Energy Suspension's Leaf Spring Bushings replace the original rubber bushings with high performance polyurethane which can correct bump steer and steering wander by keeping the leaf springs and axle in alignment. Find leaf spring bushings for your vehicle below.
Whether hauling heavy loads is how you make your living, or you live for weekend rock crawling, Energy Suspension's polyurethane leaf spring bushings are a more durable option.
Leaf spring suspension has been the go-to for trucks and off-road vehicles and has been used since the days of horse drawn chariots. The bushings are the connection point between the leaf springs and the frame and they are also the weakest point in the system. If they are worn or hollowed out then the symptoms could range from simple clunking noises to rear steering, steering wander, or bump steer. Replacing the leaf spring bushings can fix these symptoms but using more OE (original equipment) rubber bushings could eventually mean needing to replace them again. Whether hauling heavy loads is how you make your living, or you live for weekend rock crawling, Energy Suspension's polyurethane leaf spring bushings are a more durable option.
For rear wheel drive vehicle's with a live axle the leaf springs help keep the axle aligned and the thrust line parallel to the center line. If this is out of whack then you might be driving down the highway at an angle or worse your axle's alignment could shift after hitting a bump and change the thrust line. This can lead to early tire replacements because of awkward toe angles and scrubbing and loose leaf springs on a live front axle can affect your steering.
If you want more secure leaf springs (and axle) then Energy Suspension has a kit for you. Since polyurethane doesn't deflect, or flex, like rubber these bushings maintain their shape much better and keep your leaf springs held firmly in place. These polyurethane bushings ultimately keep your axle in alignment with the rest of your vehicle and can eliminate any steering wander that is being caused by loose leaf spring bushings.