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Old 10-31-2007, 06:08 AM   #1
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GS poly transmission bushing

I got the GS poly transmission bushing, installed it in the Aero last night.

I'd say it's a great mod, especially at the price.

The new "version 2" style made the install so easy, it took me longer to jack up the car.

Shifts are much crisper and less sloppy feeling. Firmer. If you have a manual 9-5, what are you waiting for?

sorry I have no pics, basically the install is super simple.
  • jack up the drivers side of the jack and put it on a safe jackstand.
  • undo the bolt holding the rubber bushing in place. (16 mm)
  • DOH! it comes almost all the way out and hits on the transmission.
  • no problem, loosen the three bolts that hold that mounting plate on... the plate that this bushing is connected to. (also 16 mm, you may need a long ratchet or one that has a swivel or adjustable angle to reach some of these. I used one that lets you make it into a 90 degree or L shape offset, so I could reach around the subframe and get to some of these)
  • now you can slide the bolt out, and the rubber bushing pops out easily.
  • put the new poly bushing in. I did not even need to lube it, it just slides right in (it only goes it one way, if it's not going in, turn it 90 degrees) put the second half on on the other side and reinsert the bolt.
  • tighten down the three bolts on the mounting plate
  • tighten firmly the bolt through the bushing.
  • lower the car and enjoy
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:33 AM   #2
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I wonder how the new design compares with the older design that I have.
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:35 AM   #3
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same basic thing, just WAY easier to install from what I have read on the forums.
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The best mod for the price I think is the suspension brace. World of difference with the brace. Too bad it wasn't strong enough.
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This mod is like one of the best things I have ever done on a car for the money. It really does make the car shift properly and it doesnt appear to put to much extra stress on the other components. Though I wouldnt push it! I got the new design and felt it was a breeze to install as well. If you have a little motor oil or other lube sitting around I would recomend just coating the bushing first to make it that much easier!
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I wonder how the new design compares with the older design that I have.
Once installed, it should be the same. They just split it into two parts so you don't have to fight the lip on the other side of the bushing while trying to squeeze it through.
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go it today, installed in 15 min. HUGE improvement. Thanks abdukted for the write up, thanks GS for the quality bushing.
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Old 02-20-2010, 03:08 PM   #8
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lol i was under my car flipping out until i checked the threads and saw this, duh loosen the plate bolts and BAM! done.
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When the bushing is installed, did anyone have any play in between the bushing and the mount? Like it wasnt really tight in there.
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When the bushing is installed, did anyone have any play in between the bushing and the mount? Like it wasnt really tight in there.
No. The one side of the bushing that comes off can spin around if your force it, but as for the main part of the bushing in the mount has no play and was a perfect fit.
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:28 AM   #11
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Yeah - this bushing is great on a manual 9-5
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:16 PM   #12
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Fitted mine last week, vast improvement.
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I feel kinda foolish for asking, but where is the bushing exactly? I've got the new GS polybushing, just not sure where it goes. '01 5-speed Aero.
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it is underneath forward and to the left of the oil pan as you are looking forward.
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Be careful I ordered the wrong one/got sent the wrong one and have to send it back, its on the list of things to do,
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There is a dog bone looking thing made outa aluminum that you have to take off, or just lower. You can see if by looking under your car from the front. Travels from the tranny to the front of the car.
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Great, thanks guys. Found it, installed it. Notchier shifting with less heave when the foots off the gas, definitely an improvement.
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I just found that Powerflex makes a bushing for both sides of that.
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I just found that Powerflex makes a bushing for both sides of that.
I just went from the GS mount to the powerflex for both sides of the arm and there wasn't much of a difference at all.

i was a little dissapointed, i was hoping for a rock solid feel. guess ill have to fill the passager side engine mount with liquid poly.

does any one else make stiffer mounts for our 95's?
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I just went from the GS mount to the powerflex for both sides of the arm and there wasn't much of a difference at all.

i was a little dissapointed, i was hoping for a rock solid feel. guess ill have to fill the passager side engine mount with liquid poly.

does any one else make stiffer mounts for our 95's?
How can you get much stiffer than the GS mount?
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