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    I see that one is doing the same thing, squishing over the upper plate.
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    So that may be the sercret. The wider plate to resist squishing.

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    The bushing has a hole through it to let the grease get from the zirc to the inner parts.

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    Ok thanks.

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    I'm having these same issues with poly bushings . My first set was actually slit on the flat side where all the torsion bar force is on , where these squish out. the second issue is the gap between the bar and the bushing on the round or bottom side. does anyone see a big problem with this second issue? i see how the wider plate can help the squishing of the bushing , but i steel feel these bushing are loose to the bar. and opinons ? plus if these are greased with that gap aren't we just gonna loose all kinds of grease ?

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    That was where mine would squish out too. I bought another set of poly pivot bushings from firm feel so I hope they are better then the others. I split the NOS rubbers bushings trying to install them. They are very tight going on (maybe because they are old). Not sure why. I soaked them in hot water, I tried lubing them and just about every way I could think of. No go. I feel like the poly bushing in such a heavy loaded area that they just won`t hold up vs the OE rubber. That`s just a guess on my part.
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    I've had the FF set for some years and something like 30,000 miles.

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    Any thoughts on the poly bushings not gripping the bar tight enough ? where are gaps . Do the firms feel ones fit tighter ? Im considering wrapping the bar with something to take up the gap for the poly bushuing not the correcty size . lol wish me luck ? lol

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    Talked to Frank at firm feel he says that the bushings they sell are tight around the bar so i ordered up a set with wide plates . hopefully have them to install this weekend .

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