Are you looking to give your RZR a little extra edge out on the trails, without a costly suspension replacement? Well, you’re in the right place. In this article, I am going to tell you why rubber is not a reliable bushing material, the ‘creative’ (yet dangerous) fixes for them, and how longer-lasting polyurethane UTV bushings will save you money and upgrade the suspension of your RZR.
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.
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 […]