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Apparently near as I can tell mine have crapped out, and need replacement. I just don't know what my options are, or who sells what in this regard. I want something stiffer than stock, but I don't want to go to solid aluminum or anything like that... at least not for these particular bushings. ;) I'm afraid of stressing this area too much and cracking a differential housing, etc.

I know I've seen a Mazdaspeed version of this, but I cannot remember where for the life of me.

here's why I think they're shot.
The car pulls left under accel, and right under decel.
The wheel is kicked to the left at all speeds > parking lot.
The tire pressures are even, the wheelbearings have no play. The alignment is verified good.
There's a whine from the rear end, but checking the fluid shows no wierd material in it.
When i tightened the fill plug, i watched the differential pivot. Not move in the bushings, but pivot around the driveshaft/input shaft.

My theory is that the rearend is moving under load, causing the car to
-pull wierd directions under accel,
-crab in forward travel (Hence the crooked wheel 99percent of the time)
-make the rear end whine because the differential is loaded at an angle instead of properly.
-feel strange when going over uneven bumps in the road


Thus, the hunt for bushings. :) Any ideas for me?
 

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Corksport, huh? They're like fifteen minutes from my house. I'll keep that in mind. Are there any better options that anyone knows of beyond Mazdaspeed?
 
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