What are your experiences?
Also where can I get said components? Any help much appreciated
My Celebration still has its original sports bushes and the car feels much less positive than the 89 car. I've looked at the bushes, levered them with a pry bar etc and they are in good condition but they just move more. I'm thinking of putting Polybush ones on there too.
1996 XJS Celebration Conv. (shown on the JEC stand at NEC Nov 2015)
2001 XKR Convertible
1989 XJ-S V12 Coupe. 2006 XJ TDVi Sovereign. 1995 XJ6 3.2. 2013 XF 2.2d. 2009 X Type 2.0d Sovereign estate
I put poly' on my 4.0 Convertible 8 years ago and they much improved the initial turn-in sensation, even though I could see no noticeable wear on my original bushes.
The Sports bushes also get a good writeup. I have also heard of owners who have put poly bushes on the lower 2 mountings and a Jaguar Sports bush on the top mounting.
The original Sports bushes are available from Jaguar. The top bush is cheap (£10) IIRC but I think the lower Sports bushes are quite expensive at £45 each.
Decent polybushes will be about £25 for all 3 bushes.
1980 XJ-S Pre-HE
Jaguar 4.2 Supercharged engine (but not with a Jaguar body..)
If you have OK sports bushes, I'd leave them alone, as they're a b*st*rd to get out.
1991 XJS V12 "facelift"
2008 XJ TDVi
even though the original fitted metalastic bushes look fine, and pass an MOT , there is decades of use associated with them , they will be ' wearing ' if not worn
but bear in mind, the original bushes gave the ' correct ' setup and feel Jaguar wanted at the time, and yes i know, polly ones wernt invented then and they might have used them , but they would have set the car up differently with regard to other components to if they did .
i have fitted original brand new from Jaguar ( not aftermarket from SNG or others ) metalastic bushes on all suspension components , and its a tight but comfortable setup , as its meant to be
I have however conceded that the steering rack mounting bushes need to be the polly versions due to the always known excessive sideways movement in the rack mountings , the polly stiffen up the mounts giving a more direct and quicker response to steering input,
so , dont just change the bushes to polly because its the latest thing, they are not bad , but dont just discount original bushes because its ' older technology '
pays ur money , takes ur choice
2004 2.1V6 X-Type Saloon in platinum silver for the good wife
1994 3.2S XJ40 in Morocco Red with Doeskin interior
used to have
1999 4ltr Sovereign XJ8 in Seafrost
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