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Whiteline Suspension (Performance Suspension) – Lancer Evo 1,2,3 Front Control Arm Lower Correction Kit Square Bush

Whiteline Suspension (Performance Suspension) – Lancer Evo 1,2,3 Front Control Arm Lower Correction Kit Square Bush

Whiteline's anti-lift kits are designed to ensure a firmer front end during corner.The kit uses low compliance synthetic elastomer to firm up the response of the front control arm under load.View more

$44.54

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Whiteline Motorsport Specific Front Control Arm Caster Correction Kit

Whiteline Motorsport Specific Front Control Arm Caster Correction Kit

The Whiteline Front Caster Adjusting Bush Kit fixes to the front suspension and allows adjustment of alignment and replacement of worn or tired bushes.The Bush kits are straightforward to install and are application specific, ideal for street, stage or circuit driving where alignment change is required. The bushes themselves are eccentric design for accurate adjustment and a fitted with a low compliance polyurethane bush which provides excellent long term durability and optimises steering feedback and ensures sharp suspension feel.Caster adjustment allows the wheel to move laterally front to back relative to the suspension components. Caster adjustment combines with Camber to ensure handling is optimised, where a decrease in understeer is required more positive caster is advised and where a decrease in oversteer is required, more negative caster is recommended (in general).View more

$249.80

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Whiteline Motorsport Front Lower Control Arm Caster Correction Kit – High Tolerance Bush For Motorsport

Whiteline Motorsport Front Lower Control Arm Caster Correction Kit – High Tolerance Bush For Motorsport

The Whiteline Front Caster Adjusting Bush Kit fixes to the front suspension and allows adjustment of alignment and replacement of worn or tired bushes.The Bush kits are straightforward to install and are application specific, ideal for street, stage or circuit driving where alignment change is required. The bushes themselves are eccentric design for accurate adjustment and a fitted with a low compliance polyurethane bush which provides excellent long term durability and optimises steering feedback and ensures sharp suspension feel.Caster adjustment allows the wheel to move laterally front to back relative to the suspension components. Caster adjustment combines with Camber to ensure handling is optimised, where a decrease in understeer is required more positive caster is advised and where a decrease in oversteer is required, more negative caster is recommended (in general).View more

$149.29

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Whiteline Front Control Arm Caster Correction Kit – Horizontal Mount

Whiteline Front Control Arm Caster Correction Kit – Horizontal Mount

The Whiteline Front Caster Adjusting Bush Kit fixes to the front suspension and allows adjustment of alignment and replacement of worn or tired bushes.The Bush kits are straightforward to install and are application specific, ideal for street, stage or circuit driving where alignment change is required. The bushes themselves are eccentric design for accurate adjustment and a fitted with a low compliance polyurethane bush which provides excellent long term durability and optimises steering feedback and ensures sharp suspension feel.Caster adjustment allows the wheel to move laterally front to back relative to the suspension components. Caster adjustment combines with Camber to ensure handling is optimised, where a decrease in understeer is required more positive caster is advised and where a decrease in oversteer is required, more negative caster is recommended (in general).View more

$86.86

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Whiteline Front Control Arm Caster Adjust Bush Kit

Whiteline Front Control Arm Caster Adjust Bush Kit

The Whiteline Front Caster Adjusting Bush Kit fixes to the front suspension and allows adjustment of alignment and replacement of worn or tired bushes.The Bush kits are straightforward to install and are application specific, ideal for street, stage or circuit driving where alignment change is required. The bushes themselves are eccentric design for accurate adjustment and a fitted with a low compliance polyurethane bush which provides excellent long term durability and optimises steering feedback and ensures sharp suspension feel.Caster adjustment allows the wheel to move laterally front to back relative to the suspension components. Caster adjustment combines with Camber to ensure handling is optimised, where a decrease in understeer is required more positive caster is advised and where a decrease in oversteer is required, more negative caster is recommended (in general).View more

