With the engine out of the car I am taking advantage of the work space to
replace the original lower A arm to chassis bushings. I've read all the list
postings on the relative merits of Rubber-Polyurethane-Nylatron and I have
decided to stick with the softer ride of the rubber bushings. I guess my age
is showing. The question is about the quality of the bushings I just got from
one distributor. The original bushings I removed had a metal flange that
extended from the hole up the side of the bushing to provide a bearing surface
against the frame bracket. The new bushings don't have this metal extension,
just the inner tube. Should I look for better rubber bushings with the
extended metal flange or are they just not made that way anymore??
Thanks for any information.