Control Arm and Console Bush Replacements with Febi
Like any steering and suspension component, control arm bushes need to have a durable construction to withstand the challenging conditions they operate in. Their lifespan can also be shortened by road and weather conditions.
STRENGTHENED FOR THE LONG RUN
Worn steering and suspension components can cause issues such as knocking or creaking noises over uneven road surfaces. This can lead to uneven tyre wear, poor handling and vague steering.
febi bilstein has the solution for steering and suspension repairs. By strengthening the control arm bush with four rubber bars, febi’s control arm can withstand large loads even under poor road surface and weather conditions.
BEST PRACTICES IN REPLACEMENTS
In order to ensure longevity of the repair job, it is important to adhere to the best practices below:
It is also important to clean the housing during repair to remove any alloy corrosion and ease the installation of the new bush. The installer should observe the correct orientation of the control arm bush during this process.
Installers are advised to pay attention to the torque settings recommended by vehicle manufacturers. This will be necessary for the front retaining bolt and wheel bolts when replacing the parts after the repair. Once the steering or suspension component is replaced, it is advisable to check the wheel alignment against the manufacturer’s settings and adjust as necessary.
Any work carried out on vehicles should be finalised with a road test to ensure that the replaced parts are operating correctly.
FEBI’S COMPLETE SOLUTIONS
febi offers a complete replacement solution that includes a track control arm kit, ball joint, console and front bush. To avoid the adverse effects of improper fitting, each kit also includes important fitting information.
Installers can also visit febi LIVE for comprehensive information guides that clearly states the correct orientation of the control arm bush. Abiding by these guidelines help optimise the vehicle’s handling performance and component service lifespan.
To address more complex issues, the febi technical team can be reached via telephone on 01977 691 105 or email, [email protected].