Product focus: VW T5 or T6 front lower wishbone bushings

The benefits of switching to Polybush’s 44EA and 44EC

Whether a Volkswagen T5 or T6 is used for business or leisure use, one thing the vehicles have in common is front lower wishbone bush failure.

OE bushings are designed to cushion wishbone movement but also keep the suspension in line, but they can and do wear out causing excess movement, leading to significant handling problems. This is especially true when a customer drives a converted van or uses it for work.

The solution to this problem is to switch the wishbone bushes to Polybush’s 44EA and 44EC.

Improved handling and steering response

Polybushes offer improved resistance to the forces generated during hard cornering and braking. As a result, they offer improved handling and steering response, making a VW T5 or T6 feel more connected to the road.

Drivers will notice that the vehicle feels more stable and planted, especially on twisty roads or at high speeds.

Reduced vibration and noise

Rubber bushings have a tendency to deform and compress over time, which can also lead to excessive movement and noise.

Polybushes, on the other hand, do not suffer from compression set, which means that they can maintain their shape and function over a longer period of time. As a result, the alignment will not go out of line, increasing tyre life and reducing vibration and noise

Increased durability and longevity

Polybushes are also more durable and long-lasting than rubber bushings, lasting four-five times longer than rubber. They are also less prone to wear and tear, especially from the likes of oil, fuel and road contaminants, meaning they can last for several years without needing to be replaced.

This saves money, as the bushings last longer than OE items.

Easy installation

Another benefit of Polybush is that the products are easy to install. Specialist tools aren’t required and the process can be completed in just a few hours.


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