PowerFlex - Polyurethane Steering Rack Mount Bushing - TT Mk1
Powerflex polyurethane replacement steering rack mount bushing. PFF85-416. Number 7 in the diagram.
About Polyurethane Bushings:
Polyurethane has been available as a specialized plastic for over thirty years. However, recent advances have made it possible to engineer very special properties into this exciting material. Suspension bushings are one of the most highly stressed components fitted to a motor car. They undergo enormous strains in the most arduous of conditions with no maintenance or lubrication. The material standard bushings are manufactured from is a rubber compound containing natural products which deteriorate with age. It becomes softer and more pliable, resisting the forces placed on it less and less. Therefore allowing more and more movement of suspension components and offering less and less control over the suspension geometry. This causes excessive tire wear, braking instability and poor handling. This is the single biggest reason you can instantly tell the difference driving a three year old car and a new one. However even new cars will benefit from Powerflex bushings! Because of their superior design they offer much more effective control of the suspension components to a much greater extent than normal rubber items. With the technological advances in this material it has been possible to overcome the common problem associated with harder bushings, which is increased noise. By correctly engineering the polyurethane compound, bushings can be made 25-30% stiffer than new rubber items but with exactly the same noise absorbing properties.
POWERFLEX has extensive experience in automotive suspension and chassis systems and has combined these design skills with advanced polyurethane manufacturing techniques to lead in the development of a wide range of high performance automotive polyurethane components. Poly-Urethane: Volkswagen Suspension Bushings | Subaru Suspension Bushings | Mitsubishi Suspension Bushings | MINI Suspension Bushings - From PowerFlexUSA Stainless steel components are machined on the latest computer controlled equipment to ensure perfect repeatability and quality. Component manufacturing is carried out with the latest automatic processing equipment ensuring top quality. Testing of new components is carried out both on the vehicle and on test rigs. The special type of polyurethane used is an advanced material which has unique properties. Each product has the ability to offer high performance without vibration or noise; and with exceptionally long life. All of these factors combine to make Powerflex the number one performance bushing.
1999-2006 Audi TT
1999-2005 Golf and GTI
2002 VW 337/20AE