2012-17 Tesla Model S Rear Suspension Soft Pu Bushings Spherical Bearing Upgrade
2012-17 Tesla Model S Rear SUSPENSION Soft PU Bushings Spherical Bearing UPGRADE. This product data sheet is originally written in English. 12-2017 Tesla Model S Full Rear Suspension Ultimate Upgrade to Long Life, Soft PU Bushings, Uniball (Spherical Bearings) Joints (18). Designed to attach the wheel assembly to the vehicle, your suspension links and control arm are a crucial part of your suspension system.
One of the bushings' function is to absorb impacts from the road, smoothing and quieting out your ride. The material used to absorb impact and vibrations in OEM bushings is rubber which had served the automotive industry for well over 80 years. With age, however, rubber loses its natural oils due to the elements, causing it to harden up, dry rot, crack and sag under the weight of the vehicle. It will harden up, will lose its ability to absorb impacts and vibrations, and it will sag throwing off your suspension geometry and wheel alignment. When this happens, you start hearing more of the road noises, feeling more of its impact, losing your ability to steer the vehicle as was intended and wear out your tires prematurely. The bushings on the rear suspension components of your Tesla, if worn, will allow for uncontrolled rear toe and camber changes based on axle torque. When they wear enough, you'll start getting clunks, bangs and drive weirdness. (Pulling one direction or another under throttle or regen). With grossly excessive wear you risk bending or shearing off the bolts which go through them under shock loads which can collapse the suspension. Not to mention, premature tire wear due to camber angle changes along with the massive torque of the electric motor.
For control arms, they also need to provide an unimpeded, smooth, non-binding, fluid motion that is comfortable to live with on a daily basis. In order to achieve these goals we decided to.
Use softer, specially treated, permanently lubricated Polyurethane material of our design to dampen road noise and provide a quiet, comfortable yet very well controlled ride. Our soft polyurethane compound is proprietarily treated to provide ride qualities similar to NEW rubber in comfort, yet give the famous long service life of polyurethane. Use a fully floating bushing design so it will maintain a fluid, resistance free, full non-binding range of motion. Use chromoly alloy for crush pins and spacers to provide extremely solid engagement to the vehicle yet hard enough not to fuse itself to the mounting bolt that made replacing the bushing in the past a tough and expensive exercise. The simple answer to this is COST. These bushings and Uniball joints are more expensive to produce. Very high end vehicle manufacturers do use novel designs as OEM when pure performance is their end goal, since the bushings and joints cost gets absorbed into how much they sell their vehicles for think Ferraris, Porsches, race prepared vehicles... We believe our bushings are the ultimate upgrade to an otherwise average, OEM bushings and we invite you to consider them as a long life, high performance, cost saving upgrade to OEM like alternatives. Longer expected tire life alone pays for this suspension upgrade. We believe we achieved our design goals with these bushings and believe you will be impressed with the results.
We spared no expense designing and building these bushings which are hand built using the very best materials available. Built by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts, we invite you to consider them when you want to Replace, IMPROVE, UPGRADE and SAVE future repair costs for your rear suspension. This listing is to upgrade ALL 18 bushings and 2 joints.