Body and suspension lifts both offer a taller ride and room for larger wheels and tires, but they do have differences like cost, center of gravity and handling changes, and ground clearance. We’re going to take a look at some of these characteristics in-depth and hopefully give you a better idea of which lifting method you need.
A loaded strut is a complete, easily installed replacement for every part of the strut assembly and can offer a cheaper replacement than a bare strut that reuses some original components, but also requires tool rentals or professional installation. We’ll help you decide which option is best for your vehicle.
We’re going to explore what durometer actually is and what it means for suspension bushings. Simply put, durometer is the hardness of a material and describes how it will react to force. We will cover the shore scales and their relevance, why durometer is important and how it affects certain suspension components, the role it plays in different bushing materials and how certain things affect durometer.
Polyurethane Bushings are an aftermarket alternative for replacing or upgrading the suspension bushings in a vehicle. There are a few reasons you might consider installing poly bushings but most boil down to finding a better balance between performance, durability, and comfort.
Both lift kits and leveling kits are designed to raise the ride height of a vehicle to fit larger tires and to possibly increase the overall ground clearance of your vehicle, but let’s dive a little deeper and find out what makes each kit tick.
What is the BEST grease for Polyurethane Bushings? DST has tested the most common greasing options and here are the results.
The Best Replacement Front Control Arm Bushings for your 2007-2014 Jeep Wrangler JK There are several brands that manufacture Front Control Arm Bushings for your 2007-2014 Jeep Wrangler JK. They range from complete replacement kits to individual bushings, depending on whether you want to poly out your suspension or quickly fix a broken piece. Some […]
What’s the difference between rubber and polyurethane suspension bushings? DST takes an in-depth look at the material differences between rubber and poly.
If you’re like many of DST’s customers, you’re probably tired of hearing shallow marketing lingo. You’re looking at Whiteline and thinking, “What does -Activate More Grip- even mean?” – or you’re looking at Prothane and asking yourself or your friends, “What does -Motion Control- have to do with how well a bushing performs?” The staff […]
Prothane Red vs Black Red or Black? Black, or Red? Prothane makes bushings in both colors. But is there a difference? Is one harder than the other? There are a lot of misconceptions about the color difference in Prothane’s bushings, so let us at DST clear that up for you. How are these two colors […]