these replies were on another thread started by Lenn asking about whether the neuspeed and energy shifter busings were identical. I've added that original post to his post here and deleted that other 3 post thread started by Lenn in order to keep related topics together and have less clutter on the board with double posting.skrewloose37 on Oct/10/02 said:They are pretty much the same. What color do you like? Yellow or red? The shift bushing is a pretty simple item, not much to be different. only material and they are both the same!
Quote: NateF82 on Oct/10/02
I ordered the neuspeed, but they're still in the mail. I'll let you know...
the actual original thread is still in the database BTW. I'm sorry if I missed your intention about discussing swaybar bushings but anyone reading the above would assume you only were interested in shifter bushings which is the topic of this thread and therefore, there would be no need to double post the same topic. thanks.Lenn on Oct/10/02 said:Which shift bushing?
Well not much to it, but i'm between the neuspeed shift bushing or the energy suspension shift bushing. I actually havent been able to locate the bushing on energy suspension's site, but its 14.95 shipped for the neuspeed ones. Has anyone had experience with either bushing? How did it feel after the change? Worth the $15? (i've been hearing that the teg has one of the best shifters already from a wrx owner, he's actually really jealous... is it worth messing with the shift?)
swaybar bushings do stiffen up the stock rear swaybar movement but as I said in my PM to you, it would be minor in comparison to doing it properly: if you really wanted to reduce understeer (by increasing oversteer with more rear stiffness) then the way to do it is to a) get a bigger swaybar (since the stiffness increases by the square of the increase in diameter...i.e. more than a 1:1 linear increase) and b) get stiffer rear springs (which also would prevent rear swaybar tear off from the frame since the springs would reduce rear frame flexing...the culprit behind swaybar tear aways).Lenn on Oct/10/02 said:Do rear sway bushings make a big difference on a stock sway bar? Same for the shifter bushing.
Which company would you recommend?