Nolathane - Complete Control Arms. Products REPLACEMENT BUSHINGS Suspension bushings are the link between your vehicle and it’s springs, struts and shock absorbers.
Suspension bushings provide the movement and/or mounting points in your vehicle’s suspension system. Hence these suspension components can influence both the ride quality, steering feel, as well as the grip of the tyres, performance of the brakes, and stability of the shock absorbers. Should these suspension components be worn, an unpredictable and more to the point unsafe motor vehicle can be the result. Unlike rubber, Nolathane polyurethane suspension bushings are not bonded by compression. Nolathane brings the following improvements to your suspension: Outstanding abrasion resistance High load bearing capability (4WD’s, utes and towing) Flexibility Increased tensile strength Chemical resistance to oil, grease, ozone and weathering Alignment correction via adjustable bushings The result: The range includes: N.B.
Eg: KU7005/100 = 47005. Geeks Of Cars: What is an Automobile Control Arm? What is an Automobile Control Arm?.
Cars rely on a suspension system to absorb energy and help balance weight distribution throughout the vehicle's components. An automobile's control arm is a key device for this function. An automobile control arm is a track arm, or rod, that links the car’s steering rack to the wheels or hub of a car. What is a Control Arm? (with picture) How to Know When a Control Arm Needs Replacement. Symptoms of a Bad Control Arm Bushing. Most people consider a vehicle's entire suspension system as 'one' part.
The fact is, it is made up of several components which play different roles. One such component is the control arm, which is mostly found in the front wheels, though some trucks and cars have it in the rear ones too. It connects the front suspension of the vehicle to its frame. There are two control arms in the suspension―upper and lower―and they contain a rubber bushing at the end. This is made up of a rubber lining encased between two metal sleeves. Such placement and compact design of the bushing is done on purpose; it helps cushion the vehicle from small bumps and vibrations, which a spring cannot. 3 Signs That a Car's Control Arm Is Going Bad. A control arm is one of the many components of your vehicle's suspension, which in turn negatively affects how smoothly your vehicle drives if it's failing.
If you are concerned that your control arm is starting to go bad, you will need to address the issue as quickly as possible to avoid further complications and possible damage to other parts of the suspension system. There are some obvious hints that you have a problem with your control arm, but knowing what to look for will help you solve the issue faster. 1. Noise When you are driving your vehicle and going over a bump or pothole in the road, you will hear a clunking noise. 2. Another obvious symptom of a failing control arm is too much wheel movement. 3. Driving at higher speeds of between 45 and 60 miles per hour will demonstrate control arm failure by exhibiting a wobbling in the steering wheel. What You Should Know About Car Control Arms.
Control arms control the motion of the wheels so they’re in line with the car’s body.
“Where the shock’s job is to hold everything up, the control arm basically absorbs the road,” Hawley says. “It’s what gives way. It moves up and down so the tire can travel. When you hit a bump, the control arm compresses the weight and comes down on it. It keeps the bottom of your tire in its place.” Auto experts say control arms connect the car’s suspension to the actual vehicle frame. Bob Davis, an auto technician with Bob Davis Auto Repair in Lake Worth, Florida, says the control arm assembly is triangular in shape, with two brushings at each end and at the ball joint. “It allows the car to go up and down,” Davis says. Cars typically have two to four control arms, depending on whether the vehicle’s suspension system has struts or shocks.
Cars with upper and lower control arms are called a double wishbone suspension, in which the arms work parallel to each other. How Do Control Arm Bushings Affect Ride. Conceptually, a vehicle suspension is a pretty simple thing.
For thousands of years, humanity got by using little more than banded leather and rubber straps, which connected chariot and buggy axles to frames and allowed the axle to move over large bumps instead of forcing the frame to absorb the shock. Leather strips eventually became metal leaf springs, which turned into coil springs and torsion bars. Improvement in terms of durability and capacity, but it was a lot harder and heavier than leather and rubber, and so had trouble absorbing smaller bumps and vibrations. Engineers went back to the drawing board -- which brought them right back to strips of rubber.