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- 1 of 60793 - Lower Left C5 Vette Rad Isolator
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- Lifetime Warranty. Prothane guarantees all Prothane Suspension Parts to be free of defects in materials and workmanship (not due to abuse, neglect or misapplication) for the total time the vehicle remains with the original purchaser of the product(s). Should the products fail to meet these conditions, Prothane will replace the product, free of charge. This excludes any and all related labor charges. The product must be shipped to Prothane (postage prepaid) along with a copy of the original receipt."
Radiator Isolator Bushings | 1997-2004 Corvette
Radiator isolator bushings are parts that hold the radiator in the vehicle in place while the vehicle is in motion. If they fail, the radiator can be damaged over time and harm neighboring parts, as well. If the radiator is damaged and not repaired quickly, it can lead to engine warp, overheating, and excess oil burn up. The 71717 Prothane Suspension Radiator Isolator Bushings provide a better grip for the 1997-2004 Chevrolet Corvette's radiator and can help prevent potential problems before they happen. Since these bushings are made out of polyurethane, they provide more stability for a vehicle's radiator than normal factory-installed parts.
What Happens when old Isolators Fail?
The radiator is needed to help regulate the temperature of the engine especially if you are driving this corvette at high speeds, increasing the heat of the engine. If the radiator is loose, it will rattle around and hit other neighboring parts. If it is damaged or cracked, the vehicle will start to overheat. When the radiator is unable to transfer coolant to the engine, it causes the engine to overheat which can warp the cylinder heads, burn up too much oil, or can even catch your vehicle on fire in extreme cases!
The Cost of the Damages
If these issues come up, it could cost a lot to fix them. A new radiator can cost around $200 on average plus the cost of labor if you are going to a garage. This doesn't even include the cost to repair the damage to the neighboring parts if the radiator if it is loose or engine damage if it overheats. However with the 71717 Prothane radiator isolators, the radiator will have a better grip on it, be safer from the vibrations from the journey and heat of the engine when it runs hot.
Polyurethane or Rubber?
These bushings are made out of polyurethane, a material that is resilient to vibrations, heat, and overall strain. If you are still using the factory made bushings for your 1997-2004 Chevy Corvette, it is high time you replace them. Over time rubber bushings deteriorate but will absorb general vibrations better than poly. Meanwhile poly cannot absorb vibrations as well but will last the lifetime of the vehicle. These parts are covered by Prothane's lifetime warranty because of their confidence in its performance. These bushings are able to hold the radiator securely and help it keep the engine safe from temperature based problems.
So if you are looking to replace those rubber bushings for something that is more resilient and can keep the radiator more secure, then pick up a set of these 71717 Radiator Isolator Bushings as soon as possible.
Product Reviews for 71717 | Radiator Isolator Bushings - Chevrolet Corvette
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Searched for C5 Corvette radiator bushings both locally and online. These were exact replacement and much better quality than the original rubber bushings.verified_user Verified Buyer - Stephen Danko - . Prothane 71717 - 5 out of 5
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Just installed 7177 radiator support bushings on my 2000 Corvette when changing the bottom radiator support skid bar. The fit was perfect I used some o ring lube on the round bushing that goes on the right side of the radiator. These are a good upgrade.verified_user Verified Buyer - Chris Popiel - . Prothane 71717 - 5 out of 5
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These radiator support bushings were a great replacement and upgrade to the OEM rubber bushings and they fit perfectly.verified_user Verified Buyer - Stephen J Malfitano - . Prothane 71717 - 5 out of 5
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Great fit the Bestverified_user Verified Buyer - Vincent DiBernardo chopperv45 - . Prothane 71717 - 5 out of 5