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I now have installed powerflex bushings #11 and #13.<p><IMG SRC="http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f179/wrxownr/volvoS60awddiag.gif" BORDER="0"><p>The difference is incredible! If you complain about the vibration from installing the Evolve/Powerflex Engine mount Bushing, I would recommend installing these! The vibration is now gone but the better steering feel is still there. The vibration is literally 90% back to the stock level. I was actually worried about installing these first, so KVB was the first experiment. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> After riding with him and feeling the vibration difference I had to install mine. I highly recommend these!<p>Little side note:<p>Bushing #13 is a royal pain in the ASS ... Within 2 hours I tried screwdrivers, chisels, a drill and finally sockets trying to get it out and I BROKE A NAIL! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> I highly suggest having a bushing press available or at least plenty of time and patience. <p>KVB will most likely back up this claim that the vibration is 90% gone.<p>Once again, If you complained about the changing the Engine mount bushing you should install these! If you have the Black Evolve bush I'd even go back to the Blue.<p>By the way I have the Evolve Blue bushing.<p>Denny<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by wrxownr at 8:58 AM 4-6-2006</i>
 

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Re: Those with Evolve/Powerflex Engine mount Bushing (wrxownr)

I agree with everything D says with the exception of the one bushing being a pain in the ass.....All you need is a vice, one socket that just fits in the bushing housing, and one socket that is just slightly bigger than the bushing housing. Just use your head ofter that!!!! (D, work smarter, not harder <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">)<p>Over the past few days it's been near freezing here every morning and will add there is some fine vibration when cold. Once the engine warms up it feels great!!!!! I highly recommend these bushings regardless of any vibrations. I'll still say..... this car has never felt so GREAT; feels precise, crisp and with great feedback!!! <p>I can't imagine what else to do to make it feel better........ oh wait, there are more bushings! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Kevin<p>note: if your all wondering why I didn't post specifically about these bushings earlier; within a 24 hour period Ihad the springs, new steering rack, tie rod ends, and bushings installed. It would be very subjective of me to say what made the change in mount vibrations at the time.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by KVB at 11:21 AM 4-6-2006</i>
 

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Re: Those with Evolve/Powerflex Engine mount Bushing (wrxownr)

I know where 13 is, but where is 11?
 

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Re: Those with Evolve/Powerflex Engine mount Bushing (partridge)

Looks like the small bushing under the engine.
 

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Re: Those with Evolve/Powerflex Engine mount Bushing (wrxownr)

PFF88-611 S60 Series Front Lower Engine Tie Bar Mount Small Bush GB £15.82 US $27.66<br> <br>PFF88-613 S60 Series Upper Engine Mount Small Bush GB £17.93 US $31.35<br> <br>Sub-Total: GB £33.75 US $59.02<p>Euro/Int Delivery: 5-9 working days (Ship to United States : 0.8 Kg) GB £13.58 US $23.75<br> <br>Sub-Total: GB £33.75 US $59.02<br> <br>Euro/Int Delivery: 5-9 working days (Ship to United States : 0.8 Kg): GB £13.58 US $23.75<br> <br>Total amount due: GB £47.33 US $82.77<p><B>Does this price sound right?</B> partsforvolvosonline.com<p>And you only need one of each?<p>Thanks!!
 

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Re: Those with Evolve/Powerflex Engine mount Bushing (pie_ya)

Yep that sounds about right. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Those with Evolve/Powerflex Engine mount Bushing (KVB)

Thanks KVB, the price actually came out to $74. I will probably get the Evolve Blue bushing as well.<p>I was waiting for those who had this combo to comment on the vibration and it sounds like there is not much.<p>Can't wait to see how it feels all together.<p>Paul
 

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Re: Those with Evolve/Powerflex Engine mount Bushing (pie_ya)

Anyone have the Evolve bushings for their 05? Is it compatable? Will the powerflex bushings work on my 05?<p>Thanks<p>Edit: if you have the square engine mount bushing, then the Evolve bushings will not work.<p>I checked my car and I have the square bushing. Although I'd love to see the difference between an 04 with and without Evolve's bushing and my car.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by pie_ya at 10:38 AM 4-6-2006</i>
 

