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Suspension Bushes



SuperPro has an extensive range of poly bushing and suspension bush kits

  • Ever-increasing catalogue of quality aftermarket bushes; over 4500 and growing!

  • All made with the SuperPro Proprietary engineering-grade polyurethane formula
  • A superior alternative to rubber: providing higher quality, quieter, longer lasting bushings

  • Eligible for the SuperPro exclusive Unlimited Warranty*


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Whether it’s a kit of all the popular suspension bushes for your car or a complete assembly, SuperPro has an extensive range of complete bushing and suspension part kit solutions.


Bushings: Which material is best?

We strive in our workshops every day to do the best thing for our customers. We use the best equipment, the best methods, we keep our knowledge up to date and, of course, use the best replacement parts. So when it comes to bushings which is best? Original equipment or OEM styled rubber bushing or is SuperPro a better choice?





Rubber does an OK job but it does have drawbacks. Limited service life is the most obvious. It is designed and manufactured to satisfy the new vehicle warranty requirements. Voiding and elasticity produce excessive movement, compromising tyre life and vehicle dynamics. Rubber needs to distort and deform to provide movement. This produces changes in geometry (alignment) and with rubber’s poor memory properties this deformation often becomes permanent. Another key factor is cost. Many OE rubber bushes are not available individually. Often an assembly is all that is available genuine. The complete arm or assembly must be purchased even through just one bush has failed.


SuperPro: Proprietary Bushings

Bushing vs rubber comparison

The benefits of using aftermarket components is that each product is designed from the ground up to exceed standards as a standalone component, rather than as a subordinate component of a larger module (as seen in OE engineering). SuperPro embraces the concept of developing a higher quality, more quiet, longer lasting alternative to standard rubber bushings.

SuperPro bushings are engineered with a properietary polyurethane.Polyurethane is a special elastomer-based material which gives an extremely durable suspension product boasting the best characteristics of both rubber and plastic. With extensive application to products ranging from hard plastics to carpet underlay, SuperPro have developed a unique polyurethane formulation exclusively for use as suspension bushing material. This has resulted in superior mechanical properties to rubber:

  • Superior abrasion resistance
  • Excellent memory properties
  • Unaffected by extreme temperature, oils and coolant
  • Superior control of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) equal or exceeded OE.
  • Not constrained by OE design constraints (mass-production costs, warranty and vehicle assembly factors)





The vertical pivoting bush (VPB) is a perfect example in expressing the contrasting performance between OE rubber and poly bushings. This style of bushing was introduced my manufacturers to increase factory efficiency and reduce costs in the assembly of the under carriage and engine modules. The trade-off is an unfortunate tendency for distortion under high lateral loads, excessive lateral movement of the control arm. These original rubber VPB mounts, whilst providing a cost effective mounting solution, in most applications, ultimately results in a shorter service life.

In response to this latent issue, SuperPro polyurethane VPB bush designs ensures that the control arm is positively located in all situations with increased freedom to articulate as intended. The result for your customer is a vehicle that brakes safely and predictably and maintains wheel alignment under all conditions, thus maximising tyre life.

It takes the same amount of time to fit a rubber bushing as it does to fit a SuperPro one. The difference being that your customer will enjoy a component with increased service life, extended tyre life improved handling and performance with a SuperPro bushing. And that’s backed with SuperPro’s exclusive lifetime warranty.


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Last modified on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 03:01