Questions & Answers
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Question: What is the difference between the Energy Suspension® red and black polyurethane components?
Answer: Both are our Energy's HYPER-FLEX™ performance polyurethane formulations. Energy has impregnated selected black polyurethane components with graphite to add a lubrication property. Additionally, both Energy Suspension® red and black polyurethane components are engineered differently than OEM rubber components to be free a floating and non-binding design. This allows for the additional durometer (firmness) of the components, which adds to the performance improvement of the vehicle overall. Through its 25 years of design and formulation of polyurethane, Energy's polyurethane components are the best on the market today.
Products Available for...?
Answer: Acura, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Corvette, Datsun, Dodge, Eagle, Ferrari, Ford, Honda, Jeep, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, MGB, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saturn, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and for universal applications, such as custom hot rods and race vehicles.
How can I find out if an Energy Suspension ® product fits my vehicle?
Answer: JUST "CLICK" to our New Product Application Pages on this web site! Or contact your local neighborhood automotive performance center or your favorite performance automotive mail order catalog company. They will also have prices for you. If you still have difficulty locating application information, please don't hesitate calling us at: (949) 361-3935 and ask for Technical Assistance.
Can I buy your product directly from Energy Suspension ®?
Answer: Sorry, but unfortunately not. We are a product developer and manufacturer. For your convenience, our products are available to the general public through a large and established distribution base- your local neighborhood automotive performance center or automotive performance mail order catalog company. If you have difficulty locating a source, please don't hesitate calling us at: (949) 361-3935 and ask for Customer Service.
What kind of grease should I use before product installation?
Answer: We recommend our Formula 5 Prelube. This is included in the kits that require lubrication and can also be purchased at your local Energy Suspension ® dealer.
During control arm installation, how do I remove the rubber part, when reusing the outer metal shells?
Answer: The easiest way to do this is with a propane or butane torch. Leave the shell in the arm and heat-up the outside of the shell. Once the rubber bond starts to break, the rubber will boil. Be careful not to melt the shell by using even and sparing heat. Once the bond is broken, push the rubber out with a screw driver or other tool.
My front wheel drive car's transmission shifter seems too loose, especially when speed shifting. What's your fix?
Answer: Soft rubber bushings are sometimes part of the shifter assembly. Our firmer polyurethane shifter stabilizer bushing sets should give better "shifting feel" and last longer.
What is required to install polyurethane bushings?
Answer: Our products usually install with just common automotive or motorcycle tools (depending) and require a basic knowledge of auto or cycle repair. Each product package includes detailed step-by-step instructions to help first-time installers. Our polyurethane products usually install just like their rubber counterparts. Depending on the product, a product set can be installed in from 1/2 hour in time to 4 hours in time. A typical automotive or motorcycle repair shop should also be able do the installation for you.
My original control arm bushings outer metal shells are damaged. The Energy Suspension control arm bushing set that I received did not come with metal shells. Where can I obtain replacement shells?
Answer: Contact the parts department of a new car dealership of your make of vehicle, for new original factory replacements, or try your local auto salvage yard.
I have a custom application situation. With the dimensional sizes on a bushing that I have, can I buy bushings based on the dimensions I supply?
Answer: Except for a selected number of products listed in the "UNIVERSAL" section of the "TABLE OF CONTENTS" in our printed catalog or web catalog and due to safety reasons, we do not recommend using the dimensions for a product application. Therefore, our catalog lists most of our bushings by vehicle application, not by size/dimension. We stand by the product fit based on the specific vehicle application only. Please refer to our printed catalog or our web catalog "TABLE OF CONTENTS" for vehicle application information.