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 Post subject: Rubber compounds
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:50 am 
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Am i correct in thinking that its possible to buy rubber compounds in order to make your own rubber bushes etc?
I have a diff mount i would like to have a go at but could do with some guidance on the rubber compounds etc.....
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 Post subject: Re: Rubber compounds
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:10 pm 
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If you do some research on 'shore hardness' you will find some info, I can't remember whether it is A or C that you need but one is much harder than the other and totally inappropriate for vehicle bushes.

Having just typed that out I just realised that you are asking about rubber bushes. You can definitely buy stuff to make polyurethane bushes - not sure really how actual rubber bushes are made.

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 Post subject: Re: Rubber compounds
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:47 pm 
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This place seems to be used by many profesionals for industrial use. Very helpful to deal with.

http://www.benam.co.uk/

(formerly bentley chemicals)

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 Post subject: Re: Rubber compounds
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:12 pm 
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thanks chaps
I probably mean polyurethane and used rubber out of bad habit

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 Post subject: Re: Rubber compounds
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:19 am 
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Another option is to weld some metal bits to make the rear diff mount solid. A few companies make a poly rear diff mount, and I have seen 185 owners buy kits that allow them to make their own poly engine mounts and rear diff mounts.

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 Post subject: Re: Rubber compounds
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:42 pm 
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Another option is to weld some metal bits to make the rear diff mount solid. A few companies make a poly rear diff mount, and I have seen 185 owners buy kits that allow them to make their own poly engine mounts and rear diff mounts.


could you point me at the kits please, thats what I am looking for.
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 Post subject: Re: Rubber compounds
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:58 am 
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Other companies make them too, but something like this.
http://www.energysuspensionparts.com/diymmi

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 Post subject: Re: Rubber compounds
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thats fantastic, thank you

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