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Monday, 05 June 2017 02:08

SuperPro vs Rubber Bushings

In our workshops we are always trying to do the best by our customers, so do we use original equipment or OEM rubber bushing or use a SuperPro.

 

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The most common complaint surrounding Polyurethane (PU) is that it is too hard and causes unwanted Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH). This will have your customer back complaining quicker than anything else! But, rubber has its own drawbacks, lesser service life, excessive movement in the suspension arms, distortion due to the voiding and lack of memory. Also, rubber really doesn’t like oil, petrol or coolant and that’s a real downer for an automotive part.

The other key point here is that rubber OE bushes are not always available on their own. Often an assembly is all you can get from the dealer meaning you have to replace the whole arm or assembly even through just one bush has failed. This is a positive for many aftermarket bushes and SuperPro has this angle covered.

Anyone can make a PU bushing and a few manufacturers make very good ones. PU is the name given to broad range of products from hard plastics to carpet underlay. SuperPro develop their formulation for use as suspension bushings from the outset and understand the concept of developing a higher quality, quiet, longer lasting and superior alternative to rubber.

SuperPro has superior mechanical properties, superior abrasion resistance, excellent memory properties and is unaffected by temperature, oils and coolant. This makes SuperPro bushings a cost-effective and viable alternative to OEM rubber bushings, without the worry of NVH.

In some applications SuperPro is the only alternative. We have all seen the new style of Vertical Pivoting Bushing (VPB) that is starting to appear more and more. Typical examples of this would be Toyota Camry front lower control arm and the newer vehicles from Europe and Korea. This style of bushing was aimed at increased efficiency and cost savings when assembling the under carriage and engine module into a vehicle. This heavily voided rubber bushing was primarily designed to assemble a vehicle faster on a production line, not perform better or last longer.

The SuperPro VPB ensures that the control arm is positively located; this means it is not free to move in directions that were never intended. The inevitable outcome is a vehicle that brakes safely and optimum wheel alignment angles are maintained throughout all conditions to ensure maximum tyre life.

So to summarise, Rubber is good, SuperPro is better in most areas of importance to our customers. It still takes the same amount of time to fit a rubber bushing as it does to fit a SuperPro one, only difference is your customer will enjoy increased service life and extended tyre life with a SuperPro bushing for only a modest additional outlay for the component.

SuperPro Lift Correction Arms now available for Nissan Patrol GQ/GU & Ford Maverick DA!

After releasing, what is arguably, the most sophisticated, castor increase and high articulation and replacement Radius arms for the Nissan Patrol GU.

SuperPro has the Patrol GQ & the Maverick DA covered!

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The SuperPro Lift Correction Arms incorporate Polyelast® Blade Technology and have been developed using sophisticated Finite Element Analysis programming, used extensively in the OE environment, along with a rigorous testing regime both in the lab and in the field.

The combination of a 20% increase in sectional properties combined with the use of OE grade High Strength, High Toughness Australian steel, the result is an arm of comparable weight to the original radius arm, with increased strength, built for all on road and off-road conditions.

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Please Note:

Sway Bar Bracket SPF0981K and Sway Bar Mount Bush SPF0642-__K (Sway Bar measurement required) need to be purchased separately!

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SuperPro Standard Replacement for Repair and Repair Upgrade

 

SuperPro has now made it really easy and affordable to repair and upgrade a huge range of VAG vehicles.

The brackets and bushes are supplied together in one easy to install package, making this repair upgrade a no brainer!

The negative effects for handling and braking that come from voided, soft or worn rubber bushes are eliminated with the new SuperPro Bracket and Bushing kit.

Now everyone can enjoy the feeling of positive arm location that SuperPro brings when replacing the OE rubber bushes.

 

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Available now!

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SuperPro now has a complete repair upgrade solution for the BMW E36's lower control arms.

This new SuperPro kit comes with LHS and RHS arms, including heavy duty M-Spec ball joints, brackets and bushes. It is a complete changeover kit for the BMW.

