Whether you intend to build a Street Machine, Fast 4, go bush or simply drive to work suspension bushes are the link between your vehicle and it’s springs, struts and shock absorbers. Suspension bushes provide the movement points in your vehicle’s suspension system.
Original rubber suspension bushes are compressed or chemically bonded to the suspension components in which they are installed. In the case of a metallastic (steel cased) bush, the rubber is compressed at the time of manufacture and chemically bonded to the metal centre sleeve and outer steel shell. The rubber bush is normally press-fitted into the suspension component such as a control arm, then bolted to the chassis. In this way, the capacity for suspension movement or rotation is restricted. The rubber suspension bush design requires delicate compromise, as it must be soft enough to permit sufficient rotational movement whilst maintaining alignment settings.
Unlike rubber, Nolathane polyurethane suspension bushes are not bonded by compression. Nolathane bushes are mechanically fitted with minimal crush of the urethane material, and the centre pin is lubricated so the component freely pivots without restriction. Combined with Nolathane’s ability to maintain the bush shape, this free pivoting provides sharper handling response and greatly increased suspension control.
Technical developments in suspension design have provided many of today’s vehicles much improved on-road handling. Using Nolathane suspension bushes ensures there is no weakness in the suspension and therefore maintains steering control. Nolathane bushes bring the following improvements to your suspension:
Outstanding abrasion resistance
The range of Nolathane Suspension products is much more than bushes. Nolathane vehicle products now include: