FITTING GUIDES

REMOVAL GUIDE

POWERFLEX suspension bushes are designed, in general, to be fitted by a home mechanic without the necessity for special tools. 

The following video shows a typical way of removing and installing bushes with tools found in most home garages. 

Bush Installation from Powerflex on Vimeo.

FITTING SINGLE PIECE, DOUBLE FLANGED BUSHES 

1. Remove the original rubber bush from the arm, clean any dirt and corrosion from the bore in the arm. Use a round or half-moon file to remove any sharp edges from around the bore of the arm creating a small chamfer. Failure to do so will cause damage to the bush when pressing in.

2. Check the stainless steel sleeve is not in the bush at this point. Apply some washing up liquid to the outside of the bush to ease fitting. Press the polyurethane bush into the arm at an angle so one part of the lip is already in the bore of the arm, when the bush is then pushed in the rest of the lip will follow. Make sure the lip has fully popped out the other side of the arm.

3. Apply some of the supplied grease to the bore of the bush and insert the sleeve into the bush. 

4. Re-fit the arm to the car and tighten all hardware to all manufacturers recommended torque settings.

APPLICATION OF GREASE

The grease supplied with our bushes in the white sachet is our own formulated PTFE/Silicone bush assembly grease. It’s to be used to optimise bush performance and durability. 

It is best to assemble our bush kits into the suspension components using a small smear of this long lasting grease. This can be applied to the bores and outer flanges of all bushes and to the centre sleeve. Any excess grease visible once assembled can easily be wiped clear. 

MEASURING YOUR ANTI-ROLL BAR

To measure your Anti-Roll bar, there are two recommended methods.

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’d require. Simple!  

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NL2019-26 Peuegot 106, Citroen AX & Saxo

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This week we bring news of an update to the design of one of our wishbone bushes to fit the Peugeot 106, Citroen AX & Saxo.

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NL2019-25 BMW Front Radius & Control Arm Bushes

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​This week we are adding two new parts for popular BMW models and associated platform Rolls-Royce vehicles.

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@b.kraeft has one of the baddest looking Mk4 Golf's that we've seen and what's more, it's got our products fitted 🔥 #powerflex #powerflexbushes #vw #vwgolf #mk4 #golfmk4 #golfr32 #mk4r32 #oz #ozracing #bigbrakes #carwrapping #gebügelt #kw #kwv3 #gepfeffert #gepfeffertcom_the_original #100mmklubben #streetpoint #milltekexhaust #xsmag #rline #castrol #hxrny #hxrnygäng Pics by TSN.photography 📸@fixawheel has been fine-tuning the camber and caster adjustable Powerflex bushes on its VW T5 and found that with the new air ride suspension and @rotiform wheels, it's sitting perfectly, and with plenty more adjustment left in the new @airlift_performanceuk struts. 📸 by @lowdown_transporters 
#powerflexbushes #powerflex #volkswagen #t5 #airride #stanced #airliftperformance #getbushed #feelthedifference #fixawheel #fixawheelwheelshack #rebuildreplacerestore #airsuspension #lowdowntransporters #slammedvans #forgemotorsport #milltek #rotiform
Colour powder coated suspension components as part of a suspension refresh...yay👍🏻 or nay👎🏻? This craze seems to be spreading as the underbody becomes almost as detailed as the exterior in some cases. Show us what you’ve got if yours is as gorgeous as this...📸 #powerflex #powerflexbushes #polyurethane #madeintheuk #getbushed #powdercoating🆕 This week we are adding a selection of new exhaust mounting products to fit various BMW models as well as the Mini F56.

For the E36, E39, E46, E9* & Z4 M-Models, we now offer a CNC machined aluminium mounting bracket with bush to safely mount and secure your exhaust system. 
EXH034 Exhaust Mounting Bush & Bracket 
EXH035 Exhaust Mounting Bush & Bracket

The bush supplied is made using our Red 65A durometer material, which is approx. 15% stiffer than a rubber mount ensuring position, height and movement control. They are also offered in our 95A Black Series material for those wanting the ultimate in exhaust control for Track / Competition use 💪🏼 To fit 1-4 Series models and the Mini F56, we are also offering two new replacement mounts to swap out for the ageing original rubbers. 
EXH032 Universal Exhaust Mount
EXH033 Universal Exhaust Mount

Unlike rubber mounts, our polyurethane will not deteriorate with age, and will not perish or break with weight making them the ideal accompaniment for your shiny new exhaust system.

Don't forget, we also have our Universal Range that includes technical drawings showing dimensions for comparison.

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