thanks for all the responses! i feel a little less skeptical about this kit now, however my roads are kinda harsh due to the crappy Canadian winters that just chew up the ashphalt. thats the reason im a little iffy on the kit, im going to install it anyways i just wanted to guage others experiences.
ill will be using this lube that i got off of www.polybushings.com
he says the lube that he sells is pretty much going to make all the bushings squeak free. ill let you guys know how it goes.
i live in southwest ontario between windsor/detroit and london and we get MEGA salt on the roads down here since they dump so much when it does snow. i think poly bushings are one of the best bang for your buck suspension investments you can make. if installed properly, which means removing the ENTIRE old oem bushing (including the outter metal sleeve) and lubed THOROUGHLY (i found i was comfortable using agreater quantity of than was provided in my kit), as nastyhabitz said, you shouldn't hear a squeak or need to re-lube them for quite some time. in addition, they are far more resiliant to the brine of salt and grit common to canadian roads in winter. however, do not write it off as a NON-maintenance item. they should be inspected at regular intervals and lubed if the bushings show signs of drying out.
if you properly lubed suspension components with their respective lubricants (graphite paste w/ molybdenum for bolts, nuts, threads and metal to metal contact, silicone/heavy duty synthetic caliper lube for poly bushings which contact metal) then removing suspension components to re-lube bushings every few years should not pose a problem. amazingly, some people find it trivial to take the extra few mintues needed to coat a nut or bolt with moly paste before re-installation, no matter how small it is (yes, i lube EVERY SINGLE BOLT on my car that may be exposed to the exterior of the cabin). but how quickly does their hindsight become 20/20 as they're lying on their back being paid a visit by captain profanity with their car a foot above them trying to loosen a frozen nut or bolt
Anybody with the Poly RTA bushings here run lowered suspension?
Was thinking maybe they're fine as long as they're not installed on a radically lowered car.
i have the entire ES kit on my 95 eh2 hb (motor mount inserts, master set, rear TAs). i have a front 21mm stabilizer bar from a 93 si and my car was lowered 3" on skunk2 coilovers, then 2.5" on intrax super sport springs and now 2" on progress sport springs. word of note...do not skimp on the lube with those bushings.
the process to install them is something you do not want to be doing again for quite some time, trust me
i have nothing but good things to say about the handling of my car and the people who have asked to go for a ride in it with me don't need to say anything...the smile and white knuckle grip on the "holy shit" handle prove it :TU: