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Does anyone have any history with this company?

https://creative-steel.com/shop/05-1...ial-bushing-2/

I was thinking about just getting the urethane bushing for the pinion because it seems to be the one that fails most often.

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Does anyone have any history with this company?

https://creative-steel.com/shop/05-1...ial-bushing-2/

I was thinking about just getting the urethane bushing for the pinion because it seems to be the one that fails most often.

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I've never heard of them - but I did find this:

https://www.facebook.com/Creative-St...499435/reviews

Maybe this can help you with your decision.


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https://creative-steel.com/shop/05-1...ial-bushing-2/

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Hey guys! So has anyone used them yet? Really curious about the black urethane ones. Had a horrible experience with the ones that came from overseas...
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im looking too but havent purchased anything. i found these search while searching on the site...
https://www.jeeperf.com/product-page...al-bushing-set
what happened in your experience? premature failure? it couldnt be any worse than what you have now...
i would think the urethane ones would last a long time but operation would be more harsh than rubber (but less than no bushing at all).
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im looking too but havent purchased anything. i found these search while searching on the site...
https://www.jeeperf.com/product-page...al-bushing-set
what happened in your experience? premature failure? it couldnt be any worse than what you have now...
i would think the urethane ones would last a long time but operation would be more harsh than rubber (but less than no bushing at all).
LOL. I can tell you from experience that the Jeep Perf urethane bushings were awful. No exaggeration. They were poorly machined, and the quality of the urethane was very poor. It looked like home brewed garbage. I purchased the "soft" ones and they transmitted noise and vibration like a SOB. I will tell you that the Jeep Perf front sway-bar end links were much more robust and the machine work was acceptable. The paint was awful from the get go, and rusted out in less then two months in the summertime mind you. IMO, Jeep Perf is a mom and pop operation, and while they have some good ideas, not everything is executed as well as it could be. The urethane from creative steel looks superion and also note they took the time to build the bracket for the diff that you woudl otherwise need to reuise from your factory rubber.

Last thought to leave you with. When I pulled our the jeep perf bushings after 2 weeks of using them, the "urethane" looked like it was starting t flake apart!! There is a post on here about it and one guy questioned my findings. I think he might have had a different experience. I dont know and dont care. I replaced them with the factory rubber junk, and all was right with the world ......for 6 months. LOL Hence this post. I am hoping someone has used and has experience with the Creative Steel units.
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Last thought to leave you with. When I pulled our the jeep perf bushings after 2 weeks of using them, the "urethane" looked like it was starting t flake apart!! There is a post on here about it and one guy questioned my findings. I think he might have had a different experience. I dont know and dont care. I replaced them with the factory rubber junk, and all was right with the world ......for 6 months. LOL Hence this post. I am hoping someone has used and has experience with the Creative Steel units.
I replaced my front upper differential bushing 2 years ago, with the standard FCA OEM replacement bushing and have had no problems since.

I've heard nothing on this forum - good, bad or indifferent about these Creative Steel bushings other than the link from Facebook with the reviews about them that I posted previously:

https://www.facebook.com/Creative-St...499435/reviews

Most of the reviews I read seem positive - fwiw.


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I'm planning on buying the Creative Steel bushing in the near future. I'll report back when I get them and have the replacement done.

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I put the Jeep Perf bushings in about two years ago. Decent quality and fit well. A slight increase in noise being that the bushings are stiffer than stock.
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