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  1. elvin315

    elvin315 Member

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    I was exploring Vauxhall forums looking for any leads on Omega polyurethane bushings. I found the picture with the Saab control arm but didn't know if it would fit the Omega. Later found that it won't. The search continued and, with Bob Chen's help, led to BMW/M5 bushings. I found polyurethane equivalents for the front/horizontal but I'm still looking for poly rear/verticals.

    Omegas were raced in DTM and BTCC. I'm sure polyurethane was used somewhere in their suspensions. Now, I know those cars are highly modified and largely fabricated but I would think some polybushes would be available for production Omegas. If only to make Omega owners feel as if their cars could do what the race cars can do.
     
  2. Tweek's Turbos

    Tweek's Turbos New Member

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    Nick Taliaferro over at www.genuinesaab.com produces bushings. Mostly saab stuff, but could probably be persuaded to make these. I am guessing they are very close to the saab ones.


    Just to double check, the ball joints are replaceable right?
     
  3. Bumpkin Dave

    Bumpkin Dave VxON's Tank Commander VxON Club Member

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    Hey Elvin, i just got to the BMW dealer. The M5 bush is only £15 in the UK. Cheap I thought. Next week I am off work, I will see if I can find my old wishbone and recover the other design of bush from the wishbone, then I can get some dimensions from it to see if I can find anything similar. I did not get to price them in polys, too busy this week with work.

    Regards the rear end bushes "rear trailing arm bushings with adjustable polyurethane" : where are you planning to get these from can I ask ? And I am not sure which ones you are planning exactly....any photos or the suspension you have available to share ? Thanks.
     
  4. elvin315

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    I made a list of suspension upgrades I plan for my Catera. Not all of them, but most. The polybushes are for the Holden Commodore but I've been assured they'll fit the Omega/Catera. The Meyle site included diameters for the Omega bushings if that helps. I also found a video showing how to build a tool to pull and install the bushings. Looks easy. Ask if you have questions.

    Bearing Tool (Removal/Installation)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ5FkOoT5QE
    Simple homemade tool to pull the bushings out & in.

    Ingalls Engineering Camber Adjusting Bolt: part # IEC-I-81260
    http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=IEC-I-81260&FROM=MG
    Eccentric bolts to increase camber range for lowered front suspension.

    Meyle Bushings BMW E34/M5 HD Bushings: part # 31121136607MY
    http://www.germanautosalvage.com/services4.html
    Heavy Duty rubber front horizontal BMW/M5 bushing for Omega/Catera.

    Meyle Bushings (Opel Omega)
    Front Horizontal Bushing 58.5mm: part # 614 035 0016
    Rear Vertical Bushing 48.5mm: part # 614 035 0010
    Rear Outer Bushing 45mm: part # 614 042 0003
    Rear Outer Bushing 43mm part # 614 042 0004
    http://www.meyle.com/Home/applicati...de=30713069069&mo=14201777488&ba=14201772640&
    Heavy Duty rubber bushings for the Opel Omega/Catera.

    Powerflex BMW E34/M5: part # PFF5-601 (polyurethane)
    http://www.powerflex.co.uk/products.asp?cat=0003&catalog=0903&submit1.x=23&submit1.y=9&submit1=GO
    Polyurethane front horizontal BMW/M5 bushing for Omega/Catera.

    Whiteline: part # KCA384 (polyurethane/eccentric) outer position only
    http://www.globalperformanceparts.com/fitting_instructions/KCA384.pdf
    Provides a camber adjustment range of +/-1.0 degree from base settings for lowered rear suspension (outer position only).

    SuperPro: part # SPF0877K (polyurethane/eccentric)
    http://www.superpro.com.au/download/4381.link
    Provides a camber adjustment range of +/-1.0 degree from base settings for lowered rear suspension (outer position only).

    Intrax Lowering Springs: Part # INT-25-1-001
    http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=INT-25-1-001&FROM=MG
    Lowers the car 30mm F & R.

    Koni Sport Struts: part # KON-8610-1315SPT
    http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=KON-8610-1315SPT&view=32&N=700 115&FROM=MG
    Adjustable.

    Koni Sport Shocks: part # KON-80-2591SPT
    http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=KON-80-2591SPT&FROM=MG
    Adjustable.

    Elvin


     
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    UPDATE: These were taken from posts by Catera owner Netager who lowered his car and used some of the products I mentioned earlier.

     

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