Video: Energy Suspension Universal Bushings – How To Measure

One of the quickest and most affordable ways to give your ride a makeover in the handling department is to check your suspension bushings and replace them with a more high performance solution. OEM rubber bushings have a tendency to dry and crack over time, eventually deteriorating and leaving an unsupported suspension component to grind or bang around under the car.

You can think of bushings in your suspension like bearings in your engine, these softer materials are designed to buffer the loads and motion of parts as they act upon each other, and as a result, they take much of the abuse.

Polyurethane bushings like those offered by Energy Suspension offer a drastic increase in performance and durability over OEM rubber because of their design and construction. Because Energy blends all their own polyurethane in-house, they can control the final product to offer a number of different durometer (hardness) bushings.

EnergySuspensionWhile most vehicles are fully supported by kits pieced together by Energy Suspension, it is possible you will encounter a bushing on your vehicle that can be substituted for a universal fitment part. In the video, Drew of Energy Suspension shows how to accurately gather the measurements you will need to pick out the best universal fitment bushing.

By collecting measurements for the length of the tube, outside diameter of the needed bushing, length of sleeve, and OE bolt diameter you can then cross-reference Energy Suspension’s application chart. For help or questions picking out the right bushings, reach out to Energy Suspension.

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Trevor Anderson comes from an eclectic background of technical and creative disciplines. His first racing love can be found in the deserts of Baja California. In 2012 he won the SCORE Baja 1000 driving solo from Ensenada to La Paz in an aircooled VW. Trevor is engaged with hands-on skill sets such as fabrication and engine building, but also the theoretical discussion of design and technology. Trevor has a private pilot's license and is pursuing an MFA in fine art - specifically researching the aesthetics of machines, high performance materials and their social importance to enthusiast culture.
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