Powerflex Uprated Bushes
Polyurethane has been with us as a specialised plastic for some thirty years. However recent advances have now made it possible to engineer very special properties into this exciting material. Suspension bushes are some of the most highly stressed components fitted to a motor car. They undergo enormous strains and in the most arduous of conditions with no maintenance or lubrication.
The material they are manufactured from is a rubber compound containing natural products which deteriorate with age. It becomes softer and more pliable, resisting the forces placed on it less and less. Therefore allowing more and more movement of suspension components and offering less and less control over the suspension geometry.
This in turn causes accelerated tyre wear, braking instability and poor handling. This is the single biggest reason you can instantly tell the difference driving a three year old car compared to a showroom new one. However even new cars will benefit from POWERFLEX bushes because of their superior design they offer much more effective control of the suspension components to a much greater extent than normal rubber items.
With the technological advances in this material it has been possible to overcome the common problem associated with harder bushes which is increased noise. By correctly engineering the polyurethane compound, bushes can be made 25-30% stiffer than new rubber items but with exactly the same noise absorbing properties. POWERFLEX bushes make sense.
• POWERFLEX for prolonged tyre life.
• POWERFLEX for improved performance.
• POWERFLEX for increased safety.
Alfa Romeo do have some issues with suspension bushes, if you own a Alfa or owned one before you will know exactly what we mean. Replacing worn or noisy original bushes with uprated polyurethane bushes
can be a more sensible option in terms of cost, take a Alfa Romeo 147 or 156 anti roll bar inner bushes, Alfa Romeo will only supply you with a full new anti-roll bar costing over £300 and the exact same
problem will happen with it again over time. We remove the anti roll bar and modify it in such a way that powerflex bushes can be fitted and can be re-built to car and the powerflex bushes will
last around 3 rimes as long as standard bushes and the differance will be phenomenal.
Another good example is a Alfa Romeo GTV, the rear suspension has 7 bushes on each side these bushes cannot be bought seperate from Alfa's parts dept and in most cases you can only buy the complete suspension component for the sake of one or two worn bushes, and in some cases due to the car being out of production the part is no longer available and cannot be bought so its a catch 22, but powerflex have made all bushes for the GTV so all 14 rear bushes can be replaced at a fraction of the cost and the differance in handling is unbelievable its really is a win win situation.