Vesco Plastics Australia Pty Ltd Phone : +61 (03) 9796 4098
3 Carl Court, Hallam, Victoria 3803
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Front Suspension Radius Arm Bushes

A local enthusiast imported a Raceco off-road racing car from the United States where it is manufactured and assembled.

Within four races, the four front radius suspension arm bushes had worn badly and damaged the mating shafts. The steering was adversely affected. The bushes had to be replaced and the shafts re-finished.

Raceco car with Vesconite radius arm and suspension bushes

The acetal bushes were replaced with Vesconite bushes. The bushes have successfully operated for a full season of six races without further attention other than lubrication. This means that they have already outlasted the original bushes at least 1 times.

Vesconite is also used on the back suspension, again successfully replacing the original imported bushes.

Close up of radius arm on front suspension incorporating Vesconite bushes

The advantages of using Vesconite in these applications are:

  • Availability - produced in a wide size range of bushings for easy machining and replacement
  • Competitive cost
  • Longer life
  • No shaft damage
  • Minimum maintenance