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The complete arm kit is fitted with SuperPro bushings to positively locate the rear of the arm and eliminate the unwanted flex that comes with the O.E rubber bushing.


There are two options to choose from, TRC0036K and TRC0036XK.

 

  • TRC0036K standard kit is a direct O.E repair/upgrade replacement.  

  • TRC0036XK Caster increase kit will deliver extra caster to enhance the handling and directional stability of the vehicle.

 

Either way, SuperPro has the best solution for your BMW.

 

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SuperPro now has a complete performance solution for the BMW E36's lower control arms.

This SuperPro kit comes with LHS and RHS arms with heavy duty M-Spec ball joints, brackets and bushes. It is a complete performance changeover kit for the BMW.

TRC0036K

The complete arm kit is fitted with SuperPro bushings to positively locate the rear of the arm and eliminate the unwanted flex that comes with the O.E rubber bushing. 


The TRC0036XK Caster increase kit will deliver extra caster to enhance the handling and directional stability of the vehicle.

Either way, SuperPro has the best solution for your BMW.

 

Available now!

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Following on from the success of the Ford and Toyota range of Adjustable Upper Control Arms SuperPro is pleased to announce the release of the Nissan Navara

D40, NP300 and Nissan Pathfinder R51 Adjustable Upper Control Arms.

 

Previously made from steel tube welded to a forged steel ball joint plate, the new arms utilise the manufacturing method developed and refined with the Ford and Toyota

arms.They are built tough in Australia using high strength, OE grade Aussie steel.

 

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Getting the correct alignment is no longer a problem and the design of these  Arms overcome clearance issues. These arms deliver up to 3 degree of caster along with

extra camber, allowing for the optimum alignment settings for a 2” lifted vehicle. Not only do these arms provide for better wheel alignment settings, they have been

designed to include increased clearance between the arm and strut at full droop.

 

Available from 18.04.2017

 

Key Features           

  • Increased articulation, perfect for the off road environment
  • In-built camber and caster change to suit lifted vehicle
  • Provides for camber and caster adjustment using an adjustable ball joint
  • Increased clearance between spring and Control Arm at full articulation
  • SuperPro Bushings​
  • Made in Australia

 

Learn more on Tradeview

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:25

New Releases December 2016

Here is a list of all the Products we have Released in December 2016

 

 

SuperPro has got you covered!

 

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SPF4653K Control Arm Lower-Inner Rear Bush & Bracket Kit

Standard Replacement

Ford Focus MK2 RS/ST 2004-2011
Ford Focus Mk2 LS, LT, LV - 2005-2011
Ford C-Max Mk1 - 2003-2010
Ford Kuga Series I 2008-2012
Mazda 3 BK - 2003-2009
MazdaSpeed 3 3 BK MPS - 2006-2009
Mazda 5 CR19 - 2005-on
Volvo C30 Mk I - 2006-on
Volvo C70 Mk II - 2006-on
Volvo S40 MS - 2004-on
Volvo V50 MW - 2004-on

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SPF2348PK Shock Absorber Lower Bush Kit

Utilises superior Polyelast material for massive increase in durability in all applications

Toyota Fortuner GUN156 4WD - 10/2015-on
Toyota Hilux 4WD - 2005-2015
Toyota Hilux GGN, GUN 4WD - 2015-on
Toyota Prado 120 Series - 2002-2010
Toyota Prado 150 Series - 2010-on

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SPF4894K Differential Mount Bush Kit

Chevrolet Corvette C4 - 1985-1997

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SPF4857K Differential Mount Bushing Kit - Rear

