Poly bushes



  • Hopefully there will be a polyurethane bush kit for our cars coming soon.Just spoke to "FLO FLEX" about the gap in the market for a kit for the "MX3" and that there must be lots of customers out there willing to snap thier hands off for a set.They seemed positive about taking on the task.So, fingers crossed and hope they come up with the goods.Will keep checking thier site and post when something is available.



  • Thats cool do you have a link for there site?





  • Nice one! There's actually a guy on mx-3.com making a full set Group Buy. You should take a look at it. The pricing of floflex seems very reasonable though.



  • Any info on these, would really like to change my bushes before i head back out on track…...

    :twisted:



  • see if they will do some sub frame bushes as well as theres flex there both front and rear engine mounts bolt to the sub frame
    im looking for some atm



  • Hi, sorry for not posting for a while(I've had pc issues). Igot back in touch with the company and he was giving me some bullshit about not been able to get the parts to copy.Why they can't get them from Mazda I don't know and wanted me to send him the parts for them to copy. I really don't see why I should as he would be making money from a small investment. So when I can I'll contact other poly bush manufacture's to see if they will do them.



  • @300950989a=jaf:

    Hi, sorry for not posting for a while(I've had pc issues). Igot back in touch with the company and he was giving me some bullshit about not been able to get the parts to copy.Why they can't get them from Mazda I don't know and wanted me to send him the parts for them to copy. I really don't see why I should as he would be making money from a small investment. So when I can I'll contact other poly bush manufacture's to see if they will do them.

    Good work chap, cheers for running about :D



  • just pm'd the fella from mx-3.com, to see about shipping a few of his kits over here, reading his thread it looks like

    Getting them made will cost a bomb cos they'll have to make a mold for each part, and i dont think there are enough of us to make that worth while.

    Keep us posted though I'm interested, but it could get expensive.

    I'll let you know if i get a response, but i guess it'll cost about $450 canadian dollars but thats just a guess at the mo.



  • got a reply from charlie on mx-3.com:

    James,

    I would be very happy to send you bushings. I don't think there's any real difficulty at all. I am charging members here $370CAD plus shipping I don't see why it should be any issue to send them accross the pond. I actually have a customer in Ireland already.

    I don't know yet what the shipping weight will be, but I would be prepared to give you a little discount to subsidise shipping if it will help make the sale.

    Let me know what your members are interested in buying, i.e. complete kits, or front/rear only etc. and I'll give you a price.

    Charlie
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    taken from the thread on mx-3.com:

    Ok everyone. We've waited long enough. I have done all the research and double and triple checked everything and long since been given permission by Jeff to go forward with the Poly Bushing Group Buy.

    This link will show you what the kit will look like.
    This page of the GI thread shows several iterations of the design.

    This is the post which shows the final design and the original pricing. Some of the information in this post may have changed.

    Since the original [GI] thread is full of a bunch of other crap I will summarize here. This will also be place for you to tell me exactly what you want to order. These are the final details.

    Pricing is as follows:

    10 - 14 complete sets sold: $370ea + shipping
    15 or more complete sets sold: $320ea + 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 (all bushings are 2 piece bushings)
    4 @ Front Lower Control Arm, Rear half bushing (SEE IMPORTANT NOTE BELOW!!!)
    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 (RS or GS, please specify)
    Installation washers
    16 plain carbon steel crush sleeves
    Silicone based Polyurethane lube

    If you only need a partial set, the prices are as follows:

    LATERAL LINK KIT: $150 + shipping
    TRAILING ARM KIT: $100 + shipping
    FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM KIT: $100 + shipping

    Lube is included in the price of partial kits. As of this moment I don't have final details on the lube. My local distributor is having individual "Squeeze Packs" made up and couldn't give me pricing when I spoke to him last week. I will either use those or I will buy in bulk and find an alternate dispensing method.

    All partial kits are 1 kit PER CAR and include crush sleeves and washers if applicable.

    Bushings are black. Sorry, the poly company does not want the hassle of multiple colors and neither do I.

    Bushings can be ordered in 70, 80 or 90 Shore A hardness.

    AN IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING THE LOWER CONTROL ARM REAR BUSHING
    The LCA rear bushing is the shelled bushing that looks like this…

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    There are 2 different part numbers for this bushing on the MX-3. I am not making both. I have decided to make only the smaller earlier version as it is less expensive, and will offer a tighter ride. If you have a car made 06/94 or later, your car will have larger shells and this bushing will not fit for you. The smaller shells can be sourced from any early MX-3. There are 4 early cars in my local parts yard at the moment. I can pull some if necessary and ship them along with your bushings if necessary.

    I have created an email acct wytbushings@hotmail.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; to receive all of your email correspondence as well as your Paypal payments.

    To place your order I need to know:

    Your name:
    Your shipping address:
    Your forum handle:
    GS or RS:

    Tell me exactly what you are ordering: i.e. Complete kit, Selected kits, hardness...be specific! You may specify some bushings harder than others. This is entirely up to you.

    Persons ordering complete kits must submit a $200 deposit. Persons ordering partial kits must pay in full.

    As soon as I receive 10 deposits of $200 I will place the order for the molds. If you want to wait to see if the price will go down that's fine but if I don't get 10 deposits I will not place the order. I will update the list as soon as deposits are received. If you make your deposit hoping for the price to go down and only 10 - 14 people ultimately sign up, you're on the hook. Once the order is placed, you will not get your deposit back. If you don't come through with the final payment I will sell your bushings to someone else. Once I place the order for the molds I AM ON THE HOOK for a few thousand dollars.

    I feel I need to repeat this. If you make a deposit you must be prepared to complete payment at the pricing level the group buy has currently achieved. Once 10 deposits are received and the order is placed NO DEPOSITS WILL BE RETURNED...PERIOD. If the pricing level changes, final payments will be adjusted accordingly for everyone but don't give me your deposit if you can't afford to pay at that price level. If 10 deposits are not received, deposits will be returned.

    If anyone has any questions please email me at wytbushings@hotmail.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; or post in this thread. Don't PM me here...it gets full in a hurry and it's a pain.

    I look forward to doing business.

    Charlie


    he siad he will get a quote for shipping them over, how many people are interested in these?



  • Some of the front wishbone components are the same as 323F BA series cars, and can be used on MX-3.

    I've been (slowly) working on this with Superpro.



  • I'm involved with the buy on mx-3.com… getting 2 complete rear sets :twisted:



  • im in desprit need of something for the rear traling arms as mine are rotted 1 snaped on me and i re welded it



  • Hi all,

    I know this is an old thread, but I'm really interested in knowing the outcome of this. Has anyone been able to build a set for the MX-3?

    Also…

    @7de86e0c76=Roc:

    Some of the front wishbone components are the same as 323F BA series cars, and can be used on MX-3.

    I've been (slowly) working on this with Superpro.

    …can anyone point out which 323F BA parts match the MX?

    Cheers.



  • probe store now sell some



  • Spoke to super pro rep at brands hatch this weekend. He reckons if we get dimensions of parts that need bushing they could possibly use oversize bushes abd machine them down to fit properly. He's sending me a form to fill out with measurements etc.



  • Nice work!


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