TOP RATED DISTRIBUTOR SINCE 2003. POWERFLEX BUSHES & MOUNTS > BUSHES & INSERTS (ROAD SERIES). Fitting Information: 5-1401 addresses commonly reported failures of this front bush. Made in two halves, this bush is very easy to fit and features 7 tapered voidings to allow the radius arm to follow its natural arc. This bush replaces OE part number 31106778015.Product Type: UPRATED SUSPENSION BUSHES & MOUNTS.. BMW E71 X6 (2007-) 5-1401 addresses commonly reported failures of this front bush. Product Description: Front Radius Arm To Chassis Bush. Quantity Supplied in Box: 2.
Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom. Most part numbers have a fitting diagram available which shows you the fitting location on the vehicle. In the description, there will be a fitting diagram location number so all you need to do is reference this number on the diagram and check any fitting notes. Please check crucial fitting information such as year of manufacture, model type and part component size as these can affect the fitment on some applications. How to measure your Anti-Roll Bar?To measure your Anti-Roll bar, there are two recommended methods. If you have access to a vernier caliper then this is the most accurate way, however using an open-ended spanner can be just as effective.
By placing the open end of the spanner over the ARB, you can gauge the size by simply moving up and down on the size until you find one that fits closely. Whatever the size of the spanner is the size of the ARB bush that you'd require. If you are still unsure what part number you need for your vehicle, then we would advise you to use the Powerflex website which contains all the very latest fitment information and updates.
When you enter the part number, please ensure it is in the correct format with the dash. Eg: PFF12-101, or PFR34-604 for example. What is Powerflex Black Series? Powerflex Black Series bushes are manufactured using a 95 Shore A compound to provide maximum control of chassis geometry.
This range has been developed for race, rally and motorsport use where precise and accurate chassis alignment is required. Powerflex black series bushes are 25% stiffer than the Powerflex purple compound, therefore not really suitable for road use.
Why should I fit Powerflex 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 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. POWERFLEX for prolonged tyre life.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. This product has no reviews yet, however see what our buyers say about our other products.. To maintain our service we only select the market leading couriers to deliver our orders. Same Day Dispatch, Monday - Friday. A select few items may have a longer lead time as they may be specially ordered from our manufacturers. For any customers outside the UK mainland, Northern Ireland or Isle of Man, we can arrange, on your behalf, for your items to be delivered via a third party company within the UK who will then deliver directly to you. We want to give you a hassle-free way to return anything, either as a UK or an International customer. We want you to be totally satisfied with your order, so if for any reason it's not suitable we are here to help. How do I return an item(s)? Whybee Ltd Gaghills Mill GaghillsRd Waterfoot Rossendale Lancashire BB4 9BB. Returning a parcel from within the United Kingdom. When an item is Faulty. If you item is faulty, you may qualify for a pre-paid label, please contact our customer service team before you return your item for the best way to proceed. If you do not qualify for a free return you can simply send the item back to us via your preferred method, however we do recommend you use a traceable service so that you can track your items. (Only 1 free return per order). In most cases if you qualify for a Free Return a return label will be sent with your order for your to use. As an International customer, you can return your parcel using any postal service. Once the item arrives back at our warehouse, a member of our customer service team will contact you within 24hrs to discuss the return. And we will be happy to assist you further. During festive and sales periods this may be extended slightly.
1 SUSPENSION BUSHES IN EUROPE! EPTG Ltd (European Polyurethane Technologies Group) was formed in the UK in 1996 to take advantage of the significant advances made in the development of polyurethane in recent years. The company has wide experience of automotive suspension and chassis systems and combining these design skills with advanced polyurethane manufacturing techniques led to the development of the wide range of high performance automotive polyurethane components now known the world over by the product name POWERFLEX.
The company operates in a self-contained state of the art factory, manufacturing everything in-house. The stainless steel components are machined on the latest computer controlled equipment to ensure perfect repeatability and quality.The moulding and tooling, design and manufacturing is carried out within the factory ensuring very rapid response time to special projects and complete communication between development, prototyping, testing and manufacturing departments. Component manufacturing is carried out with the latest automatic processing equipment ensuring 100% right first time quality. Testing of new components is carried out both on the vehicle and on test rigs. For those unfamiliar with this it is an international standard to show that the company operates to a system of quality procedures. For smaller companies this can be straightforward but for a company of our size with complex manufacturing and over 2500 part numbers, it is a big achievement especially as this was done with no major changes to our rigorous quality procedures. We were awarded this on our first assessment inspection with no changes or recommendations to the way the business operates. This is a testament to the way we run the business and especially the people within it.
