Energy Suspension makes parts in 2 colors. Red and Black.
How are these two colors different?
The only difference between the red and black parts is that most Black Energy Suspension parts are Graphite Impregnated. This serves to help self lubricate the bushings. The Red parts do not have this characteristic. Aside from the actual color and the lack of being Graphite Impregnated - the red parts are essentially the same as the black.
I thought that the RED parts were harder and more performance oriented?
This is a common misconception. The red parts have the same durometer (hardness) as the Black parts and differ only in their actual appearance (color) and the fact that they're NOT graphite impregnated like the Black parts.
Why do people buy the red parts when they're not Graphite Impregnated like the Black parts?
In the end this is really because some people simplylike the color Red more than Black.
I thought Energy Suspension Made parts in Yellow and Blue as well?
Unfortunately Energy Suspension stopped producing these colors a long time ago and they are no longer available on the market.
Why are there so many different sway bar bushing sizes for my application?
Much to the dismay of many buyers - almost all automotive manufacturer's used several different size sway bars in their vehicles. There is no rhyme or reason to this practice. It is random and different between cars of the same make, model, year etc. The ONLY way to ensure you're buying the correct size bushings for your car is to actually physically measure the sway bar. The is most commonly done one of two ways.
|Sway Bar Measuring Tool|
Buying the correct size bushings is VITAL to ensuring optimum performance from your sway bar. Bushings that are too large will not properly grip and support the sway bar. Likewise bushings that are too small may simply not fit over the bar and make installation impossible.
If you cannot find the correct size sway bar bushings listed under your vehicle's specific category - take a look at the Universal Sway Bar Bushings Page.
There are five motor mounts for your vehicle. These inserts fill the voids in those mounts and firm them up. They even work with torn mounts, essentially realigning the torn rubber!
16.1106: Lower Left, Right and Rear mounts - This set of three will cover the lower rear, left and right torque mounts. The torque mounts are the ones that flex the most under power. This set will give you the best increase in performance.
85018502: Upper Left and Right - This set will cover the left and right upper mounts. These are the mounts that hold the weight of the engine.
16.1106, 85018502: All five sets - This option is all the inserts for all 5 mounts.
Energy Suspension offers a 2 year warranty for every part they make. But we know the quality of these parts deserves the peace of mind that a Lifetime Warranty provides. Exclusively for DST customers, we offer a FREE upgrade to a Lifetime Warranty handled directly thru us. No strings, no hassles, no receipts needed.
See all the details on this exclusive Energy Suspension Lifetime Warranty.
Prothane makes bushings in both colors. But is there a difference in them? Is one harder than the other? There are a lot of misconceptions about the color difference in Prothane's bushings, so let us at DST clear that up for you.
Aside from the actual color, there isn't really a difference at all between the red and the black. They are the same durometer, or hardness, so they will perform the same and both should last the life of your vehicle.
The black bushings do have a small amount of graphite mixed in with the polyurethane which has the potential to help with squeaking. But really, the best way to prevent Prothane bushings from squeaking is to use the supplied pre-lube* and grease them properly at install. So whether you choose the red, or the black, just be sure to grease them properly to avoid any squeaking.
* Some types of bushings only compress, such as body mounts and endlinks, and do not come with grease because they do not need grease. So if your kit comes with grease, be sure to use it!
Free Super Grease!
Purchase ANY Prothane Total Kit and receive a free 3 pack of 0.5 Ounce Squeeze Tubes of Prothane "Super Grease".
Prothane Super Grease is a specially formulated polyurethane bushing lubricant designed to be used when installing polyurethane bushings. We think it's so good, we want to give you some for free with your Total Kit!
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