Yes the sleeve should be longer so that the bracket clamps the sleeve and
the bearing is then the interface between the OD of the sleeve and the ID of
the bushing. This is for the poly type bushings which do not flex as the
original rubber ones do. For the original rubber bushings the compliance is
the flex of the rubber element whereas the poly bushes create more of a
bearing surface and are designed to eliminate the flexing of rubber.
I have the poly bushes in my 4A and I wish I never changed them as they are
poorly made. They did not come from one of the big three. The sleeve is the
same length as the bushes and I really don't know if I am getting the
clamping that I should be getting. I have a new set on order from a reliable
source and will change them out this winter. No I will not reveal who I
bought them from but I will say that I'd always trust stuff from Richard
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Perry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Alan Salvatore" <email@example.com>; "Dave Connitt"
<firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Triumphs" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 8:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TR] TR4A Trailing Arm bushing Assembly Question
> I just installed a set of rear trailing arm polyurathane bushings on my
TR6 that the sleeve was longer than the bushings also. I thought that it
was odd that the sleeve was longer than the bushings. Are the sleeves
suposed to be longer?
> Greg Perry
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Alan Salvatore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Subject: Re: [TR] TR4A Trailing Arm bushing Assembly Question
> >I am thinging that the extra length of the sleeve caused excess movent
> >cause the first set of poly bushing to develop slope. I hope it doesn't
> >happen to the 2nd set.
> >Was the sleeve trom TRF polys exact or was it a bit long?
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