms etc with the bushes in or can get them out without destroying them and let them know dimensions /measurement then they will look into helping us, they are prepared to help cross ref the items in question and see if Mazda were unique in the design of the mx3 bushes or did use bushes from other models.. they have indicated they would be interested in a group buy but this depends on info supplied to get the bushes sorted first..ie do they make some from scratch or can they utilise others already produced..if you can understand me lol...



  • i get you bud makes sense, wonder if mazda will be able to help. Someone must know the dimensions, im concerned that if i took mine off they would perish in my hands :shock:



  • you can't take them out really. I had to burn mine out to replace the fronts! Haven't done the rears yet. Need to order obscure mazda only bolts to replace ones that will no doubt be rusted to sht.



  • @645f0236fb=barrywhite21:

    i get you bud makes sense, wonder if mazda will be able to help. Someone must know the dimensions, im concerned that if i took mine off they would perish in my hands :shock:

    Been on there site too mate no luck at all, they show no listing for a bush just the rear trailing arms as a complete unit…

    Superpro have access to mazda's info and are prepared to do the cross ref for us if we can supply parts or info about diamension/measurments, there guy who i spoke to was very helpful indeed and seemed very willing to get involved in helping our members here..
    Having spent the morning either searching online or on the phone i have to say tbh there is a very limited chance of finding a site selling bushes,.. i havnet found anyone selling a kit just the odd front lower arm bush..
    i think as a collective we should group together and sort this as best we can and get a group buy sorted as soon as we sort what does fit or can be made..



  • Guys is there anyway you can sort pics and measurements of the bushes you want and we can get this to superpro and go from there say…


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