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 and/or mounting 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. 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.
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
- High load bearing capability (4WD’s, utes and towing)
- Increased tensile strength
- Chemical resistance to oil, grease, ozone and weathering
- Alignment correction via adjustable bushes
- Enhanced road holding, steering and performance
- Less change in suspension geometry under load, braking and through corners
- Longer suspension life and less repair time
- Longer tyre life
Today Nolathane is manufactured in various durometers (grades of softness / hardness), with the correct durometer selected for each application. Today’s Nolathane formulations have higher resistance to tear, abrasion and compression whilst being softer than the original formulations!