I once had the pleasure of driving a mark 3 Escort RS Turbo,
you could feel the bumps long before you actually hit them
I've driven cars that are completely polybushed and didn't enjoy the experience, far TOO harsh and noisy.
Sometimes I have wondered if it is actually only the polyurethane bushes Steve?
What I am getting at is, invariably new bushes are fitted in conjunction with new shocks and springs.
With adjustable shocks, it is easy to set them way too hard?
The Sprint I ran in the 90s was much much noisier than the 1850 I had, yet the former had all standard rubber
whereas the latter was Superflex throughout. However the Sprint did have a Falcon exhaust system...
On my Sprint, I am going to try and improve the soundproofing by using Dynamat Light.
For behind the upper back seat I intend fitting a Correx panel (for lightness) with said soundproofing attached.
T2000s are very prone to vibration.So much so, the back subframe mountings have damper straps fitted.
The OE Metalastic mounts are no longer available so Superflex have introduced a straight replacement,
the comments I have seen say without a noise penalty.
Food for thought?