Originally Posted by ddv_nk12
Thanks for the link aalto. What do you think about the Energy Suspension bushings' performance? What does it improve?
I've been using them for almost 3 years now, and IMO there wonderful....my cambers haven't moved at all, improved steering response, better play of the dampers..
On sharp corners you can really feel the difference of the car being planted (almost like gokart feeling...hehe).
Taking bumps feels softer, no more "clunk" sounds..I think its due to less movement by the bushings (especially old ones) and bumps are absorbed directly to the dampers. My previously stiff suspension felt softer.
Basically you get that "new car" ride feeling.
I did a little bit a research before I installed mine, mostly from American forums, there are haters & lovers....IMO the haters are typical americans people who cant take a corner...hehe....
Some will say it will make lots of squeeking sound eventually. But in my experience, i havent heard any squeeking yet, maybe they just didn't instal it properly or use the lubricant given...
There are some issues though for me, mainly hard braking entering a corner (or during trail braking) & braking in high speed corners. The rear of the car becomes a little bit "twitchy/loose" & can cause some oversteering. Remember I said to get stock or mugen/spoon, hardrace bushings for the real trailing arm (big). If you use the Energy bushings (like I did), you will get this issue, bcoz on the stock bush design there is 2 axis movement (updown & side2), whereas the Energy ones allow only 1 axis movement (up down). The kit you saw in the link doesn't include this bush and needs to be purchase separately, so I recommend you get other rubber bushings for this.
I hope this helps..