A local enthusiast imported a Raceco off-road racing car from the United States where it is manufactured and
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
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 1½ times.
Vesconite is also used on the back suspension, again successfully replacing the original imported
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