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Suspension Bushes


 

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SuperPro is the leading aftermarket suspension bushing manufacturer. Being a proud Australian company all our suspension bushes are designed, tested and made in Brisbane, Australia. This ensures we have extremely fast product turnaround, high product quality control and can get product to market much faster than all our competitors.

SuperPro uses a unique polyurethane elastomer; a class of Thermosetting synthetic polymer that involves the reaction of various types of isocyanate resins with curing agents, to give an extremely durable material with the best features of both rubber and plastic. With not only a unique material, SuperPro suspension bushes are each designed to outperform both OE design and competitor design. Using a team of highly skilled suspension technicians and engineers, SuperPro creates some of the best and most innovative suspension bushing products.  

Since the introduction of polyurethane into the aftermarket suspension industry in the early 80s many have tried but few have succeeded in manufacturing accurate, durable parts consistently. Anyone can take two tins and mix part A with part B and get a result. It takes foresight in management and a strong integration with technology to achieve a result every time, which is what SuperPro prides itself on.

SuperPro bushings can be used in strut bars, radius rods and trailing arm locations, which will improve the road holding, handling and tyre wear of any passenger car or 4WD. This is possible because SuperPro products achieve consistent tyre-to-road-alignment, particularly under braking and cornering loads. In many cases there is little or no effect on NVH, thanks to careful design by our R&D technicians.

 

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

  • Ever-increasing catalogue of quality aftermarket bushes; over 7,000 and growing!

  • All made with the SuperPro Proprietary engineering-grade polyurethane formula

  • A superior alternative to rubber: providing higher quality, quieter, longer lasting bushings

  • All SuperPro bushes come with a Lifetime warranty

 

Whether its 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.

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What bushing 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?

 

How good is Rubber?

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 rubbers 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.

 

Why SuperPros bushing material is the best!

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)

 

At a glance, some of the benefits from SuperPro products will include:

  • Maintained steering geometry

  • Enhanced handling & ride characteristics

  • A safer vehicle with more grip
  • Superior replacement and repair performance

  • Get back that new car feel

  • Improved tyre wear, fuel efficiency and reduced running costs

 

Vertical Pivoting Bushings

 

 

 

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 thats backed with SuperPros exclusive lifetime warranty.

Lifetime Warranty

All SuperPro Suspension Bushings, Sway Bars and Suspension Arms are covered by a Lifetime Warranty. This means that if a SuperPro Product fails, it will be replaced free of charge without exception. SuperPro will also replace any brand of automotive Polyurethane Bushing, which has failed due to factory defects in material and/or workmanship as determined by SuperPro with our own product for free.

 

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Last modified on Friday, 04 May 2018 03:17