Completely agree with you. I am replacing the bushing.
I know the oem come molded it. That was the entire basis of the question. Because the new poly does not come molded. @Bitter
answered that on the last page I believe stating yeah they can move unlike the oem but the poly is very forced. I was asking why can the new poly inner sleeve move but oem can’t. Bitter said “because of the very soft rubber that once it breaks it allows the center sleeve to move around in ways it shouldn’t” I was already set on switching to the poly at that point I was just hypothetically asking because regardless of which sleeve I use they both could moved and wanted to know why poly doesn’t need to be molded to the silicone or whatever. Whereas the oem does.
also when I asked that I hadn’t pressed in the inner sleeve again, so I was thinking it wouldn’t remove a bunch of it but did so that answered that right away as well. You can’t push it back in without losing quite a bit of bushing.
As for the build this year I’m getting ready for track doing seat time as much as I can but this is my main daily. We have other dailies but it’s not my 3g. In the 3g It’s 4th gear torque you can feel. Very unlike a 4cylinder Honda or Hyundai and I live in a hilly area. You use horsepower in those to get up hills pretty much no torque you’ll just slowly lose speed in 4-6 (Hyundai is a 6). Imma car guy not a truck guy, just use that for tows or moving. I love to drive the 3g and am looking into getting another as I said in another post this car is intended to go full track when I get another 3g. (Had one lined up but it was listed wrong (listed as a GT and when I got there was a GS). So I don’t want to replace the 3g as my daily yet
but I will want it to be my track car. I’m going for an endurance build when I do as I think that’s where it has the best shot. It’s not a dragster we know this you wanna do that with an eclipse go 2g and try to take on the red demon. Good luck with that too! That thing is hitting 7s regularly and hit 6 last June.
So for this year I am going mostly daily but weekend warrior for the track. Hence the upgrades but means it is still full interior. The reason I ask how does yours ride is because if you went full Polly I want to know how you feel about the ride ability? I will still have MOOG rubber up front, but I am getting that Polly kit. So far I plan to just do the upper control arm bushings to fix the problem of the seized ones but am debating on how much I wanna swap. It will just be the back end that will be poly, and not even ALL of the back since I am getting just the 3g kit not both and you need the 2g to complete the entire transition.
So what do you think? Stick with just doing the upper control arms? Since it is more daily than track? Or swap em all since it will leave a few bushing rubber regardless and the front will still be rubber I replaced last year?
Or let me put it this way since you swapped to poly would you still use that car as a daily? Or does the ride suffer that much?