Standard Replacement

Toyota Supra JZA80 - 1993-2002 - Turbo
Toyota Soarer _Z3_ - 1990-2000
Toyota Aristo JZS147 - 1993-1996
Lexus GS JZS147 - 1993-1997
Lexus GS UZS161, JZS160 - 1997-2000
Lexus GS UZS161, JZS160 - 10/2000-3/2005
Lexus GS S190 2005-2011
Lexus IS GSE2_, ALE2_, USE2_ - 2005-2013
Lexus IS C GSE2_ - 2009-on
Lexus IS F GSE2_ - 2009-on
Lexus LS UCF10 - 1989-1997
Lexus LS UCF30 - 2000-2006
Lexus SC JZZ31 - 1992-2000
Lexus SC UZZ30 - 1991-2000

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SPF4857K Differential Mount Bushing Kit - Rear

High Performance Option

Toyota Supra JZA80 - 1993-2002 - Turbo
Toyota Soarer _Z3_ - 1990-2000
Toyota Aristo JZS147 - 1993-1996
Lexus GS JZS147 - 1993-1997
Lexus GS UZS161, JZS160 - 1997-2000
Lexus GS UZS161, JZS160 - 10/2000-3/2005
Lexus GS S190 2005-2011
Lexus IS GSE2_, ALE2_, USE2_ - 2005-2013
Lexus IS C GSE2_ - 2009-on
Lexus IS F GSE2_ - 2009-on
Lexus LS UCF10 - 1989-1997
Lexus LS UCF30 - 2000-2006
Lexus SC JZZ31 - 1992-2000
Lexus SC UZZ30 - 1991-2000

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SPF4858K Differential Mount Bushing Kit - Rear

Standard Replacement

Toyota Supra JZA80 - 1993-2002 - Non Turbo

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SPF4775K Differential Torque Arm Bush Kit - Rear

Solid axle vehicle only (Replaces SPF3152K)

Kit replaces all bushes in upper & lower arm

Volvo 740 744-745 - 1984-1990
Volvo 760 704-764 - 1981-1992
Volvo 940 944 - 1990-1998
Volvo 960 964 - 1990-1996
Volvo S90 2.9 - 1997-1998

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TRC185FLK Easy-Lift Strut Spacer Kit

To be used with standard height suspension only.

This kit will lift the vehicle approx. 45mm and retains the standard suspension.

Kit contains 2 Front Strut Spacers

To be used with standard height suspension only.

Holden Colorado  RG Tdi - 2012-on
Isuzu D-Max MP Tdi 4x4 2012 on

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SPF4801K Hand Brake Cable Extension Kit

Required when fitting lifted, high load carrying leaf spring packs.

Holden Colorado  RG Tdi - 2012-on
Isuzu D-Max MP Tdi 4x4 2012 on

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SPF4665K Toe Control Arm Inner & Outer Bush Kit

Standard Replacement

Suzuki Swift MK 2 - 1989-2001
Holden Barina MF-MH - 1989-1994

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SPF4665K Toe Control Arm Inner & Outer Bush Kit

Honda Integra DC2 & DC4 Vti-R / Type R - 1993-2001

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 02:53

Suspension Bushes

Bushes


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SuperPro has an extensive range of poly bushing and suspension bush kits

  • Ever-increasing catalogue of quality aftermarket bushes; over 4500 and growing!

  • All made with the SuperPro Proprietary engineering-grade polyurethane formula
  • A superior alternative to rubber: providing higher quality, quieter, longer lasting bushings

  • Eligible for the SuperPro exclusive Unlimited Warranty*

Click here to see our Latest Products!

Click here to visit Tradeview to see what products are available for your car!

 

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Whether it’s a kit of all the popular suspension bushes for your car or a complete assembly, SuperPro has an extensive range of complete bushing and suspension part kit solutions.

Bushings: Which material is best?

We strive in our workshops every day to do the best thing for our customers. We use the best equipment, the best methods, we keep our knowledge up to date and, of course, use the best replacement parts. So when it comes to bushings which is best? Original equipment or OEM styled rubber bushing or is SuperPro a better choice?

