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rotarylyman 02-06-2011 03:09 PM

FD rear suspension help...
So my 1994 FD rear end / suspension... it all seems to pop and it feels like it moves from one side to the other when I am turning. I have been driving with this for a good bit now and am fed up with it. It's time for bushings of some sort... Thoughts? Who do you recommend for bushings for the rear of the car? Does anyone make kit's for our beloved FD's? Or is this a fairly common problem with FD's?...

speedjunkie 02-06-2011 03:39 PM

Popping is a common problem with FDs, the moving back and forth might be an issue though haha. I would start with replacing the pillowball bushings, get those from Ray Crowe at Malloy Mazda. There aren't any aftermarket replacements for those. I have SuperPro bushings for the rest and I like them. And you might as well replace all the bushings while you're doing the pillowballs, but set aside about $600 for the project though.

Yasser_Hanbali13 02-09-2011 12:55 PM

new bushing all around should fix the problem, i know my FD is due for some much needed suspension love. but i plan to do everything at once including coilovers.

general7 04-14-2012 07:31 AM

Unless you're racing I think OEM bushings would do fine, it's nice to have some flex. Except for those who control toe. So the rear longditunal link bushings should be replaced with stiffer rubber/nylon, and maybe just replace the toe link with aftermarket, this can also be done for the rear long. link. This is what I'll do with mine.

em55ron 06-25-2012 01:18 PM

A cracked powerplant frame can also cause this to happen. Check the rear upper diff mount area for cracks. Diff bushings are also a notorious cause of this issue. However, the only way to remedy is to get a set of eurethane bushings and reinforce your ppf or find the incredibly rare mazdaspeed unit.

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