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I found some metastick lower bushings in the genuine JAGUAR bag.
eBay, I don't know how old they are.
What are your guys opinion on "new old stock".
I got say the URO version i used on one side with my original fulcrum shaft that was ok and its in not really an issue,
they other one from my other post, I. destroyed the new shaft and alittle of the bushings. would not fit at all.
So I went on a hunt for OEM. and found them
ordered a another new shaft from XK's and today they came in and the bushings slide on the shaft with ZERO! problems. I can move the bushings up and down the shaft with no problem by hand!!

My worrie is the the bushings rubber is old..... am I being little nuts?


 
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quick video of the OEM

 
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I doubt the possible age of the bushings will give you any trouble and even less so with metalastic. I would use nothing other than genuine in that lower wishbone position. You do not want to be in there doing it again any time soon.
 
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I doubt the possible age of the bushings will give you any trouble and even less so with metalastic. I would use nothing other than genuine in that lower wishbone position. You do not want to be in there doing it again any time soon.
I'm not against using URO rubber. I've had success with them.

That being said, I would not gamble on this part. The labor is too costly. Use the Metalastik here.

Short of using those, I'd use URO before I considered any other brand. Eurospare, MTC, and others are usually trash.
 
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NOS is good, as long as the packaging is still sealed, in MY opinion.

The main cause of early failure of these bushes, is the failure of the mechanic to leave that front nut LOOSE, and then place the car on the ground, thus loading the suspension, THEN tighten that front nut as specified, slide in the split pin.
 
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it went all together extremely easily.
Not a single issue.
Makes me want to find some more NOS for the other side I already put in.
 
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