I’m getting bored being locked up, so I’m thinking about changing bushings in my beloved 1979 Celica’s suspension.
Are polyurethane bushings better than Toyota OEM? I got 41 years out of the OEM’s. (If the replacements last 41 years, I’ll be 104 when changing out again, and by that time would have been a passenger in a hearse.), but would the ride be any better with poly?
Coil springs? Worth changing out? I’ve rarely had more than two people in this car. Would the springs have worn more from weight, or just driving along bumps? I can get new “insulators” (top & bottom of springs), but OEM springs are not available
This is interesting: Re: FSM torque specs. They have one spec for the rear lateral control rod x axle housing when remove/replace as part of coil spring replacement procedure, but another value for torque (again, control rod x axle housing) when just changing out the control rod! (26-39 ft/lb) vs. (30-55 ft-lb) respectively (same attachment point)
In the separate torque specs section (back of book) they list 30 - 55 ft-lbs.
I changed out the brake and clutch fluid last week (did it last time 2 years ago). I’m just looking for something to do… This quarantine stinks!!!