Superpro Bush Kit - Review

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Superpro Bush Kit - Review

Post by Jc29cdo » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:23 am

Hi all,

My SE6a require new bushes all round. I have seen the Superpro Bush Kit listed on fleabay. Has anyone had any experience of this kit? How is the quality? Is it good value? The full kit costs £369.89 and from what I can see will include everything that I need. I know little about the spec/quality of bushes so if someone can either recommend these or point me in a new direction I would be very grateful.


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Fits: Reliant Scimitar GTE SE6 & SE6A
1975-1979
SuperPro Part No. KIT5226K

This Kit Includes:

Part No. Qty Included Application
SPF0718-95K 2 Front Shock Absorber Upper & Lower Mounting Bush Kit (Hour Glass Type - Suits Monroe Units)
SPF0288AK 1 Front Control Arm Upper Inner Bush Kit
SPF0288K 1 Front Control Arm Lower, Inner Bush kit
SPF0720-875K 1 Front Sway Bar to Chassis Bush Kit
SPF0718-95K 2 Rear Shock Absorber Upper & Lower Mounting Bush Kit (Hour Glass Type - Suits Monroe Units and Woodhead & Boge Rear Only)
SPF0806K 1 Rear Sway Bar Link Bush Kit (SE6/A Only)
SPF0717K 1 Rear Trailing Arm Upper & Lower Front & Rear Bush Kit
SPF0707K 1 Rear Watts Linkage Bush Kit (Centre Cotton Reel Bush Kit)
SPF0811K 1 Rear Watts Linkage Bush Kit (Outer Cotton Reel Bush Kit)

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Superpro Bush Kit - Review

Post by gtcse8 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:53 am

I can see :w here.

You need to check which type of bush is fitted to your shockers first.
Some of the later types use a sleeved bush, NOT the early " Waisted/hour glass type".
Jc29cdo wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:23 am
SPF0718-95K
Gaz and Avo mostly used a plain rubber bonded to an inner sleeve, some actually used Rose bearings.

You could end up with not only a harsh creaky ride, but parts you can`t use. :W

Also you may find some of the Original bushes are still serviceable, BUT you can`t remove them without destroying parts of the suspension, the one that immediately springs to mind is the large centre bush for the Watts link, these can seize into the housing and onto the centre spigot, thereby making it nearly impossible to remove without either setting fire to it or cutting it out.
Been there a few times.
Jc29cdo wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:23 am
SPF0707K
Then, when you have stripped the Front Top control arms from the pivots you find the fulcrum pivot pins are that badly corroded you need to buy new ones to prevent the PU being destroyed PDQ,
Jc29cdo wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:23 am
SPF0288AK
Also the SPFO806K, REAR SWAY BAR KIT would not be needed unless you have the aftermarket kit fitted, or your chassis is from a Middlebridge :lol:
:W just my Tuppence worth.


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Post by scimjim » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:32 am

And I don’t think I’d fit poly bushes to the rear trailing arms on a road car.


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Superpro Bush Kit - Review

Post by gtcse8 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:29 pm

I have just changed an SST set back to OE bonded bushes as the PU were doing the owners head in. :roll:


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Superpro Bush Kit - Review

Post by Nigel Clark » Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:36 pm

I fitted Superflex to the front of my SE6A 2-3 years ago and am very pleased.

https://www.superflex.co.uk/

The new bushes have sharpened up steering, stopped a few untoward creaks and clonks from the front suspension and there's no sign of harshness. For road use, some 'competition spec' bushes are very harsh.

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Superpro Bush Kit - Review

Post by Jc29cdo » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:39 pm

gtcse8 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:53 am
which type of bush is fitted to your shockers first
I think my shocks have useable bushes on but will check tonight.
scimjim wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:32 am
I don’t think I’d fit poly bushes to the rear trailing arms on a road car


So if I stick with traditional rubber bushes where can I source these? Are they readily available?



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Superpro Bush Kit - Review

Post by Gillsfan » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:02 pm

I've been the the superflex place, and the people are really helpful and would happily sell you individual bushes or sets. They said to me that they could match a bush from stock if I gave them dimensions. They also admitted that they aren't experts on all makes of car and relied on owners giving them details on differences between years/models.


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