$111.66

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Whiteline Camber Adjust Control Arm Bush Kit

Whiteline Camber Adjust Control Arm Bush Kit

The Whiteline Front Camber Adjusting Bush Kit fixes to the front suspension and allows adjustment of alignment and replacement of worn or tired bushes.The Bush kits are straightforward to install and are application specific, ideal for street, stage or circuit driving where alignment change is required. The bushes themselves are eccentric design for accurate adjustment and a fitted with a low compliance polyurethane bush which provides excellent long term durability and optimises steering feedback and ensures sharp suspension feel.Front Camber Geometry adjustment changes handling, so where the vehicle features too much oversteer more positive camber is required and where a decrease in understeer is desired, an increase in negative camber is required (in general). Camber adjustment is a typical method of geometry modification, however should be noted that camber alone may not optimise handling, it is part of a bigger alignment picture of which Whiteline provide and extensive range.The Whiteline bush kits adjust camber geometry of specific applications fitting to various points within the front suspension, depending on application.View more

$115.94

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Whiteline Anti-Roll Bar Mount Bushing – 24mm

Whiteline Anti-Roll Bar Mount Bushing – 24mm

Whiteline anti roll bar bushes improve the effectiveness of the anti roll bar to give more balance and predictable cornering. Made in a netural black colour they are perfect for use by racers or restorers. Their unique design and material technology give improved performance and noise and vibration damping. View more

$20.42

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Sealey Exhaust Mounting Rubbers L70 x D45 x H37 (Pack of 2) – EX01

Sealey Exhaust Mounting Rubbers L70 x D45 x H37 (Pack of 2) – EX01

Pack of two rubber exhaust mounts. Selection of common sizes to fit many models of vehicle.Model No:EX01Dimensions (L x D x H):70 x 45 x 37mmMounting Holes:Ø9mm, 18 x 10mm OvalView more

$2.21

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Sealey Exhaust Mounting Rubbers L60 x D41 x H20 (Pack of 2) – EX02

Sealey Exhaust Mounting Rubbers L60 x D41 x H20 (Pack of 2) – EX02

Pack of two rubber exhaust mounts. Selection of common sizes to fit many models of vehicle.Model No:EX02Dimensions (L x D x H):60 x 41 x 20mmMounting Holes:Ø10.5mmDistance Between Mounts:24mmView more

$1.83

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Sealey Exhaust Mounting Rubbers – L62 x D54 x H13.5 (Pack of 2) – EX03

Sealey Exhaust Mounting Rubbers – L62 x D54 x H13.5 (Pack of 2) – EX03

Pack of two rubber exhaust mounts. Selection of common sizes to fit many models of vehicle.Model No:EX03Dimensions (L x D x H):62 x 54 x 13.5mmMounting Holes:3.5mm High 180° SlotsDistance Between Mounts:11mmView more

$1.33

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Sealey Exhaust Mounting Rubbers – L59 x W59 x D13.5 (Pack of 2) – EX04

Sealey Exhaust Mounting Rubbers – L59 x W59 x D13.5 (Pack of 2) – EX04

Pack of two rubber exhaust mounts. Selection of common sizes to fit many models of vehicle.Model No:EX04Dimensions (L x D x H):59 x 59 x 13.5mmMounting Hole:Ø30mmView more

$0.93

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Polybush Upper Wishbone Bush Car – Set Of 4 REF 31E-01 – Black Performance

