Manual Bushing Tool Set from Schley Products/SP TOOLSID11199
http://enjoythedrive.com/ This tool saves a great deal of time by servicing
the suspension bushings on the vehicle versus removing components and using
a shop press. This set has an array of sizes of cups and receivers to
service a wide range of suspension bushings.
Polyurethane Suspension Bushes - The Good & Bad
A brief look at the design of suspension bushes and pitfalls of cheap and
badly designed bushes. The contrast is the superior design and engineering
of the SuperPro brand.
350z rear endlinks noise fix
changed endlinks on 350z making too much noise used stock version but didnt
not last long, now have whiteline version, sorry about video quality and
sound using my iphone to make video
HOW TO: Installing VW Polyurethane Lower Control Arm Bushings without a Press
2003 VW TDI 1.9L Diesel Lower Control Arm Bushings are Hard to line-up, but
with a bolt , some grease and some washers the small one is a breeze. The
larger bushing requires force. I used an anvel with a screw type attached
vise and an 8" block of 2x4 wood. Once again the grease was the key. For
the big bushing you will need helping hands (it is a two person job).
Auto Mechanics: Truck Suspensions: "It Floats" 1935 Chevrolet 6min
more at http://auto-parts.quickfound.net/
Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archive, slightly
cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild
video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise
reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound,
though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).
Suspension is the term given to the system of springs, shock absorbers and
linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels. Suspension systems serve a
dual purpose — contributing to the vehicle's roadholding/handling and
braking for good active safety and driving pleasure, and keeping vehicle
occupants comfortable and reasonably well isolated from road noise, bumps,
and vibrations,etc. These goals are generally at odds, so the tuning of
suspensions involves finding the right compromise. It is important for the
suspension to keep the road wheel in contact with the road surface as much
as possible, because all the forces acting on the vehicle do so through the
contact patches of the tires. The suspension also protects the vehicle
itself and any cargo or luggage from damage and wear. The design of front
and rear suspension of a car may be different...
Leaf springs have been around since the early Egyptians.
Ancient military engineers used leaf springs in the form of bows to power
their siege engines, with little success at first. The use of leaf springs
in catapults was later refined and made to work years later. Springs were
not only made of metal, a sturdy tree branch could be used as a spring,
such as with a bow.
Horse drawn vehicles
By the early 19th century, most British horse carriages were equipped with
springs; wooden springs in the case of light one-horse vehicles to avoid
taxation, and steel springs in larger vehicles. These were made of
low-carbon steel and usually took the form of multiple layer leaf springs.
The British steel springs were not well suited for use on America's rough
roads of the time, and could even cause coaches to collapse if cornered too
fast. In the 1820s, the Abbot Downing Company of Concord, New Hampshire
developed a system whereby the bodies of stagecoaches were supported on
leather straps called "thoroughbraces", which gave a swinging motion
instead of the jolting up and down of a spring suspension (the stagecoach
itself was sometimes called a "thoroughbrace")...
In 1901 Mors of Paris first fitted an automobile with shock absorbers. With
the advantage of a dampened suspension system on his 'Mors Machine', Henri
Fournier won the prestigious Paris-to-Berlin race on the 20th of June 1901.
Fournier's superior time was 11 hrs 46 min 10 sec, while the best
competitor was Léonce Girardot in a Panhard with a time of 12 hrs 15 min
In 1920, Leyland used torsion bars in a suspension system. In 1922,
independent front suspension was pioneered on the Lancia Lambda and became
more common in mass market cars from 1932...
The spring rate (or suspension rate) is a component in setting the
vehicle's ride height or its location in the suspension stroke. Vehicles
which carry heavy loads will often have heavier springs to compensate for
the additional weight that would otherwise collapse a vehicle to the bottom
of its travel (stroke). Heavier springs are also used in performance
applications where the loading conditions experienced are more extreme.
Springs that are too hard or too soft cause the suspension to become
ineffective because they fail to properly isolate the vehicle from the
road. Vehicles that commonly experience suspension loads heavier than
normal have heavy or hard springs with a spring rate close to the upper
limit for that vehicle's weight. This allows the vehicle to perform
properly under a heavy load when control is limited by the inertia of the
load. Riding in an empty truck used for carrying loads can be uncomfortable
for passengers because of its high spring rate relative to the weight of
the vehicle. A race car would also be described as having heavy springs and
would also be uncomfortably bumpy. However, even though we say they both
have heavy springs, the actual spring rates for a 2,000 lb (910 kg) race
car and a 10,000 lb (4,500 kg) truck are very different. A luxury car,
taxi, or passenger bus would be described as having soft springs. Vehicles
with worn out or damaged springs ride lower to the ground which reduces the
overall amount of compression available to the suspension and increases the
amount of body lean. Performance vehicles can sometimes have spring rate
requirements other than vehicle weight and load...
Nolathane explains how far the suspension bushing has come
With over 25 years of providing enthusiasts and the trade with suspension
servicing solutions, Nolathane is very proud to support it's complete range
of bushings, control arms and alignment products with a limited lifetime
The decision comes after years of harsh and rigorous field and laboratory
testing of not only the Nolathane formula, but also the bushings physical
designs features and key supporting agent, the lubricant.
Steve Broad, sales director for Nolathane claims "The Nolathane product
line has really taken a 10 year step forward in the last 5 years in both
formula but more so design. Today the products are application engineered
to last longer, perform better and remain affordable with no compromise".
Like any industry, continual advancements have been made in materials,
technology and design. Nolathane has significantly progressed over the
years, with material properties infinitely improved upon original
formulations. Increased tensile strength and tear resistance, combined with
remarkable memory, allows Nolathane to withstand heavy loading over long
periods without any wear. The material composition withstands all the
substances encountered on today's roads and the use of unique design
features ensure's maximum performance and customer satisfaction.
For Nolathane's full terms and conditions please visit the website @
Max's Leaf Spring Job
Changing the leaf springs on a 1995 K1500 Truck - turned out to be way more
work than was thought! But the job got done and fortunatly we had all the
Comparison of Rubber, Polyurethane, and Aluminum Bushings
In this video, we compare rubber, two types of polyurethane, and aluminum
bushings from a BMW E30. By looking at the differences in the various
materials you can make an informed decision when choosing suspension,
engine, or transmission bushings for your street car, track car, or race
How to adjust ride height & corner balance your car - KW Suspension DDC - Technik
Setting your ride height is just the start when you switch to coilovers.
The real beauty of using KW DDC coilovers for us was in being able to lower
the car and maintain the OEM corner balance. KW and other coilovers also
let you improve the corner balance or weight distribution of your car if
your car doesn't already have a good set up from the factory.
Technik and GTChannel show you how to set up the KW Suspension DDC using
our project BMW E92 M3. We changed our wheels and tires to a square set up
and in doing so raised the front ride height. This changed the handling
characteristics. By putting on the DDC coilovers we were able to adjust the
ride height and more importantly regain the stock corner weights despite
the taller front tires.
Robert Choo lends us his expertise and garage to do the adjustments.
Visit our friends at KW Suspension.