Bushes-diagram

Rubber

Rubber does an OK job but it does have drawbacks. Limited service life is the most obvious. It is designed and manufactured to satisfy the new vehicle warranty requirements. Voiding and elasticity produce excessive movement, compromising tyre life and vehicle dynamics. Rubber needs to distort and deform to provide movement. This produces changes in geometry (alignment) and with rubber’s poor memory properties this deformation often becomes permanent. Another key factor is cost. Many OE rubber bushes are not available individually. Often an assembly is all that is available genuine. The complete arm or assembly must be purchased even through just one bush has failed.

SuperPro: Proprietary Bushings

Bushing vs rubber comparison

The benefits of using aftermarket components is that each product is designed from the ground up to exceed standards as a standalone component, rather than as a subordinate component of a larger module (as seen in OE engineering). SuperPro embraces the concept of developing a higher quality, more quiet, longer lasting alternative to standard rubber bushings.

SuperPro bushings are engineered with a properietary polyurethane.Polyurethane is a special elastomer-based material which gives an extremely durable suspension product boasting the best characteristics of both rubber and plastic. With extensive application to products ranging from hard plastics to carpet underlay, SuperPro have developed a unique polyurethane formulation exclusively for use as suspension bushing material. This has resulted in superior mechanical properties to rubber:

  • Superior abrasion resistance
  • Excellent memory properties
  • Unaffected by extreme temperature, oils and coolant
  • Superior control of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) equal or exceeded OE.
  • Not constrained by OE design constraints (mass-production costs, warranty and vehicle assembly factors)

Vertical Pivoting Bushings

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The vertical pivoting bush (VPB) is a perfect example in expressing the contrasting performance between OE rubber and poly bushings. This style of bushing was introduced my manufacturers to increase factory efficiency and reduce costs in the assembly of the under carriage and engine modules. The trade-off is an unfortunate tendency for distortion under high lateral loads, excessive lateral movement of the control arm. These original rubber VPB mounts, whilst providing a cost effective mounting solution, in most applications, ultimately results in a shorter service life.

In response to this latent issue, SuperPro polyurethane VPB bush designs ensures that the control arm is positively located in all situations with increased freedom to articulate as intended. The result for your customer is a vehicle that brakes safely and predictably and maintains wheel alignment under all conditions, thus maximising tyre life.

It takes the same amount of time to fit a rubber bushing as it does to fit a SuperPro one. The difference being that your customer will enjoy a component with increased service life, extended tyre life improved handling and performance with a SuperPro bushing. And that’s backed with SuperPro’s exclusive lifetime warranty.

*Click here to read about SuperPro Unlimited Warranty

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 00:11

TRC1016 Tech Update

TRC1016 Product Update

79 Series Landcruiser

 

The 2016 onwards 79 series Landcruiser has had numerous changes to accommodate improvements required to increase the ANCAP rating.

Among these changes, the new model has different radius arms and different mounting positions. We believe this is a change across all models.

 

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If this is the case, our TRC1016 kits will not fit this model due the change in mounting points.

We are working on a solution for this model, but currently, TRC1016 kits will not work with this vehicle.

 

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 02:50

SuperPro at AAAE

SuperPro is going to the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo

SuperPro is proud to announce that we will be attending the Austrlian Auto Aftermarket Expo! Where will be showcasing our latets products, be holding prizes and have freindly staff to help you along the way.

 

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When is it?

SuperPro will be at the expo from the 6-8th of April.

 

Where are we?

SuperPro will be right door to Formula at booth number L14. Here is a map.

 

What are we Doing?

We will be showing off our latest products and innovations, holding games, giving out prizes, sharing awesome information and just genrally having a good time.

Our latest products include the following;

  • New Mustang Product Line
  • Nissan Patrol Lift Correction Arms
  • Ranger, Hilux, FJ Cruiser and Prado Lift Align Arms
  • New Bushing Kits
  • New Sway Bars
  • And much more...

 

Special Guest!

This year Chaz Mostert will be coming along to our booth and will be hanging around with staff and product. Feel free to get merchandise signed, get photos and have a chat. There also might be something extra awesome ;)

 

 

 

 

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