Has anyone experimented with different materials on FWD Cadillac cradle mount bushings?
the stock ones are made up of steel retainers with rubber inserts of varying hardness.
Been reading over on some of the Taurus SHO boards that those guys have been using aluminum and delrin replacement bushings. These supposedly tighten up the handling tremendously, although they do let by some noise and vibration - some people see the noise as minimal, others find it annoying. All of them agree that the handling improvement is pretty incredible.
Since the engine is still isolated from the cradle by the engine and transaxle mounts, I don't know if noise would be all that much of a problem.