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Re: Those with Evolve/Powerflex Engine mount Bushing (wrxownr)

Denny, KVB,<p>Any chance you could pick some of both bushings up and bring to the N-ring. They sound like a great answer to the vibration issue. I know there would be at least a couple of us interested in them. Hmmm, I wonder if we would have enough interest for a group buy at the Ring. <p>I was just telling Jesse that I was even thinking of going to the black bushing, but these sound much better. Thanks for the feedback, that really helps. <p>Bryan
 

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Re: Those with Evolve/Powerflex Engine mount Bushing (DE V70R)

I can possibly get some by the GTG date, but there is no way I can arrange a group buy in that time frame. Maybe Denny can????? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>If I can get them, how many sets do you want?<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DE V70R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Denny, KVB,<p>Any chance you could pick some of both bushings up and bring to the N-ring. They sound like a great answer to the vibration issue. I know there would be at least a couple of us interested in them. Hmmm, I wonder if we would have enough interest for a group buy at the Ring. <p>I was just telling Jesse that I was even thinking of going to the black bushing, but these sound much better. Thanks for the feedback, that really helps. <p>Bryan </TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: Those with Evolve/Powerflex Engine mount Bushing (KVB)

What is the ideal set of bushings to replace for a 2006 S60? The evolve bushing does not fit the 05 and 06 models, according to the website.<p>Should I just replace 11 and 13 as above?<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>e1618978</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What is the ideal set of bushings to replace for a 2006 S60? The evolve bushing does not fit the 05 and 06 models, according to the website.<p>Should I just replace 11 and 13 as above?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>They aren't that expensive, order 11, 12, 13 and 14 all at once, and install until you are happy. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>12 and 14 are pretty easy.
 

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Re: Those with Evolve/Powerflex Engine mount Bushing (e1618978)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>e1618978</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">... Should I just replace 11 and 13 as above?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'd do 14 as well (you need two for the car).<p>Everyone,<p>I ordered them through <A HREF="http://www.powerflexusa.com/" TARGET="_blank">powerflex USA</A> and they shipped to my APO address. James from Bimmerworld handles the orders. They went backorder and took awhile to come in and were around $80 for 11, 13 & 14. I do not think we'd be able to get some in time for the Nurburg GTG. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> I have tried ordering them before through a UK website (not powerflex.co.uk) but the never arrived, so I got a refund. If you order through the main website (USA) it says that when you order bushings the required amount come together. The UK web says it's just one bush per order. In another words, the US website is priced for two bushings (#14) if James sends you only one e-mail him and he'll send the other. It happened to me ... they were very quick in fixing the problem.<p>Denny<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by wrxownr at 4:55 AM 4-7-2006</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>"R" Kelly</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>They aren't that expensive, order 11, 12, 13 and 14 all at once, and install until you are happy. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>12 and 14 are pretty easy.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I forgot about 12 and 14. One note to 05 and 06 owners...12 will NOT work due to the redesign of the engine mount. If you have a square bushing, then you already have a stronger better bushing than the 04 ones. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but #12 is round and mine is square.<p>I am trying to add 14 to my order. Hopefully they will do that before it goes out.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by pie_ya at 2:13 PM 4-6-2006</i>
 

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Re: Those with Evolve/Powerflex Engine mount Bushing (wrxownr)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>wrxownr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>The UK web says it's just one bush per order. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>partsforvolvosonline shows x2.<p><A HREF="http://www.partsforvolvosonline.com/product_info.php?cPath=2_546_385_390&products_id=2303" TARGET="_blank">http://www.partsforvolvosonlin...=2303</A>
 

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Re: Those with Evolve/Powerflex Engine mount Bushing (wrxownr)

I got mine from <A HREF="http://www.partsforvolvosonline.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.partsforvolvosonline.com</A> so you have shopping options. Remember, you need to enter a US address to see prices without 17.5% VAT on that site. <p>Note, PFS (stands for PartsForSuburus) is the same company.
 

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Re: Those with Evolve/Powerflex Engine mount Bushing (wrxownr)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>wrxownr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">... The UK web says it's just one bush per order ...<br>Denny</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The powerflex UK website, not anyone else's. Sorry for the confusion.<p>Denny
 
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