What Do Polyurethane Bushings Do?
Polyurethane bushings offer a better balance between performance, durability, and comfort. Rubber bushings are known to wear and distort after taking damage from heat, road chemicals, oil, UV rays, not to mention the weight of the vehicle and the stresses of the suspension on them. And the end of the day, the rubber bushing will wear out and would need frequent replacements.
Polyurethane bushings, on the other hand, can last for a lifetime. Its durability is about 4-5x that of the rubber bushings. Polyurethane bushings are a firmer alternative and far better suited to handle the grind of being a suspension bushing. Polyurethane bushings produced by us here at Plan Tech are resistant to heat, road chemicals, other oils and UV rays.
Our polyurethane bushings perform excellently even when used in extreme weather conditions and most of all; they are wear-resistant. While rubber is damaged after repeated flexing and stretching, polyurethane bushings don’t have that problem. And since there is minimal flexing and stretching, a polyurethane bushing doesn’t warp or distort the way rubber bushing does.
Now, not only do polyurethane bushings have many performance advantages for cars, but heavy-duty and extreme condition vehicles also benefit from the durability of polyurethane!