If you off-road, then you know a little something about the importance of good suspension. They key to good rides and smooth traveling lies in your suspension. Any little thing that goes wrong can send things into a tail spin. Avoiding such trouble should be your number one goal if you want to stay safe while having fun.
Because the suspension takes a beating constantly, the different parts naturally wear out over time. The control arm bushings are one of those parts that take a beating and will eventually need replaced. These bushings help to stabilize and cushion the control arm, which in turn stabilizes and controls the wheels to ensure they are turning and functioning correctly. If these rubber bushings wear down, they cannot provide the support the arm needs.
Signs of Bad Bushings
Bad bushings lead to excessive movement and friction in your Jeep suspension parts. You may hear grinding or metal on metal sounds when you have a bad bushing. You may also feel the issue. There may be more play in your steering, and you may begin to feel the bumps as you drive more intensely than before. Keep in mind that you have a lower and upper control arm, so be sure to check the bushings on both.
Giving your suspension system a once over on a regular basis should be pretty standard for you if you are serious about off-roading. Remember to check the smaller parts, like the bushings. While they may not seem like the most important aspects, they do play essential roles within the larger system and cannot be ignored.
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Rubicon Express Super-Ride Builders Control Arm Bushing Kit
Each kit contains, one stamped end ring, one rubber Super-Ride Bushing and two metal sleeves. This kit uses a 2 inchOD X 1.5 inch wide end ring with a 2 inch OAL sleeves and accepts a 10mm bolt. Rubicon Express Super-Ride Bushings are made from PTMEG or Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol. This material has a 88A durometer rating and is the toughest most durable bushing material available commercially. These bushings are easy to install, lubricate and service out on the trail. The PTMEG bushings proven flexible design will increase performance dramatically, provide durability and control, all without sacrificing the extreme articulation Rubicon Express customers have come to demand. Rubicon Express is so confident in the toughness of their bushings they are covered against failure by a LIFETIME WARRANTY