LOTUS ESPRIT REAR POLYBUSH KIT (BLACK)
PNM Parts can now offer our new exclusive black poly rear lower link bush kit for an OE look with poly bush benefits.
This bush is made for us by the original equipment manufacturer to the same specification and sure hardness as the Lotus red bush.
The only difference is the colour for that classic look.
The pack consists of 8 bushes to complete the whole rear assembly.
We also sell these bushes individually, two are also used on the front suspension.
Dispelling the myths behind Polyurethane bushes.
“Polybushes are too hard”
A common misconception about Polyurethane bushes is that they are too hard and give a harsh
uncomfortable ride. This isn’t the case. Before a bush is created the mechanical properties of the
relevant suspension and the bush itself (including its hardness) are tested and considered to ensure
that the new product will live up to, and more often than not surpass the original OE part.
Although not often considered, one of the key characteristics of polyurethane is the range of
hardness that can be created. During the manufacturing process the hardness can be controlled
based on the application and purpose of the product, for example: our stiffest grade of polyurethane
will give you precise steering and a controlled ride at all speeds – The ideal solution for fast road
driving, track and towing. On the other hand our more elastic solution will give you greater
longevity, and greater shock absorption than its stiffer counterparts. “There’s a hardness for that”.
“Polyurethane bushings are too expensive”
Polyurethane bushings are resistant to water, grease, ozone and road damage and will outlive
rubber bushes by a considerable amount. They are referred to as “fit and forget” products due to
this huge longevity. Our bushes have a long service life and their performance does not degrade over
time and due to this do not need replacing like the rubber equivalents making Polybush a cost saving
option. An example of the cost saving potential is a solution created for West Midlands Ambulance,
the vehicles were suffering from premature bush wear and the bushes were not available to buy
separately. Due to this full replacements of anti roll bars and leaf springs were being carried out on a
regular basis. Once the need of full replacements was illuminated, a cost saving of £700 on parts
alone per vehicle became possible.