What are suspension bushes for anyway? Suspension bushes are fitted to cars at all points where the vehicle chassis is joined to a moving suspension component. They are fitted to provide a noise and vibration absorbing barrier between the road and you. Why are they made of rubber?Rubber acts as that sound barrier, damping out noise and vibration. Without them cars would feel much harsher and noisier. Rubber is also very very cheap. Do racing cars have rubber bushes? In general the answer is no. A lot of racing cars, especially single seater track based cars use metal joints which do not provide any noise absorbing. The life of these joints is measured in hours.
They are not suitable for road use. However a huge number of racing cars still use rubber bushes. These are either production based cars adapted for race use or rally cars where the forces on the suspension can be so high that metal joints would break.
Can I fit POWERFLEX bushes to my racing car? They will outlast rubber by a factor of ten. They will control the geometry much more accurately during rapid suspension movements and they will reduce tyre wear.
Nylon is probably the worst of all worlds. When a suspension arm moves up and down it does not move only up and down but describes an arc. This means that, for example an inner track control arm bush will be required to flex in two dimensions at the same time.In this example a metal bush will allow this movement as will a rubber or POWERFLEX bush. However a nylon bush will allow up and down movement but 100% of the arc loadings will be transferred into the arm and the chassis. This causes arm flexing and can easily cause premature arm failure! Of course nylon has no vibration absorbing characteristics at all, so all vibration is transferred up the already highly stressed arm. If POWERFLEX products are this good why do car manufacturers use rubber and not polyurethane? Polyurethane, as a raw material is about ten times the cost of rubber plus it is more expensive and slower to process.
If Ford decided to use polyurethane bushes in their range of cars they would need to find a supplier capable of making literally millions of bushes a year. There is no company in the world (even EPTG Ltd) who could make those sort of quantities.
Cars are all about marketing. Why do I need them then? POWERFLEX bushes improve your cars' road holding and chassis performance by controlling the amount of unwanted flex in the suspension. This means your suspension is doing what it is supposed to. It means your tyres have greater contact with the road at all times therefore improving safety and performance.
Correctly formulated polyurethane is as good if not better at noise, vibration and harshness suppression when compared to rubber. I only have a fairly basic saloon, why do need high performance bushes? For exactly the same reason as above but with a different emphasis.If your tyres are in better contact with the road and your suspension movements are being controlled more accurately then tyre wear will be dramatically reduced. We have letters of recommendation from customers who state that they have doubled the life of their tyres on certain cars after fitting POWERFLEX bushes.
Have you ever taken your car into a tyre shop with tyres which are worn out on the inner or outer edges but perfectly legal everywhere else? You assume the tracking is wrong, but when the shop checks, it is correct. When the car is stationary the tracking is correct but as you move and the loads increase then the tracking goes out.
Come to a stop and the tracking is right again. I love my car, it is a classic. What can they do for me?
Another major advantage of POWERFLEX bushes is life. Rubber is a natural product and deteriorates with age, especially on cars which are not being used regularly. The bushes will crack on the outer surface and soften inside.POWERFLEX bushes are not affected by ultra-violet, petrol, oil, battery acid, water or time. Perfect for your loved one. How much do they cost? Typically about 5 to 8 times the cost of a standard rubber bush.
However that is not the whole story. When you consider the cost of fitting new bushes and the fact that POWERFLEX will be the last bushes you every fit to your car things start to look a bit better. Then consider tyre wear, a real cost saving here.
Car manufacturers have a habit of not supplying the bushes on their own, only supplying them complete with suspension arms. And finally as cars get older manufacturers stop supplying certain parts. Imagine your car was off the road because of a bush failure. You go to the parts shop and the part is "no longer serviced"!POWERFLEX makes a lot of sense then. Are they easy to fit?
We design all the bushes so that they can be fitted without special tools. However sometimes it is a lot harder to remove the old bushes than fit the new ones. If you feel you have very little mechanical knowledge, experience, talent or tools, either ask a friend or get them professionally fitted.
Will they fit non-genuine parts? We design all bushes using highly accurate measurements taken from genuine OE parts as fitted to the vehicle from new and as a result our parts may not fit aftermarket suspnsion components if they differ from standard.
With this in mind if you do have Non-Genuine suspension arms etc. Fitted to your vehicle, we would always advise checking sizing prior to ordering. No, but it depends on the car.
Some cars benefit more than others. But there is a fair amount of effort involved in changing bushes so consider changing, for example a front set at one time, followed by the rear ones if applicable. Best to change the whole set if you can afford it though. But we would say that wouldn't we!!Other items in this category. This item is in the category "Vehicle Parts & Accessories\Car Parts & Accessories\Steering & Suspension\Wheel Bearings, Hubs & Seals". The seller is "strutbracer" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.