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    New suspension bushes N14 SSS

    Off to get the following bushes replaced.

    Front: Control arm lower-inner

    Rear: Trailing arm front, Trailing arm rear.

    Anyone care to give advice?

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    NISSAN Pulsar N14 SSS Oz spec - the SSS cult classic. Owned mine since 1992.

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    All from this crowd:

    https://superpro.com.au/find/superpr.../cid-999500696

    I'm gunna do the rear Control Arm Lower-Inner & Outer Bush Kit also.

    Parts $646.00

    Fitting $500.00 incl wheel alignment.
    Last edited by PhilSSStevenson; 22-06-2020 at 01:30 PM.
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    The only issue i have with these types of bushings over OEM is the maintenance required to keep them lubricated. Once the lubrication 'goes' the bushes bind and because they are much harder than OEM in vastly increases the harshness of the ride.

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    Hey Pal,

    I agree with you. I've had to re-grease my WhiteLine bushes a few years back.

    However this particular brand has a life time warranty (Duh!), but also has small groves/cups to hold grease much longer.

    Oh Cozz, last year I did 1,300 kilometres in the Red Jett. So I don't think it will be an issue for me.

    I'm thinks of doing a panel fix/respray to bring the Jett back to mint. That'll cost me more than $3K

    Cheers. Phil.
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    I wouldn't touch the original paint if i was you, unless its in a bad state. Original paint, on an original car will be worth a lot more, but your car and you're not likely to sell so i guess do whatever makes you happy !

    I've found the grooves and cups and cross hatching pretty much does nothing to retain the grease, but as you say, its a very low use vehicle so it shouldn't be an issue in your case.

    I regularly did over 35,000km/year in my N15, so my maintenance schedule was more intense.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong.

    The rear suspension of the N14 was a true gem. Of course for the GTi-R WRC assault.

    I didn't realise that the N14 rear end has a touch of LOTUS.

    Check it out.

    The front N14 is McPherson struts, the rear is Chapman struts.

    Love it all.

    Chapman Strut.

    The distinction is that the MacPherson strut always requires a lower track control arm. So NISSAN put the McPherson struts at the front, and Chapman struts at the back, with lower track control arms.


    So there is a bit of LOTUS in the Red Jett. This Chapman rear end, was only in the N14 Pulsar (1991-1995). The N15 had torsion beam rear end.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapman_strut


    Check out the bits close up:

    https://superpro.com.au/find/superpr.../cid-999500696
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    I will take your advice on the original paint, which is in a good state. Clay bared it recently with a good resin wax and polish. Looks tops. However many small paint chips on bonnet as it has never been front ended.

    But, I need to get a small amount of rust taken out from the rear hatch; there are paint bubbles in a small area from a ding some 26 years ago, a few small dents to be taken out, and the front CAI ram to be remade.

    Your thoughts?

    Got another quote on the bush replacements. $375.00 including alignment.

    Taking the Red Jett here now:
    https://blacklabelautomotive.com.au

    Twas recommended.
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    At the same time, I decided to get these replaced . . .

    Yubba bubba . . .

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MONROE-G...72.m2749.l2649

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Front-LH...72.m2749.l2649


    I'll be back, with a REVIEW!
    NISSAN Pulsar N14 SSS Oz spec - the SSS cult classic. Owned mine since 1992.

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