Powerflex Front Strut Top Mount Guide Bush BMW X5 E70, X6 E71
£50.28 (£41.90 excl. VAT)
With the foam material of the original mount literally turning to dust with age, these guide bushes are often the cause of front-end knocking which can, at times be misdiagnosed as an expensive front damper or top mount replacement. Our replacement bushes are made from our Yellow 70A durometer polyurethane material for increased performance and durability, providing a cost-effective, fit-and-forget solution that’s a worthwhile upgrade as part of any front suspension overhaul. Original Foam Bush vs PFF5-1430 Yellow 70A Polyurethane BushOE Bush failure can be messy, lead to unpleasant ride and cause further damage:
WHY POLYURETHANE SUSPENSION BUSHES?
Time to do some sums…
Polyurethanes have been with us since the late 1930s, 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 that 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 the 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 improved performance.
- POWERFLEX for increased safety.
- POWERFLEX for prolonged tyre life.