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Old 07-07-2006, 06:43 AM
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Hello every body,
In september 2005, I've installed Powerflex bushes on my front C2 wishbones.
6000 miles after, this is the result
Before ( when new )


After 9 month of normal drive ( no track )


So, for those who have the same material on their 964, better check !!!!
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Old 07-07-2006, 09:51 AM
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Boubi,
Got any pictures ? I fitted Powerflex bushes in my wishbones nearly three years ago and they are fine !
Who did the installation ??

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For the moment, I've looked only at the right side.
I will check the left side next week !!
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Another pic !!!
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You should contact PowerFlex and ask them if this is normal/expected. If they are a stand-up company they will replace the bushes for free.

I have been planning to change my bushes in the autumn, but if PowerFlex's products are that bad I might give it a second thought.
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Boubi,
Got any pics ??

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Originally Posted by Red rooster
Boubi,
Got any pics ??

Geoff
Are you behind a firewall? Pics are fine - and not for the faint of heart...
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Originally Posted by Pingo
You should contact PowerFlex and ask them if this is normal/expected. If they are a stand-up company they will replace the bushes for free.
No, I give up !!!
I think it's gonna be complicated. They are in Great britain, I'm in France and I don't think that the french company from whom I got this bushes will do something for me.
I've ordered original Porsche wisbone.
Expensive, but no doubt conšerning the quality !!!
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Contact them directly by e-mail ([email protected]). A bad reputation in the Porsche community spreads really fast so I guess they will be interested in helping you out.
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Maybe, but the Porsche wishbones are already ordered !!!
So, I don't need the Powerflex anymore.
And I don't want to have a new expÚrience whith these bushes !!!
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Boubi ,
You bet there is a firewall !! Why not post pics as attatchments ?

Still no answer on who fitted the bushes. I know a few people who have used these bushes with no issues.
Are you sure they were fitted correctly ??

All the best

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For the pics, there are three above !!
Sorry, can't do better.
For the answer "who fitted the bushes", the answer is also above: ME !!
And yes, I 'm sure I did the work correctly.
Did I get a defective part ???
Perhaps !!!
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Boubi,
Shame that you have had a bad experience but as you wont/cant ? contact Powerflex I guess thats that.
I am completely happy with mine. Been on the car for nearly three years with no issues at all.
I do know that you need to be a little mechanically minded to do the install yourself . Maybe you got something wrong ? Who will ever know !!

Good luck with your standard wishbones .

All the best ,

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I think I did the work well
I was a motorcycle mechanic in my youth !!
Bad luck, I suppose !!!

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Here are boubi's pictures reposted as attachments.

It is a shame you can't/won't contact the company as I'm sure that more than a few of us here would like to know their response.

IMHO, most companies that sell specialized parts like this want to keep their customers happy as their customer base is relatively small to start with!

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