Polybush Upper Wishbone Bush Car – Set Of 4 REF 31E-01 – Black Performance

Polybush suspension bushes simply fit in place of the original bushes and are the perfect accessory to uprated suspension – for the road or track. The benefits of the strength and elasticity of Polyurethane bushes are immediate, offering improved handling and feedback, resulting in sharper turn in and a more positive suspension ride. Polybushes are also the perfect complement to standard suspension, especially if worn slightly, and are ideal for tow vehicles and 4×4's which can have higher stresses on the suspension than normal.Bushes are an extremely important part of the suspension system, but often forgotten. They go through thousands of movements, high strains and stresses, all with no lubrication or attention. Standard rubber bushes deteriorate with age giving play in the suspension components which can affect the geometry. This can result in poor handling, increased and/or uneven tyre wear and braking instability. Fitting Polybush suspension bushes can overcome these problems and give longer lasting, better performing suspension.Polybush suspension bushes improve handling without compromising the ride quality, comfort and noise. The specially formulated polyurethane compounds have been designed and engineered for strength and elasticity, whilst remaining resilient to age and contaminants – Polybushes won't age or perish.View more

$59.92

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Understanding Bushes and Bump Stops

Bushes are cushions made of polyurethane, rubber or other materials. They are usually mounted on the steering joints and car suspensions to absorb shock from road bumps, reduce the movement in the joints, keep noise levels down and control vibrations. These components are thick, rubbery washers through which the bolts pass. Over time, bushings will start to wear out. In such a scenario, they will start to allow more movement. A driver will hear a rattling noise while driving on rough roads, during instances of heavy braking or when turning the wheel. Problems in the rear bushes might be hard to detect since they are not affected when the vehicle is turning.

Why Bushes are Important

Suspension bushes are used to absorb shock in the control arms, ball joints, stabiliser bars and strut mounts. You will also find the bushes in transmission mounts, engine mounting, steering parts and various parts of the suspension. Over time, these parts will wear out or crack, especially as a result of heat, stress from frequent movements and exposure to salts. Suspension bushes act as cartilages that protect the elbows and knees. Remember that cartilages prevent bone-to-bone contact, which can be extremely painful. In the same way, the bushings prevent metal-on-metal contact. When the bushings in the control arm wear out, they cause the car to lose its alignment. In such an instance, you will notice that new tyres will wear out prematurely.

When you should Inspect Bushes

Inspecting the bushings from time to time is vital. Whenever you hear a cranking sound in the shock absorbers and ball joints, the problem might be in the suspension bushes. Before you set out to replace the shock absorbers, you should inspect the bushes first. A thorough inspection will entail looking at the mounting points and every other joint that has a bush. Since the car has a myriad of cushioning joints, only a thorough inspection will reveal the problem. For example, loose stabiliser bars lead to a loss of alignment as a result of the leaning body. If the stabiliser bar is not broken, you will only need to replace the bushing.

Types of Bushes

Cars have many types of bushes. Before you plan to replace a worn out bush, it is vital to identify the type that is present, which will depend on the model of the vehicle. The following are some of the most common types of bushes.

Anti-roll Bar Bushes

Vehicles come with a vast array of bushes. Some bushings are easier to replace than others. The most commonly replaced bushings are the anti-roll bar types since the anti-roll bars are always twisting. The techniques used when replacing the anti-roll bar bushes vary from model to model. A reputable mechanic will have the knowledge as well as the specialist tools required to press the bushes during the removal process. Some anti-roll bars come with several bushes. The mechanic will remove the entire anti-roll bar in the quest to identify the worn out bushes. In some vehicles, you can replace the bushes without removing the entire anti-roll bar from the car.

Modern Bushes

In the older models, parts with grease fittings require regular lubrication. Once the parts dry out, they can be a source of noises and squeaks. Modern bushes, on the other hand, come with permanent lubrication tubes that eliminate the need for regular greasing. As such, modern bushes are quite easy to maintain. The bushings in these parts are encased in a metal tube. Once these bushes wear out, you have to replace the entire part to avoid the squeaking noises. Modern bushes can help you to lower the cost of maintenance since they save on labour, as well as the greasing. In addition, they will serve you well for several years.

Some bushes are easy to replace while others will require special knowledge and specialist tools. If you want your tyres to last longer, ensure that you maintain proper alignment in your vehicle. The best way to maintain the proper alignment is to replace your suspension bump stops often.