POWERFLEX FRONT WISHBONE BUSH KIT. Diagram Ref 1: Powerflex (PFF85-501) Front Wishbone Inner Bush (Front Pair).Diagram Ref 2: Powerflex (PFF85-502) Front Wishbone Inner Bush (Rear Pair). To fit following##xA0;Golf Models only. Volkswagen Golf MK5 1K Volkswagen Golf Plus 5M Volkswagen GTI & R32 Volkswagen Golf MK6 5K (2009-). Should I choose Road Series or Black Series Bushes? It is pretty straightforward really. If your car is used##xA0;on the road we advise##xA0; Road Series and if it is a used predominantly for motorsport choose Black Series. ##xA0;Powerflex Black Series products are Track / Motorsport focused only. It doesn't matter if your car is a family runabout or fast road performance model - if##xA0;it's main use is##xA0;road then we would recommend Road Series. You have a modern day classic then you might prefer the more subdued looks of our new Heritage Range. Just like road series but grey! ##xA0; I want to know more about Black Series? BLACK SERIES ##xA0;are the ultimate performance motorsport, track and race bushes offering the most precise and accurate alignment for your chassis. Black series bushes are:##xA0;80% more resistant, ##xA0;25% stiffer and engineered to be the best The stiffer black series bushes are made from harder compound and are designed for motorsport use only. You might experience extra noise and vibration if your car if fully kitted out in this stiffer compound.
These kits are easily identified##xA0;as the part numbers are the same with the BLK suffix. Please note that Road Series bushes can be yellow, red, purple or black in colour. Powerflex pick the best compound for location on car. Some locations need the more absorbent properties provided by the more yielding##xA0;yellow or red polyurethane.
While other locations on the car may require the firmer black bush to cope with strain and load. If it doesnt have BLK (black) or H (heritage) on the end of the part number then it is a road series bushing. MEASURING YOUR ANTI-ROLL BAR To measure your Anti-Roll bar, there are two recommended methods. ##xA0; 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##x2019;d require. 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. ##x200B;##x200B;##x200B;##x200B;##x200B;##x200B;##x200B;Polyurethane has been with us as a specialised plastic for some thirty years. However advances have now made it possible for Powerflex to engineer special properties into this exciting material. Suspension bushes are some of the most stressed components fitted to a##xA0;car. They undergo enormous strains and the##xA0;rubber compound##xA0;which deteriorate with ages. It becomes softer and more pliable, Ttherefore allowing more##xA0;movement of suspension components and offering less##xA0;control over the suspension geometry. This is the main reason you can##xA0;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, which does not deteriate like rubber bushes, they offer##xA0;more effective control of the suspension components. POWERFLEX for longer tyre life.
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##x2019; 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##x2026;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. Paying ##xA3;70 for an arm when a POWERFLEX bush might cost ##xA3;15 is not a good idea. 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 ##x201C;no longer serviced##x201D;!POWERFLEX makes a lot of sense then. ARE THEY EASY TO FIT?
In the main we design all the bushes so that they can be fitted without special tools. ##xA0;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 suspension 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##x2019;t we!! All we ask is that the item comes back to us in its original condition with all the##xA0;manufacturers packaging and that it has not been fitted to the vehicle or greased.To return an item that that you have changed your mind about or ordered by mistake simply follow these steps. Select Return this item from the More actions dropdown menu on the right. Select Reason for Return: ##x2018;ordered by mistake#x2019. We will then advise of the best way to proceed.
Customer service is important to us. For International customers we will make arrangements to re-imburse return costs if there is a manufacture defect or error is ours. To ensure that we offer excellent service we only use reputable carriers to send our items.
1 SUSPENSION BUSHES IN EUROPE - MADE IN UK. ##xA0; 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. At Temple Tuning Ltd we know a thing or two about great customer service.
We are registered with Companies House and VAT registered. We have been supplying car parts to public and trade since 2004 making us one of the longest serving internet providers. Shopping with us is safe, easy and reliable. The item "Powerflex Front Wishbone Bush KIT PFF85-501/502 For Vw Golf Mk5 Gti & R32" is in sale since Thursday, July 6, 2017.This item is in the category "Vehicle Parts & Accessories\Car Tuning & Styling\Performance Suspension\Other Performance Suspension". The seller is "templetuning" and is located in Bristol. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States, Canada, Australia.