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A reason to use Polyurethane bushes

13 December 2010 11 Comments

We all know what it’s like to suffer from sore joints (some more than others). Even if you are the fittest of bunch, you are bound to feel your joint pain once in a while. Your vehicle joints work the same. The bushings found on the control arms and various mounts are like the cartilage between your joints. The manufacturer normally equips a vehicle with rubber bushes, which provide a soft ride. Over time the rubbers begins to wear from oil with the help of other elements. That’s when the automotive equivalent of arthritis tends to sets in, and your vehicle’s performance becomes compromised.

Benefits of using Poly Bushes
For more precise handling and firmer control on your vehicle, installing polyurethane bushings can make an enormous difference because they help to maintain the right alignment of caster, camber and toe. Polyurethane bushings can be used in a wide variety of suspension components and also in mounts for the body, engine and transmission. They can be used on virtually any type of vehicle, classic car or performance car.

Another advantage of polyurethane bushings is that they’re virtually indestructible. Polyurethane bushings and are designed to be free-floating, rotating 360 degrees, so the suspension can articulate fully without binding. In contrast, rubber bushings are often bonded to a metal shell and sleeve, and function with a twisting action that, when pushed to its limit, binds up instead of rotating freely like urethane units. Rubber bushings can even induce wheel hop from the spring-like action of the rubber twisting back and forth.

 

We now stock Polyurethane bushes, contact us to place your order.


11 Comments »

  • Dominic said:

    But where does one source them?
    I have been searching for a supplier of poly bushings for my Corsa Utility for ages. The same problem with my Lexus is200

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    Blair Reply:

    Dominic where are you base, i can find out for you tomorrow!
    If you are in Cape Town i have a connection that makes them.

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    Boeta G Reply:

    Hi Blair

    Where in Cape Town will i be able to find Polyurethane in Cape Town for a Cortina MK5?

    Regards
    Geofré

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    Blair Reply:

    Howzit BoetaG, you can get them from us. Which rubbers are you looking for?

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  • Angelo Mitchell said:

    Do you stock or can you source bushes for Alfa Romeo 156 lower control arm? Please let me know

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    Blair Reply:

    Hi Angelo, iv got a good few contacts with the Alfisti. Where about are you based?
    I take it you want them in Polyurethane or are you looking for the normal rubber ones?

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  • Blair (author) said:

    Guys you can get them from us now. Just contact us via the contact form.

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  • Witnes said:

    Source me lower arm bushes for 156 alfa,i’m staying in cape town

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    Blair Reply:

    Witnes, are you referring to Polyurethane bushes or rubber bushes?

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  • andrew said:

    Hi Guys

    I am looking for polyurethane bushes for an old shape Mini 100cc, now competing at oval track racing at Killarny. The car is set up for a 13 year old and so I cant drive the car but have been told the whole car feels very “loose” Give me a ball park figure what it is going to cost to help us tighten this up?

    Andrew
    084 683 1488

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  • sam swanepoel said:

    I need alpha 156 control arm bushes (pref. polyurethane). I live in the vaal traiangle. Can you please advise me. Thank you. Sam

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